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Operations Management

The ACBSP accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Operations Management degree enables students to build a career-focused combination of comprehensive business studies and real-world applications in operations management. In this business-focused curriculum, students in the operations management degree specialization can learn qualities critical to operations management professionals, including leadership, self-confidence, motivation, decisiveness, flexibility, sound business judgment and determination.

  • Next Start Date

    October 5th, 2015

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  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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

    • Adapt and innovate to solve problems.
    • Analyze various leader, follower, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership, and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers.
    • Develop plans to improve business operations.
    • Determine appropriate forecasting techniques for given situations.
    • Identify factors that should be taken into consideration when selecting a facility.
    • Determine appropriate inventory management approaches for given situations.
    • Determine the appropriate mode of operations (e.g. JIT, lean operations, traditional operations) for a given situation.

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    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • In this specialized curriculum, you can build an industry-current combination of comprehensive business knowledge and real-world applications in operations management. Operations Managers plan, direct or coordinate all facets of an organization’s business. Their diverse responsibilities may include the formulating of policies, management of daily operations or planning the appropriate use of materials and human resources.

    This real-world specialization offers the opportunity for in-depth study, with half of your courses in your field of interest. It can help you develop an advanced, industry-specific knowledge base common to professionals responsible for the planning, direction or coordination of many facets of an organization’s business. For example:


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who complete the graduate degree in the Operations Management specialization program will be prepared to apply the principles and techniques of business operations to achieve an organization's goals.

    From reviewing the essential elements of business structure and management, to analyzing the specific requirements and philosophies of quality management and continuous improvement, students will receive a comprehensive introduction and emphasis of the skills and practices necessary to succeed. Students will also review business elements such as supply chains, human resources organization structures and other prominent elements that fall under operations management.

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