The Department of Management Science and Information Systems (MSIS) understands that companies throughout the world require professionals with both the technical and managerial expertise necessary to thrive in an information-driven economy. For years, the William S. Spears School of Business has proudly produced professionals who have a highly developed set of business skills and the depth of knowledge to implement complex information systems—and keep them up and running. The Department’s substantial growth has been fueled not only by the emergence of information technology as a fundamental cornerstone of business education, but also from the personal talents of dedicated faculty. The MSIS Department is blessed with outstanding nationally recognized scholars and committed, innovative instructors, all with a passion for research and classroom excellence. Many of the MSIS faculty has a solid private sector background that exemplifies the department’s practical yet leading-edge perspective.