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Operations Management

Department of Information Technology and Operations Management, College of Business

For Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to the ITOM Minor and Certificate Programs FAQ page.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT MINORS!! 

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Why Minor in Operations Management (OM)?

  • The OM minor will provide all Business majors a valuable set of knowledge and skills in process analysis and constraint management, inventory and quality control, service operations, project management, procurement, and supply chain management.
  • Such capabilities are increasingly being sought by employers as they continue to improve their operations in the current cost-constrained, yet increasingly competitive, economic environment.
  • An OM Minor will meet the wider needs of businesses in the region by providing a trained workforce in all areas of business operations (service, projects, supply chain, analytics, etc.).

Career Benefits

  • Procurement, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management are some of the fastest growing fields nationwide.

  • While many companies are hiring in these areas, they report that they are having a hard time finding qualified candidates. (“Supply Chain Management: The Next Big Thing?”, Business Week,  Sept. 2011)

Professions that will benefit from a Minor in OM

  • Procurement managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Inventory Managers Project Managers 
  • Process Improvement Analysts
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Lean Operations Consultants

Details about the Minor in OM

The Operations Management minor is designed for all undergraduate Business majors. In addition to completion of the Business/Health Administration core courses, minor requirements include three courses from the Operations Management Options, as indicated in the table below, or two courses from the Operations Management Options and one course from Operations Cognate Options. All required courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Operations Management Options
Project Management MAN 4583 3
Global Supply Chain Management MAN 4597 3
Service Operations MAN 4029 3
Operations Management Applications MAN 4504 3
Operations Cognate Options
Global Business Operations MAN 4602 3
Entrepreneurship ENT 4024 3
Advanced Business Planning ENT 4114 3
Health Care Quality Management HSA 4383 3
Practice Management HSA 4511 3
Technology in Health Care Organizations HSA 3191 3
Cost Accounting Practice ACG 3351 3
Accounting for E-Commerce ACG 4452 3
Corporate Risk Management RMI 4353 3
Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate
Governance: Qualitative Analysis
RMI 4423 3
Marketing on the Internet MAR 4721 3
Marketing and Product/Service Innovation MAR 4836 3
Meetings and Events Management HFT 3741 3
Fundamentals of Lodging Management HFT 4253 3
International Field Experience in Hospitality
Management
HFT 4955 3
Introduction to Business Intelligence ISM 3116 3

Courses used for the minor may not count toward other Business major or College core requirements. At least two of the three courses (6 credits) for the minor must be taken in residence at FAU. The acknowledgment of the minor is official upon successful completion of a College of Business degree program.

 

To help you in planning ahead which courses to take, we created a Master schedule (pdf) of courses for the undergraduate and graduate MIS and OM courses. While it is still subject to change and we ask you to check with your advisors and the official published schedule, we do everything possible to adhere to the Master schedule.

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