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PhD in Business Information Systems

Welcome to the Doctoral Program in Business Information Systems at Michigan State University. We have designed our program to prepare individuals who demonstrate a high level of scholarship for a career in information systems research and teaching at the university level. We are proud of the program’s multidisciplinary orientation that draws upon the expertise of faculty in a variety of disciplines across the Broad College of Business. Indeed, world-class faculty who are reputed for their research, editorial positions, and information systems community leadership are the foundation of our program.

As a doctoral student in the Business Information Systems program at Michigan State University, you will be expected to be in residence on a full-time basis. While completing your coursework, you will be assigned a position as a teaching and/or research assistant. Upon completion of your coursework, you will sit for a comprehensive accounting examination and then complete your dissertation. Current research programs span a wide range of topics. Examples include:

  • Analytics in organizations and social media
  • Organizational diffusion, adoption, and use of information technologies
  • The role of trust in promoting technology-mediated inter-organizational relationships
  • Role of routines and organizational work processes in IT-mediated transformations
  • Organizational capabilities, structures, and skills for leveraging IT value
  • Impacts of IT investments on customer relationship, supply chain, and knowledge management
  • IT capabilities and the dynamics of competitive action

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