MS in Operations & Project Management - Careers

Position Yourself for Career Success - MS Operations and Project Management

When you complete Southern New Hampshire University's Operations and Project Management MS Degree, careers are available in a variety of industries. This program gives you broad exposure to leading-edge topics and skill development in operations management, project management, supply chain management, logistics, quality control, and management science. This exposure and your participation in several team projects provide you with the concepts, language, insights, tools, and the leadership skills you need for success in these areas.

With a Master's degree in Operations and Project Management, you can pursue a variety of management career paths in both manufacturing and service organizations, including positions
such as:

  • operations manager
  • process improvement manager
  • inventory manager
  • quality assurance manager
  • purchasing manager
  • supply chain manager
  • branch manager
  • operations planner
  • project manager
  • project director
  • program manager

Many graduates of the SNHU Master's in Operations and Project Management program have acquired well-paying jobs, and those already working have received raises, promotions, and in some cases, have moved to better positions elsewhere.

Employment Prospects in MS Operations and
Project Management

Job prospects for operations managers  are expected to increase 65 percent from 2008 to 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and operations managers can earn upwards of $130,000. Advancement opportunities in the Operations and Project Management field are best for those with the highest levels of education. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills are in particular demand in this field.

Earn Management Professional Certifications

While pursuing your Operations and Project Management degree, you can acquire industry-recognized professional certifications, including:

  • Professional Management Professional (PMP®) certification offered by the Project Management Institute (for those who meet the experience requirement)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification offered by the Project Management Institute
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Expand Your Operations and Project Management Software Skills

As a student in the Southern New Hampshire University Operations and Project Management graduate online program, you will become skilled in using industry-standard software:

  • Quantitative courses: Excel, Excel Data Analysis tool, Excel Solver tool, and SPSS for Statistical Data Analysis
  • Project Management classes: Oracle Crystal Ball for Simulation and Microsoft Project
  • Six Sigma Quality course: MINITAB software for process control
  • The Management Science course: Excel Premium Solver and Oracle Crystal Ball optimization tools

MS in Operations & Project Management Career Resources

Career Opportunities

SNHU Career Development Center
Learn about potential careers and access job search resources.

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook on Management, Scientific, and Technology Consulting Services, 2010-2011
Access the latest information on recommended education and training, job prospects, and expected earnings of those in these fields.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Southern New Hampshire University QSOPM Association
This is an association of the faculty, students and alumni of the Department of Quantitative Studies, Operations and Project Management (QSOPM) of Southern New Hampshire University. Any student who is enrolled in or any alum who has graduated from any program offered by the department is eligible to join this association.

The Association for Operations Management
APICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics.

Project Management Institute
PMI is the world’s leading nonprofit membership association for the project management profession. Its worldwide advocacy for project management is supported by globally-recognized standards and credentials, an extensive research program, and professional development opportunities.

PMP®, CAPM® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute Inc.
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