Why Choose the Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management Program?
Operations management means working for success in business. Our approach to operations is very human-centered, which allows us to preserve our values and dignity in a business world that frequently is indifferent to either. We help industry tackle real problems; this makes our students' experience relevant to employers. We coordinate the complementary skills of students, experienced professional faculty and industry collaborators to create value for industry and an unmatched learning opportunity for students. Our course structure allows students to bring their real-world work experience into the program so they can find solutions to actual challenges and opportunities they encounter at work. These applications allow students to carry their gained knowledge into the workplace from their first day in the program and show employers the competency, persistence and flexibility they're looking for. If you're looking to take your career to the management level through applicable training, this is the program for you.
How Long It Takes:
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
Graduates may find employment as industrial production managers. In Washington, median pay for industrial production managers is $96,200 per year.
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management Program, students will:
- Demonstrate a mastery of the mathematical tools required for operations management.
- Apply qualitative and quantitative forecasting techniques to the selection of processes and facility layouts that will optimize production.
- Describe how to plan, implement and manage a comprehensive quality management program within an organization.
- Apply mathematical approaches to solve typical make/buy and outsourcing problems.
- Explain the meaning of Lean terminology and concepts including Value Stream Mapping, Workplace Organization and Standardization, 5-S and Cellular Flow, Kan Ban and Total Production Maintenance.
- Develop a written proposal for a newly designed or modified facility including a financial justification for the project, and carry out a verbal presentation of the results.
- Explain key terms used in statistical process control (SPC) including control charts, continuous improvement, acceptance sampling, and the design of experiments.
- Demonstrate the application of project management techniques to develop realistic and comprehensive project plans; identify risk areas; monitor the plans; and deal with problems.
- Develop clear and coherent technical reports, proposals, memoranda, and e-mails; and deliver presentations to groups.
- Analyze projects, compare alternatives, and make sound business decisions based on economic principles such as time value of money, internal rate of return, and cost-benefit ratios.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and then develop acceptable resolution of ethical dilemmas that might occur in the workplace.
- Discuss how these leadership skills can affect the behavior and interaction of people at work: good recruitment and retention practices, motivation and team building, the management of change, and conflict resolution.
- Explain how efficient work design and ergonomics can increase operator effectiveness and reduce production costs.
- Demonstrate a level of critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and technical and information literacy commensurate with a management position in industry.
Meet Your Instructors
Mel Oyler, Ph.D.