Decision Sciences

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Decision Sciences Department

Tevfik Aktekin and students

Data-driven decision expertise is critical for the survival and growth of modern enterprises. The Decision Sciences Department brings together faculty with special expertise in decision support systems, enterprise information systems, enterprise integration, management science, business statistics, operations/technology management, operations research, and manufacturing strategy. This department coordinates the B.S. Business Administration options in Information Systems and Business Analytics and Entrepreneurial Studies, as well as the MBA Information Systems & Business Analytics specialization.


The department is composed of the four disciplines: information systems, management science, operations management, and statistics. As each discipline is critical to management education, the faculty seek to infuse their expertise and endeavors with the broad mission and specific goals of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. The three specific objectives of the Decision Sciences Department are:

  • To transmit, through excellent teaching, basic and advanced education in the Department's four academic disciplines.
  • To distinguish the University by making and disseminating significant research in the individual fields.
  • To serve regional, national and international businesses, professional organizations, and government agencies.

Through programs which provide the opportunity for students to concentrate in one of these disciplines, the Department strengthens its mission by providing: advanced education; dissemination of faculty research activities; and targeted services to regional, national and international businesses and organizations.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics offers bachelor of science degree programs in business administration. Students majoring in business administration can choose to complete one of the following options below.

Graduate Degree Programs

Contact Information

Roger Grinde, Chair of Decision Sciences
Associate Professor of Management Science
Phone: (603) 862-3368
Email: roger.grinde@unh.edu


Sinthy Kounlasa, Administrative Assistant III
Phone: (603) 862-3388
Email: sinthy.kounlasa@unh.edu


University of New Hampshire
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
10 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824-3593

Explore Option Details

The Decision Sciences Department seeks to distinguish itself through research. The Department is a pluralism of four broad research disciplines and seeks to provide an environment which supports academic and professional growth and intellectual maturity

  • Jing Wang brings rigor and industry relevance to the classroom
    Wang was selected as this year’s Paul College Excellence in Teaching Award winner in the tenure-track faculty category. She was nominated by decision sciences department chair, Roger Grinde, who cited Wang’s exemplary teaching, research, and service to the college as well as her consistent high...
    Jing Wang brings rigor and industry relevance to the classroom
    Wang was selected as this year’s Paul College Excellence in Teaching Award winner in the tenure-track faculty category. She was nominated by decision sciences department chair, Roger Grinde, who cited Wang’s exemplary teaching, research, and service to the college as well as her consistent high...
  • Decision sciences professor Ali Hojjat knows how to optimize online ads
    Ever noticed those ads that pop up or fill in the banners and borders of the web pages you visit? Advertisers, it goes without saying, are hoping you do. Internet ads may be annoying but they’re an inescapable part of everyday life online. They also comprise a $72 billion industry that reaches many...
    Decision sciences professor Ali Hojjat knows how to optimize online ads
    Ever noticed those ads that pop up or fill in the banners and borders of the web pages you visit? Advertisers, it goes without saying, are hoping you do. Internet ads may be annoying but they’re an inescapable part of everyday life online. They also comprise a $72 billion industry that reaches many...
  • Leadership class inspired Hayden Spitz ’18 to channel passion into PupRun
    “I always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but I didn’t always know what I wanted to do with it until I started working with events,” he says. “When you think about it, every event like this is an entrepreneurial process. You’re starting with nothing — you have no money, you just have this idea, and...
    Leadership class inspired Hayden Spitz ’18 to channel passion into PupRun
    “I always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but I didn’t always know what I wanted to do with it until I started working with events,” he says. “When you think about it, every event like this is an entrepreneurial process. You’re starting with nothing — you have no money, you just have this idea, and...
  • Dev Dutta is fascinated by “high-tech ecosystems” comprising entrepreneurial startups, large established businesses, angel investors, venture capitalists, research institutions, universities and government arms—all involved in business innovation.
    Dev Dutta is fascinated by “high-tech ecosystems” comprising entrepreneurial startups, large established businesses, angel investors, venture capitalists, research institutions, universities and government arms—all involved in business innovation.

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