Department of Information, Operations & Technology Management


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on Study.com's list of 2021 Best Bachelor's Degrees in Supply Chain Management

The Department of Information, Operations and Technology Management (IOTM) offers programs in Information systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and Technology Management, as well as a new master’s program in Applied Business Analytics.

The University of Toledo is one of the few U.S. universities to offer a major in operations and supply chain management. Supply Chain Management performs the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. Supply chain management involves coordinating and integrating these flows both within and among companies.

Information Systems (IS) integrates business processes, computing technologies, and innovation. IS is the first and foremost a business degree and prepares graduates to align the application of information technology to the strategic and operational needs of a business. ID professionals are astute and creative problem solvers and operate as an internal consultant to all functional areas of the organization. They serve as liaisons between the business and the technical solution providers.

It has faculty members with terminal degrees in information systems, operations and supply chain management, management science, statistics, and industrial engineering. It is also home to Distinguished University professors and lecturers including Dr. Paul Hong and Professor Teresa Keefe, as well as many faculty members with significant research contributions. The department has fielded teams for case competitions (General Motors-Wayne State supply chain case competition in October and Ball State University Information systems case competition in April ) every year since their inceptions and has won awards in every Ball state competition and one GM-Wayne competition.


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Photo of Maria Bohrer

I was an Area Manager during my 10-week internship with Amazon. I worked at a fulfillment center in Windsor, CT. I was a member of the inbound team, so we were in charge of bringing products into the building and storing them. I led a team of up to 100 associates who I interacted with per shift. I gave associates feedback, made sure our team met deadlines, and participated in a process improvement project where I saved the building up to $80,000 per year.

Maria Bohrer, Operations & Supply Chain major

 


MAJORS AND CAREERS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT

 


Interested in iotm graduate programs?

Master Of Applied Business Analytics (M.A.B.A.) & Master Of Science In Applied Business Analytics (M.S.)

The Neff College of Business and Innovation has launched two new graduate programs housed in the Department of Information, Operations, and Technology Management. 

The goal of this program is to address the growing demand for analytical capabilities in solving business problems that are demanded by a variety of employers within the United States. Research results from public and private sectors show that there are substantially fewer experts in the field of business data analytics than there are opportunities for them.

The program is designed in a way that it may be completed on a full-time (1 calendar year) or part-time (2 calendar years)  with 30 credits, plus a maximum of 12 credits of pre-requisites and a required internship (part of 30 credits). The program is a unique combination of one functional area of business and a breadth of courses in business analytics capped by an internship at your place of work or at a new employer.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Manufacturing and Technology Management (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. program’s dedication to research reflects in our strong history of success in training and preparing quality researchers who have developed successful careers at leading academic institutions. We have an alumni base of over 80 graduates many of who are currently working at leading institutions around the globe.

The program has gone through some major revisions in the last two years. The current program is deeply focused on the two tracks of Information Systems (IS) and Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM). Students must choose one of these two tracks. A student choosing the IS track will be fully qualified to take a tenure-track position in IS at a research or teaching institution. Similarly, students choosing the OSCM track are expected to join tenure-track positions in operations management (OM) or supply chain management (SCM) in research or teaching institutions. 

The program also has an increased emphasis on research methods and methodology. The students are exposed to a variety of research methods, including quantitative, statistical, analytical, algorithmic, and qualitative approaches, thus enabling our graduates to be successful researchers in the diverse field of technology management.  It is our philosophy to continuously strive for excellence in our program and to provide the best opportunities to our students.

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 Contact

Department Chair: Dr. Paul Hong (Interim)
paul.hong@utoledo.edu
Office: Stranahan Hall - 4042
Telephone: (419) 530 - 2054

Department Vice-Chair: Dr. Basam Hassan (Interim)
bassam.hasan@utoledo.edu
Office: Stranahan Hall - 4033
Telephone: (419) 530 - 2431

Secretary: Beth McCartney
Beth.McCartney@utoledo.edu
Office: (419) 530-2436

(419) 530-2436 Department Office
(419) 530-2290 Department Fax

Last Updated: 9/7/21