Operations and Information Management

The OPIM Area develops thought leadership to solve emerging, impactful, and applied issues in business analytics, risk and decision analysis, and global operations. Students learn to master these areas, as well as how to use information systems and technologies to support these activities.

At the McDonough School of Business, the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) area combines four related science-based disciplines:

  • Production and Operations Management
  • Operations Research/Management Science
  • Statistics/Decision Analysis
  • Information Technology/Systems Management

The area’s expertise and future growth opportunities are broadly classified into global operations, risk management, and business analytics. These opportunities represent both proven research interests for OPIM faculty and programmatic potential for research and teaching at all levels of business pedagogy.

The mission of the OPIM area is to contribute to fundamental research disseminated in outlets that have the highest impact. To provide superior and transformational education at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Executive levels: in global operations, risk management, business analytics, decision processes, and the use of information systems and technologies that support these activities. To excel in our curricular and professional development objectives in a manner consistent with our traditions and values system.

News from Operations and Information Management

Guerrero Cusumano Receives Distinguished Educator Award

October 26th, 2018

Jose Luis Guerrero Cusumano, associate professor of operations and information management, received the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 2018 Distinguished Educator Award for his research, education, and dedication to the field.

Ferdows Named Bestselling Case Author

October 26th, 2018

Kasra Ferdows, the Heisley Family Chair Professor of Global Manufacturing, was named the 20th best-selling case author for the 2017-2018 academic year by the Case Centre.