Academic Programs for Management Science & Information Systems


Undergraduate Degrees

Major in Business Analytics and Information Technology

Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) is Rutgers Business School’s quantitative and computing major.  It teaches skills in three related areas, all crucial in the information economy:

  • Information Technology: computing and technology skills for storing, transmitting, and manipulating large quantities of business data.
  • Data Analysis (understanding the data) – ways to discover patterns in and understand business data.
  • Decision Analysis and Modeling (using the data) – techniques to help make business decisions and formulate complex plans of action.

This major is only offered in New Brunswick.

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NOTE: BA and MIS concentrations must contact the RBS-NB Undergraduate Programs Office to add courses for the concentrations.


Major in Management Information Systems

Rutgers Business School also offers an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems through the Undergraduate Newark program. This major is intended to develop analytical and information management skills that are useful in business as well as in public administration. The courses teach our students how to successfully analyze complex business situations quantitatively and to develop and manage information systems for corporations.


Graduate Degrees

MBA in Analytics and Information Management

The Analytics and Information Management MBA Concentration at Rutgers Business School provides skills to prepare students for careers in the major technical areas of Management Information Systems. In particular, courses are offered in database systems, internet security, data mining, enterprise resource planning, accounting systems and software engineering. Students are provided hands-on instruction with state-of-the-art software.

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Master of Information Technology

This program is intended primarily for students who will later pursue doctoral study in information technology or accounting information systems.  Students in the program take many of the same courses as students in the Rutgers Business School doctoral programs in information technology and accounting information systems.


Ph.D. in Information Technology

This program is closely associated with the Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity. Students who aspire to doctoral study in information technology but need to strengthen their background may wish to consider our Master in Information Technology program, which admits both part-time and full-time students.  Students in this program take many of the same courses as students in the doctoral program and may use these courses towards their doctoral degree if they are later admitted to the doctoral program.

Students are expected to have basic knowledge in calculus, probability, statistics, linear algebra, and computer science.  Most students admitted in recent years come with a master’s degree in computer science, information technology, or industrial engineering.


Ph.D. in Operations Research

This program is offered by the Department of Management Science and Information Systems (MSIS). It is the continuation of the previous concentration in Management Science and the program of Operations Research offered by the Rutgers Center for Operations Research (RUTCOR).

Primary areas of interest are applied statistics, optimization, business analytics, operations management, inventory theory, scheduling, manufacturing under uncertainty, queuing theory, and risk theory.

Faculty research interests range from methodology research to quantitative modeling to empirical studies. The MSIS department includes a number of world-renowned scholars. Many faculty members serve on editorial boards of major academic journals, have chaired at premier conferences in operations and management science and have been members of NSF panels and other advisory boards. Research by the MSIS faculty is widely published in books and leading journals.

Graduates of the program have obtained academic positions at highly rated American universities including Case Western Reserve University, Georgetown University, United States Military Academy, New York University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, and others, as well as many top universities in other countries.

The students should have solid college-level knowledge of linear algebra, analysis, and probability, and good programming skills.