What will I learn?

Students majoring in Information and Decision Sciences explore technology advancements and changing business needs and are prepared to meet the strong market demand for well-trained business- and technology-savvy professionals. At UIC Business, you’ll explore creative problem solving in business issues related to technology, business operations, and analytics.

IDS students are in top demand because of the skills they learn here at UIC Business. Bridging the gap between technology and business, IDs prepares students to analyze, design and implement information technology systems. Students gain conceptual knowledge in how information is used effectively throughout all areas in the business cycle. They also gain practical experience in more technological based courses such as Business Database Technology, Advanced Spreadsheet Analysis, Business Data Mining, and business Systems Analysis and Design. IDS students are given the tools to become proficient professionals, capable of putting their technical, analytic and critical thinking skills to use in a real world setting.

CONCENTRATIONS AVAILABLE: Business Data Analytics, Management of Information Systems, Operations & Supply Chain Management

Which department am I in?

College of Business Administration

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$32,644.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected January 2020

Start date

24 August 2020

Venue

College of Business Administration

601 S Morgan Street,

11th floor,

CHICAGO,

Illinois,

60607, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

For international students

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

They must have obtained TOEFL iBT - Total Score 80; TOEFL with a score of 550 on (paper-based) or an IELTS Overall Score - 6.5 with a score of subsection minimum as follows: listening 6, writing 6, reading 6, and speaking 6 or an PTE with a score of 54 (with subsection minimum as follows: listening 47, writing 56, reading 51, and speaking 53).

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About this uni

University of Illinois at Chicago ranks No. 7 on the Best Values list by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings

  • Chicago’s largest university with 30,000 students
  • Among the most diverse college campuses in the nation
  • Small class sizes for individualized attention
  • World-class research focus and facilities