Top Schools for Operations Management Bachelor's Degree Programs

Graduates with an undergraduate degree in operations management can pursue careers as senior managers, independent consultants, publishers or senior administrators. Learn about some of the top U.S. schools that offer bachelor's degree programs in operations management. Schools offering Global Operations & Supply Chain Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Should I Look for in a Top Operations Management School?

When seeking a degree in operations management, students should consider possible specializations within the program and the kinds of courses they can expect to take. Students should also look into school rankings through respected organizations, like U.S. News and World Report.

Three Top Schools with Operations Management Bachelor's Programs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA

MIT was named the nation's best undergraduate school offering a business specialty in production/operations management in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report. The Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a Bachelor of Science in Management Science with a concentration in business analytics and operations research. Core courses for students interested in a career in operations management include supply chain planning, logistic planning, operations management, optimization methods and data mining.

  • Bachelor of Science in Management Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics

Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN

In 2019, Purdue University ranked fourth on U.S. News & World Report's list of schools with the best undergraduate production/operations management programs. Its Krannert School of Management offers operations management as a concentration area for its business degrees. Undergraduate students can choose to earn a Bachelor of Science in general management or industrial management, among other majors, and then add a concentration in operations and supply chain management. Students adding this concentration will select 12 credits of courses from options that include supply chain analytics, logistics, project management, six sigma, manufacturing strategy and advanced spreadsheet modeling.

  • Bachelor of Science in Management - Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management - Operations and Supply Chain Management

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

The Wharton School of Management at the University of Pennsylvania is home to an undergraduate operations management program that was ranked third among like programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. Students enrolled in the undergraduate operations management program at Penn may choose between a general OM track or choose a specialty track. Specialty tracks are available in operations management/management science as well as decision processes. Students could also elect to earn a joint degree in operations and marketing or operations and behavioral economics.

  • Bachelor of Science in Operations Management/Management Science

Ten Top Operations Management Schools

College/UniversityInstitution TypeLocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Auburn University4-year, PublicAuburn, Alabama$11,000
Bellevue University4-year, PrivateBellevue, Nebraska$8,000
Boston University4-year, PrivateBoston, Massachusetts$54,000
University of Michigan4-year, PublicAnn Arbor, Michigan$15,000
University of California - Berkeley4-year, PrivateBerkeley, California$15,000
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill4-year, PrivateChapel Hill, North California$9,000
Delaware State University4-year, PublicDover, Delaware$8,000
Ohio State University4-year, PublicColumbus, Ohio$11,000
Drake University4-year, PrivateDes Moines, Iowa$41,000
Drexel University4-year, PrivatePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania$53,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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