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 2017

CASP Solutions for Planning in Hybrid Domains, Marcello Balduccini

Constraint Answer Set Solver EZCSP and Why Integration Schemas Matter, Marcello Balduccini

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Palm to Palm: Moving Forward, Neil Desnoyers

Ethics & Big Data, Richard Thomas Herschel and Virginia M. Miori

Submissions from 2016

Palm to Palm: Where Do We Go From Here?, Neil Desnoyers

Review of Predictive Analytics, Data Mining and Big Data: Myths, Misconceptions and Methods, by Steven Finlay, Neil Desnoyers

Submissions from 2015

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Palm to Palm: Sustainable Development in Sierra Leone and the Impact of the Ebola Outbreak, Neil T. Desnoyers

Submissions from 2014

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Ethical Decision-Making under Total Quality Management (TQM), Neil T. Desnoyers

Personal Financial Aggregation and Social Media Mining: A New Framework for Actionable Financial Business Intelligence (AFBI), Vipul K. Gupta

Submissions from 2012

A Multiple Criteria Model to Creating Teams, Kevin J. Boyle

Organizational Applications of Business Intelligence Management: Emerging Trends, Richard Thomas Herschel

Replacing the Annual Budget with Business Intelligence Driver-Based Forecasts, Richard Thomas Herschel

A Dynamic Programming Approach to the Stochastic Truckload Routing Problem, Virginia M. Miori

Clustering Analyses to Understand Student Motivations and Ethical Approaches to Academic Ethics with Recommendations for Curricular Change, Virginia M. Miori

Optimization of Medical Services: The Supply Chain and Ethical Implications, Virginia M. Miori

Analyzing the Effectiveness of Pharmaceutical Marketing Using Business Intelligence Methods, John C. Yi

Submissions from 2011

Percentage Forecasting Error: A New Forecasting Performance Measure – How Accurate is It?, Kevin J. Boyle

Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, vol. 8., Ronald K. Klimberg

Benchmarking the Operating Efficiency of U.S. Airlines Using DEA, Rashmi Malhotra

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Analyze Indian Commercial Banks, Rashmi Malhotra

An Exploratory Analysis of the Relationship Between Organizational and Institutional Factors Shaping the Assimilation of Vertical Standards, Ruben A. Mendoza

Conditions Favouring the Introduction of Positive Switching Costs for Adopters of Abstract Compatibility Standards, Ruben A. Mendoza

Online Privacy Concerns Associated with Cookies, Flash Cookies, and Web Beacons, Ruben A. Mendoza

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

Gender Differences in Academic Ethics with Recommendations for Curricular Change, Virginia M. Miori

Simulation to Forecast the Impact of Electronic Medical Records and Inventory (Patient) Postponement in Developing Efficient Heath Care Supply Chains, Virginia M. Miori

Using Business Intelligence in College Admissions: A Strategic Approach, John C. Yi

Submissions from 2010

Lists & More Lists: Making Sense Of Corporate Reputations, Kathleen T. Campbell

Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Vol. 7, Ronald K. Klimberg

Assessing The Ethics of Implementing Performance Appraisal Systems, Ronald K. Klimberg

Business Plus Intelligence Plus Technology Equals Business Intelligence, Ronald K. Klimberg

Special Issue on Closing the Gap: Academic and Industry Collaborations in Business Intelligence, Ronald K. Klimberg

The 2002 PHRMA Code And Pharmaceutical Marketing: Did Anybody Bother To Ask The Reps?, Ronald K. Klimberg

The Supply Chain in Manufacturing, Distribution, and Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Applications, Ronald K. Klimberg

What is Business Intelligence?, Ronald K. Klimberg

What is Business Intelligence: is This Deja Vu?, Ronald K. Klimberg

A DEA Based Multidimensional Framework For Analyzing Emerging Markets,, Rashmi Malhotra

Benchmarking Large U.S. Retailers Using A Data Envelopment Analysis Model, Rashmi Malhotra

Benchmarking Large US Retailers using Data Envelopment Analysis., Rashmi Malhotra

Business Plus Intelligence Plus Technology Equals Business Intelligence, Rashmi Malhotra

Decision Support Systems For Evaluating Loan Applications Using Data Envelopment Analysis And Neuro_Fuzzy Systems., Rashmi Malhotra

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Analyze the U.S. Apparel and Accessories Industry., Rashmi Malhotra

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Rate Bonds, Rashmi Malhotra

Business Intelligence 2.0: The Extensible Markup Language as Strategic Enabler, Ruben A. Mendoza

Drivers of Organizational Participation in XML-Based Industry Standardization Efforts, Ruben A. Mendoza

Switching Costs and Abstract Compatibility Standards: Are Vertical Standards as Vulnerable as Physical Products?, Ruben A. Mendoza

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

Business Plus Intelligence Plus Technology Equals Business Intelligence, Virginia M. Miori

What is Business Intelligence (BI): Is This Déjà Vu?, Virginia M. Miori

Business Plus Intelligence Plus Technology Equals Business Intelligence, Ira Yermish

Submissions from 2009

Inventory Optimization of Small Business Supply Chains with Stochastic Demand, Kathleen T. Campbell

Approaches to Electronic Health Record Implementation, Vipul K. Gupta

Cultural Issues and Information Security Management, Vipul K. Gupta

Pharmaceutical Marketing Within Today's Social Media Culture, Opportunity or Nightmare?, Vipul K. Gupta

A Business Intelligence Report is a “Thesis” that Requires Effective Writing, Richard Thomas Herschel

Business Intelligence and Decision-Making Issues, Richard Thomas Herschel

Business Intelligence and Video Content, Part 2 Managing Video Content, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Management in Business Intelligence, Richard Thomas Herschel

Knowledge Transfer: Revisiting Video, Richard Thomas Herschel

Video Issues for Knowledge Management, Richard Thomas Herschel

Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Vol 6, Ronald K. Klimberg

Business Plus Intelligence Plus Technology Equals Business Intelligence, Ronald K. Klimberg

Teaching Data Mining on Campus and Online: Opportunities and Challenges, Ronald K. Klimberg

A Comparative Benchmarking Analysis of The U.S. Apparel And Accessories Industry., Rashmi Malhotra

Analysing Financial Services Industry Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Rashmi Malhotra

Analyzing The U.S. Apparel And Accessories Industry Using Data Envelopment Analysis., Rashmi Malhotra

Comparative Benchmarking Analysis Of The U.S. Apparel And Accessories Industry., Rashmi Malhotra

Evaluating The Efficiency of European Union Integration, Rashmi Malhotra

Illustrating Meta-Modeling Knowledge Management Layered Enterprise Information Architecture through Mutual Fund Selector and Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Rashmi Malhotra

Illustrating Meta-Modeling Knowledge Management Layered Enterprise Information Architecture through Mutual Fund Selector and Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Systems., Rashmi Malhotra

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Analyze the Performance of North American Class I Freight Railroads, Rashmi Malhotra

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Analyze the Performance of North American Class I Freight Railroads, Rashmi Malhotra

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Analyze the Performance of North American Class I Freight Railroads, Rashmi Malhotra

A Cross-Industry Examination of Convener Roles in Industry-Specific Collaborative Standardization Efforts, Ruben A. Mendoza

Extensible Markup Language (XML): A Comparison of Vertical Standards, Ruben A. Mendoza

Econometric Count Data Forecasting and Data Mining (Cluster Analysis) Applied to Stochastic Demand in Truckload Routing, Virginia M. Miori

Evaluating Survival Likelihoods in Palliative Patients Using Multiple Criteria of Survival Rates and Quality of Life, Virginia M. Miori

Evaluating Survival Likelihoods in Palliative Patients Using Multiple Criteria of Survival Rates and Quality of Life, Virginia M. Miori

Knowledge Management in Business Intelligence, Ira Yermish

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