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Operations Management

OM Faculty: Teresa Hall, Ekaterina Koromyslova, Huitian Lu, & Carrie Steinlicht.
General Engineering Faculty:  Jason Prout 

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.

Ranked #11 in best business jobs in 2021! 

Our OM 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 OM program, please contact the COM Department directly or work with SDSU Admissions to set up a visit including a department tour. 

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The Operations Management undergraduate program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Operations Management Students



Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Our Operations Management graduates will become professionals who:

  1. 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;

  2. an ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs;

  3. an ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions;

  4. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;

  5. an ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;

  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty;

  7. An ability to understand the value of diverse perspectives in the workplace.

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences;

  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data;

  3. an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs; 

  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; 

  5. an ability to identify and solve applied science problems;

  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; 

  7. an ability to communicate effectively;

  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context; 

  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning; 

  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues; 

  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.