The PhD program in Business Administration at DeGroote offers students the opportunity to study and conduct leading-edge research with some of the top researchers in their fields. Students develop the theoretical and methodological expertise required to create original research that makes a significant impact on the business community.

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Information Systems

In the IS stream, students study the management, use and impact of information technologies in organizations. It is a multidisciplinary field and draws on theory and research from a wide variety of disciplines such as:

  • Organizational behaviour
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Computer science
  • Information studies

The field is broad, and students are free to adopt either qualitative or quantitative approaches to their research.

The program is intended for students with a strong background and interest in information technology. Students should have an avid interest in the managerial and behavioural aspects of the field, as opposed to the technical aspects. Successful applicants typically have a master’s degree in one of these fields:

  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Information systems

Required Courses

  • B790 – Seminar on Management Theory
  • Three PhD seminar courses:
    • B793 – Applied Multivariate Statistics
    • B794 – Research Methods and Design
    • K797 –¬†Independent Research Study
  • Two PhD Information Systems courses, chosen from:
    • K778 – Selected Topics in Information Systems I
    • K779 – Selected Topics in Information Systems II
    • K791 – Knowledge Management Systems
    • K792 – Security, Privacy and Trust in eBusiness
    • K793 – Mobile Commerce and Social Networks
    • K794 – Advances in Information Systems Research
    • K795 –¬†Qualitative Methods in Information Systems Research
  • Two MBA Information Systems courses, chosen from:
    • K723 – Data Mining and Business Intelligence
    • K724 – eBusiness Strategies
    • K725 – Business Process Management
    • K731 – Project Management
    • K735 – Managing the Implementation of Enterprise Systems
    • K736 – Management Issues in eHealth
    • K737 – Cases in eBusiness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Our Students

Bellraj Eapen

Information Systems
Bellraj (Bell) joined the DeGroote Ph.D. program in Information Systems in September 2016. He is a clinician with expertise in JAVA, Python, .NET, ...
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Our Faculty

Kamran Sartipi

Adjunct Associate Professor
Information Systems
Available to supervise

Maryam Ghasemaghaei

Assistant Professor
Information Systems
Available to supervise

Joseph Tan

Information Systems
Available to supervise
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Recent Grads

Dr. Luis Copertari

Graduated June 2002
Thesis Title: Time, Cost and Performance Tradeoffs in Project Management.Supervisor: Dr. Norm Archer
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