Operations management focuses on designing, managing, and directing the supply chain processes that create goods or services for customers in the global environment. In fact, sophisticated global supply chains require individuals who can keep top management, marketing, finance, and other essential business areas within a corporation apprised of operations management issues that impact the entire business.
Operations management concepts include supply chain management, quality management, inventory management, logistics and transportation, enterprise resource planning, forecasting, and project management.
If you specialize in operations management concentration you may find positions in a wide range of organizations in both service and manufacturing. Job prospects include material planner and scheduler, logistics manager, operations research specialist, purchaser, production/operation/manufacturer manager, project manager, and service/process manager.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook produced by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, industry production managers earn an average of more than $87,000 per year (2010 dollars).
Learn more about all the courses you will take with a Ball State MBA concentration in operations management.
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