The Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences (ITDS) is comprised of two academic disciplines, Information Systems and Management Science. Our mission is to educate students in business computer information systems and business analytics at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels while pursuing basic and applied research in these areas and serving the discipline, college, university, and the Dallas/Fort Worth business community.
Our department offers undergraduate and masters programs in the fields of information systems and business analytics. Both programs provide a sound business foundation, built on core business principals, effective communication, and leadership. Our information systems programs build on this foundation with courses that provide the technical, managerial, and design skills necessary for success in the ever-changing world of information technology. Our business analytics programs offer courses on data management and data modeling which prepare our graduates for a workplace seeking business professionals capable of enabling data-driven decision making. Both our BBA and MS in business analytics are STEM approved degree programs.
ITDS also offers Ph.D. programs in information systems, business information assurance, and management science. Our Ph.D. programs provide students with the key theoretical perspectives and methodological knowledge necessary to prepare graduates for careers in university education, research, or professional practice.
Our faculty consists of distinguished scholars that are committed to student success while conducting cutting edge business research. In addition to winning numerous awards for teaching excellence and curriculum development, our faculty help shape the future of the information systems and business analytics disciplines by serving in important leadership positions in the Association for Information Systems and the Southwest Decision Sciences Institute. The faculty’s award-winning research is featured in leading publications such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, Information System Research, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and Decision Sciences.