The mission of the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department of Indiana University of Pennsylvania is to prepare students who will assist and lead in the application of current and emerging Information Technology (IT), to create strategic and competitive advantage, and to create operational efficiency and effectiveness. The department will also provide the community and the commonwealth with knowledge and access to education consistent with the demands of the marketplace. The Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department will do this through qualified faculty members who excel in both teaching and scholarship and remain invested in continuous skill and knowledge enhancement in this rapidly changing field. The department will provide a balanced curriculum rich in both business and technical concepts/skills. State-of-the-art technology will be available for experimentation and learning, and collaboration with organizations will be available to gain real world experience and apply the learning to a real life situation. These will converge to provide students with hybrid technical and business leadership skills for a variety of organizations.