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


Submissions from 1988

The Evolution of a Management Information Systems Curriculum: A Case Study, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 1987

A Survey of the Elderly's View and Experiences Regarding Quack Medicines, Ronald K. Klimberg

Focusing an Advertising Campaign to Combat Medical Quackery, Ronald K. Klimberg

Inspectional Scheduling: A Two-Stage Decision Support System Using Multiple Objectives, Ronald K. Klimberg

Preparing I. S. Majors for Small Business Information Systems Support, Ira Yermish

The Networked Classroom, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 1986

A Survey of Asprin Use and Reye's Syndrome Awareness Among Parents, Ronald K. Klimberg

Consumer Attitudes Towards Direct Advertisements for Medicinal Drugs, Ronald K. Klimberg

It's Time to Fight Back Against Quackery, Ronald K. Klimberg

Miscomprehension Rates for Prescription Drug Advertisements, Ronald K. Klimberg

The Attitudes of Consumers Toward Direct Advertising of Prescription Drugs, Ronald K. Klimberg

Submissions from 1985

Response of Elderly Consumers to Prototypical Prescription Drug Advertisements, Ronald K. Klimberg

Warning Disclosure for Prescription Drugs, Ronald K. Klimberg

Submissions from 1983

Developing Innovative Consumer-Oriented Audio Programs, Harold F. Rahmlow

Submissions from 1979

Evaluating the Quality of Drugs and Manufacters' Performance, Ronald K. Klimberg

Submissions from 1975

A Citation Based Interactive Associative Information Retrevial System, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 1974

Performance-Based Education in an 'Open University' Environment, Harold F. Rahmlow

Performance Education in the Financial Sciences, Harold F. Rahmlow

Submissions from 1973

An Integrated Instructional System for Meeting Preparatory, In-Class Review, and Specialized Learning Experiences, Harold F. Rahmlow

When CAI Makes Sense, Use It, Harold F. Rahmlow

Submissions from 1970

An Empirical Investigation of Item Analysis in Criterion-Referenced Tests, Harold F. Rahmlow

An Application of Integer Programming to the Scheduling of Hands-On Computer Time, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 1969

Goofing Off with Objectives, Harold F. Rahmlow

Submissions from 1967

An Application of the Principles of Programmed Instruction in the Development of Instructional Systems, Harold F. Rahmlow