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Doctorate in Business Administration option in Management Science and Information Systems

The management science and information systems Ph.D. program prepares you for a career as a college professor in upper and mid-tier research universities. You will be immersed in information systems research and publication, national level conferences and college-level classroom instruction. OSU faculty have diverse technical and behavioral information systems research interests and are nationally and internationally known for their research over a range of topics including data analytics and business intelligence, information assurance, management science, enterprise systems, and productions and operations management.


Students may choose between four specializations:

  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Data Analytics (DA)
  • Management Science (MS)
  • Information Security (IS)

Research and Faculty

The OSU MSIS faculty represents a well-balanced portfolio of academic scholars. The faculty is active with research and publication, dedicated to the students' learning experience and successful career development, committed to maintaining a collegial work environment, and supportive of professional development.


Major research areas

  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Social networking
  • E-commerce
  • Healthcare analytics
  • Data analytics
  • Data science

Meet our Departmental Faculty



The Department of Management Science and Information Systems (MSIS) has its own set of requirements for admittance, along with requirements for the OSU Graduate College. Please see department based requirements below:

  • Test score of at least 600 (GMAT) or 310 (GRE).
  • TOEFL (Internet): 95, if applicable.
  • A 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required.
  • The application deadline is Feb. 1.
  • A master’s degree is required.

Cost & Assistance

All qualified students admitted to the Ph.D. in business administration program in the management science and information systems field of study are offered a part-time teaching position as graduate teaching assistants (GTA) for which they perform teaching duties as assigned by the department head for an average of 20 hours per week. The position includes a full tuition waiver for eligible graduate courses (possible fee waiver) and carries a stipend of at least $20,000 for the academic year.


In addition, the department may supplement the stipend annually with an amount of up to $2,000. Besides the department supplement, there are top-tier fellowship opportunities for outstanding Ph.D. students and possibilities for additional summer funding.



Assistantships & Funding Opportunities

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