The Carlson School's undergraduate program offers an intensive course of study that leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) degree. Students may work toward a major or a minor in Management Information Systems (MIS). The MIS major prepares Carlson School undergraduate students to conceptualize, analyze, develop, and deliver leading-edge information systems that support business processes and management decision-making.
The Carlson School's MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) program prepares talented professionals to harvest, process, and analyze data to extract important insights. The program is taught by world-class faculty in business and information systems, and enables students to gain hands-on experience analyzing real data, for real companies. The MSBA curriculum balances a depth of analytical training with a breadth of business knowledge. This rigorous and fast-paced program consists of fundamental business courses, custom-tailored to data science and analytics. The MSBA is one-year full-time graduate program that begins in June.
An emphasis in information systems provides students with the ability to lead in the digital age. Students taking this emphasis will appreciate the profound and often disruptive impact information and communication technologies have on business and society. Students will garner the necessary skills to leverage IT to create efficient organizations characterized by standardized business processes and integrated data. Additionally, the emphasis will prepare students for an increasingly compliance and security intensive environments due to heavy integration of IT with key financial and accounting processes. Finally, they will learn how to innovate and create top-line growth and differentiation opportunities based on data-driven business intelligence, harnessing social media to develop customer intimacy and by optimally leveraging a global sourcing of IT and IT enabled business processes.
The PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Information and Decision Sciences is one of the world's top-rated research programs in information systems. Students learn intellectual frameworks and methodologies for analyzing how information is managed to make the best business decisions for organizations.