Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

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

#9

Management
Information Systems

#6 among publics

2022 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

Five Smith School Projects Get Nearly $73,000 in 2022 Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants

Seven professors with the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business who are working on projects that show the promise of…

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The Smith School Announces Eight New Faculty Members

As courses convene for the new academic year, the Smith School is welcoming eight new scholars to its faculty.

Sean Cao is…

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John Bono: Smith Analytics Consortium’s New Co-Director
John Bono has been appointed as co-director of the Smith Analytics Consortium. In his new role, he works with current co-director Wedad…
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Insights & Research

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Design AI Poses a Threat to Human Designers’ Jobs

Researchers Discover Human Designers’ Level of Experience Informs Their Response

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Gas Prices Are Going Down, While Food Prices Soar, Why?

Several Factors Are Keeping Food Prices High, Two Smith Professors Weigh In

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Is Race a Factor in Facial Recognition Tech?

Smith Researcher Finds Disparities in Some of the Tech’s Emotion-Recognition

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How To Use Data To Allocate Logistics Resources By Region

Research Outlines Better Model for Logistics Firms in Large Cities

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