Ph.D. Information Systems Concentration

Ph.D. in Business Administration - Information Systems Concentration

The Ph.D. Information Systems concentration is a full-time program that prepares you to address our technology-powered business environment fueled by information and driven by knowledge. The Information Systems concentration provides a strong analytical orientation, as well as behavioral perspectives of Information Systems.



  • MIS 84080: Innovation, Adoption, Diffusion
  • MIS 84045: Social Issues in Information Systems
  • MIS 84081: Information Systems Strategy and Innovation
  • MIS 84277: Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • MIS 84291: Seminar in Management Systems



Research Mentorship

The Mentorship program in the Department of Management and Information Systems, covering the Information Systems, Management, and Supply Chain Management concentrations, has two primary goals: First, to help the Ph.D. student develop the conceptual and methodological skills required for conducting original research, and secondly, to help the student acquire the knowledge necessary to establish expertise in their area of concentration.

All incoming Ph.D. students are assigned a faculty mentor and work collaboratively with their mentor and other professors or students as a research team to undertake and publish research. 

An important aspect of this program is to expose students to a wide variety of research perspectives. As each mentor may have different perspectives on research, the student benefits from working with a variety of mentors. The faculty mentor will often be heavily involved in the development of the research design, in guiding the analysis and in "polishing" the research paper and moving it through the publication process.  

Teaching Mentorship

Students will be assigned a mentor to guide their teaching for every course they teach. As part of this mentorship, students who are teaching are required to discuss their course preparation with a faculty who has previously taught the course. Students are also encouraged to invite their mentor to class, so faculty can provide useful suggestions for effective teaching. 

Research Seminars

The research seminars provide a forum for students to develop and refine their research ideas and methodology and their presentation skills. These skills are vital for research presentations at conferences, job interviews, and in the classroom. The mentor will play a supporting role during the presentation. 


Graduates of our Doctoral Information Systems concentration have gone on to accept faculty positions at Louisiana State University and Cleveland State University.