Department of Information Technology and Operations Management, College of Business
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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.).
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.
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.