Information Technology

The College of Business offers a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology and Operations Management. Admission to the program is restricted to students who show exceptionally high promise for mastering the conceptual and analytic tools required for doctoral study in business. The Information Technology and Operations Management program is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on the design, development, implementation, and use of information technology to solve organizational problems. The program stresses both theory and research.

The courses required for the program may vary with the student's background. The courses normally required for the program are

QMB 7565 Research Methods I
QMB 7566 Research Methods II
STA 7114 Multivariate Statistics
CIS 7979 Research in Computer Information Systems
MAN 7207 Organization Theory
MAN 7155 Fundamentals of Behavioral Research
GEB 7936 Doctoral Seminar in Business Administration
ISM 7935 Seminar in Information Systems

Electives offered for a concentration in Information Technology and Operations Management

QMB 7607 Decision Theory
ISM 7126 System Analysis and Design
ISM 7306 Seminar on Managing Information Resources
ISM 7345 Organizational Impacts of Information Systems
ISM 7406 Decision Support Systems
ISM 7605 Qualitative Research
ISM 7930 Special Topics in Information Systems
ISM 7935 Seminar in Information Systems

Before applying, you should email your intention to do so to the ITOM Department Ph.D. Committee Chair, Dr. David Menachof,, to coordinate the application process. If you have questions about the program, please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Menachof.

Information Technology Faculty

The Information Technology faculty has had research published in prestigious journals such as: Organization Science, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Management Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Public Administration and the Journal of Forecasting.


Contact Us

General Information
Judith Benson
phone: (561) 297-1176
map: FW (23) 101

Information Technology
Dr. David Menachof
Ph.D. Committee Chair
phone: (561) 297-6089
map: FL (24) 213

Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

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FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #15 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

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