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Operations Management (B.S.)

The Operations Management program prepares you for a career in the manufacturing and service operations field.  You will be prepared to manage operations (what a company does), and its resources including people, equipment, facilities, finances, and processes. We hone your critical thinking, communication, and analysis skills to be an effective manager in your future career.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have leadership skills
  • Are methodical when working on projects
  • Enjoy solving complex or ‘messy’ problems
  • Are organized, analytical, logical and a strong decision-maker

Career Opportunities

  • Production planner/scheduler
  • Project manager
  • Process analyst
  • Quality manager
  • Process manager

Recent Employers

  • Daktronics
  • Smithfield Foods
  • Fey Industries
  • Counterpart, Inc.
  • Great Western Bank

Internship Opportunities

  • Placement with manufacturers in SD, MN, IA, NE and ND

Suggested Certificates

  • Workplace Intercultural Competence
  • Engineering Graphics

Suggested Minors

  • Electronics
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Management
  • Informatics

Clubs and Organizations

  • American Society for Quality
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • SD Lean Group

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.