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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Operations Management Major, B.S.

Requirements for the major in operations management

Major adviser: Vijayan Sugumaran

The major in operations management 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, process management 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.

To fulfill the requirements for the major in operations management, students must be admitted to major standing in operations management, complete the core program and complete at least 22 credits, 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 343  and in each prerequisite for an operations management course before an operations management major, or any Oakland University student, may begin work in that operations management course. Students who have taken POM 435  under a previous catalog will be able to count this course toward an elective requirement.

Required in the core – 4 credits

Electives Group B (choose at most one of these electives)


1The 500-level MIS courses are open to undergraduate students with the permission of the Faculty Coordinator for the Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) Program. Students who have taken MIS 546 under a previous catalog will be able to count this course as an elective.

A total of four electives are required from the above two groups.

22 total credits

Knowledge paths for the major in operations management

Students pursuing the operations management major can structure their coursework by choosing electives along one of the following knowledge paths.

Operations Management Knowledge Path

Operations Research Knowledge Path

Service Management Knowledge Path

Supply Chain Management Knowledge Path

Manufacturing Management Knowledge Path