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Management Information Systems Concentration

Concentration Overview

The Ph.D. concentration in MIS provides students with a deep understanding of the technical and organizational aspects of information systems and business analytics. The program is designed to prepare students for teaching, research, and professional careers involving the design, analysis, implementation, and use of information systems and data-driven technologies. It trains scholars and professionals to conduct innovative research that cuts across areas such as information systems, data science, computer science, economics, and business functions, in order to address significant technical and managerial challenges related to the advances in information technology. The program offers foundation courses in research methodology, advanced courses in data analytics, electronic commerce, and enterprise systems, as well as research seminar courses on current state-of-the-art topics. The Ph.D. students will undertake research studies to advance the knowledge in the fields of information systems and business analytics.

Course Work

Five Required Foundation Courses (Common to all Ph.D. concentrations)

  • Research Design Methods I
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics I
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Managerial Research Seminar (non-credit)

Two Required Advanced Research Design/Methods Courses

  • Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • Econometrics II OR Research Design Methods II

Six Concentration Courses

  • Data Analytics
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Seminar in Information Systems Research
  • Current Topics in MIS
  • One Doctoral level elective

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell online Graduate Catalog.

Xiaobai Li

Concentration Coordinator

Xiaobai (Bob) Li, Ph.D.
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Phone: 978-934-2707
Fax: 978-934-4043