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.


Graduate School for Information Systems Programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report 2018


Undergraduate Information Systems Management Programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report 2018


Master's in Business Analytics Program in the US ranked by QS World University Ranking 2018

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.

MIS Major

Undergraduate MIS Major

Learn how to manage the digital assets of an organization and apply information technologies to solve business problems.

Business Analytics minor

Undergraduate Business Analytics Minor

Gain the skills to make data-driven decisions in the functional areas of business.

Masters in Business Analytics

Master's in Business Analytics

Turn data into business value with a high-demand combination of data science skills and business acumen.

Graduation Ceremony

MBA with Information Systems Specialization

Leverage information and communication technologies to lead businesses in the digital age.

Professor lecturing

PhD with Information and Decision Sciences Concentration

Learn intellectual frameworks and methodologies to analyze how information is managed and used to make business decisions for organizations.

IDSC faculty

Scholars & Researchers

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


Industry Partnerships

Access student talent, connect with department experts, and build your organization’s capabilities by partnering with us.

INFORMS Conference Awards

Awards at INFORMS

Department faculty, graduates, and students win multiple awards at INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology 2018.

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. 


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