Masters - Operations & Project Management

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If you aspire to work in organizational management where you can ensure that vital business functions take place in a timely manner, you can begin the preparation process when you register at Southern New Hampshire University and choose the Master of Science in Operations and Project Management program. To learn more about it, read further.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Science in Operations and Project Management program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to give you the skills to manage all aspects of business operations and direct special projects. The program explores logistics, delivery service management, supply chain, management science, and business analysis. You'll be able to develop the leadership and management skills necessary to supervise workers, interact effectively with clients, and resolve concerns as necessary. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to work with operations and project management software such as Microsoft Project, Six Sigma Quality, and Excel Data Analysis. SNHU is a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute which means if you take the appropriate courses, you may become qualified to pursue professional project management-certifications.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an enrollee of this program, you'll need good analytical and computer skills along with the ability to solve problems. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This 36-credit hour program consists of five required core courses, five electives, and two graduate business courses. It is designed to be completed in approximately 18 months.

  • Quantitative Analysis for Decision-Making
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Seminar in Project Management
  • Topics in Operations Management

Elective Courses

Select five of the following courses:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Computer Simulation and Modeling
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Human Behavior in Organizations
  • Management Science
  • Applied Statistics for Managers
  • Management of Service Operations
  • Six Sigma Quality Management
  • Six Sigma for Black Belt Certification
  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management for PMP Certification*
  • Internship in Operations and Project Management

* For students seeking PMI certification, you must take the QSO 645 Project Management for PMP® Certification course in order to satisfy the educational requirement needed to take the PMP exam.

Choose any two graduate-level business electives. At least 21 credit hours must be QSO. You may be required to take a foundation course if you do not have relevant undergraduate coursework.

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

When you become a graduate of this program, you might find employment opportunities in establishments such as hospitals, airlines, insurance companies, government agencies, and manufacturing plants. You could qualify for positions such as the following:

  • Operations Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Master Production Scheduler
  • Business Analyst
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Project Director
  • Inventory Manager
  • Process Improvement Manager