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.)
The program consists of four undergraduate courses (12 credit hours). The tuition for the program is calculated based on the number of credits taken. Current tuition rates can be found on the FAU Controller’s site or in the FAU Catalog.
Length of Minor
We offer courses in the program each Fall and Spring semester, so the length of the program depends on how many classes you want to enroll in.
How to Apply?
There is no criteria for acceptance to the minor programs except for junior or senior standing. If you are an FAU student, you can register for the courses and contact the ITOM Chair or a College of Business Advisor if you have any restrictions in the system.
All courses are generally scheduled in the Boca Raton campus. Sometimes courses may be scheduled online or on the Davie campus, but it cannot be guaranteed. You can view the schedule of courses on the FAU website - choose the semester you are interested in, College of Business, Information Technology and Operations Management as the department, undergraduate level. To view courses available online, select Online BBA as the department.
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.).
The Operations Management Minor is offered to degree-seeking students in the College of Business and FAU. For the minor, 6 of the 9 credits must be earned from FAU.
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 one of the two options below:
- Three courses from the Operations Management Options, 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.
The courses below comprise the Operations Management minor. You have two options for selecting courses to comprise the Operations Management Minor:
- Three courses from the Operations Management Options OR
- Two courses from the Operations Management Options and one course from Operations Cognate Options
Operations Management Options
|Project Management||MAN 4583|
|Global Supply Chain Management||MAN 4597|
|Service Operations||MAN 4029|
|Operations Management Applications||MAN 4504|
Operations Cognate Options
|Global Business Operations||MAN 4602|
|Advanced Business Planning||ENT 4114|
|Health Care Quality Management||HSA 4383|
|Practice Management||HSA 4511|
|Technology in Health Care Organizations||HSA 3191|
|Cost Accounting Practice||ACG 3351|
|Accounting for E-Commerce||ACG 4452|
|Corporate Risk Management||RMI 4353|
|Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate
Governance: Qualitative Analysis
|Digital Marketing||MAR 4721|
|Marketing and Product/Service Innovation||MAR 4836|
|Meetings and Events Management||HFT 3741|
|Hotel and Resort Management||HFT 4253|
|International Field Experience in Hospitality
Introduction to Business Analytics and Big Data
- 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?”, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Sept. 2011)
- Operations Research Analysts are ranked #4 in the Business Jobs in 2020 by US News and World Report.
- Business Operations Managers are ranked #9 in the Best Business Jobs in 2020 and #20 in Best Paying Jobs in 2020 by US News and World Report.
Existing Professions Benefiting from Skills in Operations Management
- Procurement managers
- Logistics managers
- Quality assurance managers
- Inventory managers
- Project managers
- Process improvement analysts
- Supply chain managers
- Lean operations consultants