PhD in

Information Systems & Operations Management

Practice Driven and Data Driven

Students in Emory's doctoral program in Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) may pursue a track in either Information Systems (IS) or Operations Management (OM).

Information Systems Track

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. Strong candidates in the Information Systems track may have prior coursework and practical experience in computer programming, computer sciences, cognitive science, or aspects of systems design and implementation.

Operations Management Track

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. Candidates for the Operations Management track are expected to have a strong analytical background with coursework in mathematics, economics, or engineering.

ISOM Curriculum

INFORMATION SYSTEMS TRACK

  • ISOM 750 – Research in Information Systems I
  • ISOM 751 – Research in Information Systems II
  • ISOM 752 – Foundations of Operations Management or ISOM 753 – Adv. Topics in Operations Management
  • BUS 701 – Survey of Business Research Methods
  • BUS 704 – Masters Teaching Program
  • ECON 500 – Microeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 501 – Microeconomic Theory II
  • ECON 520 – Probability and Statistics
  • ECON 521 – Econometric Methods
  • ECON 526 – Quantitative Methods
  • ECON 721 – Advanced Microeconometrics
  • TATTO 600 – Laney Graduate School Teaching Workshop
  • TATTO 605 – (Teaching Assistantship)
  • TATTO 610 – (Teaching Associateship)
  • JPE 600 – Jones Program in Ethics Training and Workshops

 

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT TRACK

  • ISOM 750 – Research in Information Systems I or ISOM 751 – Research in Information Systems II
  • ISOM 752 – Foundations of Operations Management
  • ISOM 753 – Adv. Topics in Operations Management
  • BUS 701 – Survey of Business Research Methods
  • BUS 704 – Masters Teaching Program
  • ECON 500 – Microeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 501 – Microeconomic Theory II
  • ECON 520 – Probability and Statistics
  • ECON 521 – Econometric Methods
  • ECON 526 – Quantitative Methods
  • Two Additional Research Methods Courses
  • TATTO 600 – Laney Graduate School Teaching Workshop
  • TATTO 605 – (Teaching Assistantship)
  • TATTO 610 – (Teaching Associateship)
  • JPE 600 – Jones Program in Ethics Training and Workshops

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, and Organizational Science. The ISOM faculty has close ties with organizations in Atlanta and beyond, serving as consultants, collaborating with research, and holding corporate board memberships.

ISOM Faculty

Ramnath Chellappa
Associate Dean & Academic Director of Master of Science in Business Analytics Program;Goizueta Foundation Term Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management;
Donald Lee
Associate Professor, Information Systems & Operations Management and Healthcare; Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

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