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
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    Ernst Receives Patrick Healy Award at John Carroll Weekend

    Ricardo Ernst, Baratta Chair in Global Business, was presented the 2018 Patrick Healy Award, the highest honor bestowed by Georgetown’s Alumni Association upon distinguished individuals who are not alumni.

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    Congress Isn't Ready To Regulate Facebook, But It Wants To

    "They made a really good case for not regulating social media very much," said Betsy Page Sigman, a business professor at Georgetown University.

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    As Gas Prices Climb, Which Companies Will Lose?

    "Retailers are affected both directly and indirectly by higher gas prices because you have to consider how fewer people will be driving to malls [instead of shopping] online," said John Cui, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, who specializes in consumer research.

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    Facebook's Zuckerberg 'Dodges Bullet' During Congressional Hearing

    Betsy Page Sigman, professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, said that Zuckerberg went from "a deer in the headlights" to "articulate and knowledgeable" -- though it will be up to senators to follow up on answers Zuckerberg could not provide during the hearing." "He kept saying, 'my team will get back to you,'" Sigman said. "I hope someone's keeping track of all that."