Operations Management

Home Department: Department of Business

Available: May be completed On Campus.  Current students may transition to Kettering University Online.  New off-campus students will be registered into Kettering University Online.

Program Advisor/Contact:

Contact the Department of Business
810-762-7952
business@kettering.edu

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Operations Management program focuses on the management skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to lead organizations that create goods and services. Students in this program will gain expertise in general business management areas, as well as a firm understanding of methods and practices in modern operations management. Students currently in this program possess a wide variety of backgrounds and undergraduate degrees. The Department of Business designed this program for people who currently are in — or desire to enter — a management position within a manufacturing or services company. This program does not require a thesis.

Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

The Business Faculty have established the following Objectives and Outcomes for the MSOM:

Objective 1

  • Graduating students will have an integrated knowledge of operations management and demonstrated ability to perform as management professionals.  They will be prepared for continued learning throughout their career.

Intended Outcome

  • Students graduating from the Master of Science in Operations Management degree program are academically prepared for a business career. 

Objective 2

  • Students will have the positive perspectives and skills that create productive employees and managerial leaders. 

Intended Outcome

  • Students graduating from the Master of Science in Operations Management degree program demonstrate skills required to be productive managerial leaders. 

Department of Business Policies

Participation in Outcome Assessment

As part of the Department of Business Outcome Assessment, students are required to participate in various measurement activities.  These include (but are not limited to) taking the ETS Major Field Test at the conclusion of one’s academic program.

Pursuing a Second Masters Degree in the Department of Business

The Department of Business encourages interested graduates of Kettering University’s MS and MBA programs to pursue a second master’s degree subject to the following policies (effective July 1, 2010):

  • Students pursue a single master’s degree at a time.  Students desiring a second master’s degree must apply online at http://www.kettering.edu/futurestudents/graduate.
  • To earn a second master’s degree, students must complete all degree requirements for the degree.  In so doing, students must complete additional credit hours equal to a minimum of 40% of the second degree’s requirements:
    • For MBA (or MS) graduates pursuing a 10 course MS degree – a minimum of four additional courses (16 credits).
    • For MS graduates pursuing a 12 course MBA degree – a minimum of five additional courses (20 credits).
  • In order to gain maximum advantage from prior work, graduates must apply for their second master’s degree within three years of graduating from their first degree program.  The admission committee will review applicants beyond the three-year time limit to establish the currency of their course work.  Students in this case may be required to complete more than 40% of the second degree’s requirements.
  • Students can transfer a maximum of 8 credits to Kettering University for use in their graduate studies.  Pursuit of a second master’s degree does not raise this limit.

Transfer Credits

The Department of Business evaluates transfer credits consistent with other sections in this catalog.  In addition, the department adheres to the following policies:

  • Transfer credits cannot be more than two years old.
  • Transfer credits must not have been used for a degree at another institution.

Program Curriculum Requirements

Completion of 40 credits as follows:

Prerequisites 

Students entering this program must have completed courses in specified business areas. Students without this background will either be required to complete some or all of the following courses or demonstrate equivalent knowledge by passing an exam. Course grades are included in the GPA calculation.

ACCT-518Accounting/Financial Concepts4
ECON-513Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Concepts and Applications4
MGMT-521Statistical and Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decision4
MGMT-550Mgmt Concepts and Applications2
MRKT-570Marketing Concepts and Applications2

Students should review course descriptions for prerequisites and select courses carefully to avoid lacking a prerequisite in future terms. The student is responsible for ensuring prerequisite requirements are satisfied and for completing all courses required for each degree area. Students may wish to test out of these prerequisites. Each test is $30.00.  Students may attempt each test one time only.

KUO Program of Study- MS in Operations Management

Required Courses
FINC-619Financial Management4
ISYS-669Enterprise Information System Models4
MGMT-629Management Science4
MGMT-639Managing People & Organization4
MGMT-661Operations Management in Service Organizations4
MRKT-679Marketing Management4
MGMT-659Strategy (Capstone)4
Concentration
Select three 4-credit courses in one of the two concentration areas listed.12
Total Credit Hours40

Operation Management

IME-676Lean Six Sigma4
MGMT-609Technology Management4
MGMT-619Project and Change Management4
Total Credit Hours12

Supply Chain and ERP

IME-652Designing Value in the Supply Chain4
IME-654Enterprise Resource Planning4
MGMT-669Supply Chain Operations4
Total Credit Hours12

On-Campus Program of Study- MS in Operations Management

Required Courses
FINC-619Financial Management4
ISYS-669Enterprise Information System Models4
MGMT-629Management Science4
MGMT-639Managing People & Organization4
MGMT-659Strategy4
MGMT-661Operations Management in Service Organizations4
BUSN-659International Business4
or MRKT-679 Marketing Management
Select three open electives from the following (courses can come from more than one category).12
Total Credit Hours40

Manufacturing

IME-601Fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering4
IME-674Quality Assurance and Reliability4
MFGO-633Lean Production Systems4

Operation Management Tools

IME-676Lean Six Sigma4
KETT-540Environmentally Conscious Design4
MGMT-609Technology Management4
MGMT-619Project and Change Management4

Supply Chain and ERP (using SAP)

IME-652Designing Value in the Supply Chain4
IME-654Enterprise Resource Planning4
MGMT-669Supply Chain Operations4

Refer to the Graduate Course Offering Matrices Website for information as to which terms courses are offered. This will allow you to plan when you take each course and complete the program.