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Overview

The world of business involves many intricate workings, and Operations Management covers them all. Operations Managers seek to control the processes that determine outputs from businesses. In other words, as an Operations Management major you’ll study operating systems, quality management, product design, supply chain management, and inventory control. You’ll study how equipment, information, labor, and facilities are used in the production process. You’ll learn about every step that goes into making a product or service and how to make each step as efficient and beneficial to the company as possible.


You’ll study the delivery systems that serve customers and the ways to administer helpful customer service. Your studies will give you the knowledge you’ll need to identify and evaluate problems with a business’s existing operating system and the skills you’ll need to improve the system to help turn the business into a strong competitor in the marketplace.

SAMPLE CURRICULUM

  • Business Skills and Environment

  • Decision Theory

  • Designing, Managing, and Improving Operations

  • Finite Math

  • Legal Environment of Business

  • Managing Product Development

  • Managing Technology Ventures

  • Operations Planning and Control

  • Operations Strategy

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Principles of Economics

  • Principles of Economics

  • Principles of Finance


HIGH SCHOOl PREPARATION

Your best preparation for any management major is to become familiar with math and humanities courses. Computer skills and a foreign language are assets. And English classes will give you the writing, reading, and speaking skills you’ll need to become a successful manager.