Operations, Information & Decisions: Operations Management/Management Science Track, BS

The 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 future graduate studies in economics and business. The courses 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.

Operations, Information & Decisions - Operations Management/Management Science Track

OIDD 220Introduction to Operations Management1
or OIDD 321 Introduction to Management Science
Select three OM/MS Electives3
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First Year Foundations
ECON 010Introduction to Economics for Business 11
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 110 Calculus for Wharton Students
Leadership Journey
WH 101Business and You0.5
WH 201Management Communication: Persuasive Speaking and Writing for Business0.5
WH301Teamwork/Interpersonal Dynamics0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
ACCT 101Principles of Accounting I1
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting1
BEPP 250Managerial Economics1
FNCE 100Corporate Finance1
FNCE 101Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 100Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 101 Law and Social Values
MGMT 101Introduction To Management1
MKTG 101Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 101An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 101Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 102Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
Select one course1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
Select one course1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Critical Writing Seminar1
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Additional Requirements
Second semester-level Foreign Language
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Total Course Units33

For students who take ECON 001 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 002 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of ECON 010 Introduction to Economics for Business of these courses can be slotted for ECON 010 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.


Two can double-count as General Education Distribution courses. 

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.