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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Administration, Operations Management Major, B.S.


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Requirements for the major in operations management


Major adviser: T.J. Wharton

The major in operations management (OM) provides a strong managerial and technical education to students interested in the field of operations management (e.g., manufacturing planning and control, supply-chain management, project management, lean and quality management). The program will provide students with the fundamental knowledge they need to work effectively in operations functions, as well as advanced knowledge about best practices, current technologies, tools and their application, and leadership skills necessary to operate in a globally diverse and competitive marketplace. Students can choose to specialize in Supply Chain Management or Lean and Quality Management or Project Management. The specialization will appear in the student transcript and the diploma. Students also have the option of not choosing a specialization and getting a general Operations Management Major without any specialization.

To fulfill the requirements for the major in operations management, students must be admitted to major standing in operations management, complete the required courses for the OM Major and the specializations (if chosen) as well as appropriate number of electives as specified below, with a grade of 2.0 or better in each major course. A grade of 2.0 or better must be achieved in POM 3430   and in each prerequisite for an operations management course before a student may begin work in that operations management course.  Students who have taken POM 4350  under a previous catalog will be able to count this course toward an elective requirement.

No Specialization

Minimum of 22 Credits

Adviser: T.J. Wharton

Required for OM Major:

  •    - Operations Management (4)
  •    - Achieve III - Operations Management (0)

Electives: Six (6)                                          

     Choose six (6) from the list of Electives:

  •    - Service Operations Management (3)                                                                                   
  •    - Process Management (3)
  • POM 4410    - Operations Analytics (3)
  •    - Supply Chain Management (3)
  •    - Operations Planning and Control (3)
  •    - Project Management (3)
  •   - Procurement and Global Sourcing (3)
  •   ( ) - Lean Kaizen in Organizations (4)
  •    - Management Science (3)
  •    - Forecasting (3)
  •    - Managerial and Cost Accounting II (3)

Students who are on a previous catalog can count POM 4410  as an elective for operations management no specialization. 

Supply Chain Management (SCM) Specialization

Minimum of 23 Credits

Specialization Adviser: Henry Aigbedo

Most organizations realize that they cannot achieve long-term success if they were to focus on their internal processes only. Thus, an essential feature of SCM is the management of relationships among organizations; which typically have different cultures, goals and strategies. The SCM specialization trains students to manage processes and complex relationships among organizations. Areas covered include planning and design for supply chains (SC), production processes, SC risks, procurement in the traditional and global contexts, distribution in SC and deployment of information technology to facilitate SC operations.

Required for OM Major:

  •    - Operations Management (4)
  •    - Achieve III - Operations Management (0)

Required for Supply Chain Specialization:

  • POM 4410   - Operations Analytics
  •    - Supply Chain Management (3)
  •    - Operations Planning and Control (3)
  •    - Procurement and Global Sourcing (3)
  • MKT 4900   -  Marketing Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Electives:

     Choose one (1) from the list of Electives

  •    - Service Operations Management (3)
  •    - Process Management (3)
  •    - Project Management (3)
  •    - Lean Kaizen in Organizations (4)
  • QMM 4900   - Management Science (3)
  •    - Forecasting (3)

Students who are on a previous catalog can count POM 4410  and MKT 4900  as requirements for the Supply Chain Specialization.

Lean and Quality Management Specialization

Minimum of 23 Credits

Specialization Advisor: Eugene Fliedner

This specialization focuses on the complementary and interdependent subjects of Lean and Quality Management. This specialization examines strategies pursued in order to attain objectives including productivity enhancement, waste reduction, and quality improvements. The set of courses comprising this specialization emphasize organizational efforts toward a customer-driven philosophy for organization-wide continuous improvement efforts.

Required for OM Major:

  • POM 3430    - Operations Management (4)
  • POM 3990    - Achieve III - Operations Management (0)

Required for Lean and Quality Specialization:

  • POM 4400   - Process Management (3)
  • POM 4410    - Operations Analytics (3)
  • POM 4430    - Operations Planning and Control (3)
  • POM 4900    (HRD 4600  ) - Lean Kaizen in Organizations (4)
  • ACC 3200  - Managerial and Cost Accounting II (3)

Electives:

     Choose one (1) from the list of Electives

  •   - Service Operations Management (3)
  •   - Supply Chain Management (3)
  •   - Project Management (3)
  •   - Procurement and Global Sourcing (3)
  •   - Management Science (3)
  •   - Forecasting (3)

Students on a previous catalog can use POM 4410  as a required course for Lean and Quality Management Specialization.

Project Management Specialization

Minimum of 23 Credits

Specialization Adviser: Eugene Fliedner

The focus of this specialization centers on the ten knowledge management areas comprising the project management body of knowledge. These ten knowledge management areas include project integration, scope, human resource, time, cost, quality, risk, procurement, communications, and stakeholder management. The set of courses comprising this specialization emphasize the skills and techniques necessary to successfully lead and manage projects.

Required for OM Major:

  •   - Operations Management (4)
  •   - Achieve III - Operations Management (0)

Required for Project Management Specialization:

  • POM 4410   - Operations Analytics
  •   - Project Management (3)
  •   - Procurement and Global Sourcing (3)
  •   - Accounting Information Systems: Planning and Analysis (3)
  •   - Leadership and Group Performance (4)

Electives:

     Choose one (1) from the list of Electives

Students on a previous catalog can use POM 4410  as a required course for Project Management Specialization.

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