The principal function of any organization is the efficient creation and delivery of products and services to its customers (operations). The operations management track focuses on this creative process and identifies how organizations use productivity, quality, flexibility, timeliness, and technology to compete and prevail in their markets. Students graduating from the operations management track will have a broad understanding of the importance of operations in the success of any organization, and will be qualified to serve in entry-level line management positions and as general managers later in their careers.

Career Opportunities

After completing the Operations Management track, students find opportunities as production managers, quality assurance managers, logistics managers, purchasing analysts, consultants, project managers and many other interesting and rewarding careers. Recent Operations Management graduates have gotten jobs with Pepsi Beverages, Covidien, Leprino Foods, Staples, Vail Resorts and many other world-class employers.

There are three required courses in the Operations Management track. All courses are for 3 credits unless indicated otherwise.

Required Courses

  • MGMT 3100 or INBU 3101: Operations Management (students can get credit for both MGMT 3100 and INBU 3101 but only one can count towards major)
  • MGMT 4110: Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 4850: Business Strategy

In addition, students in the Operations Management track must complete three of the following courses:

Elective Courses

  • MGMT 4120: Managing Business Processes
  • MGMT 4130: Sustainable Operations
  • MGMT 4140: Project Management
  • MGMT 4150 or INBU 4151: International Operations (students can get credit for both MGMT 4150 and INBU 4151 but only one can count towards major)
  • MGMT 4400: Quality Management
  • MGMT 4820: Decision Modeling

You can find academic policies for Leeds School of Business by visiting our Academic Advising academic requirements page.

You can find the most current Four-Year Plans that outline the required course work for the Operations Management Track at the Leeds School of Business by visiting our Academic Advising Four-Year Plan's page.