Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a Specialization in Operations Management

Operations Management Degree Online

American Intercontinental University’s operations management degree online program provides the opportunity to learn about supply chain management, production planning, logistics and project management. Our bachelor of operations management online program can be customized with intellipath® adaptive learning technology so you can save time and skip what you already know.

Next Start Date:
January 10, 2024
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Online, Atlanta, Houston
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Operations Management Degree Online Program Details

Operations Management Degree Online Program Outline

If you’re looking to develop your knowledge of business operations, it’s beneficial to earn an accredited business degree in operations management online from AIU. We offer the flexibility you need to fit a degree into your busy lifestyle. The Virtual Campus at AIU® is available 24/7, so you can learn at your own pace.

Explore how to develop, improve, and manage production and transportation of products and services, and how to command a team. Online operations management classes may teach you how to oversee supply chain, materials, production, distribution, and more. Specialized courses include cost control management, global operations management, production planning, purchasing, and strategic manufacturing policy.

AIU’s accredited business degree with a specialization in operations management program is designed to help you improve upon leadership, decision-making, critical-thinking and problem solving skills. Our operations management courses online covers theories of management as well as ethical and legal issues.

Requirements to complete an online bachelor's degree in operations management include general education courses, general electives, and core courses. You need a total of 90 credits to complete this program.

AIU provides students with convenience, flexibility, and support to accommodate busy lives. We offer full and part-time program options and transfer-in credit for eligible college, work, and military experience.1 This could reduce the time it takes to earn a degree and save you money in the process.

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1. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

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Operations Management Courses

Degree Requirements


General Education
ECON220 Microeconomics 4.5
ECON224 Macroeconomics 4.5
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
General Education Elective (1 Course) 4.5
Humanities (2 Courses) 9
Natural Sciences (2 Courses) 9
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

ACCT205 Principles of Accounting I 4.5
ACCT310 Managerial Accounting 4.5
BUSN105 Introduction to Business 4.5
BUSN150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4.5
BUSN311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis 4.5
FINA310 Financial Management 4.5
MGMT305 Management Information Systems 4.5
MGMT310 Management and Leadership of Organizations 4.5
MGMT315 Survey of Human Resource Management 4.5
MGMT415 Global Operations Management 4.5
MGMT499 Program Capstone 4.5
MKTG205 Principles of Marketing 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 54
General Electives

A combination of any 10 undergraduate courses

Total Credit Hours: 45


Prerequisites must be met for selected electives.

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, as one of the Humanities requirements; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

General Business Administration Track
Instead of a Specialization, select 5 Business Electives from any of the Specializations below
Total Credit Hours: 22.5
Operations Management
MGMT348 Industrial Labor Relations 4.5
MGMT370 Cost Control Management 4.5
MGMT430 Production Planning and Quality Management 4.5
MGMT450 Supply Chain Management and Purchasing 4.5
MGMT465 Strategic Manufacturing Policy 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Total Credit Hours : 180


Operations Management Classes Overview

For an Operations Management Degree Online, your classes may 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.

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.

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.

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.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/specialization courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.

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This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Busines Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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What is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a Specialization in Operations Management?

AIU’s online BBA degree program with a specialization in operations management is designed to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant for pursuing potential job opportunities in the operations field. This unique degree program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management, production planning, logistics, and project management.

How long does it take to earn a BBA with a specialization in operations management?

Our bachelor’s degree programs are designed as 48-month programs. However, many factors can impact your time to completion. The time it may take you to earn your BBA degree can be influenced by course loads proficiency and/or transfer credits, and breaks.

What kind of courses will I take to earn a degree in operations management?

As you work to complete your BBA in operations management, you will be immersed in courses such as: Cost Control Management; Supply Chain Managing and Purchasing; Strategic Manufacturing Policy; and Production Planning and Quality Management.

When can I begin my operations management classes?

Courses for the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a Specialization in Operations Management start approximately every five weeks. Your actual start date is based on several factors, including receiving academic and financial documentation.

How many credits are required to graduate from the operations management degree program?

The BBA degree program consists of 180 credits. You may be eligible for transfer credit, which is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. Please see the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Why should I pursue a BBA with a specialization in operations management degree?

Upon earning your operations management degree, you will have had the opportunity to study how operations management in organizations involves design, management, and improvement of productive processes. You will examine the transformation processes involved in the creation of goods and services, and you will work to develop a focused, industry-specific knowledge base common to operations management professionals. The program culminates in a capstone experience from an operations management perspective.

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