If you're a manager — in charge of both projects and people — being great at your job usually means making sure everyone else is great at theirs! But to advance your career, even the best manager needs something else: A degree.
Not only will our online degree in operations management boost your credentials, it will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful leader of business operations, particularly in the manufacturing and production industries.
In our program, you'll learn best practices in project management, material resource planning, quality control, inventory, logistics, purchasing and production in the public and private sectors. We'll also partner with regional businesses and industries to specifically tailor your degree to the needs of your present or prospective employer.
Explore our convenient and flexible online curriculum, at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home, and you'll experience compelling courses, innovative faculty and thought-provoking forums for discussion. Most importantly, you'll finish every session with practical, real-world knowledge that can be put into practice the very next day!
You may transfer up to 90 credit hours from other institutions to go toward the 124 credit hours needed for your online operations management degree. Contact an advisor for more information.
Spring Term: Jan. 21, 2015 Fall Term: Aug. 24, 2015
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Core Online Operations Management Degree Courses
BUAD 225 - Principles of Management
A study of the concepts, principles and philosophy of management. The four functions of management—planning, organizing, leading and controlling - are examined with respect to various management styles.
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BUAD 330 - Principles of Corporate Finance
Enables the student to gain a basic understanding of the financial management function of a business enterprise. Considers the relationship among business disciplines: tax accounting, finance and economics. Topics covered: math of finance, technique of financial analysis, impact of tax on financial decision, working capital management, sources and forms of intermediate and long-term financing, cost of capital structure, and the integrated financial policy.
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BUAD 350 - Production and Operations Management
This course deals with the design, operation and improvement of the production systems that create the firm's primary products or services. Production is the creation of goods and services. Operations management is the set of activities that create goods and services through the transformation of inputs and outputs.
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BUAD 409 - Process Leadership
Development of project leadership with emphasis on team building leadership, problem solving, negotiation, entrepreneurship and resource planning. Case studies, class discussion, written assignments and oral presentations are utilized in instructional delivery. Read more »
BUAD 411 - Methods of Improvement
This course is the study and analysis of productive and non-productive work elements for the purpose of productivity improvements and establishing time standards. Topics covered include: lean manufacturing overview, introduction to six sigma, 5S overview, metrics for lean, identifying problems, understanding cause and effects and process flow charting. Read more »
BUAD 414 - Project Management
Project Management's primary goal is to manage projects so that they are completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with contract documents. THis course develops and discusses techniques that will assist students in successful project management practices. STudents will plan, produce, execute and appraise a project plan. Read more »
BUAD 482 - Production & Inventory Management
Study and analysis of systems and methods for planning and control of manufacturing resources. Main topics include master planning, inventory management, material and capacity requirements planning, production activity control and "Just-in-Time." Read more »
A course designed to develop the skills necessary to use microcomputers for solving business- related problems by using various software packages (word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation). Other topics include computer hardware, operating system software and applications software.
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WRTG 225 - Organizational Communications
WRTG 225 Organizational Communications 3 sem. hrs. Practice and presentation of letters, reports, short speeches and other areas of functional communication. Not open to first-year students. Prerequisite:WRTG 109 or equivalent skill
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Additional Program Requirements
The Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management requires completion of all general education criteria and enough electives to meet 124 credit hours.