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Operations Management (B.S.)

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You: Future decision maker.

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 companies in SD, MN, IA, NE, WI, and ND

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.