Bachelor - Operations Management & Analysis

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If you'd like to develop the problem-solving and management skills needed to pursue a career in operations management, you may be interested in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program. You can read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program at Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University offers an introduction to microeconomics, general accounting, managerial accounting, basic corporate finance, and statistical analysis for managers. You can examine elementary probability theory and applications, decision theory, management theory, and the application of management theory in today's global, technology-driven business environment. You will have the opportunity to develop effective techniques of quality control planning and assurance, production control, cost and schedule control, strategic management, and business systems analysis. Coursework also covers project procurement management, including planning, solicitation, source selections, contract administration, and contract closeout. As a student in a Forbes School of Business & Technology program, you will also have access to unique resources and opportunities, including speaker series and webinars feature Forbes business experts.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program, you should be considering a leadership role in supply chain management, quality management, manufacturing, distribution, or inventory control. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program consists of 120 credits. In addition to 45 major credits, you will need to complete 29 elective credits and 46 general education credits.

Operations Management and Analysis Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 308 Statistics for Managers
BUS 307 Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques
INF 336 Project Procurement Management
INF 337 Integrated Cost & Schedule Control
INF 340 Business Systems Analysis
BUS 461 Decision Modeling & Analysis
BUS 445 Total Quality Management
BUS 446 Production Operations Control
BUS 401 Principles of Finance
INF 410 Project Management
BUS 402 Strategic Management & Business Policy

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program can help you prepare for entry-level management positions in manufacturing, production, distribution, and other industrial and organizational operations. Examples of positions you could pursue as a graduate of the program may include:

  • Operations manager
  • Project manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Production manager
  • Distribution manager

Advanced Degrees

After successfully completing the Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program, you may wish to expand your body of knowledge and management skills by pursuing a master's degree. Earning a master's degree related to operations management can help you develop the skills needed to pursue upper-level career opportunities. You could pursue master's degrees such as:

  • Master of Science in Supply Chains and Operations Management
  • Master of Science in Operations and Project Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science in Operations Research