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Information, Risk, & Operations Management

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business


The Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management (IROM) consists of four academic disciplines: Information Management, Operations Management, Decision Sciences, and Statistics.  

The IROM Department has several outstanding and nationally ranked programs including the Undergraduate Management Information Systems program, the MBA Information Systems program, the Undergraduate Product/Operations Management program, and the MBA Productions/Operations Management program. Check out our "Department News" section below for 2021 rankings.

The IROM Department highly values both research and teaching. IROM faculty research can be seen in varied publications, including the Wall Street Journal (Andrew Whinston), CIO Network on Forbes (Anitesh Barua), and Management Science (Steve Gilbert). The department boasts the "most influential researcher in the field of management information systems" in Andrew Whinston, as identified by the h-Index for Management Information Systems. Two more IROM faculty, Sirkka Jarvenpaa and Anitesh Barua, were also ranked in this study.


Department News

Associate Dean for Instructional Innovation Prabhudev Konana named dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland

On September 28th, Prabhudev Konana, Associate Dean for Instructional Innovation, was named dean of the Smith School of Business. He has served at McCombs School of Business and the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management for the last 25 years. Prabhudev's accolades include his commitment to academia, innovation, inclusion, and research. Read more from the Interim Dean.

The Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management ranks in the top 10 Best Undergraduate Programs (U.S. News 2021)

  • #5 Analytics
  • #5 Management Information Systems
  • #8 Production/Operations
  • #10 Insurance
  • #10 (tied) Supply Chain/Logistics

2019-2020 McCombs Amplify Award Winners 

The McCombs Amplify Award is a student nominated award for faculty who foster highly inclusive classrooms to improve learning outcomes for all students. Congratulations to these IROM faculty who were recognized by their students:

Katie Gray


Kumar Muthuraman


Prabhudev Konana


IROM welcomes new Faculty

Maria de Arteaga
Maria de Arteaga, PhD
Carnegie Mellon University


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Junyu Cao, PhD
University of California, Berkeley


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Avinash Collis, PhD

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Magdalena Bennett, PhD
Columbia University


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Yan Leng, PhD






 Guoming Lai - Full Professor
 Wen Wen - Associate Professor
 Katie Gray - Distinguished Senior Lecturer