Why should I join Technology and Operations Management/E-Business Department?
The Technology and Operations Management Department (TOM) offers rigorous and rewarding education in supply chain management and e-Business related areas. We host two options in Business Major with one in Supply Chain and Operations Management and the other in E-Business, two of the hottest areas in today’s business world.
E-Business (EBZ) is booming and the requirement for effective supply chain is becoming more and more challenging. Fifteen years ago, consumers are happy with free shipping but lengthy wait. Nowadays, they want the right product and they want it in a day. The competitive advantages from supply chain management and e-Business are becoming the game changers for the business world. Your choice of Supply Chain Management and E- Business will set the right steps into the future business world.
Supply Chain and Operations Management has become the most popular option among our students. Over the years our graduates (with no full-time job experience) received job offers of up to the high $80,000’s, among the highest in the college. Some graduates go on to pursue graduate studies, and some pursue their doctorate. Recent (2018) graduates are offered full time jobs in big name companies such as Amazon, Boeing, Target, Pepsico, J.B. Hunt, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) etc.
What can students learn and do in this department?
- To well prepare students for the future managerial positions, our department focuses on the role of technology and data analytics skills. Heavy emphasis is placed on the application of computer skills for helping managers plan, analyze data, make decisions and communicate.
- TOM and EBZ curriculum cover topics in all functional areas of business including procurement, logistics, production, warehousing, customer relationship management, quality management, project management, technology management etc.
- Going beyond the curriculum, TOM department is proud of its student engagement activities to ensure student success in their professional career. The sole goal of such activities is to bridge the gap from theory to practice, which is, to our belief, the polytechnic spirit of Cal Poly Pomona. Such efforts include, offering certification awards from University Alliances and SAP, embedding professional certification into our curriculum (APICS, ASQ, PMP, CSCMP), industry tours and workshops, alumni and industry professional engagement, various types of student competition (APICS, Global Student Challenge), industry projects (Boeing, Target, BRIC) etc.