Business Administration (Information Systems and Operations Management)
The Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Department offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, with a major in information systems and operations management; the Ph.D. degree in business administration; and concentrations in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.
Doctor of Philosophy:
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.
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. A typical program of study, assuming that the student has the required background in business, calculus, and Java programming is as follows. Common methodological and substantive courses (regardless of specialization) are taken by most students:
–COT 5405: Analysis of Algorithms
–ECO 7404: Game Theory for Economics
–ECO 7408: Mathematical Methods and Applications to Economics
–ECO 7115: Microeconomic Theory
–ESI 6417: Linear Programming and Network Optimization
–ESI 6546: Stochastic Systems Analysis
–ESI 6418: Linear Programming Extensions and Applications
–ISM 6257: Intermediate Business Programming
–ISM 6258: Advanced Business Programming
–ISM 6259: Business Programming
–MAR 7626: Multivariate Statistical Methods in Marketing
–MAS 4105: Linear Algebra
–MAA 5228: Modern Analysis I
–STA 6326: Introduction to Theoretical Statistics I
–STA 6166: Statistical Methods in Research (or equivalent).
In addition to these courses, doctoral students are also required to attend doctoral seminar courses as and when they are offered, attend theISOM Workshop series, and take any additional courses in their chosen field.