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Operations and Technology Management

Courses

The Operations and Technology Management (OTM) major focuses on the design, production, and delivery of products and services to satisfy customer needs. It equips students with the essential tools and strategies to use resources efficiently, make desirable trade-offs, and strategically redesign or restructure operations. OTM majors distinguish themselves by strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities together with the ability to provide high-level managerial insights into value-based service and production management.

OTM majors have many career opportunities due to their process orientation and analytical training. They are especially well-equipped for positions in supply chain management and logistics, business analytics, management consulting, service operations management, and manufacturing management.

Students choosing this major may find the Specialization in Supply Chain Management particularly attractive due to complementary coursework and overlapping job opportunities.

Requirements for the Major

It is recommended that the undergraduate core course OTM 300 Operations Management be taken as early as possible in preparation for this major.

Complete one course in Quality and Improvement

OTM 351 Principles and Techniques of Quality Management, 3 cr or
OTM 370 Sustainable Approaches to System Improvement, 3 cr

Complete one course in Operations Research/Optimization

OTM 410 (Fall) Operations Research I, 3 cr or
OTM 411 (Spring) Operations Research II, 3 cr

Complete one course in Service Operations

OTM 451 Service Operations Management, 3 cr

Complete one course in Manufacturing or Supply Chain Management

OTM 654 Production Planning and Control, 3 cr or
OTM 421 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, 3 cr or
MKT 427 Enterprise Systems and Supply Chain Management

AND

Complete two elective courses from the suggested tracks below

Any OTM course taken after fulfilling the requirements above will count as an elective course. Non-OTM School of Business courses on the OTM electives list will be used to satisfy the OTM elective requirement first. If the OTM elective requirement is fulfilled, these courses can be used to satisfy the School of Business breadth requirement, provided they are not cross-listed with OTM.

OTM Suggested Elective Courses

Supply Chain Management

OTM 442 Database Management and Applications, 3 cr
OTM 410 Operations Research 1 or 3 cr
OTM 451 Service Operations Management, 3 cr
OTM 654 Production Planning and Control, 3 cr
OTM 370 Sustainable Approaches to System Improvement, 3 cr
OTM 351 Principles and Techniques of Quality Management, 3 cr
OTM/MKT 421 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, 3 cr
OTM/MKT 422 Logistics Management, 3 cr
MKT 423 Procurement and Supply Management, 3 cr
MKT 427 Enterprise Systems and Supply Chain Management, 3 cr

Business Analytics

OTM 442 Database Management and Applications, 3 cr
OTM 410 Operations Research 1, 3 cr
OTM 411 Operations Research 2, 3 cr
MKT 310 Marketing Research, 3 cr
INFO SYS 365 Contemporary Topics, 3 cr
INFO SYS 371 Technology of Computer Based Systems, 3 cr
INFO SYS 422 Computer-Based Data Management, 3 cr
INFO SYS 424 Analysis and Design of Computer-Based Systems, 3 cr
INFO SYS/ISyE/OTM 671 E-Business - Technologies, Strategies, and Applications, 3 cr
GEN BUS 304 Intermediate Business Statistics, 3 cr or
GEN BUS 365 Business Analytics II, 3 cr

Business Process Design and Improvement

OTM 442 Database Management and Applications, 3 cr
OTM 410 Operations Research 1, 3 cr
OTM 411 Operations Research 2, 3 cr
OTM 351 Principles and Techniques of Quality Management, 3 cr
OTM 370 Sustainable Approaches to System Improvement, 3 cr
OTM 451 Service Operations Management, 3 cr
ACCT IS 310 Cost Management Systems, 3 cr
INFO SYS 365 Contemporary Topics, 3 cr
INFO SYS 371 Technology of Computer Based Systems, 3 cr
INFO SYS 422 Computer-Based Data Management, 3 cr
INFO SYS 424 Analysis and Design of Computer-Based Systems, 3 cr
ISyE 515 Engineering Management of Continuous Process Improvement, 3 cr
ISyE/ME 549 Product Design, 3 cr