DOTM
 

The DOTM area focuses on operations management in the service and manufacturing sectors as the primary means for executing strategy.

 

DOTM emphasizes the critical importance of operations to a firm's competitive success and explores connections at the firm level to other key organizational functions such as design, finance and marketing.

DOTM has a long and venerable tradition going back a half century to the formative days of operations research and management science. UCLA Anderson created one of the earliest business school academic units to attract the most renowned leaders in this discipline, spurring pioneering research, acting as a magnet for two very large grants to the school that made regional impact, and playing an important role in the 1953 founding of TIMS, one of the two premier professional societies in operations research and management science. UCLA Anderson's DOTM area has been ranked #2 among U.S. business schools in citation impact. DOTM seeks to combine the process view of operations with analytical approaches in conducting research and preparing students for a variety of career opportunities in consulting, financial services, high technology, manufacturing, retail and entrepreneurial ventures.

 

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Courses & Seminars

 

For students with an interest in operations and analytical research

 

Ph.D. in Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

The Decisions, Operations and Technology Management (DOTM) area seeks to combine the process view of operations with analytical approaches in conducting research in the service and manufacturing sectors. Our Ph.D. students master the art and science of modeling, data analysis, quantitative methods and effective interpersonal communication.

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Master of Science in Business Analytics

New paradigms are being developed to manage, capture, describe and analyze the flow of data, and to extract useful and targeted information that can be used as the basis for making better informed decisions. The field of business analytics applies statistical, computational, quantitative, econometric and management tools to the informational flows to the essential operations that ensure a firm’s competitive success.

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Featured Research

 

Our DOTM area faculty conduct research on a number of different topics. Below are a few examples of our recent work.