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Online Operations Management Degree Bachelor of Science

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Register By: May 04 Classes Start: May 06

Maximize Your Future's Potential

  • $330/credit (120 credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Your military services could earn you credit and tuition savings
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT scores
  • Receive credit for prior learning
  • Prepare to take the CAPM®

Operations Management Program Overview

Operations managers are a key component to any successful management team. They're responsible for developing, improving and managing the processes used to produce and transport products, services and even people. They're often tasked with reducing costs, maximizing profits and increasing customer satisfaction - critical areas to any organization's sustainability.

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science (BS) in Operations Management online degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills they'll need to effectively run a business.

Leadership skills are key to success in this field. That's just one of many reasons that military students are especially well-suited for the BS in Operations Management. Some students are also able to receive credit for their military service in addition to tuition discounts, allowing them to advance their career without putting their life on hold. Contact an admission counselor to learn more.

Become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Want to earn a certification that can help position you for success in the field? As part of SNHU's online operations management degree program, you can take QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification course, which can prepare you to take the PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management® exam.

Receive Credit for Prior Learning

You've earned it. Now take advantage of it. If you have the following certifications, you may be eligible to waive certain courses, helping you save time and tuition.

  • Active Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification for QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM® Certification
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (with an exam score of 280 or above) for QSO-360: Six Sigma Quality Management

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What You'll Learn

  • Continuous improvement practices
  • Process, procedure and product
  • Operations management theory and best practices
  • Low-risk operations management decisions
  • Procedures that influence business sustainability
  • Accountability, sustainability and effectiveness

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

Concentration Options

Choose the bachelor's in online operations management degree alone, or elect a concentration: Logistics and Transportation or Project Management.

Operations Management Career Outlook

Employment continues to grow as more businesses transport goods in the global economy.

Operations managers are highly valued in a number of high-demand industries, including transportation, retail, military, e-commerce, healthcare, financial services, higher education, insurance, food service, manufacturing and hospitality.

Graduates with a bachelor's in operations management can pursue a number of roles including:

Inventory Control Analyst

Analyze inventory data to inform decision-makers in relation to pricing, inventory capacity levels and need – helping organizations control expense and maximize profitability.

Supply Manager

Manage the acquisition, negotiation and purchasing of materials through various vendors in support of and in preparation for the construction of a finished product.

Production Planner

Plan and prioritize the equipment, raw materials, manpower and capacity needed to optimize production and meet demand with minimal delay.

Production Supervisor

Organize the workflow of team members within the production environment to meet deadlines and production quantity output.

Project Manager

Establish parameters, roles and goals of a cross-departmental project team to help ensure success within an estimated time frame and budget.

Purchasing Manager

Track inventory, provide pricing assessments, manage project-specific supply needs and work with vendors to negotiate pricing and scheduling.

Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst

Review production of materials with specialized tools, technical design documents and quality specs – helping you ensure your product meets quality standards and identify areas for process improvement.

Supply Chain Planner

Review current processes and establish supply chain schedules in order to help your organization navigate various factors that can impact movement within a supply chain such as customs, weather, breakdowns and more.

An online operations management degree from SNHU will not only help prepare you through its curriculum – it'll give you opportunities to get out into the world and build skills employers want to see.

One such opportunity is the SNHU LEADS Conference, an annual event that brings online students together to network and share ideas on leadership. While the event represents students across all of our 200+ online degree programs, it's an especially impactful experience for those looking to grow into a management role.

For Student Advisory Board member Megan McKinney, who is earning her BS in Operations Management with a concentration in Project Management, an important takeaway of the conference was “learning to put yourself out there and connecting with others and learning to grow.”

Job Growth and Salary

Across the board, good managers are needed. In a variety of industries, over 950,000 new management jobs could be created through 2030.1

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Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for logisticians will increase by 18% through 2032 – much faster than the average of all occupations.2 The need for administrative and facilities managers will increase by 5% in the same time period.2

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In 2022, administrative and facilities managers earned median annual wages of $101,870, while logisticians brought in $77,520. Both are above the median annual wages for all workers.1

Understanding the Numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors — like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

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What SNHU Students Are Saying

Marilyn Comstock ’21

"Each class taught me something new and allowed me to get closer to my dream. And this degree helped me land a career for a company that I am very excited to be a part of."

Courses & Curriculum

SNHU's operations degree provides a solid foundation of knowledge for managing operations in manufacturing, service and other sectors. The curriculum builds upon a business core, emphasizing communication, ethics and globalization.

The bachelor's program culminates in a capstone course, meant to assess students’ ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework.

This program gives you the option to take QSO-345: Project Management for CAPM Certification course. Designed to teach the five process groups and nine knowledge areas in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), this course helps to prepare students to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exam.

SNHU's BS in Operations Management program includes:

Business Core

Business programs require learners to complete the Business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.

General Education

All undergraduate students are required to take general education courses, which are part of SNHU's newly redesigned program, The Commons. The goal of The Commons' curriculum is to empower you with some of the most in-demand skills, so you can succeed not only in your academic career, but in your personal and professional life too.

Technology Resources

We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.

Earn Math Credits

Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The PMI logo is a mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $990 $330 $9,900
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $693 $231 $6,930

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

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