Operations Management is a discipline that prepares you to manage resources including people, materials, technology and finances for a wide variety of organizations. Our program is focused on improving processes, controlling output, implementing quality systems and managing the supply chain. The Operations Management program includes studies in management foundations, production systems and control, plant management, labor relations and supervision, productivity analysis (lean applications), cost control and materials planning.
Our Operations Management program has been designed to meet regional industry needs and is supported by an active Industry Advisory Council.
New students to SDSU interested in learning more about the Operations Management program, please contact the COM Department directly or work with SDSU Admissions to set up a visit including a department tour.
The Operations Management undergraduate program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
OM graduates will become professionals who:
- Achieve positions of increasing responsibility or leadership with employers, professional organizations or civic organizations as an indicator of professional competence, demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and successfully function in team environments;
- Apply management, mathematics and science principles and appropriate technology to the solution of current and future problems in the field of operations management; and
- Complete licensure, certification, short courses, workshops or advanced degrees in technical, professional or management subject areas to enhance their abilities in operations management practice and the global business environment.
- Student Outcomes
OM graduates will become professionals who possess:
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline,
- An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs,
- An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgement to draw conclusions,
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences,
- An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts,
- An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines and analyze risk and uncertainty,
- An ability to understand the value of diverse perspectives in the workplace.