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Department of Decision Sciences and MIS

The Department of Decision Sciences and MIS is home to faculty whose areas of expertise include business analytics, management information systems, operations management, operations research and statistics. The department offers degrees and educates students with a strong interdisciplinary focus, leading to graduates who excel in a wide variety of fields throughout the business world and beyond.

Academic Disciplines
Business Anlytics Students

By using statistics, data management and business modeling, students learn how to leverage business analytics to translate existing data into decision-making.

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This discipline combines the study of business and computerized information technology to apply the power of technology in solving business problems.

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This discipline delves into the modeling and metrics behind the strategy and operational decision-making necessary to drive manufacturing and service firms.

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This discipline encompasses a range of mathematical methods to model and optimize the performance of complex systems in business, engineering and medicine.

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The statistics discipline focuses on the analysis of large data sets with practical, real-world applications.

Degrees Offered

Graduate Options

Drexel's STEM-designated MS in Business Analytics prepares students to influence decision-making, strategy and operations with in-depth data analysis.

Learn to make decisions with statistical and quantitative analysis of business performance from a systems view and more.

The PhD in Business with a specialization in operations and business analytics prepares grads for research careers in statistics, business analytics and more.

The business analytics certificates will enable students to analyze and interpret data to help make strategic business decisions.

Graduate minors at LeBow enrich your chosen field of study with supplemental knowledge and skills from the field of business and provide additional expertise.

Undergraduate Options

The business analytics major includes coursework in statistics, operations research, management information systems, econometrics and modeling.

Drexel's business and engineering degree provides a broad business core courses along with a firm foundation in science, mathematics and engineering.

The management information systems major is ideal for students who want to learn how to manage people and the systems related to information technology.

The operations and supply chain management major explores the processes of sourcing, producing and delivering products or services to customers.

Dual degree programs at Drexel LeBow enable academically qualified students to earn both a bachelor's and an advanced degree in five years.

Drexel LeBow offers a variety of minors and certificates to supplement your major, for both LeBow students and those from other Drexel colleges.

Department Faculty and Research

Drexel LeBow Business Analytics Class

The faculty in the Department of Decision Sciences and MIS teach in several different departments at LeBow, offering a cross-disciplinary approach to our programs. Students can expect to take classes with professors from management, marketing, economics and decision sciences. Faculty are available to discuss classes and the curriculum, or if you have any questions about business environment or application.

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The Department of Decision Sciences has three major research disciplines: statistics, operations research and operations management. Statistics research topics include datamining, quality control, correlation/covariance and skewness models; in operations research, nonlinear optimization, which encompasses a range of mathematical methods to model and optimize the performance of complex systems in business, engineering and medicine; and in operations management, the modeling and analysis of strategic and operational decisions in supply chain management and health care systems.

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