Operations & Information Technology Management
The demand for supply chain and information technology professionals in business is growing at a fast pace. Our programs help prepare you for these thriving career fields.
About the Department
The Department of Operations and IT Management offers several programs in both IT Management (ITM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM).
The Operations program prepares our students to be leaders in the vast field of managing supply chains. Graduates will deal with the design, implementation, and management of efficient ways to integrate the flow of materials and information among suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, and stores. Operations students will learn to use quantitative and computer models designed to provide and distribute the desired quantities of the appropriate goods or services to the right location at the desired time.
Analytics and Enterprise Systems
There is a strong demand in the industry for undergraduate students that have the knowledge in analytics and enterprise resource planning (ERP). This demand will only increase in the future. The Analytics and Enterprise Systems program will enhance the market value of graduates holding a bachelors in business. Thus, in this program, there is an opportunity to combine analytics and ERP to provide a great value to students. Organizations are looking for IT graduates with the knowledge of IT tools related to analytics, ERP, or both areas. Students who will study analytics and ERP will automatically get an SAP (Systems Application Products) certification. The John Cook School of Business is the only business school in Saint Louis that offers SAP certification, as a member of the SAP University Alliance. This allows the school to provide students in certain courses with hands-on experience with SAP software, and to put classroom theory into practice. Such certification will be useful for employers who not only use SAP/ERP but also others who use non-SAP/ERP tools.
The Information Technology Management program prepares our students to be leaders in the dynamic field of managing information technology. Graduates will deal with the design of computing solutions that provide organizations (both for-profit and non-profit) and government with information needed to achieve their mission.
ITM students will learn the role of information technology and enterprise resource planning (ERP) in enhancing organizational operations. They will also learn how to combine the knowledge of computing technology with the understanding of the organization’s business in order to help achieve the organization’s goals.