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MBA Curriculum

Information Systems & Operations Management
UW Foster School of Business offers four different MBA degree programs: Full-time MBAEvening MBA, Technology Management MBA (TMMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA) and Hybrid MBA. Students who choose the part-time TMMBA and EMBA programs will find a preset curriculum designed to enhance leadership and strategic thinking skills. Full-time and Evening MBA students take an integrated core during their first year and then choose from a wide variety of electives thereafter. Learn more about the overall curriculum of the Full-time MBA Program and Evening MBA Program on their websites.

To learn more about Operations Management as a career path, visit the operations management career path page on the MBA Career Management page. Below you can learn more about the Information Systems & Operations Management core curriculum and elective courses for the Full-time and Evening MBA Programs. All courses are subject to change.

MBA Core Courses

The Department of Information Systems & Operations Management offers the MBA core courses listed below. Find more information in the UW Course Catalog.

OPMGT 502 Introduction to Operations Management (3)
Managerial decision making in operations problems, including application of quantitative analysis and use of computers. Production of goods or services in any type of organization. Inventory management, scheduling, facility location, management of service systems, and quality assurance. Prerequisite: QMETH 500.

QMETH 501 Decision Support Models (2)
Introduction to computer-based modeling techniques for management decision making. Linear programming, decision analysis, and simulation. Formulation and interpretation. Prerequisite: QMETH 500, B A 500, or equivalent.

Electives

Full-time and Evening MBA students are able to focus their degree by taking electives.

Information Systems Courses

Find the course descriptions in the UW Course Catalog.

IS 504 Computer-Based Information Systems for Management (3)
IS 530 Management of Information Systems Resources (4)
IS 545 Database Systems and Applications (4)
IS 560 Information Systems Development (4)
IS 570 Business Data Communications and Networking (4)
IS 579 Special Topics in Information Systems* (2/4, max. 12)
IS 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Operations Management Courses

Find the course descriptions in the UW Course Catalog.

OPMGT 502 Introduction to Operations Management (3)
OPMGT 550 Project Management (4)
OPMGT 570 Operations Strategy (4)
OPMGT 579 Special Topics in Operations Management* (2/4, max. 12)
OPMGT 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

Quantitative Method Courses

Find course descriptions in the UW Course Catalog.

QMETH 500 Statistical Data Analysis for Management (4)
QMETH 503 Practical Methods for Data Analysis (4)
QMETH 520 Managerial Applications of Regression Models (4)
QMETH 528 Survey Sampling Applications (4)
QMETH 530 Forecasting Models in Business (4)
QMETH 551 Modeling with Spreadsheets (4)
QMETH 579 Special Topics in Quantitative Methods* (2/4, max. 12)
QMETH 600 Independent Study or Research (1-8)

*May differ from UW Course Catalog title.