Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a Specialization in
Operations Management

The MBA with a specialization in Operations Management blends advanced business knowledge with the operations know-how needed to produce goods and services for today’s global market.

Next Online Start Date:

December 27, 2017

Total Credits:

48

Offered:

Online
Atlanta
Houston

Program Details

The Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Operations Management can teach qualities critical to operations-management professionals, including leadership, self-confidence, motivation, decisiveness, flexibility, sound business judgment and determination.

This one-year MBA program is designed to help students get the advanced, in-depth and industry-current business knowledge they want to take the next step forward on their career path. By studying advanced topics in operations management to complete the specialization requirements, AIU can give you an opportunity to examine operations-management issues and methods used to gain a competitive advantage.

We can help you learn 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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Courses

Degree Requirements

Business Core
FIN630 Global Financial Management 6
MGT600 Business Research for Decision Making 6
MKT640 A Managerial Approach to Marketing 6
MGT680 Strategic Management 6
Total Credit Hours: 24
Operations Management
MGT635 International Business Operations Management 6
MGT636 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage 6
MGT656 Quality Management and Continuous Improvement 6
SCM645 Introduction to Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management 6

Total Credit Hours: 48

AIU's Master of Business Administration (MBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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.

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.

Strategic Management

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.


View the Course Catalog.

Course content subject to change.

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

Move forward with AIU’s 12-month online MBA program. Designed with 24/7 flexibility for busy professionals, this accredited MBA program can be completed in less than 12 months. That means you can pursue your degree and still balance a full-time career and busy life. Our 12-month online MBA program lets you learn anywhere, anytime with a wide range of practical and accessible support tools:

  • Intellipath™ - This personalized learning platform helps support student success by allowing you to skip what you already know and get support where you need it most. You can also retake tests to improve your overall grade
  • Technical Support – AIU offers 24/7 support, whether it’s by phone, email or live chat
  • AIU Online Library – Our library provides access to carefully selected articles, books and websites that can help you get the answers. Also, research guides and tutorials, APA resources, even a staff of professional librarians to assist you

Program Outline

The Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Operations Management can teach qualities critical to operations-management professionals, including leadership, self-confidence, motivation, decisiveness, flexibility, sound business judgment and determination.

This one-year MBA program is designed to help students get the advanced, in-depth and industry-current business knowledge they want to take the next step forward on their career path. By studying advanced topics in operations management to complete the specialization requirements, AIU can give you an opportunity to examine operations-management issues and methods used to gain a competitive advantage.

We can help you learn 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

Download program detail PDF

ACBSP USNEWS-2017

Courses

Degree Requirements

Business Core
FIN630 Global Financial Management 6
MGT600 Business Research for Decision Making 6
MKT640 A Managerial Approach to Marketing 6
MGT680 Strategic Management 6
Total Credit Hours: 24
Operations Management
MGT635 International Business Operations Management 6
MGT636 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage 6
MGT656 Quality Management and Continuous Improvement 6
SCM645 Introduction to Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management 6

Total Credit Hours: 48

AIU's Master of Business Administration (MBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Classes Overview

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.

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.

Strategic Management

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.


View the Course Catalog.

Course content subject to change.

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition for this degree program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

Estimate your costs, potential savings and graduation date.

12 Month MBA

Move forward with AIU’s 12-month online MBA program. Designed with 24/7 flexibility for busy professionals, this accredited MBA program can be completed in less than 12 months. That means you can pursue your degree and still balance a full-time career and busy life. Our 12-month online MBA program lets you learn anywhere, anytime with a wide range of practical and accessible support tools:

  • Intellipath™ - This personalized learning platform helps support student success by allowing you to skip what you already know and get support where you need it most. You can also retake tests to improve your overall grade
  • Technical Support – AIU offers 24/7 support, whether it’s by phone, email or live chat
  • AIU Online Library – Our library provides access to carefully selected articles, books and websites that can help you get the answers. Also, research guides and tutorials, APA resources, even a staff of professional librarians to assist you

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