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Operations Management, B.B.A.

The Bachelor of Business Administration in operations management focuses on improving the performance of manufacturing and service organizations. Graduates have 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.

There is secondary admission to this program.

Why Study Operations Management at Grand Valley?

  • Courses are taught by faculty members who consult on real-world business issues and 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 so students can earn money while gaining valuable business experience.
  • Network with major corporations to gain access to internships and jobs.
  • The program is backed by a strong advisory board representing senior executives of major corporations in the region.

Career Insights

This tool shows an overview of potential career opportunities for this major. Actual salaries, employment opportunities, and job titles may change over time.

Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career on the Allendale Campus. Students in this major continue their upper division studies downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

  • Face To Face


Majors can choose from a variety of courses, including:

  • Computers 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

Combined Degree Programs

This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.

You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.

Admission Requirements

Direct Admission

Each year, the Seidman College of Business admits a select few students directly into the business college as first-year students. This honor is reserved for students who have a 26 or higher composite score on the ACT, or a score of 1240 and higher on the SAT, and a 3.5 or higher high school GPA. 

Secondary Admission

For students not admitted as first-year students, the Seidman College of Business's admission criteria require students to have

  1. completed at least 55 semester hours (junior status);
  2. achieved a 2.5 or higher overall GPA; and
  3. completed select courses with a 2.5 or higher combined GPA. Transfer student grades for comparable classes being transferred into Grand Valley will be used to calculate this combined GPA.

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For More Information

Seidman College of Business
50 Front Avenue SW
(616) 331-7500

Admissions and Recruitment Office


“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.”