The Operations Management Department consists of dedicated teachers and scholars in two mutually supportive disciplines:
- Operations Management
- Business Analytics
This combination of disciplines covers the management of operations in both the goods and service producing sectors and the effective development and use of analytical methods. We are managerially orientated and embrace the analytic skills required for successful practice. Our courses reflect the importance of environmental, ethical, and social issues in management decision making and our teaching methods include lecture, case studies, field studies, and analytical modeling.
Coursework in these areas is suitable for those pursuing careers in consulting, financial services, healthcare services, retail, transportation, technology, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Courses in our disciplines both intersect with and transcend the usual functional areas and are appropriate for those with primary interests in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Computer Science or Human Resource Management.
Our faculty are dedicated teachers, and productive researchers with many and varied accomplishments. In addition to the traditional blend of case study, lecture and text to structure and frame topics and discussion, faculty often integrate members of the business community into the classroom experience through an impressive roster of executive presentations and course projects at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Faculty also generously support many student activities including the advising of Beta Gamma Sigma, Operations Management Academy, and Students in Free Enterprise.
Department faculty equips students with the necessary quantitative and analytical skills, tools, knowledge and decision-making capabilities needed to excel in primary functional areas within any organization.