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Our Mission

We seek to produce leaders who understand how to change the world through technology. We seek to understand the impact and implications of information and technology on business strategy, organizational efficiency, and public policy.

We embrace teaching and research that makes the world better using tools from data analysis, computer science, economics, philosophy, machine learning, and organizational behavior.

We strive to be the best in our chosen domain. Our faculty include some of the most highly cited scholars in strategy, reputation systems, and network economics.

Our Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Network effects
  • Reputation systems
  • Social networks
  • Innovation
  • Business platforms and ecosystems
  • Effects of IT on labor, productivity
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Big data
  • Computational social science

INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM

The Information Systems department has developed a strong presence in social networks, recommender systems, and digital platforms. Our social network research has explored who is most influential and susceptible in message propagation, and how networks shape collective intelligence. Our platform research has found the strategies that lead to winner-take-all markets. Our work is taught worldwide. Classes in IS provide leading tools and theories in data science, technology, AI and organizational design. Our MSDi program trains students to bridge technical and managerial roles, a combination that is especially sought by employers.

Inquiries

For general inquiries, please contact:

Email: qstacademicsupport@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-1757