The Information & Decision Sciences Department offers curriculum and programs for students pursuing undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees.
Undergraduate MIS Major and Minor
Carlson School students who are working toward the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) degree may select a major or a minor in Management Information Systems (MIS). The MIS major prepares Carlson School undergraduate students to conceptualize, analyze, develop, and deliver leading-edge information systems that support business processes and management decision-making.
MS in Business Analytics
The Carlson School's Master's in Business Analytics (MSBA) program prepares professionals to harvest, process, and analyze data to extract important insights. The program is taught by world-class faculty, pimarily from the Information & Decision Sciences department. 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. Full-time and part-time versions of the program are available.
MBA with Information Systems Specialization
An MBA with specialization in information systems prepares students to lead businesses in the digital age. Information and communication technologies have profound and often disruptive impact on business and society. Students who choose this specialization gain the skills to leverage IT and integrated data for business success. Additionally, the curriculum addresses important compliance and security issues related to heavy integration of IT with financial and accounting processes. Graduates of this program specialization are driven to innovate top-line 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.