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Online MS in Operations Management

Kettering University’s customizable online Master of Science in Operations Management prepares graduates to lead and advance operations in numerous industries including manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare, finance, logistics, distribution, hospitality, government and education - at a total tuition cost of $26,000.

Catapult Your Career in Procurement, Revenue, Operations & Performance Excellence

  • Make an immediate impact with our Learn Today-Use Tomorrow philosophy that provides the opportunity to apply your classroom learning directly to the job.
  • Customize your degree with a choice of graduate certificates in: Global Leadership, Lean Principles for Healthcare, Operations Management, Management & Leadership, Foundations of Data Science, Supply Chain Level I or Supply Chain Level II.
  • Explore the opportunity to earn two degrees in two years. With potentially as few as four courses, add a second degree in MS Engineering Management, MS Lean Manufacturing, or your MBA. 
  • Courses are 100% online and with no GMAT/GRE requirement, so you can get started right away.

Important Dates


Application deadline: June 18, 2024


Next Start: July 1, 2024


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Fast Facts

Program Features
  • 100% online
  • Multiple start dates per year
  • 40 credits; 10 courses
  • No GRE, GMAT or application fee
  • Earn your choice of Graduate Certificate along the way, increasing your marketability, qualifications and career potential
Admission Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree with 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system, or the international equivalent (85 overall grade point average on a 100-grade-point scale.)  A 2.5-2.99 GPA will be considered on a provisional basis.
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Professional Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a supervisor)
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited U.S. university or an international equivalent
  • Up to 8 hours of transfer credits may be available
  • No GRE or GMAT is required
International Admissions Requirements

In addition to the Domestic requirements, International requirements also include:

  • International students are required to submit educational documentation to an evaluation service such as Educational Perspectives, which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This will be at the expense of the student. Kettering University undergraduate students need not submit their Kettering transcripts but are required to submit transcripts from any other university.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), MELAB (offered by University of Michigan), or complete level 112 at an approved EL Scenter. Please have official scores sent to Kettering University’s Office of Admissions, Code 1246. Photocopies will not be accepted.

Our minimum score requirements are:

  • TOEFL: Paper-based: 550 
  • Computer-based: 213 
  • Internet-based: 79 
  • IELTS: Minimum Band score of 6.0 
  • MELAB: 76
Accreditation & Rankings

Kettering is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The MS-OM program is nationally recognized for academic excellence.

  • #6 Best Regional Universities Midwest - U.S. News and World Report 2022-2023
  • #12 Best Colleges for Veterans - U.S. News and World Report 2022-2023
Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition Cost is $650 per credit hour - financial aid and military benefits are available to those who qualify.

About Kettering University

Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. Through this proven approach, we inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world.



This course is intended to develop student facility with a variety of quantitative techniques to facilitate the managerial decision-making process. Simulation approaches are covered along with optimization techniques such as linear programming and stochastic techniques such as queuing models. In this course, students will develop spreadsheet modeling skills, and emphasis will be placed on the application of these quantitative techniques to a variety of managerial areas.


Students gain an overview of information systems (IS) including the strategic role of IS and a process-oriented view of the organization, and its importance in relationships with suppliers, customers, and competitors. An overview is provided of how information systems can contribute to the effective management of processes to support achieving strategic objectives and transforming the organization. The major focus of the course is how organizations utilize information systems to address enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and social networks. Course content includes an overview of IS infrastructure and addresses key IS management topics. Students will also learn about the ethical and legal implications of the use of information systems. 


This course is intended to prepare students for management positions in various organizations. Students are introduced to concepts and issues concerning management, and leadership of organizational staff. Subjects include technology-related leadership, organizational communication, change management, lean thinking, human resource issues, decision-making, ethics and persuasion.


In this course, students will gain a managerial perspective on how organizations understand and select target markets, and then how they attract, retain and grow customers within those selected markets. A strategic perspective of how firms create, deliver, and communicate superior customer value for competitive advantage will be emphasized. Students will gain understanding of the analysis, planning, implementation, and control of activities to develop and sustain beneficial exchanges with target buyers.


This course provides students with an exposure to the core concepts and tools of operations management in both manufacturing and service enterprises. Course content includes an overview of the fundamental importance of coordinated operational activities as students examine how to integrate effective operations across all functional areas of the organization. Emphasis is placed on the importance of adding value, and customer satisfaction, to the long-term viability of both for-profit and not-for-profit firms.


The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of financial management within organizations. The focus of this course is on the theoretical valuation of stocks and bonds and the capital markets in which they are traded. There is also emphasis on both the use of financial leverage by the firm and working capital management. The purpose is to enable managers to participate fully in financial decision-making.


This course focuses on the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of organizational policy and strategy from the perspective of the senior manager/strategy planner. Additional consideration is given to information technology, global operations, ethics, legal perspectives and the functional level strategies of the organization. The Final Project is an integrative approach designed to have direct application to a current job or future career.

Earn Your Choice of Certificate Along the Way

The Master of Science in Operations Management Online curriculum includes the above 7 core courses plus your choice of one of the 3-course graduate certificates listed below.


  • Global Leadership: MGMT 679 | Leadership, MGMT 649 | Ethics and Leadership, BUSN 689 | Organizational Behavior
  • Operations Management: MGMT 619 | Project Management, MGMT 609 | Technology Management, IME 676 | Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Principles for Healthcare: IME 656 | Engineering for Healthcare Systems, HMGT 609 | Healthcare Management, plus your choice of (SCM 610 | Foundations Supply Chain Management OR IME 676 | Lean Six Sigma)
  • Management and Leadership: MGMT 620 | Business Communication and Presentation, MGMT 621 | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace, plus your choice of (MGMT 622 | Organized Labor and Management Relations OR MGMT 649 | Ethics and Leadership)
  • Supply Chain - Level I: SCM 610 | Foundations Supply Chain Management, SCM 611 | Collaboration Supply Chain Management, SCM 612 | Customer Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain - Level II: SCM 613 | Supply Chain Logistics, SCM 614 | Procurement and Risk Management, SCM 615 | Supply Chain Planning
  • Foundations of Data Science: COMM 601 | Communicating About Data, MATH 650 | Statistical Methods for Data Science, CS 641 | Foundations of Data Science


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