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Graduate Operations Management Certificate

College of Engineering

Operations management is the administration of engineering and business practices to create the highest level of efficiency possible within an organization by utilizing resources of staff, materials, equipment, and technology to add value and deliver goods and services in a format that best suits client needs. This is accomplished through the structured analysis of system properties and needs, including: plant sizing, inventory sizing and control through supply-chain management, quality control, materials handling, maintenance policies and minimization of waste. These tasks are complex in any situation. Put into the context of global enterprise systems, the complexities magnify and require advanced knowledge, skill, and education to manage. This certificate is designed to be the management-oriented compliment to the Graduate Certificate in Operations Research (analytic-oriented).

The certificate consists of four 3-credit courses. Each course is in-class/online hybrid that enables students to participate either fully online, fully in-class or any combination of the two. Course Credits earned are transferable to other graduate certificates as well as a future master’s degree if: 1) transferred within 6 years, 2) grade is B or greater.

Study Method: Online and optional evening in-class sessions
Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
Coursework: 12 credits

Admissions Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university.
  2. Those seeking admission to the graduate certificate program without such a degree may petition to have their baccalaureate degree and professional experience accepted as a substitute.
  3. Students who earn this Graduate Certificate, and later seek to transfer the course credit towards a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering or Engineering Management must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA for the certificate, and only classes with “B” or better will transfer for credit.
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Course Requirements

EMGT/IE 631 – Production and Inventory Modeling
EMGT/IE 619 – Engineering Supply Chain
BIS 633 – Enterprise Analytics Applications with SAP
EMGT/IE 622 – Lean Systems
EMGT 607 – Quality Engineering

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