The requirements for the PhD students in Information Systems include all of those for Tepper PhD students, plus the following:
To prepare for the qualifying exams students are expected to take 4 IS Seminars.
Students are required to declare a reference discipline and take courses in that discipline.
Students using economics as a reference discipline will generally take the following courses:
Students using organizational behavior and theory as a reference discipline will generally take the following courses:
By the end of the third semester, students must pass the qualifying exams in Information Systems (see below), and a subset of the Economics qualifying exams focusing on either micro-economics and information economics theory, or micro-economics and econometrics. Students with appropriate preparation prior to their entry to the program may take the qualifying exams prior to the 3rd semester point if they choose, but they must take the entire set of qualifiers as outlined below. For further information, visit the Qualifying Examinations page.
Economics: Students who take economics as a reference discipline are required to take the Microeconomics qualifier plus one of the following qualifiers:
Organizational Behavior and Theory: Students who take organizational behavior as a reference discipline are required to take the OB Methods qualifier plus one of the following: