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Department of Operations and Information Management

Relevant skills that provide flexibility and career advancement

The Operations and Information Management Department at the Wisconsin School of Business focuses on the systems, procedures, and strategies that guide efficient production and distribution of goods and services. You will develop skills that are applicable in a variety of fields including health care, retailing, and manufacturing. BBA, MBA, and PhD students all have two options for earning degrees, and our faculty expertise and ongoing research covers a broad range of dynamic topics.

The Erdman Center for Operations and Technology and Management and Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management are affiliated with our programs and offer additional learning opportunities for our students.

Faculty and Research

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

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Featured Publications

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Research Seminars

Browse upcoming, recent, and archived research seminars. You must be on the UW Network or VPN to view the seminars.

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Degrees We Support

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Undergraduate Program

Students develop IT skills with a major in Operations Technology Management (OTM) or Information Systems (IS).

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MBA Specialization in Technology Strategy and Product Management

The Technology Strategy and Product Management specialization is for students seeking roles as product managers in the tech industry. Good fit for students with backgrounds in engineering, science, or other areas of technology and operations interested in advanced positions while priming for future senior leadership roles.

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MBA Specialization in Supply Chain Management

This specialization provides the cross-functional and strategic breadth needed to have a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management. Students undergo training in everything from data analytics and demand to the marketing, promotion, and sourcing of goods.

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PhD in Operations and Information Management

Both programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers in research and teaching at the university level. Student research is supported by faculty with a wide range of expertise.

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Knowledge Centers

Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management

The Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management (OTM) was established to provide students with the skills necessary to compete in a diverse and competitive, global environment.

Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management

The Grainger Center provides a student-centered, industry-relevant education in supply chain management. Five pillars guide all that the Center does.

Beyond Degrees

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Students benefit from many opportunities for involvement and leadership outside the classroom.

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