The Decision & Systems Sciences programs go beyond the tradition information systems major by focusing on technology related activities that enhance organizational transactions, sense making and decision making. DSS majors and business intelligence minors can work in the information systems field or any other discipline where strong technology and business intelligence skills are needed. Hence, the DSS programs are designed to equip the 21st century manager or analyst with the relevant skills to succeed in a technology driven, data intensive world.

Majors acquire general business skills plus knowledge and experience in programming, systems analysis & design, process analysis, database management, decision support systems, query and reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP), data mining, statistical analysis, quantitative analysis, forecasting, project management, competitive intelligence, knowledge management, business intelligence, supply chain, ERP, operations management, CRM, and telecommunications and enterprise security. Technology employed in the DSS curriculum includes Microsoft Office, Oracle, SAP, SPSS Clementine, and Visual Basic.

The business intelligence minor is designed to enhance the skill set of both business and arts & sciences majors so that they are fundamentally better equipped to succeed in a data-intensive world. Organizations typically gather information in order to assess their operating environment to conduct marketing research or customer relationship management, and to perform competitor analysis. Organizations accumulate business intelligence in order to gain sustainable competitive advantage and regard such intelligence as a valuable core competence.

Note: Content from earlier years is contained in Management & Information Systems

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Submissions from 2009

Knowledge Transfer: Revisiting Video, Ira Yermish

Using Regression and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to Forecast Bank Performance over Time, Ira Yermish

Commonalities and Differences between Service and Manufacturing Supply Chains: Combining Operations Management Studies with Supply Chain Management, John C. Yi

Cultural Influences On Young Adult Consumers' Attraction To Media Personalities: An Examination Of Americans And Koreans, John C. Yi

Submissions from 2008

A Multiple Criteria Approach to Creating Good Teams over TIme, Kevin J. Boyle

Lessons from YouTube.com and the Viral Marketing Phenomenon of Using the New Media, Vipul K. Gupta

Creating an Effective Business Intelligence Process, Richard Herschel

Business Intelligence and Video Content, Part 1 Liability, Richard Thomas Herschel

CKO, Richard Thomas Herschel

Exploring Ethics in Business Intelligence, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Transfer: Revisiting Video, Richard Thomas Herschel

Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Vol 5, Ronald K. Klimberg

Fundamentals of Forecasting Using Excel, Ronald K. Klimberg

Modeling Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Efficient Location/Allocation Decisions, Ronald K. Klimberg

Analyzing Financial Services Industry Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Rashmi Malhotra

Analyzing Financial Services Industry Using Data Envelopment Analysis., Rashmi Malhotra

Analyzing Financial Statements Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Rashmi Malhotra

Analyzing Financial Statements Using Data Envelopment Analysis., Rashmi Malhotra

Analyzing the Performance of the Pharmaceutical Firms Using Data Envelopment Analysis., Rashmi Malhotra

Developing the Enterprise Information Architecture Using Meta-Modeling Knowledge, Rashmi Malhotra

Developing the Enterprise Information Architecture Using Meta-Modeling Knowledge, Rashmi Malhotra

Developing the Enterprise Information Architecture Using Meta-Modeling Knowledge., Rashmi Malhotra

Financial Statement Analysis Using Data Envelopment Analysis., Rashmi Malhotra

Modeling Financial Services Industry Using Data Envelopment Methodology, Rashmi Malhotra

Modeling Financial Services Industry Using Data Envelopment Methodology, Rashmi Malhotra

A Multiple Objective Goal Programming Approach to Single-Line, Multi-Product Dairy Production Scheduling, Virginia M. Miori

A Multiple Objective Goal Programming Approach to Single-Line, Multi-Product Dairy Production Scheduling, Virginia M. Miori

Evaluation of Individual Contribution to Executive MBA Team Performance Using Analytic Hierarchy Process, Virginia M. Miori

Evaluation of Individual Contribution to Executive MBA Team Performance Using Analytic Hierarchy Process, Virginia M. Miori

Monte Carlo Simulation of Stochastic Transition Times in a Single-Line, Multi-Product Dairy for Projection of Safety Stock Levels, Virginia M. Miori

Monte Carlo Simulation of Stochastic Transition Times in a Single-Line, Multi-Product Dairy for Projection of Safety Stock Levels, Virginia M. Miori

The Demise of Silicon Graphics Explicated by a Structural Functionalist, Nicholas J. Robak

Knowledge-Based Approach To Improving Micromarketing Decisions In A Data-Challenged Environment, John C. Yi

Submissions from 2007

A Multiple Criteria Approach to Creating Good Teams Over TIme, Kevin J. Boyle

Search Engine Marketing for Small Businesses, Vipul K. Gupta

The Present and Future of Marketing: Where 'e' is Indistinguishable from the Old Channels, Vipul K. Gupta

A Multiple Criteria Approach to Creating Good Teams Over Time, Ronald K. Klimberg

A Multiple Criteria Approach to Creating Good Teams Over Time, Ronald K. Klimberg

A Segmented Forecasting Model for New Product Planning Model, Ronald K. Klimberg

Data Mining Methods and Applications (Discrete Mathematics & Its Applications), Ronald K. Klimberg

iPods in the Classroom: Assessing the Interest, Ronald K. Klimberg

iPods in the Classroom: Assessing the Interest, Ronald K. Klimberg

Evaluating the Impact of European Union On The Existing And Newly-Joining Nations Using Data Envelopment Analysis., Rashmi Malhotra

Using a Meta-Modeling Knowledge Management Layer--A New Approach to Designing the Enterprise Information Architecture, Rashmi Malhotra

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Rate Bonds. Co-authored with D.K. Malhotra & Phillip Russell., Rashmi Malhotra

Organizational Assimilation of Vertical Standards: An Integrated Model (Best Paper Nomination), Ruben A. Mendoza

Organizational Assimilation of Vertical Standards: An Integrated Model (Best Paper Nomination--Internet & The Digital Economy Track), Ruben A. Mendoza

A Multiple Objective Goal Programming Approach to the Truckload Routing Problem, Virginia M. Miori

A Multiple Objective Goal Programming Approach to the Truckload Routing Problem, Virginia M. Miori

Application of Triplet Notation and Dynamic Programming to Single-Line, Multi-Product Dairy Production Scheduling, Virginia M. Miori

Using GST to Analyze the Collapse of AOL, Nicholas J. Robak

A Multiple Criteria Approach to Good Teams over Time, Ira Yermish

Dynamic Balanced Team Formation Using Multiple Criteria Optimization for an Executive MBA Program, Ira Yermish

A study on buyer-supplier relationships in the outsourcing of chip manufacturing, John C. Yi

Submissions from 2006

Web Fortified Consumers and Word-of-Mouth Advertising, Vipul K. Gupta

Perceptions of Knowledge Management Journals, Richard Thomas Herschel

A Multi-Criteria Fixed Charge Problem: Location of Service Centers, Ronald K. Klimberg

A Multi-Objective Mathematical Programming Model for Audit Samples of Balances for Accounts Receivable, Ronald K. Klimberg

Applications of Management Science vol. 12, Ronald K. Klimberg

Improved Performance Evaluation of Comparable Units with Data Envelopment Analysis, Ronald K. Klimberg

Measuring Nursing Home Performance Using Multiple Objective Data Envelopment Analysis, Ronald K. Klimberg

Multiple Objective Data Envelopment Analysis with Variable Returns to Scale, Ronald K. Klimberg

Benchmarking Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Rashmi Malhotra

Benchmarking Using Data Envelopment Analysis - A Tutorial, Rashmi Malhotra

The Impact of Internet and E-Commerce on The Evolving Business Models In The Financial Services Industry, Rashmi Malhotra

Adoption of Vertical Standards, Ruben A. Mendoza

A Novel Approach to the Continuous Flow Truckload Routing Problem, Virginia M. Miori

Econometric Count Data Modeling Applied to Stochastic Demand in Truckload Routing, Virginia M. Miori

Econometric Count Data Modeling Applied to Stochastic Demand in Truckload Routing, Virginia M. Miori

Integration of Count Data Analysis in Dynamic Programming Approach for Stochastic Truckload Routing, Virginia M. Miori

Submissions from 2005

Consumer-Generated Media: Opportunities and Challenges, Vipul K. Gupta

Knowledge Management - Managing the Technology, Vipul K. Gupta

Chief Knowledge Officers, Richard Herschel

Chief Knowledge Officer., Richard Thomas Herschel

KM & Business Intelligence: The Importance of Integration, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence: The Importance of Integration, Richard Thomas Herschel

Benchmarking European Union Nations Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Rashmi Malhotra

Benchmarking Loans Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Rashmi Malhotra

Evaluating Performance of European Union Trading Bloc Using Data Envelopment Analysis., Rashmi Malhotra

Technology Triggers e-Financial Services Explosion., Rashmi Malhotra

The Evolving E-Commerce Models of the Financial Services Industry., Rashmi Malhotra

The Impact of Internet and E-Commerce on the Evolving Business Models of the Finance Industry in a Knowledge-Intensive Economy., Rashmi Malhotra

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate Loans, Rashmi Malhotra

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate Loans., Rashmi Malhotra

Adoption of Vertical Standards, Ruben A. Mendoza

A Dynamic Programming Approach to the Truckload Routing Problem Using a Triplet Formulation, Virginia M. Miori

A Novel Approach to the Continuous Flow Truckload Routing Problem, Virginia M. Miori

Submissions from 2004

E-Marketplaces and the Future of Supply Chain Management: Opportunities and Challenges, Vipul K. Gupta

eFinancial Services' Current and Future Perspective., Rashmi Malhotra

Extensible Business Reporting Language: The Future of E-commerce-driven Accounting., Rashmi Malhotra

The Electronic and Technical Revolution in the Financial Services Industry: The Developing Knowledge Sector, Rashmi Malhotra

The Enterprise Information Architecture Using Meta-Knowledge Management., Rashmi Malhotra

An Exploratory Study on Adoption of Complex Network Technologies: The Case of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Specification, Ruben A. Mendoza

A Hierarchical Optimization Approach to the Truckload Routing Problem, Virginia M. Miori

ERP Selection at AmBuildPro, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 2003

A Multidimensional Scaling Approach to Personal Web Usage in the Workplace, Patrick W. Devine

A Typology of Workplace Personal Web Usage Behaviors: A Multidimensional Scaling Approach, Patrick W. Devine

Dimensions Underlying Personal Web Usage: A Multidimensional Scaling Approach, Patrick W. Devine

Importance of Data in Decision-Making, Patrick W. Devine

A Framework for Global E-Business via Multilingual Websitest, Vipul K. Gupta