Develop the skills necessary to link operations and projects with relevant activities in almost all areas of business with the Master of Science in Project Management +1 program from Southern New Hampshire University. The +1 program allows you to earn your master's degree in just one extra year, with 32 credits spread out over the fall, spring, and summer. Paired with a three-year degree path, the +1 program gives ambitious students a world-class education and a head start on their careers, as well as significant savings on tuition.
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.
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 and Project Management +1 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 Project Management Professional (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:
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for general and operations managers was $99,310 in 2016. 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 + MS Operations and Project Management +1 program, you'll find career options in a variety of industries, including:
This +1 MS program also prepares you for such professional certifications as PMP, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, and Six Sigma Green Belt. To sit for the Six Sigma certification exam, you must also meet certain additional requirements, which can be found on the International Association for Six Sigma Certification website.
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 650,000 practitioners worldwide. Students must take the QSO 645 Project Management for Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification course in order to satisfy the educational requirement needed to take the PMP exam. Additional requirements that must be satisfied to sit the PMP exam can be found on the Project Management Institute website.
This 32-credit full-time program gives you the knowledge, skills, and education necessary to pursue or accelerate a career in operations and project management. This specialized master's degree is designed to be completed in just one year, 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.
This course will provide you with the fundamental concepts and tools needed to understand the emerging role of business analytics in organizations. You will learn how to apply basic business analytics tools in a spreadsheet environment, and how to communicate with analytics professionals to effectively use and interpret analytic models and results for making better business decisions.
This is a required course for the new +1 program in MS in Operations and Project Management.
This course will expose students to practical data analysis tools and techniques and help sharpen their problem-solving and analytical skills. It will be realistically oriented and numerous business examples and cases will be analyzed.
The activities of a manufacturing or service organization are classified into three basic functions: marketing, operations, and finance. While the marketing function induces demand for products and the finance function provides capital, the operations function produces and delivers products. Operations management can be defined as the systematic transformation of inputs into outputs. The inputs include materials, machinery, work force, buildings, systems, and procedures, and the outputs are products that are produced to satisfy customers and clients. This course provides a survey of the concepts and the analytical methods, which are useful in understanding the management of an organization's operations. It also covers the TRIZ approach to innovative problem solving in operations.
Cut-throat competition is forcing firms to eliminate (i) non-value added work and (ii) output inconsistency. While the concept of Lean addresses the former problem by removing process waste, the Six Sigma methodology solves the latter problem by minimizing process variation. This comprehensive course on all aspects of Lean and Six Sigma, gives you hands-on experience with essential quality improvement tools and techniques.
Supply Chain Management is a set of strategies, concepts, and techniques for integrating suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, transportation, and retailers to provide the right product at the right time in the right quantity to meet customer requirements. This course explores key variables in global supply chains, the enabling role of the Internet, matching supply chain strategies to market needs, how to cope with uncertainties in supply chains, managing information flows for supply chains, diagnostics for supply chain performance, inventory/service tradeoffs, distribution strategies, sourcing and supplier management.
This course will include the study of the concepts, tools, and practices of project management. The course will adopt 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 will be utilized to integrate the learning in the course and provide decision-making experience for the student.
The aim of this integrating experience is to provide students opportunities to analyze and discuss cases in operations and project management, go on field trips to companies, and attend guest speeches by industry experts.
Total Credits: 30
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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