Information Technology & Operations Management

ITOM @ Cox

To compete in the global knowledge economy you have to be agile in data-driven decision-making. ITOM’s progressive curriculum combines courses in information systems, operations management and business analytics to arm you with the tools that will future-proof your success. You'll collaborate with a faculty of thought leaders—both researchers and industry experts—and reinforce your studies with hands-on learning at IT-related companies in Dallas’s “Silicon Prairie.”

MBA ITOM Concentrations


"The exposure an ITOM background can provide inside of companies is unrivaled right out of the gate."

Bill Tiffany, MBA '03 Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Southwest Airlines
  • Degrees & Programs

  • Special Programs

    • Case Competition

      Solve a real-world challenge that tests your skills in data analysis, financial acumen, marketing and more. Dallas-area executives serve as judges for this much-anticipated annual event; Cox teams compete for up to $6,000 in prizes./p>

    • Speaker Series

      Industry and academic leaders from around the country share discoveries at the bleeding edge of commerce, technology and information management. From healthcare to online advertising, these first-hand insights spark new connections and fuel success..

  • Recent Research Insights

    What if clinical trials could be conducted faster, required fewer patients, cost less, and led to improved health?

    A solution that lessens the time and cost involved in bringing a drug to market could be life-saving. That’s one reason that a paper co-authored by SMU Cox ITOM professor Vishal Ahuja was a semi-finalist for the "Best Paper" in healthcare operations at a recent Production and Operations Management Society conference. The paper describes a new approach to the design of clinical trials based on adaptive design. Ahuja and his co-author ran a simulation of their model that resulted in a shorter trial using fewer patients, and with better outcomes than the standard clinical trial.

    See Cox ITOM Faculty Publications on SSRN

  • Faculty