Information Systems Voices

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New Naveen Jindal School of Management graduates and their friends captured the moment at Memories on the Mall, including Aayush Desai, who earned his master’s degree in business analytics.

Get to know the UT Dallas Information Systems Area from the voices of the people who know best.

What better way to see how the Information Systems Area at UT Dallas can help you achieve your goals than to hear directly from the people who have experienced it themselves. Information Technology and Systems, Business Analytics and Information Technology Management alumni and current students, as well as faculty and staff members, have a lot to say about what you can expect from becoming a part of an Information Systems program, working hard with your classmates and finally walking off the stage, diploma in hand, ready to advance in your career.

Student Testimonials

Information Systems students, alumni, employers and partners talk about their invaluable academic experiences at the UT Dallas Jindal School of Management, providing advice, perspective, and vision.

vivek patil

Vivek Patil, MS’18

Senior Analytics in Advisory, Ernst & Young (EY)

After joining UTD in Fall 2016, I have persistently seen changes in the program structure and courses offered, which made it more challenging. 
Simone Luong

Simone Luong, MS’15

Business Analyst, UTC Aerospace Systems

The SAP TERP10 certification course was an intense, but eye-opening, experience, and this certification provided creditability to my SAP skills during my job search.  
shravya shanmukh

Shravya Shanmukh, MS’18

Sr. Analyst-Data Engineering, Weber Shandwick

I took up Masters in Business Analytics to develop my technical skills and learn the art of telling stories leveraging data.  

Spruha Dhamange, MS’13

Senior Consultant, Capgemini

The MS ITM Program at JSOM has been nothing but a rich, transformative experience for my career and life. 
Snehasis Dutta

Snehasis Dutta ’20

SAP Functional Consultant, Infosys

Having a well-rounded experience in SAP domain, it was a conspicuous decision to join UT Dallas to pursue my career in Information Technology and Management. The ITM program offers flexible courses and constituted of different tracks. The Enterprise System track was a perfect fit for me which helped me to upraise my knowledge in various functional domains in SAP.
Arati Deshpande

Arati Deshpande, MS’18

SAP Certified Associate

In past 2 years, in the MSITM program, I improved my SAP ERP skills and eventually got a full-time job in the same field.  

Vidhyadhar Venkatesan, MS’18

SAP Cloud Solutions Consultant, ERP Logic

I was really impressed with the course structure of MS ITM especially Enterprise Systems track. 
Jonathan Niere

Jonathan Niere, BS’17

Consulting Staff, Moss Adams

The most valuable aspects of the ITS program at UT Dallas are its quality education and curriculum. 
Swaroop Prince

Swaroop Prince, MS’16

Consultant, Deloitte

The ITM-MIS program of UT Dallas has provided me with the right platform to grow both personally and professionally. It has not just been a program but a life changing experience, the Jindal School of Management provides the right environment to help students achieve their goals and aspirations. . 
Sai Krishna

Sai Krishna, MS’16

Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young

The program is a great blend of technical and business skills is very important to manage an organization’s IT resources.  
Praneeth Gummaraju

Praneeth Gummaraju, MS’19

Cloud Support Associate, Amazon Web Services

I chose to pursue my Master’s degree the UTD because the program covered a wide range of areas and offered 5 tracks which are highly valued in the market.  
Ashwin Vaithianathan

Ashwin Vaithianathan, BS’19

As a transfer student, I reached out to the ITS Department at UTD, and they were always willing to help me with any questions and concerns that I had. 

Duke Solomon, MS’17

SAP SCM/TM Consultant

I found the Information Systems coursework at JSOM attractive and stood apart from other schools. ITM provided ample opportunities to build on my experience. 
Gowtham Senthilkumar

Gowtham Senthilkumar, MS’19

Business Intelligence Consultant, Sisense

The coursework for all the courses in the program are individually tailor-made for making students successful at the Enterprise level. 

Chao Li, MS’14

Senior IT Auditor

Since the ITM major is directly guided by SAP Alliance program, the education provided here is more practical, specific and job oriented.
Shreeparna Patnaik

Shreeparna Patnaik, MS’18

Associate Application Developer, American Family Insurance

Choosing UTD and graduating with a Master’s degree in Information Technology and Management has been one of my best decisions till date.  
abhishek mishra

Abhishek Mishra, MS’18

Senior Specialist Data Scientist, AT&T Services

I joined UT Dallas in Fall 2016 and at that time I already had a couple of years of experience in the data analytics.  
mounika akumalla

Mounika Akumalla, MS’18

BSA Senior Consultant – Data Science, NTT Data

I joined the program for its strong & diverse curriculum but soon realized that the biggest strength of the program is the exposure and growth.  
Akash Gupta

Akash Gupta, MS’20

Data Analyst, Scalable Press

When I applied to UTD, I was a budding undergraduate after completing my Computer Science degree fascinated by the field of data and analytics. 
Bharat Vannekuti

Bharat Vannekuti, MS’16

Data Analyst,

During my time as a Information Technology and Management graduate student, I have proudly witnessed taking Enterprise Resource Planning Track.  
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Meet our Leadership Council Members

Information Systems Meet our Leadership Council Members come from many countries around the world. You can contact Master’s in Information Technology Management members directly> You can contact the general form for Master’s in Business Analytics members and they will connect you with a student promptly.

bhavan mehta

Bhavan Mehta

The flexibility of the MS ITM program is something that makes it attractive. The program is industry-driven and Professor also helps students in many ways, Prof calls industry-people to share their experience with respective technologies in the industry.
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Kruthika Natarajan Nirmala

Kruthika Natarajan Nirmala

ITM curriculum is flexible having six different specialization tracks for students to choose from.
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prateek nayan

Prateek Nayan

As per my experience, flexibility is the “chakra” of this course. The course of study provides a creative synergy between technology and management and is designed to meet the demands of the constantly evolving business-technology environment.
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Khushboo Bhatia

Khushboo Bhatia

Hi, I’m Khushboo Bhatia, a graduate student in the Business Analytics program at The University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining MSBA, I have completed my undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering from Kanpur, India. I have 8 years of experience in working in Information Technology with Amdocs and Ericsson, where I worked with global clients such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and U-Mobile Malaysia in client-facing roles.
nishant rana

Nishant Rana

The Program brings different cultures across the globe all together and give students the competency and flexibility to create and maintain a competitive edge in the IT environment.
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ojas sonnis

Ojas Sonnis

The ITM Program provides students with just the right mix of technical and management courses, which are perfect for the professional growth of a grad student.
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priyanka babu

Priyanka Prakash Babu

ITM offers the right blend of courses and specialization catering to both the crowd. Hence, opening doors to myriad of opportunities.
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sandhya subramani

Sandhya Subramani

I joined the MSBA program in Fall ’19 and have been specializing in the Data Science and Operational Analytics tracks of the program. I previously worked for 3 years as an AI Engineer at the Applied AI Research Wing of Fidelity Investments in Bangalore. My core expertise is in Natural Language Modelling, and I’ve a particular interest in exploring Reinforcement Learning for improved text prediction. If you’re also passionate about exploring the analytics domain, feel free to connect with me and we’ll discuss the wackiest ideas out there.
Utkarsha Deepak Gupte

Utkarsha Deepak Gupte

I like how various tracks are designed in a way that it helps one to meticulously choose from these concentrated tracks and subjects.
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shivani mehta

Shivani Mehta

The ITM program is a good mix of technical and management courses along with different tracks for specialization offering lucrative course choices for students to pick from.
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Chinmay Patil

Chinmay Patil

The best part of MS-ITM program is the course curriculum which is tailored to meet the Industry requirements.
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sahasranshu purohit

Sahasranshu Purohit

The ITM program at JSOM welcomes students from diverse background, you have the opportunity to build your career in any emerging field of your liking.
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Erick Castaneda

Erick Castaneda

My knowledge of financial metrics as well as the leadership objectives of our market drove my pursuit into data acquisition.The Business Analytics program at JSOM has profoundly supported my interest into the science behind data analysis.
Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Learning from professors who provide real world examples from business
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Tejaswini Seelam

Tejaswini Seelam

The MS ITM program at UT Dallas provides a flexible curriculum for students from different backgrounds.
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rohan paul

Rohan Paul

The best part of the ITM program is its curriculum which offers students a bunch of subjects to choose from, which belong to both technology and management.
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neel gandhi

Neel Gandhi

Hi all, my name is Neel Gandhi. Before starting my Master’s in Business Analytics, I completed my undergrad degree in Management Information Systems from Rutgers University in New Jersey. During my time at Rutgers, while taking classes like Data Mining and Warehousing, I was introduced to the data science world.
Mohana Chandra

Mohana Chandra

The ITM program is a right blend of business and technology incorporating wide variety of courses to choose from that caters to multiple domains.
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Chau Nguyen

Chau Nguyen

I did my B.S. in Finance at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. After graduation, I decided to steer my career towards Human Resources and have gained more than one year of work experience in the field: at Autonomous Intelligent Driving.
Akshata Bhandiwad

Akshata Bhandiwad

I enjoyed translating highly technical data into business recommendations with various visualizations. It triggered my interest in understanding goals, priorities, and strategies in business.
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Alumni Spotlights

Read the success stories from JSOM alumni who earned their degree from the Jindal School of Management. These alumni are current professionals who share their insights about their experience and life after graduating from UT Dallas.

Atanas Hansen

Atanas Hansen, BS’11 MS’13

Senior Business Analyst; New York Life Insurance Company

Working for a 173-year-old company provides a fantastic environment to observe how business processes and technology evolved over time. 

Abu Sadeq, BS’94, MS’99

CEO and CISO, Zartech Inc.

Sadeq earned two degrees at what is now known as Naveen Jindal School of Management. He received a BS/Business Administration and an MS/Management Information Systems.

Michelle (Abuda) Maraj

J. Michelle (Abuda) Maraj, BS’14, MS’15

Financial Systems Analyst, Lyft

J. Michelle (Abuda) Maraj, now living in San Jose, California, powered through her master’s degree in business analytics just a year after she earned her BS in what is now information technology and systems.

Harrison Coney

Harrison Coney, BS’12

Information Security Officer, Cognosante

I enjoy the fact that every day I come to work, it is an opportunity for me to experience and learn something new. It is an ever-change profession. &nbsp

Gaurav Shekhar

Gaurav Shekhar, MS’16

Assistant Professor, Jindal School Of Management, Ut Dallas

After completing his master’s degree in Information Technology and Management, Shekhar stayed at UT Dallas as a staff member and instructor. He now is program director of the Jindal School’s MS in Business Analytics and an assistant professor of instruction for information systems coursework.

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Information Systems Resource Articles

Discover how Information Systems faculty are researching, publishing, speaking and engaging in the business community. The authors of these articles also include Information Systems students, staff and friends

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ITS Academy Summer Camp

Written by Dawn Owens

Summer is fast approaching and many teens are busy trying to manage end-of-year commitments. Instead of overbooking yourself, why not step away for a week and change your way of thinking about technology with the ITS Academy Summer Camp at UT Dallas?

ut Dallas Jindal School student working in healthcare and big data

The Importance of Electronic Health Records

Written by Timothy Stephens

Electronic medical records are digitized records of clinical services provided to a patient by a provider — a digitized copy of a patient’s medical charts. Electronic health records are interconnected databases.

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Coronavirus Can Redefine Healthcare in the U.S.

Written by Mehmet Ayvaci

Innovative use of technology in responding to the COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented. Tech in the U.S. is putting its resources, such as machine learning and cloud capabilities, to study patient blood samples. The goal is to innovate.

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Management Information Systems Aka MIS: A Versatile Degree in a Growing Field

Written by Gaurav Shekhar

The concept of management information systems (MIS) might not be as foreign as you think. All of us users of technology are information systems managers on a micro scale. Do you use a cellphone or a computer to receive, send, organize data?

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The Difference Between Business Analytics and Data Science

Written by Sagar Patel

Finding the differences between data science and data analytics might not be an isolated query just for professionals. Internet use has increased by 70% since this past spring — making the appropriate use of data essential.

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What is ITS?

Written by Dawn Owens

ITS stands for Information Technology and Systems. ITS is one of the most popular business school degrees and it combines technology, science, and business education.

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Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Information Systems?

BS Information Technology & Systems

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The Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Systems (ITS) program is a unique blend of technical and business curriculum. This STEM designated degree program provides students with practical and theoretical training in information technology. Graduates from the program are in high demand because of their diverse technical skill set and their ability to understand how technology affects business processes.


MS Business Analytics

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The Master’s in Business Analytics program (BUAN) is a 36 semester credit hour STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) designated degree program. This highly-ranked program provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to pursue careers involving a wide variety of data science, data engineering, and data analytics roles within a number of business domains.

MS BUAN Options

MS Information Technology & Management

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The Master’s in Information Technology and Management (ITM) program is a 36 semester credit hour STEM designated degree program ranked 17th in the US by US News and World Report. The MS ITM degree prepares students for careers as IT professionals working in a variety of industries and roles. The program features a state of the art curriculum, online or class room delivery options, and the ability to complete the degree on a full-time or part time basis.


PhD Concentration in Information Systems

Develop strong research skills that are especially relevant for students interested in an academic career. Research seminars are held regularly, and each year the Information Systems area sponsors a speaker series to bring researchers from other universities to UT Dallas.

PhD in Management Science, Information Systems Concentration