Areas of Study
Decision Sciences is one of three doctoral programs offered by Kelley’s Department of Operations and Decision Technologies (ODT). Decision Sciences is devoted to the study of quantitative methods used to aid decision making in business environments.
Using mathematical models and analytical reasoning, students examine problems in areas such as operations and supply chain management, information technology, marketing, finance, management, and economics. Students learn how to solve these problems by using a number of mathematical techniques, including optimization methods (linear, integer, nonlinear), computer simulation, decision analysis, artificial intelligence, and more.
Decision Sciences students learn from the best teachers. ODT faculty members have published more than 75 articles in professional journals in the past two years and have written 35 unique books, including the definitive textbooks in operations management, operations research, data communications and networking, data analysis, and Excel modeling. They have consulted for organizations ranging from hospitals and nonprofits to corporations and major league sports teams such as the Dallas Mavericks.