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Bachelor of Arts: Operations Management and Analysis

Looking for an academic program that could help you build the decision-making, leadership, and organizational skills needed to manage business operations? That program could be the Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program offered by University of Arizona Global Campus. Get more detailed information here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

From accounting to project management, the online Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis program at the University of Arizona Global Campus discusses leadership practices and decision-making processes in key areas of business operations. You are likely to take courses addressing management theory, business decision-making models and tools, managerial strategy implementation, and business systems analysis applicable to areas of finance, human resources, project management, accounting, information systems, and production. You will have the opportunity to learn about procuring and scheduling projects, analyzing business information systems, and measuring quality control. In the final course of the major curriculum, you will examine case studies highlighting managerial decision-making processes and strategies affecting the overall performance of a business organization.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills are important before entering this BA program, as operations managers must often evaluate systems and personnel, solve issues in all aspects of business operations, and communicate with employees, other managers, and executives. Applicants to the University of Arizona Global Campus should have a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The majority of the 120 credits needed to earn this bachelor's degree are earned in the major curriculum, with 45 credits taken in 15 courses. You must also complete 43 credits in the general education curriculum and 32 credits in electives.

Major Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
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 443 Quality Management for Organizational Excellence
BUS 446 Production Operations Control
BUS 401 Principles of Finance
PRM 300 Introduction to Project Management
BUS 402 Strategic Management & Business Policy

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

You could be in a position to explore supervisory or mid-management positions in various business areas once you earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in Operations Management and Analysis program from UAGC. You could, for example, oversee inventory control, manage production, develop business planning strategies, direct labor relations, or create organizational policies.

Jobs you could be ready to assume include:

  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Distribution manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Operations research analyst

Advanced Degrees

Since a master's degree could be required to move into more advanced managerial positions in most business settings, you might consider pursuing a graduate degree after completing the BA - Operations Management and Analysis program. Master's degree studies could provide you with the opportunity to learn more about organizational theory, global business strategies, management science, and risk analytics that could help prepare you for greater responsibilities in management.

Master's degree programs that could cover relevant topics include:

  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Operations Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Operations Management