PhD in Information Systems


The doctoral program in Information Systems supports doctoral students in developing their ability to complete an independent scientific study and to add to the body of knowledge in research fields that are closely related to new technologies and digital innovation. Successful applicants must hold an MSc degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or an equivalent degree (with a minor in Information Systems / min. 30 ECTS). The Ph.D. in Information Systems opens the way for an academic career, and it also offers employment opportunities in consulting, large corporations, or public institutions. The Ph.D. is also an excellent starting point for entrepreneurial activities.

Undertaking doctoral studies requires a strong personal commitment for three to five years. During the first phase, the doctoral candidate acquires methodological skills and domain-specific knowledge through a tailor-made course program (minimum 18 ECTS). The candidate also performs a critical reading exam and defends a thesis proposal within the first two years. The second phase is dedicated to research projects, and the candidate prepares submissions to international conferences and journals in Information Systems and Computer Science. Candidates complete their Ph.D. with the defense of their dissertation.

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Doctoral Program in Information Systems
University of Lausanne
HEC Lausanne
Internef 234
Quartier de Dorigny
CH-1015 Lausanne
+41 21 692 35 80


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