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Our students are consistently in demand — known for their comprehensive understanding and experience. Our faculty is well known for research, commitment to teaching and active service to the University, professional organizations and the community.

Academic Programs

Our innovative MIS undergraduate program features a capstone, two-semester analysis and design project with a Dayton area firm. You may also select from two MIS emphases: business intelligence and business systems development. This hands-on approach prepares you for immediate contribution in the professional world — a skill highly sought by employers.

The operations and supply management (OPS) program is comprised of six required courses and two electives. The program's hallmark is its senior capstone consulting project with a regional firm (which often leads to a permanent job offer). You grapple with real operations and supply problems of real firms. This cutting edge program benefits from extensive interaction and guidance from area business executives.

Students may minor in decision sciences. You study analysis, quantitative methodologies and their application to the functional and behavioral problems of any organization. The curriculum includes applied statistics, operations research, simulation, and production and operations decision support systems. 

Careers and Co-ops

Operations and Supply Management Careers & Co-ops

Demand for UD graduates in operations and supply management has been traditionally strong in manufacturing with growing demand from the distribution/logistics/transportation, health care and consulting sectors. Professional operations and supply management is seen as increasingly important, with more executive level positions as ever before in many organizations.

Operations and supply managers are typically involved with the planning, coordination and control of the production and delivery of goods and services. They ensure the correct amount is produced at the right cost, at the right level of quality and at the right time. The scope of the job depends on the nature of the product or service. Many companies are involved in several types of operations, adding to the complexity of the job.

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Get more than your foot in the door — get ready for success. Our opportunities and activities prepare tomorrow's business leaders. You'll gain valuable business insights, experience the spirit of service and develop priceless personal connections while having fun too.


You have the opportunity to participate in resume-building, experience-enhancing internships and cooperative education during the summer or school year. Immerse yourself in business, gain new insights and determine what type of job you're really interested in. You may even find a position before you graduate.
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 As a member of the MIS Club, you can join other students interested in MIS and information technology in a social and professional community while exploring more about these exciting fields.


Students who major in OPS are automatically entitled to membership in the OPS Student Association (OPS SA) which connects them to fellow students, the OMAC, and the OPS faculty web of regional business contacts. OPS SA receives support from the Dayton Chapter of APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) and maintains a student chapter affiliation status with the Dayton Chapter. Additionally, all OPS students receive automatic membership in the Institute of Supply Management. Each year OPS SA holds social, educational, and service events planned and managed by the OPS student body.

Faculty and Staff

We stress real-world applications and scholarship, maintaining close ties between faculty members, students and the business community.

Operations and Supply Management

Direct the core operations of an organization. Operations and supply management is the critical process within every business that creates, distributes and improves products and services, while ensuring the process is streamlined and efficient. While core operations vary from business to business, key elements include production, inventory planning and control, procurement, sourcing and materials management, project planning and control, distribution and warehouse management, production scheduling, quality assurance and management.


Our state-of-the-art program combines course work in management and operations planning with hands-on experience through capstone consulting projects. You will take courses from various fields of study, in addition to the core set of six operations and supply management courses. Electives allow you to tailor your studies based on your interests, and you may choose concentrations in business process management, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, operations accounting, quality management and supply chain management.

You'll gain hands-on experience through a capstone operations consulting field project. As part of the project, you’ll deal with operations and supply problems of a real manufacturing/service firm in the Dayton, Cincinnati or Columbus area.

Plenty of professional support is available, as the operations management program is supported by a strong and dedicated advisory council composed of executives from leading area organizations such as American Trim, Dayton Power & Light, Deloitte Consulting, Emerson Technologies, General Electric, Johnson Electric, Meijer, Premier Health, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Standard Register and USAF Sourcing. The advisory council provides guidance to the faculty in areas of curriculum, capstone project support, internship experiences and job placement upon graduation.

The School of Business Administration's undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Degree Program with Success: Operations and Supply Management

All businesses need to get their goods or services to customers. And people who major in operations and supply management help design and improve the way they do it.

The 11-year-old major at Dayton has about 40 graduates per year, and most go straight into the workforce, although some pursue a master’s degree in business administration. View Full Story >>

Management Information Systems

This site provides information about the Management Information Systems (MIS) program at UD. Why should you join us?Our students have:

  • a strong and caring faculty
  • an outstanding curriculum with built-in real world experience
  • interesting and challenging jobs
  • a great job placement rate (historically among the best in the SBA)
  • great starting salaries (again, historically the best in the SBA; in 2013, averaging over $56K with a high of $70K).

A short note first. Some of you will browse this site and perhaps find your calling. Some will just browse. Others won't even bother. That's OK. MIS is not for everybody. We want to get the message out to students who are good problem solvers, like business, can work with technology, can communicate effectively, and can handle a lot of stuff flying at them at one time. If you want an exciting, rewarding, dynamic career, check out MIS at UD.

For now, let's just focus on the important stuff (before you ditch us and go back to updating your profile on Facebook, where incidentally you could join us in the UD MIS group)... 

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We pride ourselves on our welcoming community and we'd love to hear from you.


Department of MIS, OM & Decision Sciences
Anderson Center 112
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2130

Phone: 937-229-2938