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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

    November 10, 2014

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  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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    Students in the Operations Management specialization program gain real-world skills and knowledge to plan, direct or coordinate many facets of an organization's business to gain a competitive advantage. Students who participate in this program can expect to learn 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.
    • Evaluate appropriate inventory management approaches for given situations.
    • Determine the appropriate mode of operations (e.g. JIT, lean operations, traditional operations) for a given situation.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • Coursework in the Operations Management specialization program is grounded in the diverse responsibilities of an operations manager including the formulation of policies, management of daily operations or planning the appropriate use of materials and human resources. Many instructors in this program are industry specialists who integrate their own experiences and knowledge of the industry into relevant and practical coursework for students.


    • International Business Operations Management
    • Operations Management for Competitive Advantage
    • Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
    • Introduction to Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management


    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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