The Ph.D. Program admits students every other year. The next cohort begins in Fall 2025 with an application deadline of March 1, 2025.

Application Requirements

Concentration Overview

The Ph.D. concentration in Management Information Systems 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)

Two Required Advanced Research Design/Methods Courses

Six Concentration Courses

For more information on the Ph.D. program, please visit the Ph.D. in Business Administration page.

Learn About the Application Process

Concentration Coordinator

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

Doctoral Students