Our doctoral program is research-focused, with students working on research projects starting at the very beginning of their program. During the first two years of the program, students enroll in two supervised project course that involves being mentored by our faculty on research practices. Within these courses, students obtain support to complete a research paper each year. The primary objective of these research papers is to provide doctoral students with practical and in-dept research experience by working with our faculty.
The outcomes of these projects have resulted in our Ph.D. students presenting their research at leading national and international conferences in the discipline, and publishing their research in academic journals. Our students and faculty publish in leading information systems journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Association for Information Systems, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, INFORMS, Journal of Computing, Communications of the ACM, the IEEE journals and transactions, and other specialty journals.
They also publish in the allied disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, health care management, marketing, managerial decision-making, operations management, strategic management, and elsewhere, reflecting their interdisciplinary interests.
Publishing Early: Three IS Doctoral Students Tell Their Stories
A hallmark of the W. P. Carey School's information systems doctoral program is the expectation that Ph.D. students will participate in -- and ideally publish -- research during the first two years of what's typically a four or five year course of study. The experiences of three current IT doctoral candidates show this process in action. more...