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    University of North Texas
    May 31, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences

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Main Departmental Office
Business Leadership Building, Room 208

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305249
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Web site:

Leon Kappelman, Chair



Faculty in the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences (ITDS) are pursuing research in areas dealing with computer information systems, business analytics, decision technologies, information technologies, management science and statistics. Research in the computer information systems and information technologies areas spans the broad spectrum from technical issues to managerial and behavioral issues. Topics currently being investigated by faculty in the department include database systems, business intelligence, networks, decision-support systems, evaluation of psychometric factors in systems design, business intelligence, and end-user computing.

Faculty in decision sciences are engaged in research in the areas of business intelligence/analytics, operations research and operations management. Research topics include analysis of forecasting models, mathematical programming, business analytics, sampling and the effects of correlation on observations in experimental designs. Research topics also include quantitative models in operations supply chain management.

Degree programs

The Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science with a major in business analytics and an MBA in business analytics that are STEM designated programs.

The department also supports an interdisciplinary doctorate with a major in information science. See the College of Information  section of this catalog for more information.

The college offers a Master of Business Administration with a major in business administration  and a concentration in information technology.

The college also offers a Doctor of Philosophy with a major in business  and concentrations in business computer information systems, business information assurance, and management science.

Admission to program

For admission into the Master of Science or MBA programs with a major in business analytics, a student must first meet the admission requirements of the College of Business.


    Master’s Degree


      Business Computer Information SystemsDecision SciencesInformation Technology and Decision SciencesManagement Science

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