Doctoral study in Information Systems

Why study with us?

  • We’re the highest ranked university in New Zealand for its global reputation amongst both academics and employers.
  • Our Business School is in the 1% of Business Schools worldwide to hold Triple Crown accreditation from the leading international bodies: AACSB International, EFMD-EQUIS and AMBA.
  • Typically, 75% of our business graduates are employed at the time of their graduation while a further 16% go on to postgraduate study.
  • Most innovative university in Australia and New Zealand, ranked 27th, in the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities ranking.

Research opportunities

Our department of Information Systems and Operations Management is supported by a large number of high-calibre and internationally-recognised researchers. Our research centres and groups are actively involved in supporting industry and government initiatives. 

We welcome research proposals in topics relating to our three key research specialisations: 

  • Information systems
  • Data communications, networking and security
  • Operations and supply chain management

Our people

Pursue your topic with us and benefit from exceptional standards of support and supervision from internationally recognised researchers.

Dr Fernando Beltrán: The economics of service competition in open-access Next-Generation platforms, the digital dividend, and the efficient sharing and allocation of radio spectrum

Associate Professor Cecil Eng Huang Chua: Social relationships in IT groups, project management, cultural use of IS (especially in China), database design and software design

Dr Lesley Gardner: Social media, e-learning innovation, hypermedia and heritage data handling

Associate Professor Lech Janczewski: The management of IS resources with a special emphasis on data security and information systems investments

Professor Michael Myers: Digital natives and ubiquitous information systems; how IT is transforming organisations and industries; qualitative research methods in information systems; social and organisational aspects of information systems; and success and failure of information systems

Dr Ami Peiris
: Decision support systems; recommender systems; big data and business intelligence, data mining, visualisation; design science research; online learning; system evaluation (including ERP and SCM)

Associate Professor Don Sheridan: Multimedia production and teaching technologies

Professor Ananth Srinivasan: Electronic commerce, service science, information modelling and technology enablement

Associate Professor David Sundaram: The design and implementation of adaptive systems that are flexible and evolvable and support informational, decisional, knowledge and collaboration needs of organisations

Associate Professor Arvind Tripathi: Online markets, social networks, supply chain management and open innovation

David White: The design of information systems, in particular the design of learning experiences based on datasets presented using Mixed Reality

Past research topics

Scholarships and awards

There are several scholarships you may be eligible for when you decide to pursue your doctoral studies in Information Systems.

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships

Barry Spicer and Owen G Glenn PhD Scholarship

Non-University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships

Contact us

Phone the University

  •  923 7186 (within Auckland)
  • 0800 61 62 63 (outside Auckland)
  • +64 9 373 7513 (overseas)

Email our student adviser

Eleanor Adeane-Nancarrow: e.adeane-nancarrow@auckland.ac.nz