The BS in Operations Management provides the student with a strong theoretical and applied problem-solving background. Industry experienced instructors work closely in small, focused classes that prepare students to address issues related to productivity, management, quality assurance, and team-based operations.
Operations Managers are responsible for improving and controlling the process of production and redesigning business activities to become both effective and efficient.
Students obtain foundational courses in management such as accounting, marketing, finance, management, economics, business law, ethics and globalization. They learn to analyze business problems using decision support systems and quantitative methods. Unique to Operations Management is the study of LEAN and Six Sigma management. Communication skills and teamwork are also emphasized in the degree.
Oregon Tech's BS in Operations Management degree is the only one among Oregon public universities and is accredited through the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). should develop mastery of concepts, tools, and skills in management sciences and specialties. Particular emphasis is directed toward developing the ability to contribute significantly to the improvement of productivity in a quality oriented environment and to manage effectively in a team based work environment.
Six Sigma Green Belt Emphasis
By choosing specific math and technical elective courses and completing an approved senior project, students can earn a Six Sigma green belt certification without requiring additional coursework. Those attaining this certificate will be well positioned to work for companies who deploy Six Sigma.