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 1999

Aligning IT Applications with Manufacturing Strategy: An Intellignet Decision Support System Approach, Ravi Kathuria

Aligning Strategies and Managers at the Functional Level: An Empirical Analysis, Ravi Kathuria

Competitive Priorities: Recent Practices in India, Ravi Kathuria

Linking IT Applications with Manufacturing Strategy: An Intelligent Decision Support System, Ravi Kathuria

Manufacturing Priorities: Do General Managers and Manufacturing Managers Agree?, Ravi Kathuria

Manufacturing Priorities: Do General Managers and Manufacturing Managers Agree?, Ravi Kathuria

Misalignment of Managerial Priorities Affecting OM: Has It Changed?, Ravi Kathuria

Quality and Work Force Management: From Manufacturing Managers' Perspective, Ravi Kathuria

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

Selecting IT Applications in Manufacturing: A KBS Approach, Ravi Kathuria

Work Force Management Practices for Manufacturing Flexibility, Ravi Kathuria

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

A New Measure of Relative Forecast Error for Measuring the Accuracy of Forecasting the Hot-Beverage Sales, Ronald K. Klimberg

Experimental Evaluation of a Graphic Display System to Visualizing Multiple Criteria Solutions, Ronald K. Klimberg

Innovations in Teaching Business Research Methods in Executive Education, Ronald K. Klimberg

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

Recent Developments in Multidimensional Data Visualization, Ronald K. Klimberg

An Intelligent Employee Performance Appraisal Writer: An Illustration of Knowledge-Based Group Decision-Making, Rashmi Malhotra

An Intelligent Employee Performance Appraisal Writer: An Illustration of Knowledge-Based Group Decision-Making', Rashmi Malhotra

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

An Object-Oriented Model-Base: A Basic Building Block of Intelligent Decision Support Systems.', Rashmi Malhotra

Applying Object-Orientation & Databases to Design Expert System Development Environment: An Illustration.', Rashmi Malhotra

Applying Object-Orientation & Database to Deisgn Expert System Development Environment: An Illustration, Rashmi Malhotra

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

Differentiating Between Good Credits & Bad Credits Using Neuro-Fuzzy Systems.', Rashmi Malhotra

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

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

Fuzzy Systems and Neuro-Computing in Credit Approval, Rashmi Malhotra

Intelligent Data Mining Using Object-Oriented Paradigm, Rashmi Malhotra

Intelligent Data Mining Using Object-Oriented Paradigm, Rashmi Malhotra

A New Measure of Relative Forecast Error for Measuring the Accuracy of Forecasting Hot Beverage Sales, Harold F. Rahmlow

A New Measure of Relative Forecast Error for Measuring the Accuracy of Forecasting Hot-Beverage Sales, Harold F. Rahmlow

Innovations in Teaching Business Research Methods in Executive Education, Harold F. Rahmlow

Innovations in Teaching Business Research Methods in Executive Education, Harold F. Rahmlow

Mars Electronic International VAT Study, Harold F. Rahmlow

A Case for Case Studios via Video-Conferencing, Ira Yermish

A Case Study for Case Studies via Video-Conferencing, Ira Yermish

Internet Usage in the Work Environment: An Extension od the Technology Accepted Model, Ira Yermish

Internet Usage in the Work Environment: An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model, Ira Yermish

Internet Usage in the WOrk Environment: An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model, Ira Yermish

Internet Usage in the Work Environment: An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model, Ira Yermish

So you want to run and NFL football team...An honors interdisciplinary project, Ira Yermish

So You Want to Run an NFL Football Team: An Honors Interdisciplinary Project, Ira Yermish

So You Want to Run An NFL Football Team...An Honors Interdisciplinary Project, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 1998

Can the 'Virtual Classroom' Prepare MIS Majors for the Job Market?, Patrick W. Devine

A Comparison of Neural Networks And Econometric Discrete Dependent Variable Model to Forecast Occupational Attainment, Vipul K. Gupta

An Approach to Knowledge Management: The Contribution of Technical and Social Concepts, Vipul K. Gupta

Application of Hamming Neural Network to Cellular Manufacturing, Vipul K. Gupta

FRAXS: A Conceptual AI Tool for Software Risk Analysis, Vipul K. Gupta

Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process Model with Application to Plant Location Selection, Vipul K. Gupta

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

Leveraging Knowledge through Communities of Practice, Vipul K. Gupta

Competitive Priorities: Mutually Supportive or Potential Trade-offs? From Manufacturing Managers' Perspective, Ravi Kathuria

Does Quality Make a Difference?: Effective Work Force Management Practices for Quality Management, Ravi Kathuria

Managing for Flexibility: A Manufacturing Perspective, Ravi Kathuria

Managing for Flexibility: A Manufacturing Perspective, Ravi Kathuria

Performance Impact of the Fit between Manufacturing Priorities of General Managers and Manufacturing Managers, Ravi Kathuria

What Matters Most? How About the Alignment Between Manufacturing Priorities of General Managers and Manufacturing Managers, Ravi Kathuria

A Multiple Objective Approach to Data Envelopment Analysis, Ronald K. Klimberg

Comparing Practices of Surgical Specialties Using DEA & Multiple Objective DEA, Ronald K. Klimberg

Experimental Evaluation of a Graphical Display System to Visualizing Multiple Criteria Solutions, Ronald K. Klimberg

Forecasting Baked-Good Sales & A New Measure of Relative Forecast Error, Ronald K. Klimberg

Model-Based Health Decision Support Systems: Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Models for Health Systems Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking, Ronald K. Klimberg

Model-Based Health Decision Support Systems: Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Models for Health Systems Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking, Ronald K. Klimberg

New Tool to Assess and Communicate Risks to Risk Managers, Ronald K. Klimberg

A Multifold Comparison of Statistical and Neural Network Models to Analyze Consumer Loan Application, Rashmi Malhotra

A Multifold Comparison of Statistical and Neural Network Models to Evaluate Consumer Loan Application.', Rashmi Malhotra

Fuzzy Logic and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems: Artificial Intelligence Applications to Evaluate Consumer Loans.', Rashmi Malhotra

Fuzzy Logic and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems: Artificial Intelligence Application to Evaluate Consumer Loans, Rashmi Malhotra

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

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

Neural Fuzzy Systems: A Flexible Tool for Evaluating Consumer Loans, Rashmi Malhotra

Neural Fuzzy Systems: A Flexible Tool for Evaluating Consumer Loans, Rashmi Malhotra

PCTS- An Object-Oriented Diagnostic and Trouble Shooting System for Maintenance of Personal Computers, Rashmi Malhotra

An Approach to Knowledge Management: The Contribution of Technical and Social Concepts, Ira Yermish

An Approach to Knowledge Management: The Contribution of Technical and Social Concepts, Ira Yermish

An Approach to Management: The Contribution of Technical and Social Concepts, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 1997

Can Liberal Arts Colleges Adequately Prepare MIS Majors for the Job Market?, Patrick W. Devine

A Customer-Driven Quality Improvement and Management Project at the Diamond Offshore Drilling, Vipul K. Gupta

A Learning Vector Quantization Neural Network Model for the Classification of Industrial Construction Projects, Vipul K. Gupta

A Project Manager's Guide to the Resources on the Internet, Vipul K. Gupta

Cultural and Managerial Comparisons: An Analysis of the Use of the Email and WWW in Japan and the United States, Vipul K. Gupta

Houston Business Process Reengineering Share Group, Vipul K. Gupta

Managing Knowledge: A Community of Reengineering Practice in Houston, Vipul K. Gupta

Quest for Successful Business Process Reengineering: Research Propositions and Implications, Vipul K. Gupta

R.A.D.A.R.: A New Integrative Process for Validating Expert Systems, Vipul K. Gupta

Using the Value of Chain Model As A Method of Prioritizing a Green Reengineering Effort, Vipul K. Gupta

Ethical Implications of Technological Advances on Business Communication, Richard Thomas Herschel

Influence Allocation in Decision Groups: 'Leadware' to Facilitate Group Empowerment and Use of Knowledge, Richard Thomas Herschel

Understanding the Internet: The Revelance of Case Research, Richard Thomas Herschel

An Expert System that Links Manufacturing Systems to Strategy, Ravi Kathuria

Flexible Managers for Implementing Manufacturing Flexibility, Ravi Kathuria

Lasting Improvements in Manufacturing Performance: Validation of the New Theory, Ravi Kathuria

Linking IT Applications to Manufacturing Strategy: An Integrated Framework, Ravi Kathuria

Manufacturing Priorities: Do General Managers and Manufacturing Managers Agree?, Ravi Kathuria

Performance Impact of the Fit Between Manufacturing Priorities of General Managers and Manufacturing Managers, Ravi Kathuria

Aggregate Planning Models for Field Services Operations, Ronald K. Klimberg

A Gradient Descent Approach to Analyze Consumer Loan Applications, Rashmi Malhotra

Attaining Simulation Task Independence Using a Combination of Databases and Object-Oriented--A New Approach to Simulation Environment, Rashmi Malhotra

Combining AI Simulation, and Database as a Triplet--An Illustration, Rashmi Malhotra