Aug 19, 2018  
2012-2013 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Operations Managment Major

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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

Students will:

  • 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.

Degree Requirements

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.

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.

* Transfer students with more than 15 credit hours do not take MIS 101. Substitute a 300 or 400-level business elective.

Freshman Year

                                          Freshman Year (30 Credit Hours)                                                         

ENL 101            Critical Writing and Reading I                            

ENL 102            Critical Writing and Reading II (ENL 101)  

MTH 103           Finite Math                                                       

MIS 101            *The Business Organization (Transfer students substitute –300/400 level business elective)

______             Culture: Visual/Performing Arts ___________________________            

______             Social World: Global Society ____________________________            

______             Social World: Human Questions/Contexts ____________________________            

______             Natural World ___________________________            

______             Natural World: Engaged Community ___________________________            

______            **Non-Business Elective ____________________

Sophomore Year

 Sophomore Year – All courses require sophomore standing plus prerequisite as noted (30 Credit Hours) 

ACT 211            Principles of Accounting I

ACT 212            Principles of Accounting II (ACT 211)

ECO 231           Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 232           Principles of Macroeconomics (also fulfills Social World: US Society requirement)

ENL 265            Business Communications (ENL 101, 102)

POM 212           Business Statistics (MTH 103)

MGT 311           Organizational Behavior (ENL 265)

MGT 312           Legal Framework of Business

______              Culture: Literature

______              **Non-business Elective ____________________


Junior Year

Junior Year – All courses require junior standing plus prerequisite as noted (30 Credit Hours)

FIN 312                   Financial Management (ACT 212, ECO 231)     

POM 333                 Quantitative Business Analysis  (POM 212)

POM 345                 Operations Management (POM 212)

MKT 311                 Principles of Marketing

MIS 315                   Information Systems (ENL 102)

______                    Business Elective (any 300-400 level business course) *MGT 336 prior to SP07

______                    Business Elective (any 300-400 level business course) *MGT 365 prior to SP07

______                    Business Elective (any 300-400 level business course) *MGT 336 prior to SP07

______                    **Non-business elective ____________________

______                    **Non-business elective ____________________


Senior Year

 Senior Year – All courses require senior standing plus prerequisite as noted (30 Credit Hours)

MGT 490                 Strategic Management (MIS 315, MGT 311, POM 333, POM 345, FIN 312)

MIS 461*                 Management of Information Systems (MIS 315)    *MGT431 prior to SP07

POM 415                 Applied Decision Models  (POM 333)

POM 425                 Materials Management  (POM 345)

POM 445                 Total Quality Management (POM 345)

POM 446                 Process Design and Management (POM 345)

POM 465                 Logistics and Supply Chain Management (POM 345)

POM 490*               Special Topics   (POM 345)  *Begin F08   (Business elective prior to F08)

______                   **Non-business elective ____________________

______                   **Non-business elective ____________________


Total Credits: 120

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