Professional 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

Curriculum

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Basic Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements before filling out an online application:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. university, as determined by the Commission on Recognition of Post-Secondary Accreditation, or the non-U.S. equivalent.

  • Official and satisfactory GMAT (600 or higher) or GRE (high 150s in each section).
  • TOEFL (100 or higher) or IELTS (7 or higher).

The Application

The following information and components are necessary to advance in the application process:

  • Online Application. Create your personal application account where you can start and save your work as needed.

  • Application Fee
  • Two Recommendations
  • Essay Responses
  • Current Resume
  • Transcripts and Other Academic Documents
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores

Evaluative Interview

Applicants may be asked to participate in our evaluative interview process upon initial review by the MBA admissions committee. Interviews are conducted on campus, off campus, or via Skype if is not possible to meet in person. We regret that we cannot conduct telephone interviews. Details are provided in the interview invitation.

Rolling Admissions Information

The Admissions Committee reviews applications for the Professional MBA program on a rolling basis, with three entry points during the year. To be guaranteed consideration for a given entry, we must receive your application and all component parts by the following deadline dates.

Application Deadlines Decision Notification
July 1 (for August entry) Decisions will be sent out within 3 weeks of the submission of your complete application
November 1 (for January entry) Decisions will be sent out within 3 weeks of the submission of your complete application
March 1 (for May entry) Decisions will be sent out within 3 weeks of the submission of your complete application