Concentration in Information Systems

AACSBThe discipline of information systems (IS) focuses on information together with information capturing, storage, processing and analysis/interpretation in ways that supports decision making. The IS field also deals with building information processing into organizational procedures and systems that enable processes as permanent, ongoing capabilities. The discipline emphasizes the importance of building systems solutions, preferably so that they can be continuously improved. At the same time, IS recognizes that in terms of many of the technical computing knowledge areas and skills, it relies on knowledge developed by other computing disciplines. In the Coles Ph.D. program we focus on four areas

  1. Behavioral information systems such as IT training, Fintech etc.
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. Healthcare informatics
  4. Business Analytics

The goals of the KSU Ph.D. program focused on information systems is to provide a pathway towards success in academia. Students focus on becoming outstanding scholars who excel in research, teaching and leadership positions at other academic institutions. The program is developed to provide significant flexibility, while providing the necessary skills to peruse research for publishing in highly rated peer reviewed journals. The department has highly active publishing faculty in the areas of IS training, healthcare, security, data analytics among other areas.

Advantages of the PhD Program in Business Administration considers a KSU PhD

  • Academic professionals, such as lecturers and adjuncts, who wish to establish a stronger academic presence and pursue a tenure-track position.
  • Working professionals who wish to establish an academic presence, pursuing either faculty or administrative positions.

2017 Diversity ChampionsIn-House Program Faculty

In house program faculty has published in top tier MIS journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Association of Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Decision Sciences among others.

Past Global Scholars

Program Recognition

  • Established in 2008 with over 100 alumni and current students
  • Recognized by AACSB International in their inaugural Innovations That Inspire initiative for Global Ingenuity, Innovation, and Creativity

Graduates, Topics and Current Placements

Current Students

  • Henry Torres - doctoral candidate, IS Security Training: The Misunderstood Link

  • Arpit Sharma - doctoral candidate

  • DeJarvis Oliver - doctoral candidate

  • Denise McWilliams - doctoral candidate

  • Michele Minetola - doctoral candidate