Business Administration (Information Systems and Operations Management)
The Department of Information Systems & Operations Management offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management (M.S.ISOM); the Ph.D. degree in Business Administration; and a concentration in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program. Minimum requirements for these degrees are available in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
Doctor of Philosophy: The mission of the Ph.D. Program is to educate scholars who will make substantial contributions in their field of research. Our primary goal is to train graduate students to make such contributions. To achieve this goal, we attempt to place students in productive academic research environments. The major areas of study within the department are Information Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT) and Operations Management OM).
Students come from a variety of backgrounds, with the most common being engineering computer sciences, mathematics, business, and statistics. Students admitted for the Ph.D. choose to specialize either in information systems/information technology or in operations management. The course schedule taken by each student is always personalized to fit the background of the student and is developed in consultation with the Ph.D. program coordinator and/or chair of the dissertation committee. Additionally, doctoral students will be required to attend all ISOM Workshops and the Department Seminar Series (regardless of area of specialization) held at the University of Florida.
Admission requirements for the Ph.D. include
- A minimum grade point average of 3.2
- A minimum GMAT score of 650, or GRE scores acceptable to the program
- For nonnative speakers of English, submit an acceptable score on one of the following: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language: computer=213, paper=550, web=80), IELTS (International English Language Testing System: 6), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 77), or successful completion of the UF English Language Institute program.
For more information, please see our website: http://warrington.ufl.edu/graduate/academics/phd-isom.