Operations Management / Management Science Track

The design, production and distribution of goods and services are the core activities around which all firms and economies are built. The department offers a series of courses that allow students to build a fundamental understanding of the tradeoffs to consider when managing the development of products and services, as well as the operations used to produce them and fulfill customer requirements.

The need to effectively manage the production of goods and services has also sparked the development of a number of useful mathematical tools. Besides their direct application to operational problems, these management science techniques have been broadly applied to a wide variety of other economic activities, from the pricing of financial instruments to decisions concerning markdown policies in retailing.

The OPIM Department’s Operations Management / Management Science track addresses central issues necessary to understand production and service operations in today’s global economy. This program provides a rigorous foundation for immediate careers in consulting and analytic strategy support for companies, as well as preparation for future graduate studies in economics and business.

The OM/MS track includes OPIM 101 (unless exempt), one foundation course and three electives.

Foundation Course:

OPIM 220 Process Management in Manufacturing
OPIM 321 Management Science

Electives (3 CUs required):

OPIM 220 Process Management in Manufacturing
OPIM 224 Service Operations Management
OPIM 321 Management Science
OPIM 353 Mathematical Modeling and its Application in Finance
OPIM 397 Retail Supply Chain Management
OPIM 415 Product Development.

Other courses, within the OPIM and Electrical and Systems Engineering Departments, which fit with the student’s program of study may be substituted for one of the electives, with permission.

Possible alternatives include:

OPIM 290 Decision Processes
OPIM 210 Management Information Systems
OPIM 399 Independent Study
ESE 210 Introduction to Dynamic Systems
ESE 250 Logistic, Manufacturing, and Transportation Systems
ESE 303 Stochastic Systems Analysis and Simulation
ESE 304 Optimization Techniques
ESE 444 Project Management
ESE 501 Multicriteria Decision Making.

OPIM Undergraduate Coordinator: Monique Guignard-Spielberg — 569 JMHH — 215-898-8235 — guignard_monique@yahoo.fr