Doctorate education focuses on enabling students to make original contributions to their respective fields of study.
Overall Structure of the ISEM Ph.D. Program
- The qualified students may come with backgrounds in computer science/IT, engineering, sciences, business and other disciplines such as pharmacy, law and agriculture.
- The students conduct research by using behavioral, design science or mixture of experimental design techniques propose and verify theories and/or create innovative artifacts.
- A wide range of sources, shown in Figure3, are used by the students to select “PhD Hard” problems for their research topics
- Sample research questions may include a wide range of people, processes, and technologies issues facing the next generation of digital enterprises
ISEM PhD students are required to complete six (6) courses from the following upper-level courses – 18 semester hours:
- ISEM 700: Smart Enterprises and Strategic Intelligence
- ISEM 725: Advanced Business Process Modeling and Simulation
- ISEM 730: Advanced Systems Engineering
- ISEM 760: Advances in Operations Management or a 700 level course in Analytics
- MGMT 731: Advances in Entrepreneurship and Innovation or a 700 level course in Analytics
- ISEM 770: Advanced Topics in ISEM
Students then complete six hours in the Doctoral Research Seminar:
- ISEM 780 Doctoral Research SeminarI
- ISEM 781 Doctoral Research SeminarII
Students must also complete the dissertation process by taking 12 semester hours of ISEM 799 Doctoral Studies.
The ISEM Ph.D Courses at a Glance
You may apply online at http://www.HarrisburgU.edu/Apply. If you have not obtained an MS in ISEM from the University, you may wish to get that application by emailing Masters@HarrisburgU.edu. Students can send any questions and completed applications and all supporting documents materials to PHD@HarrisburgU.edu. Applications are not considered complete and are not evaluated unless all documents are present. International students may find answers to non-admissions related questions at http://global.harrisburgu.edu/iso/.