Information Systems or Business Analytics

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, machine learning algorithms, and responsible artificial intelligence.
  • Digital innovation, transformation and disruption
  • Business analytics for enhanced decision-making

Experienced supervision

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. For more information please visit the Department of Business Information Systems and Business Analytics website.

Program outline

Our doctoral program is designed to prepare PhD students for successful careers in academia, industry, or government. Students complete four of the following coursework units in their first year of study. These units are:

Plus ONE unit from your chosen discipline:

Plus TWO units from:

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.


PhD in Information Systems and Business Analytics flyer (PDF)

Next steps

Entry requirements

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