Curriculum

Schedules of courses/milestones are personalized based on a students' academic background. The following is a typical program of study, with the assumption that the student begins the Ph.D. program with the required background in Business, Calculus and C Programming.

Methodological Coursework
Course Title Credit
COT 5405 Analysis of Algorithms 3
ECO 7404 Game Theory 1
ECO 7408 Mathematical Methods and Applications to Economics 2
ESI 6417 Linear Programming and Network Optimization 3
ESI 6546 Stochastic Systems Analysis 3
MAA 5228 Modern Analysis I 3
MAS 4105 Linear Algebra* 4
STA 6326 Introduction to Theoretical Statistics I 3
IS students must take all of these courses.
OM students only need to take one.
ISM 6257 Intermediate Business Programming 2
ISM 6258 Advanced Business Programming 2
ISM 6259 Business Programming 2
Take one of these courses or an equivalent 4-credit research methods course.
STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research I 4
STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research II 4

*This course could be waived provided students pass a written exam in the course material.

Substantive Coursework

IS/IT Students

Doctoral Seminars as offered.

The following courses must be taken as audited, not-for-credit courses. Faculty teaching these courses will specify the exact requirements for each doctoral student.

Course Title Credit
ISM 6222/23 Telecom 4
ISM 6215/16 Database 4
ISM 6128/29 Systems Analysis and Design 4

OM Students

Doctoral Seminars as offered.

Course Title Credit
ESI 6912 Models for Supply Chain Management 3

The following courses must be taken as audited, not-for-credit courses. Faculty teaching these courses will specify the exact requirements for each doctoral student.

Course Title Credit
MAN 6528 Logistics/Transportation 2
MAN 6573 Purchasing 2
MAN 6511 Production Management Problems 2
MAN 6581 Project Management 2

Research Paper

By the end of the Spring semester of the second year, students will be required to submit a first draft of a research paper for evaluation by a faculty committee (selected by the student in consultation with the Ph.D. Coordinator). After evaluating this paper, the committee will make specific suggestions for improvement.

Year 2 (end of Summer semester):
Written Qualifying Exams

IS/IT Students
These exams will consist of open-ended research questions based on the IS/IT seminars, and the areas of Database Management Systems, and Systems Analysis and Design.

OM Students
These exams will consist of open-ended research questions based on the OM seminars, and additional readings prescribed by faculty members in Operations Management.

Year 3:
Supplementary Methodological Coursework

  • MAR 7626 - Multivariate Statistics (3)
  • One of:
    • ESI 6418 - Extensions to Linear Programming (3)
    • ESI 6429 - Introduction to Nonlinear Programming (3)

Additional Requirements

Review the list of requirements for Ph.D. in Business Administration - ISOM students.

Application Deadline

January 17, 2014

Program Contacts

Praveen Pathak
Ph.D. Coordinator
352.392.9599
Email (praveen.pathak at warrington.ufl.edu)

Tiffany Hatch
Program Assistant
352.392.9600
Email (tiffany.hatch at warrington.ufl.edu)

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100 BRY
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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