Major Resource Kit

Operations Management

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to give students both a broad liberal arts background and a strong professional education. Within the Bachelor of Science (BS) program, students can major in international business studies, management, marketing, operations management or sport management. Students may also pursue a minor in international business with or without language, and/or apply to the minors in management information/decision support systems, economics or a variety of other fields. The business program is accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the sole agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting body of business schools.

Operations Management is all about the transformation of raw materials, labor and capital into final production and/or services.  The balance between supply and demand, the gap between potential and existing efficiency and capability, quality improvement - are all weighed on the Operations Management (OM) road.  The Operations Management major deals with the operation of both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing enterprises. Areas of concern to the operations manager include purchasing, plant organization, maximizing production efficiency and inventory management.

Because OM uses cutting-edge technology, data analysis, and critical decision-making, courses include: Planning and Control; Quality Management; Analysis of Operations Problems; Supply Chain Management.

For additional information, students should visit the departmental office, 236 Alfred Lerner Hall, (302) 831-2554, the departmental website at http://www.lerner.udel.edu/departments/business-administration/department-business-administration, or contact the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics Office of Undergraduate Advising, 102 Purnell Hall, (302) 831-4369.

Actual Job Titles

Recent Graduates with a Bachelorís Degree
Graduates with Further Education and/or Experience

Please note: To find more information and typical responsibilities for the above job titles, we encourage students to check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles as well as LinkedIn.

Sampling of Top Employers of Operations Management Majors

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