Bachelor in Decision Support Systems (BIT-DSS) Virginia Tech Pamplin
The DSS option educates our students in the design, implementation and use of computerized systems that support business managers in the decision-making process.
A decision support system (DSS) is a computer system that typically encompasses mathematical models as well as informational databases and a user interface in order to provide recommended decisions to manager-users. A DSS differs from a traditional information system (IS) or management information system (MIS) in that it not only provides the user with information, databases or reports, as does an IS or MIS, but it also provides answers to user queries, i.e., decisions, through its modeling component. In essence a DSS is a computer system that helps managers make decisions.