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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration – Information Systems

Faculty working with Students: 8
Students: 8
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 100%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:
  • 7.5 IELTS Minimum score
  • 90 MELAB Minimum score
  • 62 Pearson Minimum score
  • 580 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 92-93 TOEFLI Minimum score

Degree Description:

 

The PhD program in Management Information Systems aims to develop scholars: individuals who produce compelling original research that is published in the best journals in the field and who share knowledge through the practice of teaching. We aspire to place our students at peer institutions throughout the US and the world.

Four learning objectives guide our program. Through your study at WSU you will:

v  Develop comprehensive knowledge of theory and methods used in chosen field and related disciplines.

 

v  Learn how to execute quality research, including the ability to plan, organize, design, construct, and execute research to assess/test research questions and/or hypotheses.

 

v  Develop ability to effectively communicate research in writing and oral presentations.

 

v  Become effective teachers.

MIS doctoral programs vary in their focus.  Three broad pillars define the field: technical, economic and managerial.  Our principal focus is the managerial pillar, with a strength in behavioral research methods.

 

Admission Requirements:

A minimum admissions index score of 1250 is required to be considered for admission. The index is based on the formula GPA x 200 + GMAT (and a TOEFL of 580 for ESL students). There is not a minimum GMAT score requirement. However, successful candidates typically exceed 650.

 

We prefer the GMAT, but we do accept the GRE test as a substitute. In either case, the exam must have been taken within 5 years of the time of application to WSU. A GMAT conversion will be applied to the GRE score submitted by applicants who take the GRE in lieu of the GMAT. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) provides a conversion chart. The converted GRE score will then be applied to the Carson College of Business admissions index score in the same manner as a standard GMAT score.

GMAT score report code 09D-TL-81 Pearson Test of English score report code: 8Z2-GT-38

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1.  Develop a comprehensive knowledge of theory and methods used in their chosen field and related disciplines.
  2.  A College of Business PhD graduate who has comprehensive knowledge of the theory and methods will be able to:
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of the content in their chosen field and related disciplines.
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of research methods applicable to their chosen field and related disciplines
  3.  Execute quality research.
  4.  A College of Business PhD graduate who can execute quality research will be able to plan, organize, design, construct, and execute research to assess/test research questions and/or  hypotheses.
  5.  Effectively communicate research.
  6.  A College of Business PhD graduate who can effectively communicate will be able to write and present research.
  7.  Be effective teachers.
  8.  A College of Business PhD graduate who is an effective teacher will be able to deliver course content effectively.

Student Opportunities:

Conference funding is generally available for students presenting a paper if the budget allows for it.

Career Opportunities:

University Professor

Career Placements:

 

  • Copenhagen Business School
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • University of Virginia
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Utah State University
  • University of San Francisco
  • Illinois State University
  • Sacramento State University
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte

 

Faculty Members:

Carter, Michelle Suzanne, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

IT identity, IT adoption and use, and IS management

Compeau, Deborah Ruth, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Interaction between people and information technologies (IT) in organizations, training and learning and the adoption and implementation of IT, and IT in healthcare settings.

Crossler, Robert E., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Research Interests

Information privacy and information security

Curry, Michael, Ph.D.

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Research Interests

1. IS Security
2. Socio-Technical Individual Differences
3. Operational Success and IT Effectiveness

Featherman, Mauricio, Ph.D.

Serves as: member only on graduate committee

Joshi, K. D., Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member on graduate committee

Rose, Gregory, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Currently working on research projects involving innovation theory, organizational learning, IT project management, and global issues in IT. Prior work includes HCI, e-Government, and e-Commerce. Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research

Saldanha, Terrence, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Role of Information Technology in business innovation
Business value of IT

Contact Information:

Deborah Compeau
Todd Hall Room 440G
PO Box 644743
Pullman, WA 99164-4743
5093352315