PhD (Information Systems or Business Analytics)
The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics (DISBA) is particularly interested in applicants who would like to conduct research in the following areas.
- competitive advantage and value generation through analytics
- ethics in business analytics and AI
- social informatics and health informatics
- digital business transformation
- disruptive technology and innovation
- big data analytics
- visual analytics
- deep learning for business applications
- analytics in applied contexts (cybersecurity, social media, marketing)
- business intelligence.
The PhD program is supported by experienced researchers with an excellent track record of publishing in top journals in the discipline, including:
- Organization Science
- Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
- Information Systems Research
- International Journal of Information Management
- Journal of Service Research.
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.