The Operations and Technology Management (OTM) major focuses on the design, production, and delivery of products and services to satisfy customer needs. It equips students with the essential tools and strategies to use resources efficiently, make desirable trade-offs, and strategically redesign or restructure operations. OTM majors distinguish themselves by strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities together with the ability to provide high-level managerial insights into value-based service and production management.
OTM majors have many career opportunities due to their process orientation and analytical training. They are especially well-equipped for positions in supply chain management and logistics, business analytics, management consulting, service operations management, and manufacturing management.
Students choosing this major may find the Specialization in Supply Chain Management particularly attractive due to complementary coursework and overlapping job opportunities.
Related Student Organizations
Association for Operations Management (APICS)
Badger Operations Association
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
Explore Study Abroad
Studying abroad is an excellent way to gain international experience that enhances your business education. Many students also consider a summer program or a short program embedded in a course. Students are encouraged to visit the Study Abroad section to learn more about study abroad opportunities and to meet with their academic advisor to discuss course planning. Students can take a maximum of two courses in their major abroad, and it is recommended that students complete OTM 300 prior to studying abroad. Other than OTM 300 and OTM 365, few OTM courses are offered abroad. More common course options abroad include core and breadth courses.