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 1997

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

Evaluating Consumer Loan Applications Using Artificial Neural Fuzzy Systems, Rashmi Malhotra

Intelligent Stimulation Code Generator- A Relational Database Management Approach, Rashmi Malhotra

PCTS--An Object-Oriented Personal Computer Trouble Shooting System, Rashmi Malhotra

Using Gradient Descent with Adaptive Learning Approach to Analyze Credit Risk, Rashmi Malhotra

Collaborative Teaching of Research Methods in Executive Education, Harold F. Rahmlow

Collaborative Teaching of Research Methods in Executive Education, Harold F. Rahmlow

Evolving Organizational Growth Through Information Technology, Ira Yermish

The Tyranny of Layers, Another Pending Crisis in Information Systems Management, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 1996

A Consortium Sponsored Knowledge-Based System for Managerial Decision Making in Industrial Construction, Vipul K. Gupta

A Fuzzy Expert System for Managerial Decision Making in Industrial Construction, Vipul K. Gupta

Best of Reengineering Share Group in Houston, Vipul K. Gupta

Global Excellence in Management Systems (GEMS): A Diamond Offshore Drilling Case, Vipul K. Gupta

Kohonen's LVQ Neural Network: A Construction Modularization Application, Vipul K. Gupta

Organizational Communication: Empowerment in a Technological Society, Richard Thomas Herschel

Organizational Communication: Empowerment in a Technological Society., Richard Thomas Herschel

Using Groupware to Support Executive Information Systems Development, Richard Thomas Herschel

Matching Competitive Priorities and Managerial Styles: A Conceptual Framework and an Empirical Examination (Leadership), Ravi Kathuria

Multiple Objective Data Envelopment Analysis (MODEA): A New Approach to Measuring Overall Performance and GRADS: A New Graphical Display System for Supporting Multiobjective Decision Making, Ronald K. Klimberg

An Intelligent Simulation Code Generator--A Relational Database Management Approach, Rashmi Malhotra

An Object-Oriented Backpropagation Neural Network Simulator for Predicting Default Risk in Consumer Lending, Rashmi Malhotra

Attaining Simulation Task Independence Using a Combination of Databases and Onject Orientation: A New Approach to Simulation Environment, Rashmi Malhotra

Intelligent Simulation Code Generator--A Relational Database Management Approach, Rashmi Malhotra

Tom, Dick and Harry: The Case of Tax-sheltered 403B-7 Contributions, Harold F. Rahmlow

Evolving Organizational Growth Through Information Technology: A Case Study of SEIU Local 36 Benefits Office, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 1995

Development of a Neural Network Model and a Fuzzy Expert System: Application to Managerial Decision-Making, Vipul K. Gupta

Total Constructability Management: A Process Oriented Framework, Vipul K. Gupta

MIS Journal Review Issues: A Survey with Editors and Contributing Authors, Richard Thomas Herschel

A Model for Risk-Based Dredging Decisions, Ronald K. Klimberg

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

An Integer Programming Model to Limit Hospital Selection in Studies with Repeated Sampling, Ronald K. Klimberg

Door-to-Door, Ronald K. Klimberg

Intelligent Simulation Code Generator: A Relational Database Management Approach (Object Oriented), Rashmi Malhotra

Journal of Education for Business, Harold F. Rahmlow

Submissions from 1994

Achieving World-Class Status Through Organizational Learning, Vipul K. Gupta

A Neural Network Driven Fuzzy System Approach to Decision-Making, Vipul K. Gupta

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

Development of a Knowledge-Based System for Cost and Schedule Estimation in Industrial Construction, Vipul K. Gupta

FUNN: A Fuzzy Neural Network Architecture Applied to Construction Modularization, Vipul K. Gupta

Integrating Total Cost Management, Benchmarking and Business Re-Engineering to Achieve Organizational Learning, Vipul K. Gupta

Total Cost Management: A New Approach, Vipul K. Gupta

An Analysis of Four Commonly Used Group Tasks for Gender Bias: A Research Note, Richard Thomas Herschel

Empowering Employees, Richard Thomas Herschel

Empowering Employees, Richard Thomas Herschel

Exploring Numerical Proportions in a Unique Context: The Group Support Systems Meeting Environment, Richard Thomas Herschel

Test of a Model Linking Cognitive Motivation, Assessment of Alternatives, Decision Quality, and Group Process Satisfaction, Richard Thomas Herschel

The Impact of Varying Gender Composition on Group Brainstorming Performance in a GSS Environment, Richard Thomas Herschel

Cases in Business Statistics, Ronald K. Klimberg

Development of a Reliability Based Dynamic Dredging Decision Model Part II: Extensions, Ronald K. Klimberg

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

Tools for Assessing and Communicating Risks to Risk Managers, Ronald K. Klimberg

Artificial Neural Systems in Commercial Lending, Rashmi Malhotra

Submissions from 1993

A Comparison of Decision Making Performances of Single and Multi-Layered Neural Networks, Vipul K. Gupta

A Neural Network Driven Fuzzy System Approach to Decision-Making, Vipul K. Gupta

A Neural Network Driven Fuzzy System Approach to Decision-Making, Vipul K. Gupta

Knowledge-Based Systems for Help-Desk Productivity, Vipul K. Gupta

Strategic Stimulation Modeling: A Case Study from Mining Industry, Vipul K. Gupta

Value Engineering Applications in India, Vipul K. Gupta

Empowering Employees in Group Work: An Overview of Group Support Systems, Richard Thomas Herschel

Measuring the Relationships of Task and Cognitive Style Factors and Their Effects on Individual Decision-Making Effectiveness Using Geographic Information System, Richard Thomas Herschel

A Two Objective DEA Model Approach to Measuring Physcian Efficiency and Effectiveness, Ronald K. Klimberg

Visualization is a Multiple Criteria Data, Ronald K. Klimberg

Predicting Credit Risk- A Neural Network Approach, Rashmi Malhotra

Submissions from 1992

A Dual Agenda for Teaching Creativity to Information System Students, Richard Thomas Herschel

Effects of Anonymous Interaction on Information Evaluation and Use During Group Decision Making Process in Group Support System Environments: Some Early Findings, Richard Thomas Herschel

Aggregate Planning Models for Field Services Operations: A Tool for Today's Environment, Ronald K. Klimberg

GRADS: A Grpahical Display System for Visualizing Multiple Criteria Solutions, Ronald K. Klimberg

Improving the Effectiveness of FDA Drug Inspection Programs, Ronald K. Klimberg

OM-92: Survey of the Traditional Research, Ronald K. Klimberg

Set Covering Models Applied to the Field Service Environment, Ronald K. Klimberg

Visualization of Multiple Criteria Data, Ronald K. Klimberg

A Comparison of Spreadsheet and Statistical Packages for Descriptive Statistics Analysis, Harold F. Rahmlow

A Comparison Spreadsheet and Statistical Packages for Descriptive Statistics Analysis, Harold F. Rahmlow

Submissions from 1991

An Analysis of the Performance of Groups of Varying Gender Composition in an Electronic Meeting System Environment, Richard Thomas Herschel

EMS in a Human Services Environment: Promising Opportunities, Richard Thomas Herschel

The Impact of Group Gender Composition on Group Performance in an Electronic Meeting Setting: A Study of Gender Composition, Richard Thomas Herschel

The Impact of Group Gender Compostition on Group Performance in an Electronic Meeting Setting: A Study of Gender Composition, Richard Thomas Herschel

Using Group Support Systems for Teaching, Richard Thomas Herschel

A Multiobjective Approach to Evaluating and Planning the Allocation of Inspection Resources, Ronald K. Klimberg

GRADS: A New Graphical Display System for Supporting Multiobjective Decision Making, Ronald K. Klimberg