The Erdman Center supports Full-Time MBA students in the specialization of Operations and Technology Management, as well as UW-Madison pharmacy students, by introducing them to industry practices and preparing them for cutting edge careers. The Center’s mission is to:

  • Develop leaders and lifelong learners equipped to develop, implement, and improve solutions to global challenges in operations and technology management.
  • To support faculty and student research on the theory and practice of managing operations and technology.

The Erdman Center facilitates opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with executives, managers and consultants. We also strives to create a strong network among the current and past OTM students.

Graduate Programs We Support

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MBA Specialization in Operations and Technology Management

Gain broad and deep business and entrepreneurial skills from a flexible curriculum applicable to designing, managing, and improving processes and systems.

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MS in Business Analytics

Earn a STEM-designated Master of Science in Operations and Technology Management: Business Analytics. In this one-year program you will learn to sort, understand, visualize, and apply data to solve complex business questions.

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Pharm D Concentration

University of Wisconsin-Madison Doctor of Pharmacy students may enhance their degree with a concentration in Operations and Technology Management (OTM).

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Certificate in Business Analytics

Complement your Wisconsin MBA, MS, or MAcc by developing your data analytics skills.

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Applied Activities

Gain hands-on work experience solving partner organization challenges. Guest speakers, corporate site visits, and professional development opportunities add value to your degree.

Beyond Your Degree

Build skills to differentiate yourself in the workplace.

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Workshops and Competitions

Participate to expand your knowledge and collaborative skills.

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Six Sigma Training

Yellow and Green Belt

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Get certified in process improvement.

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Certificate in Strategic Innovation: Organizations, Technology, and Society

Hone your skills and enhance your degree with a customized certificate.


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Affiliated Faculty

Our faculty members contribute to the operations technology profession both in and beyond the classroom.

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Give back by staying involved.

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Advisory Boards

The purpose of the Industrial Advisory Board is to provide recommendations and advice on matters vital to the Center’s activities.

Tech Product Club

The Tech Product Club is a student-led organization aimed at creating a community of Wisconsin MBA students who are interested in pursuing Product Marketing or Product Management roles.

Professional Associations

Join a professional organization to jump-start your career.

Contact Us

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