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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Operations Management Major (Options in General Operations Management, Service Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management)


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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. Majors select from one of three options: General Operations Management, Service Operations Management, or Supply Chain Management.

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.

 

Freshman Year (All Options)


  • Non-Business Elective ( Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
  • University Studies Requirements (See footnote for web address) 15 credits

Sophomore Year (All Options)


All courses require sophomore standing (30 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Elective (Any course outside the CCB) 3 credits
  • University Studies Requirement (See footnote for web address) 3 credits

Junior Year (All Options)


All courses require junior standing (60 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Electives (Any courses outside the CCB) 6 credits
  • Business Electives (300- or 400- level business course) 9 credits

Option in General Operations Management (Senior Requirements)


Senior Year


All courses require senior standing (90 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Electives (Any course outside the CCB) 6 credits
  • Major Electives (See list below)  6 credits

          Major Electives pick two from this list: POM 450, POM 451, POM 452, POM 453, POM 490

Option in Service Operations Management (Senior Requirements)


Senior Year


 All courses require senior standing (90 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Electives (Any course outside the CCB) 6 credits

Option in Supply Chain Management (Senior Requirements)


Senior Year


 All courses require senior standing (90 credit hours) plus prerequisites

  • Non-Business Electives (Any course outside the CCB) 6 credits

Total Credits: 120


 University Studies Requirements

In addition to the requirements in the major, students will be required to complete the University Studies Requirements. For more information: http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/universitystudiescurriculum/.

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