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The MIS specialization of the PhD in Business Administration at the Michael F. Price College of Business focuses on research aimed at understanding the economic and social contexts and impacts of information technologies. The objective of the program is to develop our students into academic colleagues, equipped with the research and pedagogical skills to enhance our understanding of the issues surrounding information technology use and to add value to the future generations of students they will educate.

The MIS PhD program is a is a full-time doctoral program. All admitted students receive generous stipends and financial support for research-related activities for four years. Students in good standing can secure additional funding for a fifth year, if necessary. Students’ time in the program is spent on coursework that develops their foundational knowledge of MIS research issues and methodologies, conducting research with MIS faculty, apprenticing to faculty teaching undergraduate and masters classes, and independently teaching MIS classes. Being a small, selective program permits faculty to work closely with PhD students.

The MIS faculty at the Price College research a variety of timely and timeless topics around the themes of human-computer interaction and cognition. They employ a range of research methodologies 

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  • Personalized attention, Renowned faculty, Flexible Curricullum, Excellent placement, Institutional support

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Dr. Radhika Santhanam Is currently the director of the MIS division at the Price Colelge of Business at the University of Oklahoma.

The MIS division at the Price College of Business consists of a vibrant group of faculty, staff, and students, collaborating to develop student skills, research, and advance knowledge on information technologies for organizational use.  Since its inception in 1995, the division has grown and thrived as a place for high quality information technology education and research.  Through the Center for MIS studies (CMISS), faculty and students constantly interact with industry representatives, who  provide guidance in curriculum development, provide scholarships for students, support faculty research, and offer internship/jobs to students.

CMISS is a partnership between academia and business to share the knowledge, skills, and efforts of the University of Oklahoma's MIS Division with member firms in a framework that encourages innovation and productivity.  CMISS was created in 1996 to provide a forum for CIOs, their direct reports, top level IT executives, faculty and students to meet and discuss mutually interesting business issues related to technology.

 

The graduate program in Information Technology was recently ranked among top 20 Business Analytics programs in the country, while earlier the undergraduate program was ranked 36th nationally(https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/business-management-marketing-sales/mis-management-information-systems/rankings/top-ranked/p4.html).   Division faculty are globally recognized for their scholarship with their research publications for the last three years in major MIS journals ranking among the top 20 business schools nationally and globally.  Faculty are successful in attracting research grant funds from federal and local agencies.   Faculty hold senior editorial positions in the premier journals, i.e., MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems.  They also serve in leadership roles, i.e., program chairs, track chairs, for their two major conferences – the Americas Conference on Information Systems and the International Conference on Information Systems, and various other conferences.  Division programs are popular among Price College students, and MIS was noted as one of the fastest growing majors in the college with much growth potential.

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