Information Systems

Information Systems is dedicated to the development and management of information systems technologies, as well as their use and impact on organizations and societies. The program prepares you with the knowledge of existing and emerging technologies impacting the context and practice of business.

Typical Coursework
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics

Disciplinary courses in:

  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Optimization
  • Deep Learning
  • Game Theory
  • Nonlinear Optimization
  • Linear Programming
  • Combinatorial Optimization


  • Speakers from a variety of leading universities and business schools including MIT, Wharton, Chicago Booth, and many others
Alumni Highlights
  • Wooje Cho, Seoul National University
  • Carla Fernandez Corrales, University of Costa Rica
  • Prasanna Karahade, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Yu-Wei Lin, Santa Clara University
  • Sudha Ram, University of Arizona
  • Ravi Sen, Texas A&M University
Recent Placements
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of Costa Rica
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • University of Arizona
  • Texas A&M University
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Hear from PhD students and alumni

“The PhD program in Business Administration at Gies has provided me with an exceptional opportunity to work with seasoned faculty across Gies and beyond. I’ve learned about the philosophy of business research and the principles of engaged scholarship. Along with my peers and faculty members, I regularly attend seminars featuring presentations by the world’s most renowned professors to keep abreast of the new research advances in the field.”

Nima Safaei, Current PhD Student

“The doctoral program in Information Systems under Business Administration at Gies has given me the opportunity to fly high and establish myself as a global researcher and academician. The mentorship from my advisors, interdisciplinary curriculum, and invaluable research opportunities have given me the confidence to dream beyond limits.”

Saunak Basu, PhD '23
Assistant Professor, University of Nevada - Las Vegas