Advances in business knowledge and technology have radically changed business systems and processes – for example, how organizations buy and sell goods and services, integrate their supply chain and logistic systems, and reach or retain customers. As a result, critical to today’s businesses is the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time, so that both strategic and operational decisions are made properly and quickly. To help students develop this ability, the Leeds School of Business offers the OPIM Certificate.
The OPIM Certificate requires students to complete any three courses in the Operations Management and/or Information Management tracks of the Management and Entrepreneurship major (3 credits each for a total of 9 credits) and either a faculty-supervised OPIM research project (MGMT 4900: Independent Study) or internship (MGMT 4910: Academic Internship in Management). In addition, students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher for the selected courses and receive a letter grade of “B-” or higher in each of the three courses. Successful completion of the certificate program will appear on the student’s transcript.
Declaration of Intent
Please complete Declaration of Intent or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Once you have completed the Declaration of Intent, you are required to email the OPIM faculty director at email@example.com to schedule an in-person meeting to finalize.
Interested in the OPIM Certificate?
Follow these steps:
1. Sign up online. See Declaration of Intent above.
2. Complete one of the three courses you are using for the certificate. (Refer to the course catalog and/or meet with the OPIM Certificate faculty advisor to learn more about each of the courses offered).
3. Internship Steps:
3.1 Obtain an Internship where you can apply material from an upper division OPIM course you have taken. The Internship does not need to be in Operations or Information Management, but must contain elements of OPIM from your course.
3.2 Obtain the Independent Study Form, located here: Independent Study Form
or from the Undergraduate Student Services Office (Rm.S210).
3.3 Create a project charter for the research project or internship. This paperwork must be submitted to the faculty advisor no later than the end of the 1st week of classes.
Please see a sample project charter located here: Sample Project Charter
3.4 Send your paperwork (Independent Study Form and Project Charter) to the OPIM Certificate faculty advisor or meet with the OPIM faculty Advisor to complete enrollment in MGMT 4910 (OPIM Academic Internship).
4. Complete the reaming OPIM courses. Three OPIM courses and the OPIM Academic Internship (MGMT 4910) are required.
5. During your final semester, contact the faculty advisor for the OPIM Certificate to ensure all elements of the OPIM certificate were meet.
- Complete 3 OPIM courses (see list below) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in those three courses.
- Acquire an Internship once you have taken at least one class
- Enroll in MGMT 4910 OPIM Academic Internship in the same semester as your internship.
- Please note: This certificate is awarded to Leeds students only, and it will appear on your transcript.
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