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 2002

How Cognitive Style Impacts Decision-Making Effectiveness, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Warehouse: An Architectural Integration of Knowledge Management, Decision Support, Artificial Inteligence and Data Warehousing, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Warehouse: An Intelligent Analysis Platform for Enhancing Management Decision Process, Richard Thomas Herschel

A Framework for Evaluating E-Commerce Efficiency: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach, Ronald K. Klimberg

Forecasting Practices of MBAs, Ronald K. Klimberg

Bar Codes for Financial Information? Introducing XBRL, Rashmi Malhotra

Evaluating Consumer Loans Using Neural Networks, Rashmi Malhotra

Evaluating Consumer Loans Using Neural Networks.', Rashmi Malhotra

Mutual Fund Ratings Analysis Using Artificially Intelligent Models, Rashmi Malhotra

Mutual Funds Ratings Analysis Using Artificially Intelligent Models, Rashmi Malhotra

Predicting Mutual Fund Ratings Using Neural Network Models, Rashmi Malhotra

Predicting Mutual Fund Ratings Using Neural Network Models, Rashmi Malhotra

Electronic Commerce and Technology Standards: The Extensible Markup Language and the Electronic Markets Hypothesis, Ruben A. Mendoza

Knowledge Transfer in IS Education: A Project-Based Pedagogical Approach to Bridging the Applicability Gap, Ruben A. Mendoza

The Hartford: Doing Business in the 21st Century, Ruben A. Mendoza

Automatic Coin Changer Company, Harold F. Rahmlow

Automatic Coin Changer Company, Harold F. Rahmlow

EMBA One Year ' Two Year, Harold F. Rahmlow

EMBA One Year-Two Year, Harold F. Rahmlow

Forecasting Practices of MBA's, Harold F. Rahmlow

Information and Communication Technology: Gender Issues Developing in Nations, Ira Yermish

Information and Communication Technology: Gender Issues in Developing Nations, Ira Yermish

SEIU Local 36 Benefits Office: The Y2K Crisis Aftermath, Ira Yermish

Turning E-Commerce Theory into Action in Ireland, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 2001

Customer Loyalty to an Online Store: The Meaning of Online Service Quality, Patrick W. Devine

A Fuzzy Expert System for Small Business Loan Application Processing, Vipul K. Gupta

A Model for Designing Adaptive E-Commerce Sites, Vipul K. Gupta

A Model for Incorporating Client and Server-side System Design Tools in E-commerce Courses, Vipul K. Gupta

Brokerage of Human Expertise: An Overview of the Expert Websites on the Internet, Vipul K. Gupta

Overview of Content Management Approaches and Strategies, Vipul K. Gupta

Overview of Content Management Approaches and Strategies, Vipul K. Gupta

Technological Innovations: A Framework For Communicating Diffusion Effects, Vipul K. Gupta

Chief Knowledge Officers: Managing Knowledge for Organizational Effectiveness, Richard Thomas Herschel

Chief Knowledge Ofiicers: Managing Knowledge for Organizational Effectiveness, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Management Issues for Smaller Business, Richard Thomas Herschel

Tacit to Explicit Knowledge Conversion: Knowledge Exchange Protocols, Richard Thomas Herschel

Changing Business Models Through Adoption of Entrepreneurism: A Response to Internet Challenges and Opportunities by Existing Brick and Mortar Firms, Ravi Kathuria

Competitive Priorities of Managers: A Comparative Study of the U.S. and India, Ravi Kathuria

Exploring Strategic Management Framework or Should We Keep the Gun?, Ravi Kathuria

Globalization of Services: Do Service Characteristics Impact the Globalization Process?, Ravi Kathuria

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

Beyond the Balanced Scorecard, Ronald K. Klimberg

Beyond the Balanced Scorecard, Ronald K. Klimberg

Differentiating Between Good Credits and Bad Credits Using Neuro-Fuzzy Systems, Rashmi Malhotra

Evaluating Consumer Loans Using Neural Networks, Rashmi Malhotra

Evaluating Consumer Loans Using Neural Networks.', Rashmi Malhotra

The New Enterprise Information Architecture - An Integrated Approach in the Era of Electronic Commerce, Rashmi Malhotra

The New Enterprise Information Architecture--An Integrated Approach in the Era of Electronic Commerce, Rashmi Malhotra

A Multiple Criteria Approach to Creating Good Teams, Harold F. Rahmlow

A Multiple Criteria Approach to Creating Good Teams, Harold F. Rahmlow

A Survey of Today's Forecasting Practices, Harold F. Rahmlow

A Survey of Today's Forecasting Practices, Harold F. Rahmlow

Mars Electronic International VAT Study, Harold F. Rahmlow

Putting Small Water Systems on the Same Playing Fields as Large Water Systems: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis, Harold F. Rahmlow

Canon Financial Services, Inc.: The Systems and Methods Committee, Ira Yermish

Taming the Celtic Tiger in E-Business: A Strategic Consulting Approach, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 2000

A Framework for Collaboration Technologies, Vipul K. Gupta

An Intelligent Model for Online Student Advising, Vipul K. Gupta

Critical Success Factors in Enterprise Resource Planning, Vipul K. Gupta

eService: An Integrated Framework and Technology Overview, Vipul K. Gupta

How Knowledge Exchange Protocols Can Improve KM Performance, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge management and its impact on decision support: A knowledge management system architecture., Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Management: The role of the CKO, Richard Thomas Herschel

The Impact of Task and Cognitive Style on Decision-Making Effectiveness Using a Geographic Information System, Richard Thomas Herschel

Vendor Support for a Knowledge Warehouse Architecture, Richard Thomas Herschel

Aligning Work Force Management Practices With Competitive Priorities and Process Technology: A Conceptual Examination, Ravi Kathuria

Competitive Priorities and Managerial Performance: A Taxonomy, Ravi Kathuria

Globalization of Services: Do Service Characteristics Impact the Globalization Process?, Ravi Kathuria

Quality and Work Force Practices: The Managerial Performance Implication, Ravi Kathuria

A Multicriteria Approach to the Estimation of Origin-Destination Matrices from Traffiic Counts, Ronald K. Klimberg

A New Measure of Relative Forecast Error, Ronald K. Klimberg

Applications of Management Science vol. 10, Ronald K. Klimberg

Future Business Decision Making Methods and Two Innovative Approaches to Multiple Objective Visualization and Performance Measurement, Ronald K. Klimberg

Multiple Criteria Modeling for Determining Optimal Lot Sizes for Signal Kanban, Ronald K. Klimberg

Multiple Objective Linear Programming in EXCEL, Ronald K. Klimberg

Past, Present, and Future Business Decision Making Methods, Ronald K. Klimberg

Putting Small Water Systems on the Same Playing Field as Large Water Systems: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis, Ronald K. Klimberg

Ellipse - An Object-Oriented and Database-Coupled Expert System Development Environment, Rashmi Malhotra

Identifying Potential Loan Defaulters in the Credit Union Environment: A Comparative Analysis of Statistical and Neural Network Models, Rashmi Malhotra

Mutual Funds Selector­ An Intelligent Object-Oriented Decision Environment, Rashmi Malhotra

Mutual Funds Selector: An Intelligent Object-Oriented Decision Environment, Rashmi Malhotra

Mutual Funds Selector--An Intelligent Object-Oriented Decision Support Environment, Rashmi Malhotra

Object-Oriented Model Base--A Basic Block of Intelligent Decision Support System, Rashmi Malhotra

Object-Oriented Model Base: A Basic Building Block of an Intelligent Decision Support System, Rashmi Malhotra

Using Intelligent Decision Systems to Invest in Mutual Funds an Illustration, Rashmi Malhotra

Using Intelligent Decision Systems to Invest in Mutual Funds: an Illustration, Rashmi Malhotra

Putting Small Water Systems on the Same Playing Field as Large Water Systems: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis, Harold F. Rahmlow

A Case for Case Studies via Video Conferencing, Ira Yermish

The Digital Economy: A Golden Opportunity for Entrepreneurs?, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 1999

Introduction To Information Systems Labs: Perceived Skill, Patrick W. Devine

A Fuzzy Expert System for Small Business Loan Application Processing, Vipul K. Gupta

Genetic-Based Scheduling for a Two-Stage Flow Shop with Multiple Processors, Vipul K. Gupta

Knowledge-Based Simulation Model for Performance Analysis and Reliability of Computer Networks, Vipul K. Gupta

Scheduling of Nursing Staff Using Genetic Algorithms, Vipul K. Gupta

Validation and Verification of Fuzzy Expert Systems, Vipul K. Gupta

CKOs and Knowledge Management: Exploring Opportunities for Using Information Exchange Protocols, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Management and its Impact on Decision Support: A Knowlege Management System Architecture, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Management: The Role of CKO, Richard Thomas Herschel

A Decision-Aid for Aligning Competitive Priorities and Process Structures, Ravi Kathuria

A Decision-Aid for Aligning Competitive Priorities and Process Structures, Ravi Kathuria