Information and Decision Sciences programs and research emphasize Information Systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Business Data Analytics. With a faculty comprising of world-class researchers and experienced industry professionals, we are committed to educating the next generation of business leaders in the cutting-edge technologies and processes that increasingly define successful businesses.
With new and regularly updated material, IDS courses reflect technology advancements and changing business needs, to address current areas where there is strong market demand for well-trained business professionals. But we aren't just about the technology - we look for, and develop creative problem solving strengths in our students, understanding of business process and operations, business issues in relation to technology and analytics, and encourage students to develop as effective team players, with; strong ethics, communications skills and a passion to excel. This program will make you a well-rounded, analytical thinker, and a valuable asset to industry.
Our curriculum integrates foundational knowledge at the business-technology interface, in information technology and applications, data analytics, operations and supply chain management with experiential learning and real world projects. Projects with industry partners are a required component for both our undergraduate and graduate programs. This is fostered by a faculty that is actively engaged with the Chicago area business community, and strong support from a range of industry sponsors.
Research is an integral part of what we do. IDS faculty are active in research on information management, technology and innovation, data and analytics, health informatics, risk management, business statistics and forecasting, e-business, supply chain management, mobile computing, and social media.