Information Systems and Operations Management

The doctoral program in Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) is offered through the Information Systems and Operations Management area of Goizueta Business School. Students pursue a track in either Information Systems (IS) or Operations Management (OM).

All interested PhD applicants should apply using the BUSIS option on our online application.

Information is a core concept in business, and information systems embody the essential processes that transmit, translate, and transform information within and between businesses. The IS track focuses on these phenomena from the standpoint of management practice, enterprise opportunity, and market possibilities.

Operations Management is a central business function that is concerned with the effective management of developing new products and services, as well as the logistics operations of production and distribution. Research in this area covers a wide array of topics and builds upon a variety of disciplines including Economics, Statistics, Psychology, and Operations Research. The OM doctoral program is designed to allow the student to work closely with faculty on a range of practice-driven research questions.

Recommended Pre-program Coursework

Strong candidates may have prior coursework and practical experience in computer programming, computer sciences, cognitive science, or aspects of systems design and implementation.  Candidates for the operations management track are expected to have a strong analytical background with coursework in mathematics, economics, or engineering. 

Faculty and Published Work

The ISOM faculty includes leading researchers in their respective areas, publishing in such notable journals including:

  • Management Science
  • Information Systems Research
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
  • Operations Research
  • MIS Quarterly
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Cognitive Science
  • Organizational Science

Members of the faculty play, or have a history of playing, visible roles on the editorial boards of leading journals. The ISOM faculty has close ties with organizations in Atlanta and beyond, serving as consultants, collaborating with research, and holding corporate board memberships.