Operations and Information Management | Babson College

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Operations and Information Management

OIM9530 - COMPETING ON ANALYTICS

COMPETING ON ANALYTICS

OIM9530 COMPETING ON ANALYTICS
(FORMERLY MIS9530)
1.5 Intensive ElectiveCredits

If you took and passed MIS9530, you cannot register for OIM9530, as these two courses are equivalent

Meeting Dates TBD
Drop Deadline TBD

McKinsey Global Institute is predicting a shortage of over a million managers and analysts with the analytics know-how to make effective decisions. In this course, you will learn about some of the most important analytics-related trends, how enterprises and entire industries are being transformed by analytics, and how to build a competitive data strategy and team. We will also discuss various approaches and tools for analyzing structured and unstructured data.

To complement our strategy discussion, we will explore some popular business intelligence tools. You will have the opportunity to get "hands-on" with a few of these tools.

The highlight of this course will be an industry-specific team project employing concepts and best practices discussed in class.

Note (1): If you have professional analytics experience, please contact the professor in advance of registering to assure alignment with your interests and needs.


Note (2): You will need a reasonably current PC or Mac. Mac users will need to download an app from the Apple AppStore. Details will be provided in advance of class.

1.5 credits

OIM9550 - INNOVATING WITH WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

INNOVATING WITH WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

OIM9550 INNOVATING WITH WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
(FORMERLY MIS9550)
1.5 Intensive Elective Credits

If you took and passed MIS9550, you cannot register for OIM9550, as these two courses are equivalent

Meeting Dates TBD

Drop Deadline TBD

Digital entrepreneurs should be agile experimenters, capable of innovating by combining available technologies and services into digital products and platforms. In this course students will learn about the lean digital startup and follow agile principles to conceive and create a wearable technology device with a clear value proposition. The course will include an introduction to wearable hardware programming and involve hands-on work with an open source wearable technology prototyping platform.

1.5 credits

OPS6110 - MSEL OPS

MSEL OPS

OPS6110 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

1.5 Credits

In enterprises of any kind, managing operations effectively is essential to success. The course explores the role of operations in enabling a firm's strategy, affecting its business model, and in creating extensible systems to capture value for multiple stakeholder classes. Students will identify critical systems, design solutions, and apply problem solving practices in ways that could potentially reset competitive conventions or enable a new initiative or venture to overcome constraints posed by a nascent & uncertain operating environment.

1.5 credits

OPS7200 - TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

OPS7200 TECHNOLOGY & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

2 Credits

Technology & Operations Management (TOM) - This course introduces students to the fundamental components of a firm's operating systems, be it a mature enterprise or an early stage company. The course introduces the new methods and models to analyze, diagnose and improve operations activities for both manufacturing and service firms. We examine key issues for competitiveness including operations strategy, innovation, product and process design and development, global supply chain management, quality management, and sustainable operations. Developing a strong appreciation for the contribution of technology and operations to a company,s market success is an essential element of effective decision-making for entrepreneurs and leaders of all types of organizations.

2 credits