Online Operations and Project Management Degree Curriculum - Practical, Relevant Skills
The online operations and project management degree curriculum is designed to prepare you to overcome challenges and take advantage of opportunities in day-to-day operations and project management. The program's balance between operations management and project management classes will leave you with a comprehensive set of skills you can use to advance your career.
The operations and project management curriculum is offered online and in a blended online and face-to-face format at several of our regional campuses, so you can earn your degree when it’s most convenient for you. Also, because the faculty teaching the operations and management classes bring years of firsthand experience in these industries, you will benefit from their relevant real-world experiences and application of classroom learning to the business environment.
Operations and Project Management Major Courses
Select Two of the Following:
MAT-210: Calculus I
This is an introductory course in single variable calculus Topics include limits continuity derivatives differentiation integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Students will gain experience solving real world problems involving calculus including problems in business economics natural sciences and social sciences
QSO-300: Introduction to Operations Management
This course is an introduction to the operations function which is responsible for the creation of goods and services of the organization Students will learn the concepts and techniques used in managing operations in manufacturing and service organizations
QSO-310: Intro to 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-320: Introduction to Management Science
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: Introduction to 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: Introduction to 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: Introduction to Six Sigma Quality
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
ECO-301: Managerial Economics
This course applies economic theory and quantitative techniques to solving business decision problems The principal economic framework is that of microeconomics and covers such topics as demand production cost and market structures Regression and linear programming are the main quantitative tools developed in the course Computer applications are a required part of the course
INT-113: Introduction to International Business
This course is the foundation for business in a global context with an emphasis on applications It offers a survey of fundamentals and principles of management in the context of globally oriented firms and primarily presents an assessment of the differences between business in domestic and international context The course explores fundamental issues in business in an increasingly interdependent world including management principles and techniques in a global context Themes constituting fundamentals of international business such as economic political cultural and social environment of business organizations that facilitate international business and organizational structures trade theory government influence on trade international business modalities and entry strategies into foreign markets global financial system as well as the emerging issues related to international business are also explored
IT-467: Digital Commerce and eBusiness
This course is a comprehensive survey of the principles techniques and implications of digital commerce and e business It covers the entire spectrum of Wed centric forms of communication and trade amongst commercial industrial institutional governmental employee and consumer participants and partners Topics include e business models security privacy ethics major Internet tools and architectures behind digital commerce Students use a Web development tool to build and post a site Offered as needed
MAT-300: Regression Analysis
This is a second course in statistics that builds upon knowledge gained in MAT 240 or an AP statistics course Students will learn to build statistical models and implement regression analysis in real world problems from engineering sociology psychology science and business Topics include multiple regression models including first order second order and interaction models with quantitative and qualitative variables regression pitfalls and residual analysis Students will gain experience not only in the mechanics of regression analysis often by means of a statistical software package but also in deciding on appropriate models selecting inferential techniques to answer a particular question interpreting results and diagnosing problems
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
PMP®, CAPM® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute Inc.
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