Operations Managers plan, direct or coordinate all facets of an organization’s business. Their diverse responsibilities may include the formulating of policies, management of daily operations or planning the appropriate use of materials and human resources. Qualities critical for success in top positions include leadership, self-confidence, motivation, decisiveness, flexibility, sound business judgment and determination.
Operations Management professionals are among the highest paid workers in the U.S., with the top 10 percent maintaining the capacity to earn in excess of $145,000 per year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This curriculum is designed to prepare students to pursue executive positions in a field that is expected to grow by as much as 18 percent by 2012.
The AIU Online MBA in Operations Management gives students the knowledge, skills and experience-based education necessary to accelerate their careers. The degree program provides a unique, market-relevant combination of a comprehensive business education with real-world applications.
This curriculum is one of the most sophisticated online MBA programs in the education industry. Unlike text-based lectures offered at many other institutions, AIU Online’s course delivery system incorporates Flash technology and rich, interactive multimedia. This system enables students to interact with classmates and professors via email, real-time chat sessions and discussion boards. Students also complete interesting group projects with fellow students from around the world. Students can access their classes online, any time and may conveniently rewind, fast-forward or pause course materials.
Courses required to complete the MBA in Operations Management include:
- Operations Management for Competitive Advantage. This course examines various ways of designing and controlling production and service operations. Students will study operations management issues and methods used to gain a competitive advantage. Topical issues include appropriate forecasting techniques for given situations, issues in manufacturing and service design, inventory management approaches and scheduling needs for various systems.
- Quality Management and Continuous Improvement. The objective of this course is to challenge students to use data-collection and problem-solving techniques to examine the design of effective quality practices. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to evaluate quality control tools used to analyze and improve processes, determine the costs associated with quality, and improve a process by mapping, analyzing, and redesigning its components.
This accelerated, team-based MBA program can be completed in just 10 months.
Applicants must hold an accredited Bachelor’s degree.
About American Intercontinental University
AIU Online is the web-based virtual campus of American InterContinental University, an international university with residential campuses located in Atlanta, Georgia; Los Angeles, California; South Florida; Houston, Texas; London, England; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
American InterContinental University's mission is to provide for the varying educational needs of a culturally diverse and geographically dispersed student body with the goal of preparing students academically, personally, and professionally for successful careers.
The AIU Online degree program allows students the freedom to study online any time to achieve their Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's degrees in an ever-expanding range of curricula. With our Fourth Dimension Learning, rich multimedia course delivery and world-class faculty, we have quickly become the fastest growing accredited online university in North America.
American InterContinental University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degrees.