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: Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Department of Management Sciences is recruiting for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in business analytics starting in fall 2015. Areas of interest include but are not limited to data science, data mining, text/web/social media analytics, and data visualization. Apply online.
Ph.D. Students Win SBP Data Challenge
"The Origins of Regional Discrimination in China," the work of doctoral students Xi Wang (information science) and Yang Zhang (UI political science), was selected as the winner of this year's SBP Data Challenge. Congratulations!
TippieTECH Members Place at National Conference
In April, the Tippie Technology & Innovation Association sent 15 BAIS students and one faculty member to the Association of Information Technology's National Collegiate Conference in Atlanta. Michael Lang and Charles Knight won first place in the Business Analytics competition, out of 30 teams from across the nation. Dalton Friedhoff and Karly Holland took a close second. Charles Knight and Megan Moran also earned 3rd place in the Microsoft Office Solutions competition out of 81 teams, and Scott Alzheimer and Yahong Ding got an Honorable Mention in Systems Analysis & Design (out of 43 teams). Scott Alzheimer also achieved his ICCP:ISA-Practictioner certification while at the conference. Faculty advisor Yvonne Galusha was invited to help administer the competition due to Iowa's Business Analytics accolades earned at the 2013 conference. Congratulations to the Tippie Technology & Innovation Association and the Management Sciences department for representing the strength of our program on a large scale!
Pant Receives INFORMS Award
Associate Professor Gautam Pant was presented with the "Best Associate Editor Award" by the Information Systems Research (ISR) journal at the annual INFORMS meeting in Minneapolis on Oct. 5.
Burer Receives Meritorious Service Award
Each year, the Operations Research Editorial Board recognizes the hard work that members of the scholarly community perform to support the journal and the profession. The objective is to recognize Associate Editors and referees who did an exceptional job by submitting timely, unbiased, and thoughtful reviews. This year's recipients for the award included Management Sciences Professor Samuel Burer.
NSF Grant to Two Tippie Professors
Kenneth Brown, professor of management and organizations, and Barrett Thomas, associate professor of management sciences, have received a $216,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop new models and methods for organizations to improve their workforces through careful management of training tand on-the-job learning.
The research combines perspectives and techniques of data mining, operations research, and organizational psychology.
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