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Business-Information Systems, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) , AL,
The Doctor of Philosophy in Business with a concentration in Information Systems prepares you for a career in research and teaching by providing the depth of knowledge, skills and attitudes required to conduct world-class research on the most relevant issues in business, effectively analyze that research, and present those findings in world-class scholarly presentations and publications. 


The small size of the program not only provides you an opportunity to work with senior faculty on research projects but allows greater opportunities for discussion and the exchange of ideas through various doctoral seminars.

The concentration in Information Systems provides you with a technical grounding in business processes. Students can choose from three areas of specialization, including use and management of information systems in organizations, information systems in support of supply chain management, and business analytics to support decision-making. 

The program places emphasis on using information technology to facilitate business operations (e.g., supply chain requirements) and enhance business performance (e.g., analytics).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Management Research Seminar 
  • Doctoral Seminar In Information Systems Research 
  • Advanced Is Management Research Seminar I
  • Research And Dissertation

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Applicants submit their application online
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Submit a Personal Statement  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15271 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15271 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5641 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5641 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Auburn

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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