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
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.
Undergraduate MIS Major
Learn how to manage the digital assets of an organization and apply information technologies to solve business problems.
Undergraduate Business Analytics Minor
Gain the skills to make data-driven decisions in the functional areas of business.
Master's in Business Analytics
Turn data into business value with a high-demand combination of data science skills and business acumen.
MBA with Information Systems Specialization
Leverage information and communication technologies to lead businesses in the digital age.
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.
Scholars & Researchers
The Information & Decision Sciences faculty are leaders in the fields of management information systems and business analytics.
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Awards at INFORMS
Department faculty, graduates, and students win multiple awards at INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology 2018.
MIS 50th Anniversary
The University of Minnesota and the Carlson School have been at the forefront of the Management Information Systems field since 1968.
The MISRC is currently seeking a post-doctoral research associate to help advance research in the interdisciplinary areas of computer science, information systems, and business analytics. Visit the University's career site and search for listing #328533 to learn more. (Current U of M employees should use this link instead.)