Comparative study of PhD programs of information technology management at the world top rank universities

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof., Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student in Information Technology Management, Faculty of Management University of Tehran, Iran


The purpose of this paper is a comparative study of information technology management PhD programmes at the world top universities. So, the top five rankings of universities were identified. Then the top universities in the world generally and information systems/information technology field were identified too. 19 related fields were investigated. The titles of the courses of them were documented and examined. Subsequently, courses were classified according to their most frequently that include the methodology of research in information systems, data management, technical foundations of information systems, information systems development, seminar on information systems, information systems economics, information systems strategy and governance, social aspects of information systems and organization and management. Next, the proposed courses compared with courses of the programme in Iranian universities.


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