BS Business Studies: Operations & Project Management Online Degree

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Business Studies: Project Management Degree Online from SNHU

Discover a Business-Focused Project Management Degree Online

The online Operations and Project Management Degree program at SNHU combines core business training with a special focus on areas such as management of demand forecasting, production planning, inventory control, project management, logistics, supply chain management and quality control. This Operations and Project Management Degree online program is designed for students interested in the production of goods and services and the application of quantitative methods to solve business problems. Whether you are an experienced professional looking for an advancement opportunity or seeking a career change with a focused business degree that gives you the tools and resources to make a difference in these growing industries, this operations and project management degree online program is an ideal choice.

Courses that make up our online Operations and Project Management Degree programs are offered online and in a blended online face-to-face format. They are taught by experienced faculty who know how to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The operations and project management degree programs also provide the opportunity to prepare for the Project Management Institute's CAPM certification exam.

Gain Valuable Analytical and Business Skills

By exploring concepts, methodologies, strategies and technologies used to effectively manage not only operations and projects but products and services, the Business Studies Operations and Project Management Degree online program gives you a range of tools, resources and skills you can use to solve real-world challenges. Students in our online Project Management Degree programs gain a strong foundation in the approaches and methodologies used by successful organizations in applying the principles of supply chain management, statistical analyses, project management and Six Sigma.

Unlike Operations and Project Management Degree programs at other institutions which require you to choose an area of focus, SNHU’s program provides a balance of the two disciplines so you will be prepared to pursue a wide range of careers, from operations analyst to logistics engineer to plant manager.

Capitalize on Projected Job Growth in the Operations Management Field

Because of the diversity of knowledge and skills you can acquire through the Business Studies Operations and Project Management Degree online program, you will have tremendous flexibility in the types of job opportunities you pursue. Specialists in operations and project management are found in a variety of enterprises, including manufacturing, nonprofits, universities, hospitals and service organizations. There are several key growth areas in operations and project management careers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. For example, the BLS projects that between 2010 and 2020, the number of operations research analysts will grow 15 percent, logisticians about 26 percent, and purchasing agents (except wholesale, retail and farm products) about 7 percent.

Required Core Courses

Operations and Project Management Concentration Courses

OL-215: Principles of Management
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
UC: ENG-10, ENG-120, ENG-121H or ENG-200; ADB-125
QSO-320: Management Science through Spreadsheets
This course introduces the student to mathematical techniques that may be used to aid decision-making. Topics may include linear programming, PERT, CPM, network analysis and others. Offered once a year.
QSO-330: Supply Chain Management
This course focuses on effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students are exposed to concepts and models important in supply chain planning with emphasis on key tradeoffs and phenomena. The course introduces and utilizes key tactics such as risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing.
QSO-340: Project Management
As modern organizations have become more complex, they have also become more project-driven. This course uses a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring and controlling the project. You will learn the methodologies and tools necessary at each stage for managing the projects effectively in terms of time, cost, quality, risk and resources.
QSO-360: Six Sigma Quality Management
This course teaches the fundamental tools and techniques used to improve service and manufacturing processes through the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) methodology of Six Sigma quality management. Statistical process control, design and analysis of statistical experiments, process mapping, cause-and-effect diagram, 5S methodology, and process waste identification via lean techniques, are the major topics of this course.
QSO-440: Topics in Project Management
This course covers advanced topics in project management such as project risk, project integration, project quality, and project procurement. Advanced project selection, planning, and control methods of project management are taught with hands-on-applications of Oracle Crystal Ball and MS Project. Students will learn the knowledge and skills of an experienced project manager by creating a detailed project plan for a real-world project.

Select One of the Following:

QSO-310: Management of Service Operations
This course is an introduction to the concepts, principles, problems, and practices of successful service operations management. Emphasis is focused on preparing students to identify and apply appropriate management processes to ensure efficient, effective, and quality oriented service operations, while achieving operational excellence. Topics covered include: the role of services in the economy, strategic positioning and internet strategies, environmental strategies, new service development process, managing service expectations, front-office and back-office interface, service quality, yield management, waiting time management, and site selection.
QSO-345: Project Management/CAPM Certification
This course teaches the five process groups and nine knowledge areas described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ) of the Project Management Institute (PMI ). The course is designed to help students prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM ) certification exam. However, it neither guarantees to help satisfy the eligibility requirements for taking the CAPM certification exam nor ensures success on the CAPM certification exam.
QSO-490: Operations/Project Management Internship
This course will enable the School of Business undergraduate 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. The student must complete a minimum of 150 hours on the internship per 3 credits. Students may complete 3 - 12 credit hours of QSO 490.

Students may only use 3 credits of QSO-490 towards the program requirements.

Free Elective Credits: 24

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

Total Credits: 120

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