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Online Operations Management Degree Bachelor of Science

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Register By: February 27 Classes Start: March 01

Win in Operations Management

  • $320/credit (120 credits)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Your military services could earn you credit and tuition savings
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • Receive credit for prior learning
  • Prepare to take the CAPM®

Operations Management Program Overview

Operations managers are 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.

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to help businesses run with the Bachelor of Science in Operations Management online degree program at Southern New Hampshire University.

Learn how to:

  • Solve problems with process, procedure and product
  • Implement continuous improvement practices
  • Apply operations management theory and best-practices
  • Promote low-risk operations management decisions
  • Implement procedures that influence business sustainability
  • Promote accountability, sustainability and organizational effectiveness

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 will prepare you to take the PMI® Certified Associate in Project Management® exam. SNHU is a registered education provider of PMI, the world's largest project management member association.

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

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

Concentration Options

Operations Management Career Outlook

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

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for operations research analysts will increase by 26% through 2028 - much faster than the average of all occupations.2 The need for logisticians will increase by 5% in the same time period, according to the BLS.2

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:

  • Distribution manager. Oversee employees and operational activities needed for the movement of inventory to store locations or distribution centers.
  • 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.
  • Warehouse manager. Schedule and manage a team of material handlers, as well as the overall supply and storage of materials for future distribution.

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.”

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Operations Management Degree

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. This 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.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • Business core: Revised for fall 2020, our undergraduate business programs contain 10 cutting-edge business courses. These core courses are designed to help prepare you for success wherever you go.
  • General education courses: All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • 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 credits for what you already know: Did you know certain work and life experience – like industry-recognized certifications, law enforcement training and math knowledge – could save you time and money at SNHU? Learn how you could get credit for work or life experience.

Tuition & Fees

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% 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 $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

Licensure and Certification Disclosures

SNHU has provided additional information for programs that educationally prepare students for professional licensure or certification. Learn more about what that means for your program on our licensure and certification disclosure page.

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.

The PMI Registered Education Provider PMI, PMP, CAPM, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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.

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