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Department of IROM

The Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management (IROM) consists of three academic disciplines: Information Management, Operations Management and Risk (Decision Analysis, Quantitative Finance and Statistics).

The IROM department has several outstanding and nationally-ranked programs including the Undergraduate Management Information Systems program (ranked #2 by Business Week and #4 by U.S. News and World Report), the MBA Information Management program (#3 by U.S. News and #5 by the Wall Street Journal), the Undergraduate Risk Management program (#5 by U.S. News) and the MBA Productions/Operations Management program (#8 by Business Week and #13 by U.S. News). Learn more about IROM

Information, Risk, and Operations Management News


McCombs School of Business Wins Case Competition in Minnesota

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business took 1st Place in 4th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition on April 2, 2016.


Best Paper Award goes to Wen Wen

Professors Wen Wen and Sirkka Jarvenpaa won a Best Paper Award at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE) for their paper, “Standards, Intellectual Property Rights, and Strategic Patenting:  Evidence from the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force)”. The paper, which they co-authored with Professor Chris Forman of the Georgia Institute of Technology, studies how the development of formal standards for information and communication technologies shapes the strategic patenting behavior of firms.  WISE is the premier academic research forum for information systems issues from an economics perspective.  Their paper was selected as the Best Paper among 198 submissions.



IROM Associate Professor Genaro Gutierrez was named a finalist for the DAS Practice Award for the year 2015. He, along with Saurabh Bansal, wrote Expert Calibration and Elicitation for Large Scale Investment Decisions. "The DAS Practice Award is given annually to the best decision analysis application, as judged by a panel of Society members." Read more at INFORMS online.

IROM Professor Andrew Whinston has received the Career Research Excellence Award from the University Co-Op. This award is given to "a faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years." Read more here.

IROM Professor Steve Gilbert is the recipient of the 2015 MSOM Distinguished Service Award. "As noted by the selection committee... Steve has made immense contributions to the MSOM Society over many years, serving in leadership roles, serving on important committees, and serving as an associate editor for the MSOM journal for over a decade." Read more at INFORMS Online.