Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5 years
Credit Hours:

60 with prior Master's, 90 with prior Bachelor's
An academic or research career is possible with a Ph.D. in Business Computer Information Systems from UNT.
Doctoral study in Business is structured to challenge individuals who possess the ability to analyze complex problems and synthesize solutions.

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Why Earn a Business Computer Information Systems Ph.D.?

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business prepares you for a career in academia. The curriculum includes course work on research methods and processes, statistical analyses, teaching methodology, and in-depth study in BCIS.

Our program is a full-time in-resident research-based program, and our students participate in teaching and research in the department.

Marketable Skills
  • Application of standard research methods
  • Conduct and report business research
  • Knowledge of core business disciplines
  • Pedagogical practices
  • Business research communication

Business Computer Information Systems Ph.D. Highlights

With a student body of more than 8,000 students, the UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business is one of the largest colleges of business in the nation. Prior to the BLB's construction the college occupied two buildings in their entirety and space in a third.
When you graduate from the G. Brint Ryan College of Business, you join a network of 50,000 alumni. More than 700 of our graduates are CEOs or presidents of organizations.
Our faculty members are outstanding teachers and renowned researchers. They are recognized as thought leaders in the field of information technology and their scholarly works have been published in respected journals.

The Business Leadership Building has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms and team study rooms.

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business has established several research centers and institutes in collaboration with local industry leaders that provide interdisciplinary forums as well as research support for doctoral students.
UNT’s location opens up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, home to the nation’s fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.

Business Computer Information Systems Ph.D. Courses You Could Take

Networking and Telecommunications (3 hrs)
Examines strategic impact on the business organization of the convergence of telecommunications and computer topics. Includes the design and organizational restructuring issues associated with new technologies in telecommunications.
Object-Oriented Systems (3 hrs)
Examines a variety of managerial issues associated with developing and implementing object-oriented system applications within business.
Emerging Information Technologies (3 hrs)
Examines various managerial and technical issues associated with the introduction of new information technologies within the firm. Subjects include environmental scanning for new IT developments, assessment of new IT and legal/ethical issues.
International Issues in Information Technologies (3 hrs)
Discussion and in-depth analysis of contemporary information systems topics with emphasis on the economic and technological impact of computer information systems on the business environment.
Seminar in General Systems Theory (3 hrs)
Study of computer information systems in the context of their interaction with the environment in which they operate, including the human decision maker and how the information system is supported or inhibited by the orientation and design of the environment in which it operates.
Executive and Decision Support Technologies (3 hrs)
Analysis of how computer systems can assist executive decision making and improve productivity. Emphasis is placed on the design, construction, utilization and managerial impacts of executive support systems.

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