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Information & Decision Sciences

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About the Department

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Inaugural "TERP10" Certification course

The Department of Information and Decision Sciences in the Perdue School of Business offers both Information Systems(IS) and Decision Sciences (DS) courses."INFO" is a general course designation for both IS and DS courses. In addition to the general IS courses (INFO 111 and 211) and DS courses (INFO 281 and 326), the department offers a host of INFO courses leading to a Major or Minor in Information Systems or Minor in Enterprise Information Systems. These Information Systems courses, which form options in the New "Flex" Curriculum, include foundation courses in business information systems, applications development, data management, system infrastructure/networks, and systems analysis and design as well as a wide variety of specialized areas including project management, enterprise systems, data storage technologies, and global Information Technology (IT), and business intelligence. All students also complete an internship or practical independent project in their field. Students in other areas of business or other university majors may also choose to minor or double major in IS, which can increase their career options and add value for potential employers.

What Is Information Systems?

Information Systems is a unique, cross-disciplinary blend of technical and business skills and knowledge that prepares graduates to solve business problems using information technology in a variety of organizational contexts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of computer and IS managers is expected to grow 25 percent over the 2012-2022 decade, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Average entry-level salaries are approximately $60,000. (National Association of Colleges and Employers - January 2014 Salary Survey)

Who Are the INFO Faculty?

A key feature of the department is its faculty, who are outstanding scholars committed to student learning. They employ a variety of innovative classroom tools and techniques to engage students, such as in-class small group activities, team projects, student response systems, and Web-based delivery of instructional materials.  INFO faculty continuously conduct professional research and development to contribute to the state-of-the-art in Information Systems and Decision Sciences. INFO faculty have published research in areas such as IT strategy, supply chain management, off-shoring, virtual teams, project management, global IT, e-commerce and e-government.

Who Are Information Systems Majors?

StudentInformation Systems majors enjoy problem solving, information technologies, working with diverse people and teams, and can look forward to a wide variety of career path options. Graduates have gone to work in management consulting firms, IT software and services, agribusiness, defense and government, and as staff members for a wide variety of large and small enterprises regionally, nationally and internationally.