Decision Sciences

Data-driven decision expertise is critical for the survival and growth of modern enterprises. The Decision Sciences Department brings together faculty with special expertise in decision support systems, enterprise information systems, enterprise integration, management science, business statistics, operations/technology management, operations research, and manufacturing strategy. This department coordinates the options in Information Systems and Business Analytics and Entrepreneurial Studies.

The department is composed of the four disciplines: information systems, management science, operations management, and statistics. As each discipline is critical to management education, the faculty seek to infuse their expertise and endeavors with the broad mission and specific goals of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. The three specific objectives of the Decision Sciences Department are:

  • To transmit, through excellent teaching, basic and advanced education in the Department's four academic disciplines.
  • To distinguish the University by making and disseminating significant research in the individual fields.
  • To serve regional, national and international businesses, professional organizations, and government agencies.

Through programs which provide the opportunity for students to concentrate in one of these disciplines, the Department strengthens its mission by providing: advanced education; dissemination of faculty research activities; and targeted services to regional, national and international businesses and organizations.