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2015-2016 General Catalog 
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, PhD (Information Systems & Decision Sciences)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems and Decision Sciences (PBAIS)

The PhD program (PhD in business administration with a concentration in ISDS) is designed for full-time study and involves 60 credit hours at the graduate level. The program consists of 12 hours breadth of study in the four business disciplines: accounting, finance, marketing, and management; 12 hours of major field core courses; 9 semester hours in a minor area; 12 hours of research methodology; 6 semester hours in a supporting area; and 9 hours of dissertation studies. The breadth of study course requirement may be satisfied by prior undergraduate or graduate coursework in the four business areas and need not count toward the PhD degree. Students should plan to spend two academic years (fall and spring) completing coursework and spend the summer working on independent research projects under their advisor’s supervision. The specific departmental-level academic course plan must be approved by the student’s advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied. Upon completion of the coursework, excluding breadth of study, the candidates must pass written and oral comprehensive examinations and design, implement, and complete an original dissertation under the supervision of an ISDS faculty member. Completion of the dissertation usually takes 12 to 18 months. Overall, the PhD program normally requires four years to finish.

Please refer to two websites for (1) additional details about the program (business.lsu.edu/Information-Systems-Decision-Sciences/Pages/PhD.aspx) and (2) the typical coursework completed during the four year program (business.lsu.edu/Information-Systems-Decision-Sciences/Pages/PhD-Curriculum.aspx).