Erdman Center for Operations & Technology Management
Enhancing analytics and business acumen
The Erdman Center introduces full-time MBA students in the technology strategy and product management specialization, as well as UW–Madison pharmacy students, and master’s students in business analytics to industry practices and prepares you for a wide range of cutting-edge careers. You will meet and exchange ideas with executives, managers, and consultants and you will benefit from a strong network of current and past students
Programs We Support
MBA Specialization in Technology Strategy and Product Management
Gain broad and deep business and entrepreneurial skills from a flexible curriculum applicable to designing, managing, and improving tech and product processes and systems.
MS in Business Analytics
Earn a STEM-designated Master of Science: Business Analytics degree. In this one-year program you will learn to sort, understand, visualize, and apply data to solve complex business questions.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Doctor of Pharmacy students can enhance their degree with a concentration in operations and technology management (OTM).
Certificate in Business Analytics
Complement your Wisconsin MBA, MS, or MAcc by developing your data analytics skills.
Beyond Your Degree
Build skills to differentiate yourself in the workplace
Six Sigma Training
Earn Yellow and Green Belt certification.
Learn the agile method for process improvement.
Workshops and Competitions
Expand your knowledge and collaborative skills.
Career-Advancing Networking Opportunities
Our faculty members contribute to the operations technology profession both in and beyond the classroom.
The Industrial Advisory Board provides recommendations and advice on matters vital to the center’s activities.
Guest speakers, corporate site visits, and professional development opportunities add value to your degree.
Tech Product Club
The Tech Product Club is a student-led organization aimed at creating a community of Wisconsin MBA students who are interested in pursuing product marketing or product management roles.
Connect on LinkedIn
Our alumni LinkedIn group provides an opportunity to reconnect and build a lasting professional network.
We encourage students to join professional organizations and attend local seminars and regional events.
- American Society for Quality (ASQ)
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Association for Operations Management (APICS)
- Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
- Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Also see IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society
- Project Management Institute (PMI)
The Center Support Fund provides for general center expenditures, including technology, scholarships, lecturers, and center administration.