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Operations Management, B.B.A.

120
Credits Required

Operations managers directly impact how a company creates goods and services for its customers, and are therefore at the center of any organization's value process. The operations management major focuses on the application of quantitative reasoning for improving the performance of manufacturing and service organizations. The major provides students with a solid foundation for managing areas related to forecasting demand, inventory management, process design, quality control, strategic capacity planning, and more.

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Program Overview

The operations management major provides a career path in both manufacturing and service organizations. Strong industry partnerships, experiential learning through real world projects, case studies, network and consulting, and the possibility of obtaining APICS certification are some of the reasons why one should take this major.

Why Study Operations Management at Grand Valley?

  • Faculty members who consult on real business issues are experts in all areas of operations management.
  • Current technology is integrated into courses by use of the Internet, e-commerce, and enterprise resource planning.
  • Internships and mentorship programs are available to allow you to earn money while gaining valuable business experience.
  • A strong advisory board represents senior executives of major corporations in the region.
  • A campus in the heart of an exciting business environment.
  • Network with major corporations and gain access to internships and jobs.
  • Study abroad opportunities prepare you for a global society by allowing you to live within another culture and meet students from around the world.

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For More Information

Seidman College of Business

gvsu.edu/seidman
50 Front Avenue SW
(616) 331-7500

Admissions

gvsu.edu/admissions

Location & Format

Face to face courses are scheduled during the day and are offered at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.

Coursework

Majors can choose from a variety of courses, including:

  • Computer in Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control
  • Operations Strategy
  • Service Operations
  • Strategic Management of Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Total Quality Management and Lean Six-Sigma

Career Options

Operations management majors find careers such as:

  • Continuous improvement coordinators
  • Customer service managers
  • Lean Six-Sigma managers
  • Material managers
  • Operations budget analyst
  • Planning and supply chain analysts
  • Plant managers
  • Quality managers

 

“I strongly encourage students to explore operations management as a major and APICS (Association for Operations Management) as a means to network and gain critical industry experience.”

RANDALL GILBERT, CPIM, CSCP, PMP, LSSBB
VP OF OPERATIONS, ETNA SUPPLY COMPANY