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A Major in Operations Management

Description of Major 

This major educates students about designing efficient processes, control of output quality, high productivity, smooth resource scheduling, effective inventory control and other such activities crucial to organizational success. The College of Business has focus concentrations instead of majors that are paired with one of eight integral areas.           

For more information on studying Operations Management:  click here 

Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in industry, medicine, education, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for operations management graduates, including:

Actuary  Administrative Services Manager
Applications Programmer  Auditor 
Buyer Chief Learning Officer
Claims Adjuster Communications Specialist 
Computer and Information Systems Manager Computer Security Analyst 
Construction Manager Consultant 
Cost Estimator Distribution Manager 
Facilities Manager Financial Manager
Human Resource Specialist Industrial Production Manager
Information Technology Manager  Internet Marketing Analyst 
Inventory Control Manager Investment Analyst 
Job Evaluation Specialist Labor Relations Representative
Logistics Manager  Management Analyst
Market Research Analyst  Network Manager 
On-Line Services Manager  Operations Manager
Operations Research Analyst PC Support Specialist 
Plant Manager  Product Manager
Production Consultant Production Manager
Project Manager Property Manager
Purchasing Manager Quality Assurance Analyst 
Quality Control Specialist  Records Management Analyst 
Relocation Analyst Risk Analyst 
Safety Coordinator Site Planner
Supply Chain Manager Systems Administrator 
Systems Technical Manager  Technology Consultant 
Telecommunications Manager  Training and Development Specialist 

Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree. 

Additional Links 

The Association for Operations Management
            The American Society for Quality

            Project Management Institute

            Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

            The Institute for Supply Management
            American Society of Transportation and Logistics

            UC College of Business