The online BS Business Studies in Operations and Project Management program at Southern New Hampshire University combines core business training with a focus on areas such as management of demand forecasting, production planning, inventory control, project management, logistics, supply chain management and quality control. This project manager degree is designed for students interested in the production of goods and services and the application of quantitative methods to solve business problems.
This operations and project management degree online program is an ideal choice, whether you're an experienced professional looking to advance your career or you're seeking a career change. Either way, this focused business degree gives you the tools and resources to make a difference in these growing industries.
By exploring concepts, methodologies, strategies and technologies used to effectively manage not only operations and projects but products and services, this project manager degree online program gives you a range of tools, resources and skills to solve real-world challenges. You'll gain a strong foundation in the approaches and principles used by successful organizations to conduct supply chain management, statistical analyses, project management and Six Sigma.
Unlike similar degrees at other institutions, which require you to choose an area of focus, SNHU’s program provides a balance of the two disciplines so you're prepared to pursue a wide range of careers, from operations analyst to logistics engineer to plant manager.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's business studies online at SNHU include:
Because of the diversity of knowledge and skills you can acquire through this bachelor's business studies 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 through 2026, the number of operations research analysts will grow 27 percent and logisticians 7 percent.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet, at Operations Research Analysts and Logisticians (viewed online November 3, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
Courses within this program are 100 percent online and are taught by experienced faculty who know how to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The bachelor's business studies online program meets the educational requirements for the Project Management Institute's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam.
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. Writing Intensive Course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 0 - 15 credit hours of QSO 490.
Free Elective Credits: 24
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent 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.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
This program is accredited by both NEASC and ACBSP.