Interdisciplinary Studies

Businesses in today’s globally competitive and rapidly changing technological environment are increasingly resorting to multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving. The Fox School is leading a growing trend in business schools towards interdisciplinary research with its Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) concentration. Outstanding students seeking in-depth preparation spanning multiple functional areas of business or who have expectations for breadth beyond the established programs of study may be interested in the IDS concentration.  The faculty members within the IDS program are internationally recognized coming from multiple backgrounds in accounting, finance, international business, information systems, marketing, neuroscience, statistics, and strategic management.

Because Interdisciplinary Studies students orient themselves between departments, student identification of a primary mentor is of paramount importance. The mentor’s role is to ensure desirable student development as measured by paper presentations at top conferences, publication in relevant academic journals and, ultimately, placements in research universities. Students from the IDS concentration typically seek mentorship from the most prestigious researchers in the Fox School, and, accordingly, are typically of the highest caliber among our accepted applicant pool.

For more information please consult the program’s promotional materials.

Financial Aid

All students admitted to this program are considered for full financial support for up to five years. Funding typically comes in the form of research or teaching assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend. The funding is renewable every year, subject to adequate progress and annual evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple University’s prestigious university fellowships.

Concentration Advisor: Angelika Dimoka

Title: Associate Professor of Management Informaton Systems

Research Interests: Decision Neuroscience and Functional Neuroimaging, Quantitative Analysis of Decision Making

Office: Alter Hall 510


Ronald Anderson

Title: Professor & Chair in Finance

Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance

Office: Alter Hall 420


Dr. Rajiv Banker

Title: Professor & Merves Chair in Accounting

Research Interests: Planning and Control Systems

Office: Alter Hall 461


Dr. Sudipta Basu

Title: Associate Professor and Merves Research Fellow in Accounting

Research Interests: Earnings Forecasts, Origins of Accounting, and Effects of Conservatism

Office: Alter Hall 455


J. Jay Choi

Title: Professor

Research Interests: Global Corporate Governance and Finance, Strategic and financial Issues, Corporate Restructuring and Risk

Office: Alter Hall 417


Nathan Fong

Title: Assistant Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: Sales Taxes Effects, Price Sensitivity, Targeted Marketing Communications

Office: Alter Hall 517


Xueming Luo

Title: Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: Mobile Commerce Strategies, Uster-Technology Interfact, Organizational Strategies

Office: Alter Hall 511


Susan Mudambi

Title: Associate Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: Marketing Strategy, Technology in Marketing and International Business, Constomer and Supplier Relationship Strategies

Office: Alter Hall 524


Ram Mudambi

Title: Professor of Strategic Management

Research Interests: Emerging Market Catch Up Processes, Renewable Energy Industries, Multinational Corporations

Office: Alter Hall 549


Lalitha Naveen

Title: Associate Professor of Finance

Research Interests: Empirical Corporate Finance

Office: Alter Hall 418


Paul Pavlou

Title: Professor of Management Information Systems and Stauffer Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests: Digital Business Strategies

Office: Alter Hall 334


Crystal Reeck

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: Alter Hall 516

Oleg Rytchkov

Title: Assistant Professor of Finance

Research Interests: Theoretical and Empirical Asset Pricing, Capital Markets, Financial Econometrics

Office: Alter Hall 423


Sunil Wattal

Title: Assistant Professor of Management Informaton Systems

Research Interests: Economics of Information Systems; Technology Adoption, Privacy and Software Security; Internet Marketing

Office: Speakman Hall 201


Vinod Venkatraman

Title: Assistant Professor of Marketing

Research Interests: Effect of Decision Variables, State Variables, Decision-Making Strategies

Office: Alter Hall 526


Yaeeun Kim

Yaeeun Kim


Yaeeun Kim is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Studies in the Fox School of Business at Temple University with a concentration in Marketing. She is a member of the Center for Neural Decision Making (CNDM) at the Fox School of Business. Yaeeun is interested in studying the underlying the neural mechanisms of consumer decision-making by using multi-methodological techniques involving EEG and fMRI.

Prior to joining the PhD program at the Fox School of Business, Yaeeun earned her BA and MS in Management Science and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Yaeeun's previous research regarding the effect of dissatisfying purchase in two-sided market on post-purchase behavior has been presented at the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) annual conference.

Yaeeun has working experience in the area of neuromarketing research using multichannel EEG/ERP measurement and analysis.

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Eunbin Whang

Eunbin Whang


Eunbin Whang received her MS degree in Accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago and Bachelor’s in Economics from Northwestern University. She has three years of work experience in corporate accounting for a Chicago-based private firm. Her research interests are in behavioral accounting and managerial accounting.

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Sang Suk Yoon

Sang Suk Yoon


SangSuk Yoon is a Ph.D. student in the Marketing Department at the Fox School of Business of Temple University and is working at the Center for Neural Decision Making. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology from Pusan National University in South Korea. He has been working on research exploring people’s cognitive traits and the processes underlying judgment and decision-making. Before joining the Marketing Ph.D. program, he participated in the government-funded Individual Difference of Information Processing project. Sangsuk’s research interests include the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in judgment and decision making. His current projects examine inherent preference and preference construction that results from the anchoring effect phenomenon as well as the cognitive processes underlying unconscious thought effect.

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