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

‘Maryland Business Adapts 21/22’ Speakers and Itinerary Set, Spaces Available
The Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has announced the speaker lineup…
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Promise, Peril and a Role for Businesses
The race to quantum computing, rises in water dislocation and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) going mainstream may not seem like…
Read News Story : Promise, Peril and a Role for Businesses
Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA 2022) Set for March 4-5 in D.C.
Experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in health care, health equity, and related emerging innovation areas will…
Read News Story : Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA 2022) Set for March 4-5 in D.C.

Insights & Research

A Look Into the Future of Business Operations

New Article Explores How AI, Machine Learning Will Change Things

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3 Keys to Addressing Bias in Health Data and Algorithms and Why it Matters

Read the article : 3 Keys to Addressing Bias in Health Data and Algorithms and Why it Matters
Helping Drivers Take a Turn for the Better

Read the article : Helping Drivers Take a Turn for the Better
Why Companies are Leaving Money on the Table

Researchers’ Book Sheds Light on How Firms can use Mathematical Models for Supply Chain Scheduling to Improve Performance and Minimize Costs

Read the article : Why Companies are Leaving Money on the Table
A Fluid Situation

Banking Bans More Likely Than Oil, Vodka Boycotts to Influence Russia’s Ukraine Stance

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