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What is data science?

The management information systems option in data science develops aptitudes in quantitative tools that are especially critical in today's data-driven society. Additional coursework in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics is possible with a data science option.

Why data science?

By pursuing the option in data sciences, students will have the opportunity to take courses in database systems, business intelligence, predictive and prescriptive analytics and visualization.

Career paths

An MIS major provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities in:

93%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers or other professional plans within six months of graduation.



Nationally recognized

OSU is among just seven colleges found in each of three key rankings by 30 Best Online Cyber Security Certificate Programs (No. 7), Top Cyber Security Schools (No. 12) and Top 25 Schools with Online Master’s in Cyber Security Programs (No. 23). Our top-notch faculty and facilities serve the increasing cyber security educational needs via both our undergraduate- and graduate-level programs. The programs through the Management Science and Information Systems Department stress the real-world, business applications of IT and security.


Student organizations

Students learn practical application skills through participating in the Information Security and Assurance Club, which educates students on evolving information security threats and mitigation techniques, as well as advance marketability for employment beyond academia. The field of information assurance is in high demand and is shaping the landscape of IT.


Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, OSU supports students’ professional growth from awareness to knowledge acquisition, practice and ultimately successful implementation.

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