PhD Courses

BUS 751 – Research Seminar in Information Systems II (Economics of Information Systems)
This is a required course for IS PhD students. Next offering: Spring 2011

The course introduces students to seminal papers in the area of economics of information systems where the underlying theme is the application of economic theories to management. Through analytical models and empirical analyses, this course covers many topical areas including pricing and price-dispersion in electronic markets, pricing of information & digital products, and the emergence of privacy as an economic concept.  Much time is devoted to understanding the research process and the analytical/empirical rigor that provides credence to any research finding.

Prof. Chellappa has also taught a number of other courses in different programsat the Marshall School of Business, USC.  At the MBA level, these courses covered managerial and strategic aspects of information technology and at the undergraduate level, the courses were largely technical.

He has also taught in the Executive MBA program and has delivered live and packaged video lectures for industry executives on e-Business strategies.   At USC, he has also designed and taught courses in the Masters in Medical Management program for healthcare professionals.