Alok Gupta teaching

Information & Decision Sciences Department

Birthplace of Management Information Systems 

Recognized worldwide for pioneering the field, the Carlson School’s Information & Decision Sciences Department is consistently ranked among the best in the nation for management information systems education.


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


Master's in Business Analytics Program in the U.S., QS World University Ranking 2020


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

MIS Major Students Speaking with Eachother

Academic Programs

A world-class curriculum supports the core strategic, operational, and infrastructural capabilities of firms and markets. Graduates go on to careers in management, consulting, and technology — as well as academic leadership roles.

Information systems and business analytics are well integrated into the Carlson School's undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

IDSC faculty

Faculty Scholars

The Information & Decision Sciences faculty are leaders in the fields of management information systems and business analytics.


Industry Partners

Access student talent, connect with department experts, and build your organization’s capabilities by partnering with us. The Carlson School Information & Decision Sciences department offers a wide variety of engagement opportunities for businesses and individuals.

MIS 50th Anniversary

MIS 50th Anniversary

The University of Minnesota and the Carlson School have been at the forefront of the Management Information Systems field since 1968. In 2018 we celebrated our 50th anniversary.

Visit the MIS Research Center to learn more about the University of Minnesota's reputation as a "birthplace" of the discipline.

INFORMS Conference Awards

Award-winning Scholars

Department faculty, graduates, and students won multiple awards at the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology.