Welcome to the department of  Information Systems and Business Analytics in the Ivy College of Business! There are so many exciting things happening in our department. We have our  sought-after Management Information Systems major. Placement rates and starting salaries are among the highest in the College.

Our Master of Science in Information Systems degree program continues to be highly successful, both in recruiting the best minds in the world, but also in placement of the best and the brightest into meaningful careers that really take advantage of their new skillsets.

Did you know that you can also earn a graduate certificate in Business Analytics either here in Ames, in our downtown Des Moines location, or online? It takes just four courses and you can transfer those courses into a degree-granting program if you wish. Watch this space for new graduate certificates coming soon!

Our faculty are truly some of the best in their disciplines. Not only does their teaching help students learn and grow, but their research shapes the direction of our fields. Come join us for your next adventure!

Management Information Systems Major

This major provides comprehensive training in the application, use, and management of information systems preparing students to provide effective information services and support.

Business Analytics Certificate

The graduate certificate in business analytics builds the necessary competency to deploy analytic skills and capabilities in various areas of business such as marketing, supply chains, operations, forensics, and risk management. The certificate is designed for students currently employed or seeking job opportunities, for example, as business analysts, analytic systems designers, or data scientists who deal with problems arising in the contexts of business decision-making.

Master of Business Analytics

The Master of Business Analytics is an interdisciplinary graduate program for employed professionals that addresses the challenges of dealing with data analytics and business intelligence in the “Big Data” environment.

Masters in Information Systems (MS-IS)

This degree is designed to provide students with a strong set of technical skills in addition to a broad background in business to enable them to develop and manage a full spectrum of IT projects.

PhD in Information Systems

The PhD program in Information Systems (IS) is designed to develop future scholars to excel in basic and applied research in the field of information systems.

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Contact Us

Information Systems and Business Analytics Department
Ivy College of Business
David and Deb Kingland Supply Chain and Information Systems Suite
2340 Gerdin Business Building
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

p: 515-294-3659
f: 515-294-2534

Information Systems Directory

Kevin Scheibe
Chair, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
Kingland Faculty Fellow in Business Analytics

Dawn Just
Supply Chain and Information Systems Administrative Specialist