Operations, Information, & Decisions, MBA

The Operations, Information, and Decisions major is designed to improve the quality and productivity of enterprises by educating highly capable professionals, and discovering, developing, and validating new principles, theory, and methods.

Members of the department share common interests in process management, decision-making, and information. Our common approach to education and research is to blend rigor and relevance. We believe in science-based management and our work is built around models. We seek to reconcile theory and data, and to influence practice. We are a group of individuals with diverse interests and training; indeed, our diversity is central to the intellectual vitality of our community. Nevertheless, several themes characterize the questions of primary concern to most members of the department.

  • How can the speed and quality of decision-making by individuals, groups, and organizations be improved?
  • How can useful inferences be made from large datasets?
  • How can supply chains be managed to provide the right products at the right time and place for least cost
  • How can organizations create high-quality and efficient service delivery operations?
  • How can the process of developing goods and services be transformed to deliver better products more efficiently?
  • How do changes in the quality, speed, and frequency of information exchange impact an enterprise’s functions, productivity, and organization? 


A minimum of 19 course units is required for graduation.

Only one (1) CU of pass/fail coursework can be counted toward the Operations, Information & Decisions major.

Operations, Information, and Decisions Major Requirements
Core Requirements
Quality and Productivity
Operations Strategy
Select 1 of the following:
Quality and Productivity
Business Analytics
Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm
Operations Strategy
Select 4 course units of 5000- to 8000-level OIDD courses4
Select 5.5 course units of electives5.5
MBA Core Requirements9.5
Total Course Units19

MBA Core Requirements

Select one of the following:0.5-1
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting
Finance 1
Corporate Finance
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Corporate Finance
Corporate Finance (Half CU)
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Macroeconomics and the Global Economic Environment
Macroeconomics and The Global Economic Environment (Half CU)
Legal Studies
LGST 6110Responsibility in Global Management0.5
or LGST 6120 Responsibility in Business
or LGST 6130 Business, Social Responsibility, and the Environment
MGEC 6110Microeconomics for Managers: Foundations0.5
MGEC 6120Microeconomics for Managers: Advanced Applications0.5
MGMT 6100Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership0.5
MGMT 6110Managing Established Enterprises1
or MGMT 6120 Management of Emerging Enterprises
MKTG 6110Marketing Management0.5
MKTG 6120Dynamic Marketing Strategy0.5
or MKTG 6130 Strategic Marketing Simulation
Select one unit of the following:0.5-1
Quality and Productivity
Business Analytics
Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm
Operations Strategy
Enabling Technologies
Managerial Decision Making
STAT 6130Regression Analysis for Business 21
or STAT 6210 Accelerated Regression Analysis for Business
Management Communication
WHCP 6110Management Communication0.25
Select one of the following:0.25
Advanced Persuasive Speaking
Communication Challenges for Entrepreneurs:
Persuasive Writing for Business Leaders
Total Course Units9.5

Students cannot enroll in both FNCE 6210 and FNCE 6230.


STAT 6210 is by placement only.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.