2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations Management
This major is designed to prepare a student in the technical and strategic aspects of producing goods and services. Operations management involves the application of managerial, quantitative, and computer skills to areas of lean, six-sigma, ERP, inventory management, forecasting and scheduling, with the goal of giving students the tools to effectively manage service and manufacturing operations. Practical analytical tools, along with SAP® (the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software) and other software packages, are integrated into the operations management courses. SAP®, ERP software, and other software packages, are integrated into the majority of the operations management courses.
All B.B.A. programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Requirements for the B.B.A.
All business core courses acquaint you with various fields in business and help you learn to communicate, to interact, and to assume responsible positions in your chosen field.
For the B.B.A., you must complete the following courses:
- ACC 212 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
- ACC 213 - Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
- BUS 201 - Legal Environment for Business (3 credits)
- BOTH ECO 210 - Introductory Macroeconomics (3 credits) AND ECO 211 - Introductory Microeconomics (3 credits)
OR ONLY ECO 200 - Business Economics (3 credits)
- Upper-division economics course, other than ECO 490 (3 credits)
- FIN 320 - Managerial Finance (3 credits)
- MGT 268 - Business Processes and Management Information Systems (3 credits)
- MGT 331 - Managing People and Organizations (3 credits)
- MGT 366 - Operations Management (3 credits)
- MGT 495 - Administrative Policy (3 credits)
- MKT 350 - Marketing Management (3 credits)
Students are required to select one class from the following list. This course may count toward the major or minor if applicable:
- ACC 333 - Corporate Governance and Accounting Ethics (3 credits)
- ECO 440 - Public Economics and Ethics (3 credits)
- FIN 330 - Ethics in Finance (3 credits)
- MGT 340 - Ethics and Business, Social Justice, and Sustainability (3 credits)
- MGT 438 - Business Ethics (3 credits)
- MKT 375 - Marketing Ethics (3 credits)
Required Business Electives
Three upper-division Seidman College of Business courses are not applied to the major or minor (nine credits total). However, these courses can be applied toward a second business major if one is declared.
Students may elect nonbusiness or business courses to fulfill their elective course requirements. Students may apply up to six hours of internship and independent research credit, in any combination, toward their degree requirements. Business majors may not take any of the major courses, except the internship and study abroad courses, on a credit/no-credit basis.
In addition to the business core, the following courses are required:
- MGT 361 - Management Science (3 credits)
- MGT 362 - Computers in Operations Management (3 credits)
- MGT 367 - Manufacturing Planning and Control (3 credits)
- STA 215 - Introductory Applied Statistics (3 credits)
Choose one of the following quantitative courses:
- MTH 122 - College Algebra (3 credits)
- MTH 125 - Survey of Calculus (3 credits)
- MTH 201 - Calculus I (4 credits)
- PHI 103 - Logic (3 credits)
Choose two of the following courses:
- MGT 363 - Managing Quality (3 credits)
- MGT 364 - Service Operations Management (3 credits)
- MGT 365 - Strategic Management of Operations (3 credits)
Choose two of the following courses:
- MGT 337 - Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
- MGT 466 - International Management and Multinational Corporations (3 credits)
- MGT 467 - Advanced Topics in Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
- MKT 457 - Logistics and Transportation (3 credits)