Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

The Decision, Operations and Information Technologies (DO&IT) Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business has the following vision:

  • Education: Educate students and create tomorrow’s leaders
  • Research: Conduct high impact research relevant to policy and practice
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with industry and government to foster thought leadership

DO&IT envisions that corporate and government leaders leverage the paradigm shift in technology to transform the structure, operations, and governance of organizations. The department aspires to meet this challenge through its leading-edge research and educational programs with a team of world-renowned faculty. Faculty in the department are involved in the development of state-of-the-art operations and information management processes and tools, and in providing thought leadership related to the management of organizations in an increasingly digital economy.

DO&IT faculty are very proud of the department's excellent track record in research, practice, and educational programs. The department was recently ranked as one of the top ten tech-centric programs in the US by CIO Magazine. Members of the Operations Management / Management Science Group were ranked eighth in the nation based on the number of publications appeared on top OM/MS journals (according to UTD Research Ranking for the period 2009 - 2012). Members of the Information Systems Group were ranked first in the nation based on the number of publications appeared on top IS journals (according to UTD Research Ranking for the period 2009 - 2012). U.S. News and World Report ranked the Smith School as having the fifth best program in management information systems. The Wall Street Journal ranks Smith's information technology program as sixth best program.