Post-Proposal PhD Student Consortium

This consortium will take place on Saturday, November 23 from 8 am – 12 noon. Lunch is included.

Who Is The Consortium For?

The PhD Students Consortium Post-Proposal Defense Stage is offered to individuals who are well into their doctoral studies (normally within 1-2 years from graduation). Students pursuing their doctorates in decision sciences, operations management, management information systems, management science, and related business fields are all welcome. The Consortium will include participative and interactive sessions focusing on career goals, research strategies and publishing, job search issues, placement services, manuscript reviewing, and promotion and tenure.

How and By When to Apply?

To participate in the Doctoral Consortium for Post-Proposal Defense Students, please send an email to  by October 1, 2019.

The email may come from the student applicant or, preferably, from the faculty advisor. More importantly, the email should:

  1. Introduce the student applicant and explicitly indicate the student’s:
  • Progress within the doctoral program
  • Major field of study
  • Title of dissertation proposal
  • Anticipated graduation date
  • Contact email information
  1. Attach the current curriculum vita of the student

Because seating is limited, interested students should apply early. Applications received after October 1, 2019 will be considered only if space is available.

Note that participants must pay the regular student registration fee for the annual meeting, but there will be no additional charge for the Consortium. Although students will be responsible for all of their own travel and accommodation expenses, it is customary for participants’ schools to provide monetary support for these purposes. Consortium participants will be recognized at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences with a special designation on their name badges.