Develop the skills necessary to link operations and projects with relevant activities in almost all areas of business with the MS in Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University.
You'll receive 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 will provide you with the concepts, language, insights, tools and leadership skills you'll need for success in operations and project management. SNHU is a Registered Education Provider of PMI®, and graduates of this program meet the educational requirement needed to take the PMP® exam.
You'll enjoy access to real-life operations and projects through guest lectures and visits to high-tech companies. In the process, you'll be further prepared for a professional career relating to analysis, design, implementation and management of operations and projects in manufacturing and service organizations.
The MS operations degree program explores the contemporary issues that make almost any business run smoothly. Areas of study include supply chain management, international supply chain management, project management for PMP® certification, management of service operations and Six Sigma quality management.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in project management at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts. Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.
Job prospects for operations managers are expected to increase 65 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and operations managers can earn upward 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.
Upon completion of Southern New Hampshire University's master's in project management, you'll find career options in a variety of industries, including:
Graduates of the program typically go on to well-paying jobs or, for those already working in the field, receive raises, promotions and, in some cases, better positions elsewhere.
The MS operations degree also prepares you for professional certifications, such as Project Management Professional (PMP®), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and Six Sigma Green Belt.
Important Note: SNHU is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Project managers are increasingly turning to R.E.P.s for certification training and maintenance. PMI® is the world's largest project management member association, representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. Students must take the QSO 645: Project Management for PMP® Certification course in order to satisfy the educational requirement needed to take the PMP exam.
This 36-credit interdisciplinary program gives you the knowledge, skills and education necessary to pursue or accelerate a career in operations management and project management. The master's in project management can be completed in as few as 15 months and provides a market-relevant combination of a comprehensive business education and real-world applications.
The program's technology-integrated coursework is continually adjusted to reflect the latest topics, technology and tactics in the field. Top-tier faculty boasts advanced academic qualifications and many years of practical experience in operations and project management.
As an MS in Operations and Project Management student, you'll take five required courses, an additional five elective courses in your area of interest and two graduate-level business courses. Of your 36 credits, 24 credit hours must be QSO courses. You must also take the QSO 645: Project Management for PMP® Certification course if you intend to satisfy the educational requirement needed to take the PMP exam.
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in statistics, or the equivalent.
This is a study of the concepts of production and operations and of a variety of methods and techniques used in their management. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
This course includes the study of concepts, tools, and practices of project management. The course adopts a managerial process approach to Project Management, which consists of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the project. Major topics will include project scope, project time, project cost, project quality, project risk, project resources, project communications and how to be an effective project manager. Cases are utilized to integrate the learning in the course and provide decision- making experience for the student.
Project management is a core skill in today's fast-moving business environment. Project managers are required to manage complex, time- pressured projects and programs using advanced tools and techniques for maximum effect. Through this course, the students will learn advanced methods to initiate, plan and control projects. They will gain experience planning complex projects using both manual and PC-based tools.
This course is designed to prepare students to function as high-impact manufacturing and/or service managers. The course theme is Total Quality Management and focuses on manufacturing systems, quality controls and inventory management with the goal of finding constant approaches to productivity improvement through in-depth investigation of JIT and OPT and their adaptability to manufacturing and service systems.
As the final stop in students' journey toward their Master of Science degree in Operations and Project Management, this capstone course will integrate previous coursework and practical experience with a focus on authentic demonstration of competencies outlined by the program. Rather than introducing new concepts, students will synthesize and integrate prior learning to design, develop, and execute a capstone as a culmination of their studies in the MS.OPM program. The course will be structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements and developing a well-thought-out, comprehensive project that applies knowledge in a complex business environment.
Select four of the following (a minimum of two must have the QSO prefix):
Select four of the following (a minimum of two must have the QSO prefix):
Students in this course study the accumulation of accounting information. The internal use of accounting for management planning, control and decision-making is emphasized. Background preparation: 6 credit hours of accounting or equivalent. Note: ACC 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if ACC 510 has been completed.
This course focuses on the theory and practice of discrete system simulation. Topics include simulation/modeling techniques and methodologies illustrated by business and industrial applications such as computer and network modeling, manufacturing simulation and queuing systems. Queuing theory and input/output statistical analysis are included. Modeling software is used.
This course is a study of the activity by which organizations discover consumer and other organizations' needs and wants, and then provide satisfaction through a mutually beneficial relationship. Students will explore the topics of selecting a target market, conducting marketing research, and designing product, price, promotional, and distribution strategies through the development of a marketing plan.
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
This course presents an overview of the various primary and secondary research methodologies used in the business world and the application of statistical techniques to those strategies. The focus of this course is the design and execution of a practical, primary research. It is recommended that this course be one of the first three taken in degree programs in which it is required. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in statistics.
This is an application-oriented course that will provide students with a working knowledge of the most commonly used Management Science/Operations Research techniques such as linear programming, integer programming, goal programming, nonlinear programming, network modeling, queuing theory and simulation. The students will learn how to combine the power of the management science and spreadsheets to model and solve a wide variety of business problems.
This course will provide the students with statistical tools and techniques that will enable them to make an immediate impact in their careers. This course will be realistically oriented and numerous business examples and cases will be analyzed.
This course is intended to help students prepare for management opportunities in service firms that represent the fastest-growing sector of the economy. The material focuses on the role and nature of service operations, and the relationship of operations to other business functions. The students will develop skills and learn techniques for effective management of service operations.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the design and implementation of quality control and improvement systems. It is an introduction to current quality management approaches, statistical quality control and quality improvement techniques. ISO-9000 also will be discussed. Case studies and the use of computer technology will be integral to the course.
This course teaches advanced concepts in Six Sigma while incorporating Lean Management tools. Students learn waste elimination, value stream mapping, Six Sigma roles and responsibilities, team management, and the various elements of the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) phases of a Six Sigma project. The Design for Six Sigma (SFSS) approach to design a new process is also reviewed. The course is designed to help students prepare for a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam. However, it neither guarantees to help satisfy the eligibility requirements for taking a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam nor ensures success on a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam.
This course analyses the role and activities of those involved in supply chain management decision making. It emphasizes the importance of transportation planning, inventory control, warehouse management, development of customer service standards, and procurement in the design and operation of supply and distribution systems. The importance of information systems and the internet in supporting such activities is also discussed. Special attention is given to the close working relationships with managers in other functional areas including information systems, marketing, and international operations.
The U.S. economy is becoming increasingly global in nature. We are marketing and distributing more products in foreign nations, locating plants and other facilities internationally, and are buying from foreign companies. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain management function related to the international environment in terms of business/cultural customs, legal considerations, purchasing strategies, financial aspects, and international distribution.
This course teaches the following concepts contained in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013: the five process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing), the ten knowledge areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, Procurement, and Stakeholder), process inputs and outputs, process tools and techniques, and professional and social responsibilities. The course is designed to help students prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. The course satisfies the educational requirement of 35 hours of project management education for the PMP exam. However, it does not guarantee success on the PMP exam (PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.).
This course will enable the School of Business graduate students to gain valuable work experience within the operations or project environment. The objective is to give the students an opportunity for practical application of operations/project management concepts and techniques learned in the classes and complement the course work.
Select any two graduate business electives.
For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:
MBA-501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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