Academic Catalog

MS in Operations Management

Home Department: School of Management

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School of Management

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) 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 School of Management 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. Five certificate options are embedded in the MS in Operations Management degree program.

Program Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum for the Operations Management program involves 10 courses totaling 40 credit hours including:

  • Seven core courses for 28 credits, plus
  • Three certificate courses for 12 credits.


A foundational level of knowledge in critical functional and tool areas is required in the Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) program. This foundation helps to ensure that students are prepared to fully engage and succeed in the coursework associated with graduate programs in management. Students must have an undergraduate course in each of the following areas, or complete MGMT-510 Foundations of Business, or test out of individual prerequisite courses through self-directed study.

Areas of prerequisite knowledge:

Managerial Accounting

Required Core Courses

Required Core Courses 1
FINC-619Financial Management4
ISYS-669Enterprise Information System Models4
MGMT-629Management Science4
MGMT-639Managing People & Organization4
or MGMT-693 Internship in Management
MGMT-661Operations Management4
MRKT-679Marketing Management4
Select three (3) 4-credit courses in one of the certificate areas listed. 212
Total Credit Hours40


Global Leadership Certificate (Available Online Only) 3
BUSN-689Organizational Behavior4
MGMT-649Ethics and Leadership4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Operations Management Certificate
MGMT-661Operations Management4
or IME-676 Lean Six Sigma
MGMT-609Technology Management4
MGMT-619Project Management4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Supply Chain and ERP Certificate (Available On-Campus Only)
IME-652Production System Design4
IME-654Enterprise Resource Planning4
MGMT-669Supply Chain Management4
or IME-653 Tools for Managing the Supply Chain
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Lean Principles for Healthcare Certificate (Available Online Only)
IME-656Engineering for Healthcare Systems4
IME-676Lean Six Sigma4
or MGMT-669 Supply Chain Management
HMGT-609Healthcare Management4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Data Analytics Certificate
CS-601Programming Methods for Data Science4
MGMT-623Data Analytics4
MGMT-624Data Visualization4
or MGMT-625 Digital Strategy and Competitive Advantage
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12

MGMT-693 is only available to on campus students.


Students admitted to the BS-Masters program can count up to three (3) 400*/500-level courses taken as an undergraduate. *400 level courses must be part of an approved 400/600 course offering.


Students affiliated with the SACM program are not allowed to enroll in this certificate.