Online MBA (OMBA) in Operations Management

Organizations in today’s competitive business landscape need to know how to best leverage their resources to maximize the quality and delivery of products or services with the most cost-effective strategies. An Operations Management specialization equips students with the knowledge to identify operational issues, recognize areas for improvement in business processes, establish a culture for implementing new processes improvement efforts and measure initiative effectiveness. Skills in web-based business development along with a foundation in sourcing and supply chain management prepare students for success as operations managers, project management consultants, or in launching and managing their own businesses.

Students who choose an Operations Management specialization select courses from the list below, or other approved Special Topics courses to fulfill the 12 credit (4 course) elective requirement. Elective course offerings vary by semester. Courses may be offered online or on-campus.

*Certain specializations may vary in cost and schedule from the enrolled program (e.g. some specializations may be only available online or require class attendance outside of the regularly scheduled program times, such as on the weekends).

Business Process Improvement (MAN 6525)

Prepares students to provide leadership in shaping a culture for business process improvement initiatives within an organization and determine the effectiveness of improvement initiatives such as Six Sigma Quality, Process Capability, Process Control, Business Process Re-engineering and Service Quality.

Project Management (MAN 6581)

Provides a strong foundation in the planning and control of projects. Addresses specific operational issues related to projects in areas such as process re-engineering, new product development, enterprise resource planning, and software development are addressed. Other topics included are project risk management, critical chain project management, contingency planning, and the balanced scoreboard.

Supply Chain Management (MAN 6596)

Provides an understanding of key issues, mechanics, and developments in sourcing and managing the supply chain, which is the connected network of all of the value activities that plan, control, and supply interim and finished product services to customers.

Web-Based Business Development (ISM 6508)

Develops skills for launching and managing web-based businesses. Students complete a business plan for starting an online business of their choice. Additional topics include evaluating current web-based business opportunities, online entrepreneurship, web-based venture financing and e-business operations.

Developing and Marketing Innovations (MAR 6837)

Covers the key challenges encountered in developing an innovation and creating its marketing plan. Prepares students to undertake leadership roles as managers or entrepreneurs in the area of product/service innovation.

Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

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In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

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The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

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