Doctoral Program in Information Systems

The primary objective of the PhD program in Information Systems (part of the Ph.D. program in Business) is to prepare Information Systems scholars for careers as researchers and educators. The program provides a strong foundation for researchers with courses and practice in various research methodologies, tools and approaches for statistical analysis, critical thinking, academic paper writing, and other research-specific skill sets. Students also acquire extensive knowledge in current Information Systems research in various areas such as electronic markets, e-commerce, global information systems, business intelligence, financial information systems, human-computer interaction, and information systems development, among others. Our doctoral students generally receive full financial support during their studies, including full tuition support.

One of our program’s strengths is its diversity. Our students come from different backgrounds and different parts of the world and they work with faculty that specialize in a variety of research areas.  The program is also structured to support and guide the doctoral students to a successful completion of their Ph.D. During their first two years in the program, the students take various doctoral-level courses that provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary for successfully completing their dissertations. They also begin working on research projects with multiple faculty members, starting in their first semester in the program. As a result they engage in active research and they begin publishing research papers as soon as possible.

We are proud of the accomplishments of our program’s graduates who have obtained employment as faculty in various academic programs around the country and the world, as well as those who have continued as researchers in the industry.


Admission Information

Students are accepted for fall admission only. The deadline for receiving applications and supporting documents is January 1. Students must submit scores from either the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) along with their applications for admission. Evidence of good scholastic ability must be demonstrated. This usually involves a graduate grade point average of 3.5 or better and/or undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or better. More information can be found on the PhD in Business program website.

You may complete an online application or download an application form from the Graduate Center website.

Financial Aid

The Graduate School and University Center and Bernard M. Baruch College offer tuition coverage as well as fellowships and research assistantships to students in the Ph.D. Program in Business. Most full-time doctoral students receive financial aid. More information can be found on the PhD in Business program website.

Program Requirements

Required Foundation Courses:

  • ECO U703 – Microeconomics*
  • BUS U800 – Philosophy of Science*
  • BUS U802 – Higher Education Teaching Seminar*
  • + at least 3 courses in Statistics

*may be waived

Required Courses for the Program in Information Systems include:

  • CIS 82100 – Research Methods I: Quantitative Research in Information Systems
  • CIS 82200 – Research Methods II: Qualitative Research in Information Systems
  • CIS 84000 – Selected Topics in Information Systems (e.g., Business Process Management and Outsourcing, Information Economics and Competitive Strategy, Virtual Teams and Virtual Communities) – This course may be taken more than once for credit
  • CIS 74900 – Seminar on Systems Analysis and Design
  • CIS 86000 – Seminar in Information Systems Research


  • First Examination – The First Examination consists of a research paper and an oral examination conducted by three members of the faculty.
  • Second Examination – The Second Examination is a written comprehensive examination in the area of Information Systems.
  • Dissertation – After passing the Second Examination, the candidate must submit a dissertation proposal to a committee of at least three faculty members, one of who must be outside of the student’s department. Following approval of the proposal, the student will be required to defend the dissertation at an oral examination.

Current Students

Name Email
Yanni Hu
Anh Luong
Jarrod Placide-Raymond

Program Alumni

Reina Arakji Karl Lang Parsons The New School for Design
Shoshana Altschuller Raquel Benbunan-Fich Iona College
Narasim Banavara Dorothy G. Dologite Mercy College
Chi-Wen Chen Marios Koufaris California State University, Dominguez Hills
Jaime Muro Flomenbaum Isak Taksa New York Stock Exchange
William Hampton-Sosa Marios Koufaris Brooklyn College
Jerald K. Hughes Linda Weiser Friedman University of Texas-Pan American
Norman Johnson Richard Holowczak University of Houston
Rhoda Joseph M. Barry Dumas Penn State Harrisburg
Guido Lang Marios Koufaris Quinnipiac University
Ilan Levine Richard Holowczak COO, Americas at Powa
Stanislav Mamonov Marios Koufaris Montclair State University
Tamilla Mavlanova Raquel Benbunan-Fich University of Connecticut
Sara Moussawi Marios Koufaris Carnegie Mellon University
Alex Pelaez Karl Lang Hofstra University
Viju Raghupathi Linda Weiser Friedman Brooklyn College
Jim Samuel Nanda Kumar William Patterson University
Di (Richard) Shang Karl Lang Long Island University
Tziporah Stern Nanda Kumar Kingsborough Community College
Mehmet Turan Richard Holowczak Director of Analytics at 2K
Yuecheng (Martin) Yu Karl Lang Singapore Management University



Prof. Radhika Jain
Area Coordinator, Ph.D. Program in Business, Information Systems Specialization

Phone: (646) 312-3432

Professor Karl Lang, Executive Officer
For more general information on the Ph.D. program in Business (jointly offered by the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY) please go to the program’s website or contact:

Ph.D. Program in Business
Box B13-255
Baruch College Zicklin School of Business
17 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (646) 312-3090
Fax: (646) 312-3091