Master of Science in Operations Management
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-Price Balderson, Portland, OR
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Get the practical knowledge you need to lead complex business and government operations. Study with industry and government experts to learn relevant skills you can apply immediately.
The Master of Science in Operations Management is designed for professionals who want to return to school to receive specialized training in managing business and government operations.
Every industry and government organization needs operations management professionals to develop products and services to serve their customers. Learn to apply the Ten Operations Management Decisions to lead and manage day-to-day and long-term business and government operations.
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To obtain the Master of Science in Operations Management, students must complete 30 hours of coursework.
|Operations Management Core Courses 12 credit hours|
|Choose six elective courses18 credit hours|
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Additional Degree Requirements: In addition to 30 hours of required coursework, students must take a comprehensive exam. The comprehensive exam consists of a recorded presentation, followed by live examination.
Admissions Requirements and Prerequisites
The Master of Science in Operations Management program is open to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and minimum 3.0 GPA in the last sixty hours of completed coursework or cumulatively. Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 are encouraged to apply for a graduate certificate in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, or Homeland Security. Successful completion of a certificate with a 3.0 GPA qualifies the student to apply. Alternately, The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) can be used for students with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0.
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