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To accomplish the objectives of the PhD in Business-Information Systems, you will complete the following:
A specific degree plan will be determined by your advisor depending on your goals and background. The general requirements are as follows:
*You will take some statistics courses from other colleges across campus, including
advanced statistical methods, advanced regression, multivariate analysis, and structural
**You can choose any course that is 6000 and above with advisor approval. See courses listed under Information Systems, Supply Chain Management, or Business Analytics for more information.
You will complete the bulk of coursework in the first two years. This coursework includes a mix of research and methodology courses (including statistics) as well as the required core classes within your chosen area of specialization.
You will devote your third year to two required research papers. After your two papers are accepted by your professor and approved by the paper committee, you will work on your dissertation proposal.
First paper: Report the results of an empirical, data-based research study that you designed and conducted.
Second paper: Choose from an empirical study (using data collected by you or secondary data), a conceptual piece (e.g., a comprehensive, critical literature review, development of a theoretical framework, or a meta-analysis), or a legal case analysis or case study.
Your fourth year is dedicated to dissertation research. Your dissertation should be original research that contributes to the body of knowledge in your field of study. This is your final step to complete the program.
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