Bachelor of Science degree
Operations Management is a growing and rapidly evolving area of employment being shaped by international competition. If resources (people, money, machinery, facilities, material and information) are to be used wisely, operations management personnel must be familiar with computer technology, quantitative methods, planning, and problem-solving techniques useful in analyzing business systems. At UMass Dartmouth, the Operations Management major is within the department of Decision and Information Sciences, thus emphasizing the importance of computer generated data in the production of goods and services and in ensuring that business operations are efficient and effective. Students learn techniques applicable to both production environments and to service-providing organizations, resulting in effective and efficient management of the supply chain from vendors to customers.
Student Learning Outcomes
- be able to describe and analyze the interdisciplinary nature, purposes, principles, and concepts of the operations function;
- demonstrate quantitative and qualitative problem solving and decision-making skills, as well as critical thinking abilities for managing productive systems;
- develop familiarity with the adoption and implementation of technology and describe its impact on strategic concerns for the organization and the individual;
- be able to identify the value-adding steps of a process and understand the complexity of value-adding processes in any organizational context;
- have the ability to recognize the problems that exist in a given process, take ownership of the problems, and take leadership for improvement;
- be able to assume an active, constructively-critical posture as consumers of goods and services whose aim is to stimulate improved quality.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Management requires completion of 40 courses—120 credits.
BusinessFoundation Requirements - 6 courses
- ECO 231 MicroEconomics
- ECO 232 MacroEconomics
- POM 212 Statistics
- MIS 101 The Business Organization *
- MTH 103 Finite Mathematics
- ENL 265 Business Writing
MIS major courses — 7 courses
- MIS 461 Management of Information Systems
- POM 415 Applied Decision Models
- POM 425 Materials Management
- POM 445 Total Quality Management
- POM 446 Process Design and Management
- POM 465 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- POM 490 Special Topics
Core business requirements—10 courses
- ACT 211 Financial Accounting
- ACT 212 Managerial Accounting
- FIN 312 Finance
- MKT 311 Marketing
- MGT 311 Organizational Behavior
- MGT 312 Legal Framework in Business
- MIS 315 Management Information Systems
- POM 333 Quantitative Business Analysis
- POM 345 Operations Analysis
- MGT 490 Business Strategy
Business Electives — 2 or 3 courses
Students select 300 or 400-level business courses that are not required by their major. This course may be taken from any other discipline in the College of Business. Students can use these electives for a minor if they do not also use them in their major.
Students who entered prior to fall 2012 will take 2 business electives. Students who enter in fall 2012 or after will take 3 business electives.
Non-business electives — 5 to 7 courses
Students select four courses outside of the College of Business. All students are strongly advised to investigate minors in other Colleges and make selection that that meet requirements of that minor. Consult with your advisor for assistance.
University Studies courses or GEN ED—6 or 8 courses
First year students who enter the university in fall 2012 or later and transfer students who entered in Fall 2012 or later with 25 credit hours or less will take 6 additional courses from University Studies. http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/universitystudiescurriculum/.
First year students who entered the university prior to Fall 2012 and transfer students who entered prior to Fall 2012 with more than 25 credit hours will take 10 additional general education courses. http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/generalinformation/
* Transfer students with more than 15 credit hours do not take MIS 101. Substitute a 300 or 400-level business elective.