Information & Decision Sciences Academic Programs
Undergraduate MIS Major and Minor
Learn how to manage the digital assets of an organization and apply information technologies to solve business problems.
Carlson School students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) degree may select a major or a minor in Management Information Systems (MIS). The MIS curriculum prepares students to conceptualize, analyze, and develop leading-edge information systems that support business processes and management decision-making.
Undergraduate Business Analytics Minor
Gain the skills to make data-driven decisions in the functional areas of business.
Demand has never been greater for professionals who understand the power of analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and related techniques. Soon, analytics will be an expected core competency. The analytics curriculum prepares students to succeed in a data-driven world.
MS in Business Analytics
Turn data into business value with a high-demand combination of data science skills and business acumen.
The Carlson School's Master's in Business Analytics (MSBA) program prepares professionals to harvest, process, and analyze data to extract important insights. The MSBA curriculum integrates fundamental business knowledge with analytical training and data science techniques. Students apply what they learn to experiential learning projects for real client companies, making graduates very attractive job candidates.
Master of Applied Business Analytics
Become an analytics-savvy business leader.
Designed especially for working professionals, the Carlson School’s Master of Applied Business Analytics program teaches students the skills and techniques needed to practice data-driven business decision making. The program's flexible format includes online and evening classes.
MBA with Information Systems Specialization
An MBA with specialization in information systems prepares students to lead businesses in the digital age. Information technologies have profound and often disruptive impact on business and society. Students who choose this specialization learn to leverage IT and integrated data for business success. The curriculum addresses important compliance and security issues related to heavy integration of IT with financial and accounting processes. Graduates of this program specialization innovate growth and differentiation opportunities based on data-driven business intelligence, emerging technologies, and IT-enabled business processes.
PhD with Information and Decision Sciences Concentration
The Carlson School's PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Information and Decision Sciences is one of the world's top-rated research programs in information systems. Students learn intellectual frameworks and methodologies for analyzing how information is managed to make the best business decisions for organizations.