Operations Concentration

The courses in the Operations Concentration focus on the design and management of the processes by which products are manufactured and services are delivered to customers. The Core Operations course provides an overview of the field, and elective courses examine critical processes in depth. Critical processes enable service delivery systems, supply chains and quality improvement efforts.

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Required Courses

Number Course Title
Credits
472 Supply Chain Management and Information
2
479 Management of Service Operations
2


Electives—choose eight credit hours for the following

Number Course Title
Credits
459C/D Health Care Quality Improvement
2
473 Health Care Operations
2
475 Operations Strategy
2
492 Data Management and Business Intelligence
2
541 New Product Design
2
550A/B Strategy and Operations Consulting
4
572 Strategic Management of Technology
2
574 Spreadsheets for Business Analytics
2
575 Spreadsheet Macros (VBA) for IT Applications
2
577 Managing and Improving Processes
2