Introduction

The Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the area of Operations Management and Statistics.

We prepare students for teaching and/or research career in universities, research institutes, governments, and business organizations.

Structure and Research Streams of our Department

Under School of Business and Management, the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management (ISOM) consists of two divisions itself: Information Systems and Operations Management. We, the division of Operations Management, emphasize on two research streams: Operations Management and Statistics. Click here for various research interests in these two streams.

Who can apply

Applicants for admission to PhD programs must possess a first degree from a recognized or an approved institution, in addition to satisfactory results on Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). We prefer, but not strictly require, applicants with a good quantitative background, such as, Operations Management, Operations Research, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering and other related disciplines.

Financial Aids

Studentship will be available to qualified students, based on academic merit.

Why here

The School of Business and Management of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has been ranked consistently as the top Asia-Pacific business school by various reputable rankings. In terms of research strength, the school is among the top 20th in the world according to a recent survey.