One-Year MBA: Operations

Operations management is the heart of an organization. This growing field influences the design and management of products, processes, services, and supply chains. Those specializing in operation management roles consider the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources that firms need to deliver the goods and services their clients want. Career opportunities within the operations field are plentiful and diverse, but skills, experience, interests, and personal decisions will ultimately influence a person's career path. Additionally, the size, industry type, geographic scope, and organizational structure of a firm will help determine the best career path.

Katz alumni research shows that MBA students who choose the Operations concentration are hired into the following areas:

  • Supply Chain Management / Logistics Management
  • Project Management
  • Performance Improvement / Strategy Operations Consulting


Summer (15 credits)

A foundational approach to business fundamentals.

Course Credits
BACC 2401 Financial Accounting 3
BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decision: Firms and Markets 3
BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement 3
BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1 1.5
BFIN 2410 Financial Management 2 1.5
BMIS 2409 Information Systems 1.5
BOAH 2409 Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Group Effectiveness 1.5
BMKT 2409 Marketing Management 1.5

Fall (18 credits)

Program refinement based on goals and concentration.

Course Credits
BSEO 2401 Business Ethics and Social Performance 1.5
BQOM 2421 Decision Technologies in Manufacturing and Operations Management 1.5
BMKT 2409 Marketing Management 1.5
BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decision: Firms and Markets 3
BQOM 2533 Global Supply Chain Management 3

Spring (18 credits)

Leadership development and articulation of personal brand and mastery in all facets of business operations.

Course Credits
BSPP 2409 Strategic Management 1.5
BIND 2444 Management Simulation Capstone 3

Recommended Electives

Course Credits
BQOM 2516 Project Management  
BQOM 2523 Process Engineering 1.5
BQOM 2524 Production Management and Process Improvement 1.5
BQOM 2521 Decision Making in a Complex Environment 1.5
BQOM 2537 Forecasting 1.5
BQOM 2578 Data Mining 3
BQOM 2904 Problem Solving and Creativity  
BQOM 2139 Six Sigma: Theory and Practice 3
BSEO 2511 Management of Strategic Alliances 1  
BMIS 2588 Database Management 3
BFIN 2015 Short-Term Finance 1.5
2051 Project Course  
BQOM 2060 Independent Study in Quantitative Methods varies
2023 Project Course in Strategy  

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