Academics

Strategy & Operations Management Association works closely with the Anderson Faculty specializing in the club’s areas of interest.


Management

General Management
Students who are interested in General Management roles in small or midsize firms where they are expected to “do it all” or students who like to be an effective cross-functional manager and, ultimately, an effective top executive, are encouraged to take electives that provide additional depth in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing and operations.

International Management
Students who are interested in an International Management career are encouraged to take electives that offer in-depth exposure to international business practices, culture, and language. In addition, we recommend electives that provide additional depth in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing and operations.

Technology Management
The specialized career path in Technology Management prepares the student to manage in the new Information Economy. It addresses the role of technology in general, and information technology, in particular, in helping to forge new products and organizational forms for the 21st Century.


Operations

Today’s operations manager must oversee and understand a wide range of business activities associated with coordinating resources and effective delivery of value to global customers. To succeed you must optimize material, product, information, and financial flows through a global network of suppliers and customers. Careers in this area obviously require the skills provided by the operations courses. Less obvious, however, one must understand human assets and strategy to put operations in context. Financial modeling and analysis are also key tools of any good operations manager.

Strongly Recommended Electives Other Suggested Electives
Financial Statement Analysis (228) Decision Sciences Model I (212A)
Managing Service Operations (240A) Decision Sciences Model II (212B)
Supply Chain Management (240F) Negotiation Analysis (215) or Negotiations Behavior (286)
Global Operations Strategy (240G) Managing Entrepreneurial Operations (240E)
Technology Management (241A) Leadership, Motivation and Power (285A)
Managerial Model Building (407) Managing Processes in the Information Age (298D)