A Future in OIM
OIM students are troubleshooters, planners, mappers, taskmasters, and they know their data. The OIM major will prepare you to:
- Analyze data and make empirically-based recommendations to improve business performance
- Make decisions that impact the creation and delivery of goods and services
- Use technology-driven, process-oriented thinking to manage and improve business process and operations
- Design and implement key improvements to create effective and efficient businesses across a variety of industries
OIM majors get hands-on experience with critical tools that represent best-in-class business computing and visualization applications, such as:
- Advanced MS Excel, MS Access and Teradata, with Structured Query Language (SQL), Tableau, ERDPlus and MS Visio, XLMiner for Data Mining
- SAP ERP, including modules in Sales & Distribution, Materials Management, Production Planning, FICO, Inventory and Warehouse Management, and Project Systems
- SAP Business Object (BO) Analysis, MS Project, AMPL and ARENA
In our Supply Chain Management courses, students work in teams to explore supply chains within different industries. The teams visit local companies to examine processes, and hear from managers and other professionals. Students then make presentations addressing business challenges in the supply chains that observe, which include integrating technological innovations, creating operations strategies, and working with manufacturing constraints.
OIM majors can tour one to two companies each semester via trips organized by the Operations & Information (O&I) Club and sponsored by the OIM department. Past tours include distribution centers for BJ’s Wholesale Club and Target, the research & development facility for SABIC Innovative Plastics, and the production facilities for Berkshire Brewing Company, Hasbro, Yankee Candle, and Savage Arms.
Career Paths in OIM
Operations managers and business analysts are central to any team – they make businesses efficient and effective, base their decisions on sound, empirical evidence, and develop a holistic understanding of how a business functions. OIM graduates secure high-paying jobs that offer creativity and stability. Isenberg's Office of Career Success is dedicated to serving the career and professional development needs of Isenberg students.
Operations and Information Management Department
Isenberg School of Management
121 Presidents Drive
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003