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Operations & Supply Chain Management Program

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Major Area Course Descriptions

BSAD 320 - QUANTITATIVE & QUALITATIVE METHODS FOR DECISION MAKING

This course focuses on the development of individual and team decision-making and problem solving skills. Real world domestic and global issues will be analyzed, diagnosed, and evaluated through the application of a variety of quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques used to arrive at effective decisions and solutions.

MGMT 325 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

This course focuses on the organizational processes and theoretical constructs related to organizational behavior. The roles of leaders, followers, and teams and their influence on the culture and performance of an organization are addressed through the analysis of key organizational behavior concepts and related cases. Topics will include: values, perception, attitudes, assumptions, learning, motivation, conflict, diversity, and change.

OSCM 378 - BUSINESS MODELING

This course provides the foundations of quantitative analysis methods used in business and operations management problems. Students will be able to develop analytical skills in modeling and analysis of problems faced by business and operations managers. Some of the topics covered are: linear programming, network and transportation analysis, queuing models and simulation.

OSCM 390 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

This course instructs students on how manufacturing and service operations contribute to organizational strategy. Concepts such as productivity, economies of scale, vertical and horizontal integration, and push vs. pull will be explained. Implications of applying "Green" policies to materials and processes will be explained.

OSCM 440 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT

This course provides students with understanding and knowledge of the philosophies and methods used to improve effectiveness and efficiency of organizational processes. Quality concepts from Juran and Deming will be discussed along with more current quality concepts such as six-sigma, black-belt quality associates, and total quality management (TQM). In addition, issues applying quality concepts to global companies will be explained.

OSCM 450 - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

This course will expose students to topics related to design and management of supply chains, from incoming raw materials to final product delivery. Course topics will include supply chain network design, facility planning, capacity planning, globalization and outsourcing, information technology, and global issues in supply chain management.

OSCM 455 - TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

This course explores the transportation and logistics concepts within supply chains. Topics covered will include tools and techniques used in the design and operation of transportation and logistics systems and global issues in transportation and logistics management. In addition, "Quick Response" scenarios used to handle transportation and logistics issues, in the event of natural and non-natural disasters, will be explained.

OSCM 458 - PURCHASING AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

This course will provide students with the concepts of purchasing and inventory management. Topics covered are purchasing and inventory planning processes, supplier selection, contract negotiations, "Green" policies, and procurement.

OSCM 491 - INTEGRATED PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This course will instruct the student to manage multiple organizations and projects. Concepts on how to deal with organizational obstacles, risk, and project development will be covered.

OSCM 495 - OPERATIONS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE

This course will provide the student with a cumulative experience for the Operations and Supply Chain Management major. The student will use all the knowledge gained in the previous classes on operations management, supply chain management, quality, transportation, and purchasing in developing operational strategies for real-life applications.

The above list of courses only represents a portion of the courses required for a bachelor's degree. View the bachelor's degree full curriculum.

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