University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Business Analytics

class in the business school

Business Analytics is concerned with the use of information technology in building and using tools to effectively manage the production and distribution of goods and services.

This includes the study of business programming, business process design, computer networking, customization, data & process modeling, database analysis and design, eCommerce, forecasting, manufacturing system design, operations management, quality and inventory control, risk analysis, supply chain management, and value chain management. Information technology can be applied to these operations in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of running a business.

Coursework in Management Information Systems/Decision Analysis is designed to prepare students for consulting and management careers by providing skills for the analysis, design, and implementation of business systems.

How do Information Systems and Decision Analysis courses differ?

While courses in Management Information Systems emphasize qualitative modeling techniques, Decision Analysis courses are typically more mathematical in nature.


The School of Business Administration Management Information Systems/Decision Analysis faculty members have done extensive research, are published in prestigious journals, and are highly skilled in these areas. In the classroom, they utilize the most advanced operational and informational methods available. Learn more about School of Business faculty.

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