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Department of MI&S


The M&IS PhD program offers a collegial environment for a quality doctoral education.

Pursue your academic excellence with
          a doctorate degree in M&IS!

The Kent State University doctoral program in Management and Information Systems
(M&IS) seeks professionals and students as thought leaders. If you enjoy intellectual
and  rigorous pursuit of relevant research ideas and seek an academic or research
career, consider  Kent State M&IS program with its four doctoral concentrations:

  1. Information Systems
  2. Human Resources Management
  3. Operations Management
  4. Strategic Management

With competitive admissions, the M&IS program offers focused mentoring for every PhD student and a competitive assistantship package.

Our graduates serve academia and the industry as respected scholars and superlative teachers.

Mission Statement 

The mission of the PhD program is to prepare students to conduct high quality, scholarly research and teach effectively in the field of business

Overview of the Program 

A PhD from M&IS @ Kent State prepares qualified candidates for positions of professional responsibility in research, teaching and administrative careers in government and private organizations. The program offers a solid balance of preparing students for teaching and conducting publishable research.

Program Highlights

Faculty conduct cutting-edge research in behavioral and technical issues in a variety of areas including organizational behavior and strategy, supply chains, and information systems development and adoption

M&IS PhD program offers students the support and freedom to seek and pursue individual research interests 

Faculty mentor and research with our PhD students.

Faculty actively author books, serve as editorial board member, and publish in prestigious journals. 

M&IS promotes student and faculty research talks and seminars for knowledge sharing.

The M&IS PhD curriculum develops conceptual and methodological rigor for publishable scholarship.

The M&IS program offers unparalleled mentoring and guidance