Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

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

#8

Management
Information Systems

#6 among publics

2021 U.S. News & World Report

  • Educates students and creates tomorrow's leaders
  • Conducts high impact research relevant to policy and practice
  • Collaborates with industry and government to foster thought leadership

The widespread availability of data, combined with advances in information technology and our understanding of operations, have led to transformative shifts in the way that industry and government agencies do business. Courses in the department provide students with an understanding of technology, social media, spreadsheet modeling, digital markets, data mining and predictive analytics, operations and supply chain, pricing and revenue management and project management. Department faculty conduct leading-edge research on these topics and bring the results into the classroom.

The department offers two undergraduate majors and one undergraduate minor, a wide selection of courses in all of the MBA programs (full time, part-time, and online), three MS programs (Information Systems, Business Analytics — full time and online), and a PhD program. There are two research centers associated with DO&IT, the Center for Digital Innovation, Technology & Strategy and the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems. Department faculty are highly ranked in the profession and among business school IT and operations management groups. The faculty includes a mix of well-published research faculty who bring rich concepts to the classroom while experienced professional faculty members contribute their experience in industry and government to the curriculum.

Students with knowledge of information technology, data analytics and operations are highly sought after by all types of employers, and we encourage students to take courses in DO&IT to prepare for a rewarding career in business or government. Please feel free to contact individual faculty members about questions concerning programs, courses, research or other questions you may have.

Research

The DO&IT department is highly ranked on the quality and quantity of its research. This part of our website highlights the productivity of the faculty and doctoral students and the breadth of interests found in our group. You can follow the links to find our ongoing research projects, sample abstracts of recent faculty publications as well as a more extensive list of faculty members' publications over the last 10 years. We welcome your questions and reactions to our work.

DO&IT News

CHIDS Leads AI/ML Training Efforts in a $50M NIH Award
The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was…
Read News Story : CHIDS Leads AI/ML Training Efforts in a $50M NIH Award
Fu Wins Saul Gass Expository Writing Award
Maryland Smith’s Michael Fu has won the 2021 INFORMS Saul Gass Expository Writing award, becoming only the second Maryland Smith professor…
Read News Story : Fu Wins Saul Gass Expository Writing Award
Speaking to Students, Gao Outlines the Power of AI in Healthcare
When we think about AI, we don’t normally picture it evaluating telehealth calls or monitoring patients after surgery. But those are some…
Read News Story : Speaking to Students, Gao Outlines the Power of AI in Healthcare

Insights & Research

How Internet Buzz Predicts Stock Returns

New Metric Tracks Internet Stock Discussions for Better Forecasting

Read the article : How Internet Buzz Predicts Stock Returns
A New Solution for Air Traffic Congestion

Read the article : A New Solution for Air Traffic Congestion
A New Way to Read Between the Lines of Investing

Read the article : A New Way to Read Between the Lines of Investing
How Privilege and Politics Are Affecting Disparity in Vaccine Rates

Read the article : How Privilege and Politics Are Affecting Disparity in Vaccine Rates
How Our Need To Reciprocate Could Be The Key To Getting Healthy

The Human Desire To Repay Favors Is A Better Motivator Than Personal Gain To Change Behaviors, Finds New Research

Read the article : How Our Need To Reciprocate Could Be The Key To Getting Healthy
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