Sample Coursework

First Year:

Foun. of Managerial Economics I: Static Decision Models Foundations of Operations Management Contemporary Topics in Operations Management or Operations Economics
Introduction to Applied Econometrics I Stochastic Models I Stochastic Foundations
Real Analysis Introduction to Applied Econometrics II Empirical Issues in Business Strategy
Microeconomics I Microeconomics II Microeconomics III

Second Year:

In their second year, students must again take 12 courses. These courses may include one or more independent study courses. The students must take all Operations Management doctoral courses offered that year unless they already took that course in their first year. In addition, the students are required to take six depth/breadth elective courses. These may be chosen from the following list (subject to PhD coordinators approval):

Kellogg PhD courses in other fields including but not limited to

Foundations of Managerial Economics II: Dynamic Decision Models
Foundations of Managerial Economics III: Game Theory
Contract Theory and Mechanism Design
Topics in Economic Theory
Competitive Strategy
Strategy and Organizational Structure
Corporate Finance
Dynamic Asset Pricing Theory
Econometrics of Financial Markets
Empirical Corporate Finance
Seminar in Information Economics and Analytical Accounting Research
Seminar on Agency Theory and Information Economics
Seminar in Marketing

Economics PhD courses such as

Industrial Organization
Economics of Information
Economic Theory and Methods
Introduction to Econometrics

PhD Courses in IEMS, EECS, Mathematics, Statistics including but not limited to

Advanced Queueing Theory
Simulation Experiment Design and Analysis
Inventory and Distribution Systems
Special Topics: Dynamic Programming
Health Policy Modeling
Nonlinear Optimization
Probabilistic Techniques in Communication and Computation

PhD Courses in Mathematics, Statistics including but not limited to

Stochastic Analysis
Time Series Analysis
Most of the second-year courses may be substituted with other sequences offered at Kellogg, the Economics Department or the Finance Department. Examples of such sequences include: Asset Pricing I/II in Finance; Simulation courses in Industrial Engineering; Industrial Organization courses in Economics. More options are also available.