In this specialized curriculum, students can build an industry-relevant combination of comprehensive business studies and real-world applications in operations management. Operations managers plan, direct and coordinate all facets of an organization’s business. Their diverse responsibilities may include formulating policies, management of daily operations, or planning the appropriate use of materials and human resources.
At AIU, you can take more courses devoted to your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Operations Management, your classes can include:
International Business Operations Management
This course will examine the principles and techniques of designing, analyzing, and managing international operations processes. Interrelationships between operations activities and other functional areas of the organization are stressed.
Operations Management for Competitive Advantage
This course examines the various ways of designing and controlling both production and service operations. Concepts of cost, quality, delivery, and flexibility will be covered. Students will examine operations management issues and methods used to gain a competitive advantage.
Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
In this course students will explore the philosophy and tools for quality management and continuous improvement of products and processes. Using data collection and problem-solving techniques, students will examine the design of quality practices.
Introduction to Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
This course examines the role of supply chain activities and the efficient integration of transportation, logistics, inventory, warehousing, facility location, customer service, packaging, and material flow from internal and external suppliers to and from the organization. Students will focus on the fundamentals of JIT, TQM, MRPII, demand planning, and capacity management.
Global Financial Management
Within the context of the multinational firm, this course examines the development of policy, financing options for international business, and the making of standard financial management decisions.
Business Research for Decision Making
In this course, the student will explore decision making from a managerial viewpoint and examine the role of decision making in dealing with employees, formulating strategy, and negotiating. This course requires students to understand, apply, and evaluate both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as they apply to business studies and analysis.
A Managerial Approach to Marketing
This course focuses on the application of marketing concepts in a global organization. Students will examine international channel distribution as well as promotional, pricing, and product strategies.
The development and implementation by the global enterprise of integrated business strategies and policies is the focus of this applied course. Course contents include the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the corporate resources, products, and assets. Advanced research is an integral component of this course.
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Course content subject to change.