Master of Science in Operations Management

Master of Science in Operations Management

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Program Overview

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.

M.S. in Operations Management

MS in Operations Management

Program Length: 30 hours – flexible schedule

Program Start Date:
Fall 8-Week 1 - August 23, 2021
Fall 8-Week 2 - October 13, 2021
Spring 8-Week 1 - January 18, 2022
Spring 8-Week 2 - March 9, 2022

Application deadline:
Fall 8-Week 1 - August 9, 2021
Fall 8-Week 2 - September 28, 2021
Spring 8-Week 1 - December 8, 2021
Spring 8-Week 2 - February 21, 2022

Curriculum Overview
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GRE / GMAT: Not required

Program Designation:
This is a STEM designated program.

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Degree Requirements

To obtain the Master of Science in Operations Management, students must complete 30 hours of coursework and a comprehensive exam.

Operations Management Core Courses 12 credit hours
Choose six elective courses18 credit hours

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A popular option with our students is to use elective courses to earn a graduate certificate in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, or Homeland Security.

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

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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