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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

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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.

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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.

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PharmD Concentration

University of Wisconsin–Madison Doctor of Pharmacy students can enhance their degree with a concentration in operations and technology management (OTM).

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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.

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Learn the agile method for process improvement.

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Workshops and Competitions

Expand your knowledge and collaborative skills.

Certificate in Strategic Innovation

Hone your skills and enhance your degree with a customized certificate.

Learn more about the certificate

Career-Advancing Networking Opportunities

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Affiliated Faculty

Our faculty members contribute to the operations technology profession both in and beyond the classroom.

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Advisory Boards

The Industrial Advisory Board provides recommendations and advice on matters vital to the center’s activities.

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Applied Learning

Guest speakers, corporate site visits, and professional development opportunities add value to your degree.

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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.

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Connect on LinkedIn

Our alumni LinkedIn group provides an opportunity to reconnect and build a lasting professional network.

Professional Associations

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)
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Support Us

The Center Support Fund provides for general center expenditures, including technology, scholarships, lecturers, and center administration.