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Boise State University’s Executive MBA program gives you the opportunity to learn from world-class, experienced faculty, enhance your strengths and address areas for improvement.

Jim Raymond Kroes, PhD

Professor, SCM • (208) 426-1169 • Mail Stop: 1615
Office Number: MBEB 2221

Jim Kroes is an associate professor in the department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management. He earned his Ph.D. and master’s degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining the faculty at Boise State, Kroes served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island. His current research interests include sustainable operations management, transportation optimization, cash flow management, and manufacturing and retail supply chain management. Kroes has published scholarly articles in a number of peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, the International Journal of Production Economics, Interfaces, and the International Journal of Production Research. In his free time, Kroes enjoys exploring Idaho in his kayak or on his mountain bike.


  • Ph.D. in Operations Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
  • M.S. in Management of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994