Operations, Information & Decisions: General Track, BS

Computer-based management systems and analytic approaches to decision making are increasingly vital to effective management in a range of industries across public and private sectors. As organizations develop and implement sophisticated decision-support systems, they increase the demand for managers who have the expertise to understand, create, and profitably exploit rapidly developing management technology. There is also a growing demand for skilled professionals who can effectively manage the operations encompassing the manufacturing and distribution of products and services.

The Operations, Information and Decisions curriculum prepares students to meet these challenges by providing a rigorous foundation of coursework across different but complementary disciplines, including decision processes, information systems, and operations management/management science.

Operations, Information & Decisions - General Track

Select four of the following:4
Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm
Introduction to Operations Management
Internet Law, Privacy, and Cybersecurity
Analytics for Service Operations
Scaling Operations in Technology Ventures: Linking Strategy and Execution
Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
Environmental & Energy Economics and Policy
Decision Processes
Advanced Negotiation
Judgment & Decision Making Research Immersion
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First-Year Foundations
BEPP 1000Introductory Economics for Business Students 11
MATH 1400Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 1100 Calculus for Wharton Students
Critical Writing Seminar1
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Leadership Journey
WH 1010Business and You0.5
WH 2010Business Communication for Impact0.5
MGMT 3010Teamwork and Interpersonal Influence0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
ACCT 1010Accounting and Financial Reporting1
ACCT 1020Strategic Cost Analysis1
BEPP 2500Managerial Economics1
FNCE 1000Corporate Finance1
FNCE 1010Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 1000Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 1010 Law and Social Values
MKTG 1010Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 1010An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 1010Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 1020Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
One course unit required1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
One course unit required1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Foreign Language1
Second semester-level course or equivalent required1
At least one course unit required1
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
At least one course unit required1
Social Science
At least one course unit required1
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Three course units required 23
Unrestricted Electives
Five course units required5
Total Course Units33

For students who take ECON 0100 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 0200 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of BEPP 1000 Introductory Economics for Business Students of these courses can be slotted for BEPP 1000 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.


Two can double-count as Humanities; Natural Science, Math & Engineering; Social Science; or Flex Gen Ed.

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.