The Department of Management Sciences provides a variety of study areas across the spectrum of business analytics and information systems. Students learn to develop and manage information systems, apply process improvement techniques to supply chains, and solve business problems with quantitative analysis.
Our Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS) program provides two tracks of study for undergraduate students, while Ph.D. students work closely with our nationally recognized faculty. We specialize in the use of advanced computational and mathematical techniques to solve critical business problems. Our research and instruction specialties include operations management, information systems, and quantitative methods.
Faculty Position (All Levels)
Department of Management Sciences is recruiting for a tenure-track faculty position starting fall 2013. Areas of interest include but are not limited to analytics, optimization, machine learning, and statistics. Apply online.
Researchers Create Index That Identifies Good Samaritans
Research by Kang Zhao, assistant professor of management sciences, is highlighted in the MIT Technology Review. Kang and his colleagues studied 500,000 anonymized online posts, organized into 50,000 threaded disucssions that took place on the Cancer Survivors Network (sponsored by the American Cancer Society) between 2000 and 2010. They are studying whether users can significantly alter the emotional state of the originator of a posting. On the basis of users' emotional dynamics, the research derives an index to effectively identify influential users in this online community.
BTA Students Attend AITP-NCC
Twelve Tippie undergraduate students—Cody Kehl, Megan Moran, Caitlin Bruggeman, Renxuan Xiao, Karly Holland, Mallory Brandt, Ben Ransdell, Scot Alzheimer, Dalton Friedhoff, Alex Staroselsky, JT Sandbulte, Dan Senter—participated in this year's Association of Information Technology's annual National Collegiate Conference (AITP-NCC), April 4-6, 2013, in St. Louis, Mo. More than 500 students competed in 12 technical competitions at the conference.
Six of the 12 Tippie students received recognition. Dan Senter and J.T. Sandbulte's team received Honorable Mention in the Network Design Competition; and two teams in the Business Analytics Competition also received Honorable Mention—Karly Holland and Renxuan Xiao, and Caitlin Bruggeman and Dalton Friedhoff. All four students are currently enrolled in the new Business Intelligence course, which is part of the new Business Analytics and Information Systems major to start this fall.
In addition, Yvonne Galusha, lecturer in management sciences department and faculty advisor for the Business Technology Association student organization, received a trophy and Samsung Galaxy tablet for receiving the highest faculty score on the Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) certification exams, which she took "cold" at the conference. Galusha took the exams, so she could better advise students about the tests.
All attendees accomplished a good showing for Tippie.
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