NBA 6500

NBA 6500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

The Semester in Strategic Operations (SSO) is a semester-long intensive program in understanding how to design, manage, measure, and improve the planning and delivery of goods and services. From its origins as Johnson's manufacturing immersion, SSO has evolved to provide a balanced view of production, supply chain, and service operations across a wide range of sectors, with examples drawn from aerospace, agriculture, automotive, digital technology, healthcare, retailing, and others. The strategic component of operations emerges as we explore the challenges and opportunities associated with operations' linkages with data analytics, human capital, finance, marketing, technology, and new product development, and as we synchronize operational tactics with  business strategy. SSO achieves its learning objectives using (i) class curriculum; (ii) site visits; (iii) guest speakers; and (iv) industry-sponsored projects. A large portion of the course work is team-based and participation in several one-day, off-campus trips is required. SSO enrolls students from the Johnson School, the College of Engineering, and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the course is designed to take advantage of this diversity in the student body.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: one year MBA and 1st year MBA students enrolled in SSO Immersion. Other graduate students may enroll with permission from instructor. 
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: NCC 5010 and NCC 5060 for Johnson School students, or permission of instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  9145 NBA 6500   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: One Year MBA and 1st Year MBA Students SSO Immersion students only. There will be a Course Fee of up to $300. GPA of 3.33 required, or consult with Instructor. BETWEEN Monday, November 1 and Friday, January 7 at 4:30pm: you must contact the Registrar’s Office at for space availability in another immersion. You will then be able to make optional elective changes during the Spring 2022 Add/Drop period in January. As of Friday, January 7th at 4:31pm: if you choose to change your immersion, you will be charged a $500 late drop fee and will only be able to switch to the Customized Immersion. Students dropping this course after the deadline will be assessed a fee of $500. This course is a Management Science Elective.