Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science

Ultimately, data drives investment. Behind nearly every great enterprise is an analytical mind. This department is home to our renowned Applied Statistics, Management Information Systems and Operations Management programs. So whether it's the ability to detect statistical aberrations in an information system or designing a system in which aberrations are not possible, the primary objective of the Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science department is to offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs designed to prepare students for careers in both the public and private market sector. Graduate program in Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science can be found below in the Graduate section.

The ISM Department offers undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Management and Management Information Systems; as well as masters and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Statistics. 

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Management Information Systems

Building better systems today for tomorrow's benefit: that's what  graduates of the Management Information Systems program do with the  technical skills they learn in the Management Information Systems major. Competing in today's information-based society, three of the five fastest-growing occupations in the United States require a thorough understanding of business needs, coupled with the technical knowledge to help organizations succeed. Today, the information age. Tomorrow, ageless information.

Operations Management

The COOs of tomorrow specialize in Operations Management today. The major focuses on the effective management of the resources and activities that produce or deliver the goods and services of a business, therefore keeping it in business.Operations managers oversee the people, materials, equipment and information resources that a business needs to produce and deliver its goods and services. Many of the most well-known data systems operating the processes and activities of worldwide business are designed by operations managers.

Similar to production managers, supply chain managers operate in places most business consumers will never see or know exist. However, supply chain management specialists work less with materials and production schedules and more with how they move efficiently from A to B.

From point-of-origin to point-of-sale, students specializing in this focus learn about supply chain management and the interconnectedness of businesses, including sourcing, manufacturing and distribution, through an interdisciplinary collection of courses from across the College. Strategies, theory and logistics reinforce the student's understanding of the fast-paced and rigorous nature of supply chain management, as well as its incredible value to the operation. Supply chain managers may not create A, B or C, but they will get them where they need to be.

The Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science offers graduate programs at the Masters and Ph.D levels in Statistics, Operations Management, and Management Information Systems. Websites specific to our graduate programs can be found below:

 department head
John Mittenthal205-348-6087
300 Alston Hall 

Heather Davis205-348-6085
300 Alston Hall 

Paula Barrentine205-348-8904
305 Alston Hall 
Box 870226