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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Operations Management and Operations Research University of Groningen




Course info


The research programme focuses on decision-making relating to production, services and logistic operations within profit as well as non-profit organizations. The decision making deals with modelling, analysis, design/improvement, development and planning & control at several levels. The programme covers a broad range of methodologies ranging from developing mathematical tools, via applying and adapting operations research tools into algorithms and instruments, to empirical methods as case study, survey and action research. In that it aims for synergy in combining domain knowledge of Operations Management and the decision support of Operations Research. The setting is multidisciplinary and gives attention to the points of view of quality, timely delivery, costs, and organization. Behavioral, HRM, and ICT aspects are covered by cooperation with neighbouring research groups.

Research topics are:

  • Operations and logistics management
  • Production/services in the supply chain
  • Health care operations
  • Planning and control of production systems/industrial services
  • Industrial services
  • Operations research

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Operations Management and Operations Research.

Full Time (3 - 4 years)

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06-Sep-21, 07-Feb-22


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,



9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirement for international students

General requirements for three-year positions (financed by the RUG)

  • Applicants must have a research Master degree or equivalent in Economics or Business.
  • Applicants with other research master degrees will be considered if sufficiently related to the research programme

General requirements for four-year positions (applicants with scholarships or own funding)

  • Applicants must have preferably a research master degree, but at least a master of science with a clear research profile.

Sufficient knowledge of English: a TOEFL score of at least 580-600 (paper), 237- 250 (computer) or 92-100 (internet), or a minimum score of 6.5 to 7.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System; overall; 6.5. for each section). Native speakers of English, and Dutch applicants with a VWO certificate, are exempt from this requirement.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.