College of Business & Management
Operations Management Specialization
Innovation drives every industry, and operations management drives innovation. Enter this exciting field and become an integral part of how advancements in technology and business are transformed from a vision to a saleable product or service. Earn your bachelor's degree with an Operations Management specialization and develop broad-based technical knowledge and competencies that you can apply to product development and business strategy. Graduates in this field find a wide variety of opportunities in manufacturing and service industries such as aerospace, pharmaceuticals, or electronics.
Follow a career track in Operations Management by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor's degrees from DeVry University:
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Operations Management Courses
When you specialize your business degree in Operations Management, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:
- Total Quality Management – Exploring methods of process control and acceptance sampling, this course presents quality procedures and concepts for enhancing goods, services, and the entire business environment. Probability and statistical concepts as well as a total quality system are covered.
- Master Planning – This course introduces the operational planning process and emphasizes long- and medium-term planning strategies, as well as demand management, master planning concepts, and contemporary topics such as the Theory of Constraints.
- Materials Resource Planning and Capacity Resource – Focusing on the planning process, this course addresses formal materials resource planning (MRP) and capacity resource planning (CRP) techniques. Using industry standard production planning and control software to effectively manage inventory, students maintain product data files and create efficient production schedules that meet specified company objectives.
- Production Activity Control and Just-in-Time – In this course, students analyze production control requirements as applied to both "push" and "pull" production environments. In addition to capturing data and preparing for product changes, students use a variety of computer-based techniques to analyze and control the production process and to implement just-in-time (JIT) techniques.
- Logistics with Lab – This course provides an overview of the complete material flow cycle, including purchasing, transportation, warehousing, inventory management, trafficking, and shipping, and its relation to facilities. Through various software packages and case studies, students analyze the impact of material flows and physical layouts.
To learn more about required and elective Operations Management courses as well as those for the related business degree program you are interested in, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.