Management of Technology and Operations

The management of information technology and operations in an integrated manner and their strategic alignment with business models are both 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 information technology 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:

  1. Linking the success and valuation of organizations with the effective design and management of its information technology assets, data and operations.
  2. Aligning operations strategy and information technology with business models and understanding how to make investment decisions regarding information technology and operations.
  3. Crafting operations and information technology 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 information technology-based opportunities, the specialization is also valuable for entrepreneurs.

Academic Advisor: Yannis Bakos,

Course List

Course NumberCourse Title
ECON-GB.2313Data Bootcamp
FINC-GB.2310Managing Financial Businesses
INTA-GB.2122Disruption, Entrepreneurship & Social Impact
INTA-GB.2307Tech Industry Drivers: An Analytical Framework
INTA-GB.3140Tech Evolution & Econ
INTA-GB.3313Fashion & Luxury Digital Solutions
INTA-GB.3314Fashion & Luxury Solutions
INTA-GB.3323Tech Solutions
MGMT-GB.3151Managerial Decision Making
MGMT-GB.3155Technology Innovation Strategy
MGMT-GB.3159Leading Through Technological Change
MGMT-GB.3337Foundations of Technology Entrepreneurship
MGMT-GB.2321Commercialization of Frontier Technologies
MGMT-GB.2332Managing a High Tech Company: The CEO Perspective
MKTG-GB.2125Digital Media Innovation
MKTG-GB.2173New Media in Marketing
MKTG-GB.2191Tech Product Management
MKTG-GB.2192Predicting the Future of Technology
MKTG-GB.2193Tech Product Management II
MKTG-GB.2325Digital Media Innovation
MKTG-GB 2344Data Driven Decision Making: Managerial
MKTG-GB 2392Strategic Foresight and Predicting the Future of Technology
MKTG-GB.3152Strategy in Technology Intensive Industries
OPMG-GB.2150Decision Models and Analytics
OPMG-GB.2306Supply Chain Management (Business Logistics)
OPMG-GB.2308Retail Operations & Supply Chain Management
OPMG-GB.2312Operations in Panama: A man, a plan, a canal
OPMG-GB.2313Operations in Entertainment: Las Vegas
OPMG-GB.2316Operations Consulting: An Experiential Approach
OPMG-GB.2350Decision Models and Analytics
OPMG-GB.2351Decision Making Under Uncertainty
OPMG-GB.2360Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship
TECH-GB.2114Introduction to Cybersecurity and Privacy Management 
TECH-GB.2135Programming in Python
TECH-GB.2147Databases for Business Analytics
TECH-GB.2148Dealing with Data
TECH-GB.2149Data Management and Strategy: Building a Growth-Driven Data Strategy
TECH-GB.2318Digital Strategy
TECH-GB.2335Programming in Python and Fundamentals of Softwar e Development
TECH-GB.2336*Data Science for Business Analytics - Technical
TECH-GB.2345Tech and the City: Customer-Centric Digital Entrepreneurship
TECH-GB.2346Dealing with Data
TECH-GB.3109Digital Marketing Analytics
TECH-GB.3155Digital Innovation and Crowdsourcing
TECH-GB.3310Digital Marketing Analytics
TECH-GB.3322Design and Development of Web and Mobile Applications
TECH-GB.3332Introduction to AI & Its Applications in Business
TECH-GB.3333Practical Big Data
TECH-GB.3336*Data Science for Business Analytics - Managerial
TECH-GB.3347Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Technologies
TECH-GB.3351Risk Management in IT
TECH-GB.3355Globalization, Open Innovation, and Crowdsourcing: New Ways of Organizing
TECH-GB.3362Emerging Technology and Business Innovation

Students may also take the course below at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences: 
Course NumberCourse Title
CSCI-GA 2820**DevOps and Agile Methodologies

* Not eligible to count towards this specialization if this course was taken as part of your core requirements (Full-Time two-year MBA students only).

**This course is reserved for Focused Tech MBA students.

For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.