Information Technologies (IT) does frontier research on the economic, business and organizational implications of digital technologies. PhD Program participants are expected to acquire a solid grasp of underlying information technologies and principles of information theory, along with their organizational and economic implications. Students and faculty address research questions raised by the emerging digital economy, the transformation of organizations and markets, and opportunities for new business models.
IT is inherently multi-disciplinary. Study in this area utilizes faculty with backgrounds in economics, management science, computer science, organizational behavior and psychology. The MIT Center for Digital Business, the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and the MIT Center for Information Systems research are among the resources available to students to conduct innovative IT research in a wide variety of areas.