The Operations Management Master’s
A results-based program providing students knowledge to become the operating officers of tomorrow
The operating officers of tomorrow master in Operations Management today. The program focuses on the effective management of the resources and activities that produce or deliver the goods and services of a business. Operations managers oversee the people, materials, equipment and information resources that a business needs to produce and deliver its goods and services. Many of the most esteemed data systems operating the processes and activities of worldwide business are designed by operations managers.
The master’s program in Operations Management is offered both on campus and online. The degree requires 30 hours of coursework (10 courses). Full-time, on-campus students can complete the program in three semesters (fall/spring/summer). Students who want to pursue this degree program part-time while continuing to work can choose between the two-year and three-year schedules for completing the degree online.
There are two tracks offered in the Masters of Science in Operations Management Program, Operations Management, and Decision Analytics.
This track in the Operations Management master’s degree combines the prescriptive modeling and analytical skills arising from the OM program with the data management and data mining skills arising from the SAS-UA Data Mining certification program offered in the Statistics program.
Housed inside the Operations Management Track are two focus areas of research: Operations Management, and Enterprise Integration.
Focus Area of Research I: Operations Management
The focused area of study in operations management (OM) is designed to prepare students for the practice of operations management. The program is structured to provide instruction in materials management, scheduling and control, supply chain management, and quality control as well as topics in applied quantitative methods such as optimization, statistics, and simulation. The elective courses allow students to obtain additional instruction in other subjects such as project management, supply chain strategy, and quality management.
Focus Area of Research II: Enterprise Integration
The enterprise integration systems (EI) focused area of study is designed to prepare students to enable business process improvement through information technology-based solutions. The EI area of study provides a depth of knowledge in project management, workflow design, and information systems delivery through a combination of classroom and project experiences. The program reinforces leading project and process management concepts through experiential learning. Students will gain experience in leading teams that analyze, design, construct, and deploy cross-functional systems, and integrate business data and process improvements into existing business enterprises.
The concept for this track is to offer an Operations Management master’s degree that combines the prescriptive modeling and analytical skills arising from the OM program with the data management and data mining skills from the SAS-UA Data Mining certification program offered in the Statistics program. The Decision Analytics track consists of 10 courses: five from Operations Management, four from Statistics, and one from either Statistics or Management Information Systems.
How To Apply
The University of Alabama Graduate School provides an online application here. A checklist will be provided to guide you through the process and assist you with the required materials. You can also click the link on the left.
What is required in order to apply?
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
- Transcripts from all colleges attended.
- A Statement of Purpose outlining your reasons for desiring the degree.
- An up-to-date Resume.
- 2 Letters of Recommendation.
- Average GMAT score: 573
- Average GPA: 3.48
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