Major in Operations, Information and Decisions

The department offers a major in Operations, Information and Decisions to MBA students who have taken 5 CUs of OID courses (including flex core course requirements).

Flex Core Requirements for MBA Students

Effective 2021-2022, MBA students will be able to satisfy the 1.0 credit unit OIDD flex core requirement by taking any of the following classes below.

OIDD 6110: Quality and Productivity (0.5 CU)

OIDD 6120: Business Analytics (0.5 CU)

OIDD 6130: Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm (0.5 CU)

OIDD 6140: Innovation (0.5 CU)

OIDD 6150: Operations Strategy (0.5 CU)

OIDD 6620: Enabling Technologies (0.5 or 1.0 CU)

OIDD 6900: Managerial Decision Making (1.0 CU)

Requirements for the OID Major

a)  5CUs from any MBA courses offered by the OID department, including flex core course requirements.
b) Cross-listed courses count towards the major.
c) Up to 1 CU of independent study projects can be counted towards the OID major.
d) None of the 5CUs of courses can be taken Pass/Fail, except that courses taken prior to the Fall 2021 term are grandfathered and may be taken Pass/Fail. Please note that because OIDD7050 – LEADING WITH GRIT can only be taken pass/fail, it cannot be counted towards the OIDD major.

The following are suggested tracks, which constitute coherent sets of courses in specific areas of study. However, these tracks are only suggestions and students are free to construct their own programs of study.

NOTE: All OIDD courses were listed as OPIM until Spring 2016.

Operations Management Track

OIDD 6110 Quality and Productivity (.5 cu)
OIDD 6120 Business Analytics (.5 cu)
OIDD 6140 Innovation (.5 cu)
OIDD 6150 Operations Strategy (.5 cu)
OIDD 6540 Product Management (.5 cu)
OIDD 6580 Service Operations Management (.5 cu)
OIDD 6730 Global Supply Chain Management (.5 cu)
OIDD 6800 Operations Strategy Practicum (.5 or 1 cu)
OIDD 6970 Retail Supply Chain Management (.5 cu)
OIDD/STAT 7770 Introduction to Python for Data Science (.5 cu)

Information Systems Track

OIDD 6130 Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm (.5 cu)
OIDD 6520 Design and Development of Web-Based Products and Services (.5 cu)
OIDD 6620 Enabling Technologies (.5 or 1 cu)

Decision Processes Track

OIDD 6900 Managerial Decision Making
OIDD 6910 Negotiations
OIDD 6920 Advanced Negotiation
OIDD 6930 Influence (.5 cu)
BEPP 8110 Risk and Crisis Management (.5 cu) (may be counted as an OIDD
course for the purposes of satisfying the 5 cu requirement for the Decision
Processes Track
)

MBA Advisor: Marshall Fisher  –  fisher@wharton.upenn.edu