As a multidisciplinary field of study, Information Systems is concerned with the design, development, implementation, and use of information technology to solve organizational problems. This program focuses on research and theory relevant to these concerns. Its purpose is to prepare you to serve as professor and researcher in schools of business or related areas at the university level, or in in research functions at information technology industrial research organizations.
As a PhD Level degree, the program maintains a strong research-oriented focus. The curriculum also concentrates on development of skills conducive to excellent classroom teaching.
The objectives of the program are to provide you with:
- In-depth knowledge of the field of Information Systems and Business Analytics with emphasis on research contributions in the organizational uses of information technology applications
- Exposure to theories and models relevant to the study of information systems
- The ability to integrate work from a diverse array of reference disciplines into a coherent framework to guide your research program for years to come
- Sound conceptual understanding of a set of research tools (e.g., statistical methods, research designs and methodology, programming, simulation, etc.) and technical knowledge in their applications and limitations
- The skills to conduct scholarly research and communicate results effectively to an academic and practitioner audience
- Skills development in classroom instruction and teaching effectiveness