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

MBA in Operations Management Online

A master’s in operation management online degree is designed to teach qualities critical to operations-management. AIU’s accredited, MBA-Operations Management online program has 10 start dates a year with no GMAT required. Our operations management master’s degree online classes are 5 weeks long, and with AIU’s intellipath® adaptive learning technology you can save time and skip what you already know.

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MBA in Operations Management Online Program Outline

Explore operations management issues, techniques and methods in AIU’s one-year online MBA program with a specialization in Operations Management.

Coursework is designed to provide a more in-depth look into all facets of an organization’s business. Specialization courses are structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they acquire core business knowledge. This specialized curriculum includes online logistics management, quality management, supply chain management and operations management courses as well as advanced business courses.

  • Save time and make your MBA more affordable with credit for eligible experience1
  • You may be able to transfer-in up to 12 credit hours for this master's degree program1
  • Get support from a dedicated graduation team and experienced faculty

AIU makes earning an MBA in Operations Management online convenient so you can balance work and family demands while you pursue your degree. Study anytime, anywhere with our AIU Mobile app and manage your class schedule, due dates and assignments from your smartphone or tablet.

Our one-year online MBA Operations Management program starts soon with no GMAT required. Learn more about AIU’s accredited online MBA programs.

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The online MBA in operations management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

1.Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University catalog regarding AIU’s transfer credit policies

MBA in Operations Management Program 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).

MBA in Operations Management Program 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 an MBA in Operations Management Online Degree, your classes may 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.

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Course content subject to change.

One Year Online MBA Operations Management

Move forward with AIU's One Year Online MBA Operations program. Designed with 24/7 flexibility for busy professionals, this accredited One Year Online MBA Operations Management 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 One Year Online MBA Operations Management program lets you study 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


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


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