School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Decision & Information Sciences

Decision and Information Sciences

Renowned faculty researchers bring innovative business concepts and real-world applications to life in Oakland University’s management information systems programs. Collaboration with industry combined with integrating today’s business challenges into the curriculum means OU students graduate with the skills and knowledge required to address vital business and technology issues.

The department is home to Oakland University’s Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics, a collaborative, cross-disciplinary research center that merges the expertise of biomedical science, mathematics, engineering, business and finance to develop innovative solutions to high-impact problems.

Academic Programs

Contact Us
Dr. Vijayan Sugumaran
Department Chair
442 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-4649

Shannon Johnson
Office Assistant
440 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3283

Andre ArebelaezPresidentHispanic IT Executive Council
V. BalajiChief Information OfficerTata Technologies
James CavellierSenior Vice PresidentServices Division Comerica Bank
Jeff DouvilleDirector, Materials Planning and LogisticsA123 LLC
Candace HaydenSr. Vice President of TechnologyHutchinson North America
Jim Kamp
Dennis HodgesChief Information OfficerInteva Products LLC
Thomas McKennaSenior Vice PresidentEngineering and Technology Penske Logistics
Quaid SaifeePresidentWIT Incorporated
Saad ShahCEOMetric-X
Vijayan SugumaranProfessor and Chair Decision and Information ScienceOakland University
Jason VazzanoCEOVectorform
Faculty &

Please see the School of Business Administration Faculty/Staff Directory for more information, including office location, link to personal web pages and more.


Vijayan Sugumaran, Chair 370-4649
Henry Aigbedo
(248) 370-4959
Osman Aydas
(248) 370-2821
Venugopal Balijepally
(248) 370-4088
Mohammad Dadashzadeh 370-2831
Xiaodong Deng
(248) 370-4089
Eugene Fliedner
(248) 370-4281
Mark Isken 370-3296
Thomas Lauer 370-3287
Paul Licker 370-2432
Karl Majeske 370-4976
Kieran Mathieson 370-3284
Yazan 370-4958
Amy Rutledge 370-3507
Ahmed Sobhani 370-4002
T. J. 370-4284

Professors Emeriti

David Doane
ResearchGate Profile
Mohan Tanniru
ResearchGate Profile
John Tower

Research Center

Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics