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Management Information Systems Research Center

The University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management has been at the forefront of management information systems (MIS) for more than 50 years. Founded in 1968, the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) has been an important part of the university's contribution to the field, and is one of the reasons why the school is often called a "birthplace of MIS."

Today, the MISRC and the Information & Decision Sciences department continue this tradition of scholarship and research, with the support of industry partners.

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MIS at the Carlson School


in the world for publications in top information systems journals, AIS Research Rankings 2017-2019


M.S. in Business Analytics in the U.S., QS World University Ranking 2020


management information systems specialty, U.S. News and World Report 2021

MIS Case Teams Succeed in International Competitions

The Carlson School’s Management Information Systems (MIS) case teams excelled in competitions in Budapest, Hungary, and Vancouver, Canada, during the Spring 2024 semester.



Become a Partner

Companies that partner with the MIS Research Center enjoy unique benefits:

  • Recruit top talent from the Carlson School’s undergraduate and graduate programs in MIS and business analytics
  • Connect with faculty scholars conducting cutting-edge research, and access a global network of expertise
  • Add analytics bandwidth and enjoy a 15% discount on consulting projects in the Carlson Analytics Lab*
  • Develop your team with a 15% discount on Executive Education courses

* subject to availability

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MIS 50th Anniversary

Birthplace of MIS

The University of Minnesota and the Carlson School have been at the forefront of the management information systems field since 1968.


MISRC Launches Effort to Collect COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project

The Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) and the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) at the Carlson School of Management have launched a "COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project" on March 26th to consistently track and report daily hospitalizations from all the 50 states of the United States. 

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds across the US, one of the greatest barriers we are encountering is the absence of credible and consistent data. Currently, the only reliable daily data point available from all 50 states is the number of deaths and tests. While important, these metrics do not provide an adequate lens into the impact of the crisis on our healthcare infrastructure. Tracking daily hospitalization data is a major step forward in quantifying the current impact on local hospital systems, modeling and forecasting future utilization needs, and tracking the rate of change in the disease severity. We made a call to action in Health Affairs and have been in contact with various state agencies to collect this type of data. A University press release on this project can be found here.

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Contact us to learn more about research and partnership opportunities:

Soumya Sen | Director of Research | (612) 626-4327 | ssen@umn.edu

Kevin Kuhn | Director of Outreach | kkuhn@umn.edu

An outreach initiative of the Carlson School's Information & Decision Sciences Department