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Department of IROM

The Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management (IROM) consists of three academic disciplines: Information Management, Operations Management and Risk Analysis and Decision Making.

The IROM Department has several outstanding and nationally ranked programs including the Undergraduate Management Information Systems program (#5 by U.S. News and World Report), the MBA Information Systems program (#3 by U.S. News and #1 by College Choice), the Undergraduate Product/Operations Management program (#11 by U.S. News), the Supply Chain Management Center (#9 by U.S. News), the MBA Productions/Operations Management program (#16 by U.S. News), and the MS Business Analytics program (#3 by Master's in Data Science).  Learn more about IROM

Information, Risk, and Operations Management News

The Texas MBA concentration in Information Systems is the No. 1 degree in its field, according to College Choice. Read More.

Texas Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) ranks No. 3 behind only MIT and Carnegie Mellon. Read More.

McCombs School of Business Wins Case Competition in Minnesota

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business took 1st Place in 4th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition on April 2, 2016.

Best Paper Award goes to Wen Wen

Professors Wen Wen and Sirkka Jarvenpaa won a Best Paper Award at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE) for their paper, “Standards, Intellectual Property Rights, and Strategic Patenting:  Evidence from the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force)”. The paper, which they co-authored with Professor Chris Forman of the Georgia Institute of Technology, studies how the development of formal standards for information and communication technologies shapes the strategic patenting behavior of firms.  WISE is the premier academic research forum for information systems issues from an economics perspective.  Their paper was selected as the Best Paper among 198 submissions.

IROM Associate Professor Genaro Gutierrez was named a finalist for the DAS Practice Award for the year 2015. He, along with Saurabh Bansal, wrote Expert Calibration and Elicitation for Large Scale Investment Decisions. "The DAS Practice Award is given annually to the best decision analysis application, as judged by a panel of Society members." Read more at INFORMS online.