Information, Risk, and Operations Management

Master of Science in Information, Risk, and Operations Management
Master of Science in Business Analytics
Master of Science in Information Technology and Management*
Doctor of Philosophy

For More Information

Campus address: College of Business Administration Building (CBA) 5.202, phone (512) 471-3322, fax (512) 471-0587; campus mail code: B6500

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management, 2110 Speedway B6500, Austin TX 78712-1277

MS Business Analytics e-mail:

MS Information Technology Management email:

PhD program e-mail:

MS Business Analytics program URL: 

MS Information Technology and Management URL:

PhD program URL:

Facilities for Graduate Work

Faculty members and graduate students in information, risk, and operations management are involved in the work of the Center for Business, Technology, and Law, the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce, the risk management and insurance program, and the Supply Chain Center of Excellence. Additional research centers that support graduate work in the McCombs School, as well as the school’s physical facilities and computing systems, are described in the business administration section under Facilities for Graduate Work.

Areas of Study

The master's and doctoral programs have three independent concentrations: information systems; risk analysis and decision making; and supply chain and operations management. The department also offers two Option III programs: The Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management*.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2017.

Paul C Adams
Susan N Beretvas
J Eric Bickel
Patrick L Brockett
Carlos Marinho Carvalho
Lawrence K Cormack
Paul Damien
Michael Daniels
Inderjit S Dhillon
Dragan Djurdjanovic
Betsy S Greenberg
John J Hasenbein
Stephen A Jessee
Timothy H Keitt
David A Kendrick
Tse-Min Lin
John E Luecke
Robert C Luskin
Lauren A Meyers
Douglas J Morrice
Peter Mueller
Marc A Musick
Daniel A Powers
William H Press
Brian E Roberts
Maytal Saar-Tsechansky
Thomas W Sager
Purnamrita Sarkar
Sahotra Sarkar
James G Scott
Thomas S Shively
Chandler W Stolp
Paul Von Hippel
Stephen G Walker
Claus O Wilke
Sinead Williamson
Mingyuan Zhou

Admission Requirements

Admission to information, risk, and operations management programs is extremely competitive. The admission decisions are based on the applicant’s academic record, test scores, personal statement, résumé, and letters of recommendation. Students must enter the PhD program in the fall semester.

The admissions timeline for the Master of Science in Business Analytics Option III program is separate from other degrees in the department.

*Master’s program pending final approval at the time of publication