Gain the leadership abilities, cross-functional business knowledge, and problem-solving skills needed to drive change and create value for organizations with the Wisconsin MBA Program in operations and technology management (OTM). The OTM specialization, supported by the Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management, is for those with a background in engineering, science, or other areas of technology and operations who are interested in seeking advanced positions while priming themselves for future senior leadership roles. Gain broad and deep business and entrepreneurial skills from a flexible curriculum applicable to designing, managing, and improving processes and systems.


The Wisconsin MBA Program specialization in operations and technology management has received the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in recognition of the quantitative approach to learning in this specialization.

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“The Wisconsin MBA Program in operations and technology management is strategically designed to make sure students succeed in their professional endeavors. I am honored to be a part of this great program and very excited to return for my second year for more learning and more fun!”

—Ridhima Choubey, MBA

Prepare to Lead

Prepare to Lead

The ability to gain hands-on experience in business is a key component of the operations and technology management specialization in the Wisconsin MBA Program. Visits to industry-leading corporations such as Harley-Davidson, SC Johnson, Kerry Inc., Meijer, and GE Healthcare—along with discussions and lectures led by experienced executives—give students insight on state-of-the-art management practices. In addition, operations and technology management students regularly participate in case competitions hosted by universities and businesses. While at the Wisconsin School of Business, you’ll have the opportunity to apply the principles you learn in the classroom so you’re prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow.

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Fast-Track Your Career

According to the consulting firm Spencer Stuart, more CEOs come from careers in operations than from any other field. The Wisconsin MBA Program in operations and technology management provides the comprehensive education and hands-on experience to prepare you for executive-level challenges. Students find careers as consultants, program managers, operations analysts, and logistics engineers at an average salary well above $100,000. Operations and technology management students are hired by innovative and established businesses such as Intuit, Lands' End, Amazon, Dell, and Google Fiber for leadership positions in a variety of management fields.

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A Network You Want

A Network You Want

An active alumni network and an advisory board of executives and operations professionals create a community of support for Wisconsin MBA students in operations and technology management. Serving as guest speakers, company tour hosts, and valuable mentors, members of the operations community are committed to your success. Every semester, you will gain insider access to board meetings, which bring alumni and industry experts together to discuss curriculum enhancements. At these events, industry leaders also consult with students on career development, providing mock interviews and résumé reviews. One-on-one interaction with alumni and board members forges connections to internships, student consulting projects, and an established alumni network.

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A Specialized Curriculum

The Wisconsin Full-Time MBA curriculum integrates a strong foundation in general management with highly focused preparation in your chosen career field. You will begin taking courses and gain practical experience via applied learning sessions in your career specialization right away.

Focused course tracks in Healthcare Management, Entrepreneurial Management, Technology Product Management, and Production Systems Management allow you to tailor your education to your interests. The comprehensive curriculum for the Wisconsin MBA Program in operations and technology management provides the flexibility, breadth, and applied learning opportunities needed to prepare for an executive career.

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The Operations and Technology Management Experience

“The education I've received at the Wisconsin School of Business, both in and out of the classroom, was invaluable. Critically, nearly every course I've taken has involved collaborative learning, presentations, and team-based projects. This practice has helped me to get the most out of a group work effort, recognizing others’ strengths and experiences and augmenting them with my own. ...Read More

—Peter Oppermann, MBA

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