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

How The Turmoil With TikTok Could Change The Course Of Big Tech

September 18th, 2020

While TikTok’s announcement is a big story, Betsy Sigman, professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, points out that it’s far from a done deal. Partnering with Oracle makes some sense, since Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is one of the only Silicon Valley tech leaders to vocally support Trump. “This could also help position Oracle well for the ongoing period of trade wars between China and the US, and expand into cloud operations and advertising,” Betsy adds.

Big Tech CEO Hearing: Showdown or Show Trial?

July 31st, 2020

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google all faced tough questions from the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel. Betsy Sigman, a distinguished professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says that finding counterfeit sellers is a herculean task for many companies, but it is still crucial to work towards better regulation. Learn about the key takeaways from the panel.