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 - in other words, the areas most critical to any organization's sustainability.
Develop the knowledge and skills to look at that long-term sustainability through the lens of an operations manager in the Bachelor of Science in Operations Management degree online program at Southern New Hampshire University.
Choose the bachelor's in online operations management degree alone, or elect a concentration in Logistics and Transportation or Project Management.
Upon completion of the online operations management degree program, you’ll be able to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your operations management degree online at SNHU include:
Employment continues to grow as more businesses transport goods in the global economy. While manufacturing continues to be a large employer of operations management professionals, more jobs are being created in education, government, military, transportation, and science and technical services.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for operations research analysts will increase by 27% through 2026 - much faster than the average of all occupations.* The need for logisticians will increase by 7% in the same time period, according to the BLS.*
Graduates with a bachelor's in operations management can pursue roles as:
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 experience, giving you the opportunity to use what you've learned.
SNHU's bachelor's in operations management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business 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.
Apply management science techniques to analyze data to inform business decisions that align to strategic organizational objectives.
This course examines continuous improvement tools and techniques used in problem solving supporting sustainable operations. Topics include lean techniques, quality management, TQM, JIT, and product experimental design.
This course focuses on manufacturing and service operations control and the importance of making operations decisions that support the long-term sustainability of organizations while meeting the needs of the customers. Students explore topics such as brand management, closed loop supply chains, competition, environmental management, safety and compliance, and social responsibility.
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.
This course focuses on contemporary topics in operations management. Examples of topics that will be explored included assessing and managing disruptive change, agile project management, automation, innovation, and technology trends.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the B.S. in Operations Management program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
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% 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)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
This program is not currently accredited by ACBSP. It may be ACBSP accredited when it is eligible. Consumer information is available on the College Navigator.