Ph.D. in Business Administration

Ph.D. in Business Administration

Information Systems Major Field of Study: Overview

The objective of the Ph.D. degree in Business Administration with a major in Information Systems is to develop scholars with an ability to teach and conduct independent research. The main emphasis in our program is to offer training in scholarly research. This is accomplished through a combination of rigorous coursework and research activities. The coursework provides fundamental knowledge in various areas of information systems, and offers insights into research topics of interest to Information System researchers. It also includes courses on research methodology and data analysis techniques. Students work closely with our world-renowned faculty members on a one-on-one basis on research projects that have wide-ranging implications for the industry and the economy. Students are encouraged to present their research results in conferences and publish their findings in journals. Students have the opportunity to gain teaching experience by independently teaching one or more classes.

We have a highly accomplished faculty that is internationally recognized for its research accomplishments. Their research interests encompass technical, managerial, and organizational issues dealing with the development, deployment, use and impact of information systems in business organizations as well as in the society. Some of the areas of current interest are: cybersecurity, social media, big data and advanced analytics, text and data mining, intelligent information systems, mobile computing and decision making, healthcare IT, IT for development, organizational knowledge management, and others. Please visit our faculty web pages to learn more about the research interests of individual faculty members.

Applicants with a degree in information systems, computer science or a related field who aspire to become college professors and researchers are encouraged to apply.