Mendoza School of Business

Information Technology, Analytics, and Operations

ITAO News

Katie Wowak received responsible research award for her work on female directors and product recalls.

Shawn Qu describes his research into when people update their software.

Kirsten Martin interviewed about Elon Musk and Twitter on CNN Business and AP News.

Rob Easley’s research into sports ticket pricing.

Katie Wowak featured in Notre Dame’s “Women Lead” stories.

Mike Chapple on why to upgrade to a digital camera.

Analytics Insight names Notre Dame Mendoza among the top ten business analytics MBAs in the world.

 

Degree Programs

Graduate

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics: offered in Chicago and in South Bend
    • With the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) from Notre Dame, you create impact. You understand the techniques and challenges of data while telling the stories of data in a powerful way. You have the unique skills and knowledge to access instant realities, build analysis models, create simulation scenarios and communicate recommended next steps.
    • The MSBA program now offers a Sports Analytics concentration. In addition to the business analytics core, this exciting new concentration is designed to focus on sports analytics with courses on acquiring sports data, analytic techniques for athletic performance, as well as on both front-office and athlete-focused marketing concerns.
  • ITAO Department MBA offerings:
    • Our Business Analytics major provides future leaders with the skills to develop data-driven insights that support clear decision making and successful strategies.
    • Our Supply Chain Management minor builds an essential understanding of the flow of goods and services in the modern economy, and how to harness it for competitive advantage.
  • PhD in Analytics:
    • The PhD in Analytics is a full-time, in-residence program designed to develop thought-leaders in the analytics space that are engaged in impactful, cutting-edge scholarly research that considers the ethical dimension of data and its usage.

 

Undergraduate

Our Business Analytics (BAN) major, and Business Technology (MBTC) minor are in great demand from Silicon Valley to Chicago and around the world. In the digital age every organization is a technology organization, and they are hiring BAN majors and MBTC minors to lead digital innovation in every industry, including technology, consulting, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and pharmaceuticals.

  • Business Analytics Major: As a BAN major, students learn scientific, data-driven analysis of business operations. The Business Analytics major is oriented toward statistical methods and data analysis, focusing on topics such as predictive analytics and data visualization with a strong emphasis on statistics and mathematical methods. Students learn how to discover patterns, make predictions, tell stories and derive meaning from complex data sets. BAN Major jobs: Data Analyst (customer, market, financial, supply chain, etc.), consultant. Courses: R, Python, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Data Management, Unstructured Data (for a full list of courses, see our full course list).
  • Business Technology Minor: As a MBTC minor, students learn the fundamentals of solving business problems with technology. The Business Technology minor equips students with the skills to generate value with digital technologies. Students learn how to come quickly up to speed on the business applications of the continuous waves of new technologies, and how to use them to improve products and processes. The Business Technology minor explores how IT can help companies gain a competitive advantage in a digital economy. Students design and configure applications, deploy the latest tools to increase efficiency, jointly make information more accessible and secure, successfully lead a project and enhance productivity, and help organizations to ethically and responsibly achieve their goals (for a full list of courses see: course list).
    • To apply for a minor in Business Technology please use this link to access the application.

Faculty & Research

ITAO Faculty

 

ITAO Research Areas

 

ITAO Research Labs

  • GAMA Lab (Gaming Analytics and Business Lab)
  • HAL (Human-centered Analytics Lab)

 

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Department Administration

 Professor Rob Easley

John W. Berry Sr. Chair of Information Technology, Analytics, and Operations

Contact: (574) 631-6077 or reasley@nd.edu

 

Professor Jennifer Waddell

Assistant Department Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Contact: (574) 631-9356 or jwaddell@nd.edu

 

Bailey Smith

Administrative Assistant

Contact: (574) 631-6183 or b.smith89@nd.edu

ITAO Industry Advisory Board

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  • AbbVie (Rik Flor ’95)
  • Accenture (Paul Loub)
  • Adobe (Mike Gunville, ’01)
  • Amazon (Matt Prozaki, MSBA ’19)
  • BMO Financial Group, (Ben Schack, ’03)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (Joe Sifer ’87; Cutter Brenton, ’10)
  • Civis Analytics (Joe McBrayer, ’09)
  • Credit Suisse (Emmet Murphy)
  • Deloitte (Kevin McCarter, ’85; Michael Bechtel, ’98; Meghan Roeder, ’09)
  • EY (Dan Sernett ’86; Joe Tsai, ’09)
  • Google (Laura Rokita, ’09)
  • Guaranteed Rate Mortgage (Ted Dowd ’11)
  • KPMG (Eric Parker, ’99)
  • LinkedIn (Kristine Yuen ’10)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Julianne Crimmins Soriano, ’13)
  • Monroe Community College (Eileen Wirley, ’82, CIO)
  • The Nielsen Company (Lauren Keller ’09)
  • Progressive Insurance (Mike Giberti, ’88)
  • Protiviti (Gregory E. Hedges, ’81)
  • PwC (Joe Nocera, ’97)
  • RCM (Jenni Lankfer ’09)
  • RJ Reliance Consulting (Bill Harrington, ’92; Alex Kirkpatrick ’12)
  • Sagence Group, Inc. (Ed Pok, ’98)
  • Sally’s Beauty Supply (Joe Brenner, ’90)
  • Salesforce.com (Susie Turk, ’98)
  • SAP (Donald Ginocchio, ’81; Dornn Harris, ’09)
  • Slalom Consulting (Katie Kelleher, ’10)
  • ThoughtSpot (Angela Hooper, ’02)
  • University of Notre Dame (Mike Brown, ’01)