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

Kholekile Gwebu, Chair of Decision Sciences
Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
Phone: (603) 862-3372
Email: khole.gwebu@unh.edu


Donna L. Stickney, Senior Program Support Assistant
Phone: (603) 862-3388
Email: donna.stickney@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

  • A lifetime fascination turned career
    Russell Miles, senior lecturer, decision sciences, Paul College of Business and Economics. “Growing up in East Rochester, New Hampshire, my friends and I would often go exploring in an old abandoned shoe factory near my house. Well, technically, it was trespassing, but it was fun, and I was...
    A lifetime fascination turned career
    Russell Miles, senior lecturer, decision sciences, Paul College of Business and Economics. “Growing up in East Rochester, New Hampshire, my friends and I would often go exploring in an old abandoned shoe factory near my house. Well, technically, it was trespassing, but it was fun, and I was...
  • With so many angels from which to choose, how can an entrepreneur identify reputable angels with strong track records? “Due diligence is a two-way street,” he says. “As an investor performs due diligence on the entrepreneur, the entrepreneur should also perform due diligence on the angel.”
    With so many angels from which to choose, how can an entrepreneur identify reputable angels with strong track records? “Due diligence is a two-way street,” he says. “As an investor performs due diligence on the entrepreneur, the entrepreneur should also perform due diligence on the angel.”
  • Creating a newer, faster model for performing complex estimations
    “Count data,” the number of times an event occurs within a given time interval, poses a number of statistical modeling challenges with widespread applications in web analytics, epidemiology, economics, finance, operations and other fields. In 2018, Paul College associate professor of decision...
    Creating a newer, faster model for performing complex estimations
    “Count data,” the number of times an event occurs within a given time interval, poses a number of statistical modeling challenges with widespread applications in web analytics, epidemiology, economics, finance, operations and other fields. In 2018, Paul College associate professor of decision...
  • Paul College researcher uncovers surprising impacts of user-generated content
    New to Paul College, assistant professor of decision sciences Ermira Zifla has already added a novel dimension to understanding the influences, dynamics and consequences of individual user behavior in online social settings: humor.
    Paul College researcher uncovers surprising impacts of user-generated content
    New to Paul College, assistant professor of decision sciences Ermira Zifla has already added a novel dimension to understanding the influences, dynamics and consequences of individual user behavior in online social settings: humor.
  • Paul College professor helps to solve the problem of designing a unified flight system
    Says Matoglu, “While most problems in the literature deal with a flight schedule of 1,000 – 2,000 legs or fewer, we solve one consisting of approximately 27,000 flights, two aircraft families and more than 100 aircrafts and airports. Our methodology helps address a very large scale and difficult...
    Paul College professor helps to solve the problem of designing a unified flight system
    Says Matoglu, “While most problems in the literature deal with a flight schedule of 1,000 – 2,000 legs or fewer, we solve one consisting of approximately 27,000 flights, two aircraft families and more than 100 aircrafts and airports. Our methodology helps address a very large scale and difficult...

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