PhD (Information Systems and Business Analytics)
The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics (DISBA) at Deakin is a leading, interdisciplinary department that focuses on how digital technologies, artificial intelligence and business analytics transform work, facilitate innovation and business decisions in order to guide organizations to success. We are particularly interested in applicants who would like to conduct research in the following areas:
- Artificial Intelligence and the future of work, including cognitive automation, human-robot interaction, and machine learning algorithms.
- Digital innovation, transformation and disruption
- Business analytics for enhanced decision-making
The PhD program is supported by experienced researchers with an excellent track record of publishing in top journals in the discipline, including:
- MIS Quarterly
- Information Systems Research
- Journal of Strategic Information Systems
- Journal of the Association of Information Systems,
- Journal of Management Information Systems
- Journal of Information Technology
- Information Systems Journal
- Organization Science
- MIS Quarterly Executive
DISBA admits a small number of students into the PhD program each year, allowing us to offer a very high standard of individual attention.
Our doctoral program is designed to prepare PhD students for successful careers in academia, industry, or government. Students complete four coursework units in their first year of study. These units are:
- MMM905 Philosophy of Research
- MMM906 Qualitative Research Methods
- MMM907 Quantitative Research Methods
- MMM909 Meta-analysis Research Methods
At the end of their first year of study, students will defend their thesis proposal in a process called confirmation of candidature. Confirmed students then spend the remainder of their candidature completing their doctoral research.