Management of Technology and Operations Specialization Description
The management of Information Technology and Operations in an integrated manner and their strategic alignment with business models is essential to achieving business success. Operational excellence is the key driver to performance in a world that is increasingly driven by information.
Operations Management provides the tools to analyze, improve and position a firm's operations to achieve the best fit with the firm's competitive strategy, marketing priorities and financial constraints. It provides a link to strategy and its successful execution. It makes available metrics for managing businesses, such as, six sigma quality, order to delivery cycle, inventory turns, and capacity utilization.
Information technologies continually redefine possible business models and operations across industries, creating new markets, channels and spaces of interaction. They are an integral part of developing new products, designing new organizations, managing customer relationships, and in achieving operational excellence.
A specialization in Management of Technology and Operations enables you to think about technology-enabled business models, and the alignment of IT and Operations with corporate strategy. Decisions about investments in IT and the design of operations have far reaching consequences for development of products and services, managing customers, and achieving operational excellence. Courses in this specialization will provide you with the following capabilities:
- Linking the success and valuation of organizations with the effective design and management of its IT assets, data and Operations.
- Aligning Operations Strategy and IT with business models and understanding how to make investment decisions regarding IT and Operations.
- Crafting Operations and IT strategies to exploit emerging opportunities enabled by digital convergence and the increasingly electronic nature of all aspects of business
This specialization is especially suitable for careers in Consulting, Financial Services, Management of Information Technology and Operations. Due to the extent to which the Internet fuels new IT-based opportunities, the specialization is also valuable for entrepreneurs.
FINC-GB.2310 (B40.2310) Managing Financial Businesses
INFO-GB.2318 (B20.2318) Digital Strategy
INFO-GB.2335 (B20.2335) Programming in Python and Fundamentals of Software Development
INFO-GB.2346 (B20.2346) Dealing with Data
INFO-GB.3155 (B20.3155) Global Sourcing and Open Innovation
INFO-GB.3157 (B20.3157) Computer and Network Security
INFO-GB.3310 (B20.3310) Social Media & Digital Marketing Analytics
INFO-GB.3322 (B20.3322) Design and Development of Web and Mobile Applications
INFO-GB.3335 (B20.3335) Electronic Communities
INFO-GB.3336 (B20.3336) Data Mining for Business Analytics
INFO-GB.3338 (B20.3338) Business Strategy for the Digital Economy
INFO-GB.3339 (B20.3339) Being Digital: Search, Social Media and Crowdsourcing
INFO-GB.3355 (B20.3355) Globalization, Open Innovation, and Crowdsourcing: New Ways of Organizing
INFO-GB.3356 (B20.3356) Business Process Design & Implementation
INFO-GB.3358 (B20.3358) Data Governance
INFO-GB.3359 (B20.3359) Practical Data Science
INFO-GB.3362 (B20.3362) Emerging Technology and Business Innovation
MKTG-GB.2173 (B70.2173) New Media in Marketing
MKTG-GB.2325 (B70.2325) Digital Media Marketing
OPMG-GB.2306 (B60.2306) Supply Chain Management (Business Logistics)
OPMG-GB.2310 (B60.2310) Managing for Quality
OPMG-GB.2312 (B60.2312) Operations in Panama: A man, a plan, a canal
OPMG-GB.2313 (B60.2313) Operations in Entertainment: Las Vegas
OPMG-GB.2330 (B60.2330) Retail Operations
OPMG-GB.2350 (B60.2350) Decision Models and Analytics
OPMG-GB.2351 (B60.2351) Decision Making Under Uncertainty
OPMG-GB.2360 (B60.2360) Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship
OPMG-GB.2365 (B60.2365) Operational Risk
OPMG-GB.3330 (B60.3330) Revenue Management and Pricing
OPMG-GB.3335 (B60.3335) Operations for Global Entrepreneurs
OPMG-GB.3355 (B60.3355) Operations Strategy
OPMG-GB.3357 (B60.3357) Service Operations and Strategy
For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.