Skip to Content
Purdue University is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our community. For the latest information and guidance on Purdue’s response to COVID-19 please visit:
Purdue Krannert School of Management logo

Faculty | MSBA

Mohammad Rahman

Associate Professor of Management

Professor Mohammad Saifur Rahman is an Associate Professor of Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He was named one of the World's Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets and Quants in 2017. His research primarily focuses on:

  • Digital Business
  • Big Data
  • Omni-channel Retailing
  • Technology Usage
  • Retail and Web Analytics
  • Consumer Behavior and Decision Making

Professor Rahman has published in major journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, and MIT Sloan Management Review. His papers have been accepted in several leading conferences, e.g., Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), and Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST). Also, his research has been supported by multiple major Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants.

The Krannert School of Management selected Professor Rahman as the recipient of the Jay N. Ross Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2015.

Prior to joining Krannert as a faculty in 2014, Professor Rahman was an Associate Professor at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. While at Haskayne, he received the Dean's Award for Outstanding New Scholar in 2010 and the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research Achievement in 2014. 

In 2013, Professor Rahman co-chaired the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) and, in 2014, served as the president of INFORMS eBusiness Society.  He is currently serving as an associate editor of Management Science and Information Systems Research (ISR) and served as the lead organizer for Krannert-Walmart Data Dive, what is believed to be the first data dive on a college campus, as well as the Dawn or Doom Data Dive in cooperation with Cisco.

Professor Rahman's teaching interests mainly lie in:

  • Data-Driven Decisions in Digital Business
  • Web Data Analytics
  • Digital Transformations and Markets
  • Data Management and Business Analytics

Professor Rahman has been recognized as a Krannert Outstanding and Distinguished Teacher at both undergraduate and master's levels (2015-present).  While teaching as a doctoral student in 2006 and 2007, he received the Certificate for Distinguished Teaching – the highest recognition at Krannert for excellence in teaching by a doctoral student.


Ph.D., Management Information Systems, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 2008
MBA, Management Information Systems, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 2004
BS, Computer Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 2002

Research & Area(s) of Expertise

Digital Business; Big Data; Omni-channel Retailing; Technology Usage; Retail and Web Analytics; Consumer Behavior and Decision Making