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BBA Operations Management Concentration

All concentration information effective for students admitted Fall 2011 or thereafter. Revised March 2014.

Profession Overview

Operations managers plan and control the day-to-day business of running a company from the ground up. They are involved in planning construction or renovation of company sites; they help hire and train new personnel, control costs and overhead, and help formulate company policy. An operation manager’s efficient handling of facilities and personnel is crucial to company success; they are responsible for running a “tight ship”. Almost all business students will take classes in operations management. Concentration courses may include technology management, statistics and probability, costing, business relationships and more. The field will always be important - companies will always need operations managers to look after day-to-day operations and to cut internal costs. Most graduates start out in entry-level management positions and may advance to Chief Operations Manager or even CEO or COO of the company.

Concentration Overview

The Operations Management concentration requires completion of 128 credit hours including the following course work:

Pre-Admission course work55 credit hours
Anderson Core31 credit hours
Operations Management course work15 credit hours
*** Upper Division Humanities3 credit hours
Additional Free Electives~ 24 credit hours
Total128 credit hours

Dual Concentrations

The areas of Marketing and Operations Management have created a dual concentration program. Students may pursue a dual concentration in Marketing and Operations by taking as few as 21 credit hours including MGMT 433, 434, 435, 481, 486, 488 and one additional Operations elective: 462 or an approved 490.

Careers & Jobs

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Admission Process

Students must be admitted to Anderson in order to take upper division MGMT courses. Admission applications are submitted online at


Internships are highly recommended. An internship will help you become a viable, experienced job applicant and significantly impact your chances of landing a professional career at graduation. Complete your internship during the fall, spring, or summer semester and earn 3 academic free elective credits. Learn more at

BBA Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring and Summer graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

Masters Programs Graduation Application Deadlines

  • NOV 1 - Spring graduation
  • JUL 1 - Fall graduation

Operations Faculty Advisor

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Suggested Schedule

Junior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 300: Operations Management3
MGMT 303: Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 306: Org Behavior & Diversity3
MGMT 322: Marketing Management3
MGMT 398: Career Management Skills1
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours16
Junior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 310: Legal Issues for Managers3
MGMT 326: Financial Management3
*MGMT 434: Manufacturing Systems Mgmt.3
MGMT 450: Computer Based Info Sys.3
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours15

Summer/Fall/Spring: Optional Internship

See Career Services for possible credit options.

Senior Year: First SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 308: Eth, Pol & Soc. Environ.3
MGMT 328: International Management3
**Operations Management Electives6
Free Electives6
Total Credit Hours18
Senior Year: Second SemesterCredit Hours
MGMT 498: Strategic Management3
**Operations Management Electives6
*** Upper Division Humanities3
Free Electives6
Total Credit Hours18

*Required Operations Management course work.

**Operations Management required elective & semesters typically offered. Choose four classes from the following list:

  • MGMT 433: Management of Service Operations (Fall)
  • MGMT 462: Management of Quality (Spring)
  • MGMT 486: Logistics Systems Management (Spring)
  • MGMT 488: Materials & Supply Chain Management (Fall)
  • MGMT 490: Special Topics - Concentration Advisor approval

***Upper-Division Humanities: One 3-hour course, 300-level or above from: American Studies, Classics, Comparative Literature, English, History, Philosophy, or Religious Studies.

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