The Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences is the largest academic department in the Strome College of Business. It is comprised of three separate, yet interrelated, academic disciplines - Business Analytics, Information Technology, and Maritime & Supply Chain Management. The department offers programs at the bachelor, master, and PhD levels.
The department offers common body of knowledge courses in information technology, operations management, decision analysis, business statistics, data analysis, and management science to all of Strome's undergraduate students, as well as electives in various aspects of the disciplines.
Students from both the undergraduate and graduate programs land jobs at companies such as Oracle, Microsoft, Booz Allen Hamilton, BP (British Petroleum), Norfolk Southern, A.P. Møller, Northrop Grumman, CMA CGM, ZIM, Walmart, Dollar Tree and the federal government.
Our faculty's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The department's maritime research was ranked eighth in the world at 2015 by ISI Web of Science.
The ODU Propeller Club is a unique student organization comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who share a common interest in the maritime industry. The Propeller Club offers invaluable opportunities to learn about the maritime industry by hosting guest speakers at club meetings throughout the year. The Club also offers wonderful opportunities to experience maritime operations firsthand by touring various commercial locations throughout the Hampton Roads area. The Propeller Club, through the assistance of the parent club Port of Norfolk, connects students with business professionals interested in meeting the next generation of potential business leaders.