University of Alberta - School of Business

School of Business
3 - 23 Business Building
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2R6

Operations and Information Systems

Program Information
Faculty: School of Business
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Management Science, General
Description Students in the Operations and Information Systems (OIS) major train to become scholars in Operations Management (OM) and Management Information Systems (MIS). All students receive training in the fundamentals of both OM and MIS and in-depth training in at least one of these two disciplines. OM and MIS intersect in various ways. The fields share a focus on understanding and improving business processes. OM and MIS researchers often reside in the same university departments and belong to the same professional societies. The goal of the PhD in OIS is to train the student to perform and publish first-class research, in preparation for a career at a research-intensive university. OM is concerned with how to organize the production of goods and services by private firms and public sector entities. OM research addresses questions about how best to design, plan, and execute the tasks needed to produce a product or service. OM research has traditionally emphasized mathematical modelling, and in particular optimization, stochastic, and simulation models, but OM research also employs experiments, surveys, and analysis of secondary data. MIS is concerned with the collection, storage, and use of information within organizations. MIS research addresses questions about how technology and information shape and facilitate the work that is done in organizations. MIS research uses methodologies from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to the social sciences, mathematics, and computer science.
Website: Operations and Information Systems at University of Alberta - School of Business
Length: 4 Year(s)
Test Scores:
  • Graduate Management Admission Test

Applicants must have three letters of reference evaluating an applicant's capability for original research, as well as a statement of purpose identifying potential thesis supervisors and topics of research interest.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 16, 2015