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Operations Management

AIU® offers an industry-relevant BBA program with an in-depth specialization in Operations Management that's designed to give students an opportunity to examine the elements of management and leadership as they apply to global organizations. Students can develop a strong foundation in business fundamentals and a focused study of the practical elements of operations management. Students will become familiar with the various real-world factors that affect the success of operations including cost-control management and industrial labor relations. The real-world curriculum provides the student with applicable operations management knowledge by emphasizing the design, management and improvement of production processes.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Operations Management to complete the upper division's core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to focus your interests on the acquisition of industry-specific knowledge and skills common to many professionals in operations management.

  • Next Start Date

    July 20th, 2015

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    40.5

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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    Successful completion of the BBA with a specialization in Operations Management can provide students with an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    • Assess decisions and employ methods for improving decision-making.
    • Apply team building and leadership skills.
    • Apply mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices and functions.
    • Apply the concepts and principles of finance and accounting to make effective decisions.
    • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
    • Follow the transformation processes involved in the creation of goods and services in today's modern business.
    • Analyze the behavior of supply chain networks and drivers.
    • Identify methods for improving work design.

  • In this specialized curriculum students study how operations management in organizations involves design, management and improvement of productive processes. Students examine the transformation processes involved in the creation of goods and services.

    This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study with more than half of your courses in your area of interest. It can help you develop a focused, industry-specific knowledge base common to operations management professionals. For example:

    • In Operations Management, students can explore the basic principles of operations management in modern organizations, which involves design, management and improvement of productive processes.
    • In Materials Planning, students take an in-depth look at the planning and control of material flow and production activities in a manufacturing organization, including an examination of forecasting, sales and operations planning, demand management, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, production execution and just-in-time systems.
    • In Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, students explore the basic principles of supply chain management in modern organizations. The subjects include supply chain economics, strategies, e-procurement, logistics management, global supply chain issues, vendor selection and measurement of supply chain performance.

     

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  • AIU's Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with a specialization in Operations Management is designed to help students develop a strong foundation in business fundamentals and a familiarity with the skills and knowledge necessary to a career in operations management.

    Students can learn qualities critical to operations management professionals including leadership, self-confidence, motivation, decisiveness, flexibility, sound business judgement and determination. They will acquire communication, team building and leadership skills and be able to recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts. They will understand the importance of harnessing the power of current technology to improve businesses and be able to use mathematical, statistical and research techniques to analyze contemporary business practices. Students will be able to analyze the behavior of supply chain networks and drivers and identify methods for improving work design.

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