Operations Management / Management Science Track (OM/MS)

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 OID 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.

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

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

Foundation Course

OIDD 220 Introduction to Operations Management
OIDD 321 Management Science

Electives (3 CUs required)

OIDD 220 Introduction to Operations Management
OIDD 224 Analytics for Service Operations
OIDD 236 Scaling Technology Ventures: Aligning Operations with Strategy
OIDD 321 Management Science
OIDD 353 Mathematical Modeling and its Application in Finance
OIDD 380 Operations Strategy Practicum
OIDD 397 Retail Supply Chain Management
OIDD 415 Product Design

Other courses, within the OID 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:

OIDD 290 Decision Processes
OIDD 210 Management Information Systems
OIDD 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.

OID Undergraduate Concentration Advisors:

Maria Rieders — 517 JMHH — 215-898-0535

Monique Guignard-Spielberg  — 569 JMHH  — 215-898-8235

For more information, please email oid-undergrad@wharton.upenn.edu