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.

Information Systems Hub

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

Ritu Agarwal Receives UMD’s Highest Honor – the President’s Medal
Recognized for her tireless efforts toward enhancing the student experience and mission of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith…
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Ritu Agarwal To Receive UMD’s Highest Honor

Often referred to as “superwoman” by colleagues for her tireless work, Ritu Agarwal has dedicated her career to enhancing the experience…

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Maryland Smith Announces Eight New Faculty Members

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

Tejwansh (Tej)…

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Insights & Research

How Privilege and Politics Are Affecting Disparity in Vaccine Rates

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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

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Here’s What Killed Atari And How Today’s Platforms Can Avoid The Same Fate

With the Right Strategy, Platforms Don’t Have to Sacrifice Quality for Quantity

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How a COVID-Era Shortage Is Affecting Vehicle Sticker Prices.

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