At AIU, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Operations Management, your classes can include:
Production Planning and Quality Management
This course focuses on Production planning and Quality in decision making. Emphasis is laid on forecasting aggregate production planning, capacity planning, materials requirement planning, scheduling, advanced techniques and approaches in modern production planning and control for designing manufacturing, quality and service systems.
This course takes an in-depth look at the planning and control of material flow and production activities in a manufacturing organization. Topics Include: forecasting, sales and operations planning, demand management, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, production execution, and just-in-time systems.
Cost Control Management
This course deals with the control of the various costs associated with running a business. The course is broken down into three phases: comparing a company's costs to the industry average, finding out why a company's costs are higher than the industry average and implementing approaches to reduce a company's costs. Specific topics include: Materials Management Challenges, Benchmarking, Inventory Control and Management, Production Processes, Lean Manufacturing and Waste in Manufacturing.
Industrial Labor Relations
This course presents a history and understanding of the Industrial labor relations system in the United States. Topics include: History and future of labor Unions, how the industrial relations system works in the United State, International industrial relation systems, dispute resolution and public and private sector industrial relations.
Supply Chain Management and Purchasing
This course explores the basic principles of supply chain management in modern organizations. The subjects include key areas of supply chain management such as supply chain economics, supply chain strategies, e-procurement, logistics management, global supply chain issues, vendor selection, and measurement of supply chain performance.
International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
This course presents the ethical and legal issues of business including contracts, agency law and investor protection.
Global Operations Management
This course explores basic operations management in modern organizations which involves design, management and improvement of productive processes. Subjects include critical path methods (CPM), PERT Charts, Resource Allocations, Gantt Charts, budgeted cost of work scheduled, budgeted cost of work performed, actual cost of work performed, and projects associated with services and the manufacture of products including fast delivery to the ultimate consumer.
Strategic Manufacturing Policy
This course explores the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.
Quantitative Methods and Analysis
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of probability, statistics, and their applications in business decision making.
Management and Leadership of Organizations
This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.
Management Information Systems
This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages.
The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.
Course content subject to change.