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
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.
The Information & Decision Sciences faculty are leaders in the fields of management information systems and business analytics.
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
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.
Department faculty, graduates, and students won multiple awards at the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology.