Designed for professionals who wish to improve operations in their organizations, this three-course online graduate certificate in Operations Management examines proven techniques to maximize production efficiency, reduce risk and improve quality. All of this is accomplished through an approach that allows students to apply the techniques and tools practiced in the online classroom to your profession immediately.
Why earn your Operations Management graduate certificate?
Professionals typically have a strong understanding of their specific discipline; however, they encounter challenges when it comes to operational effectiveness. Earning a graduate certificate in Operations Management from Kettering University Online helps professionals develop solutions for challenges in scheduling, sourcing, logistics quality control, technology implementation and more.
Operations Management Graduate Certificate Curriculum
IME 676 | Lean Six Sigma
This course examines techniques to maximize production efficiency and maintain control over each step in the process. The structured problem-solving methodology DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) will provide the framework for the course.
MGMT 609 | Technology Management
This course is an overview of Management of Technology and Innovation (MTI) and its impact on contemporary management practices. The focus of the course is on the application of skills and knowledge required of managers and technology professionals responsible for technology implementation in a product development environment. The course analyzes the critical aspects of the management of technology and innovation at the product line, business unit and corporate levels. Case studies and simulations are used to bring to life the critical challenges confronting technology managers.
MGMT 619 | Project and Change Management
This course covers managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting and closing a project. Additional topics include project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control and risk management, managing the changes in organizations resulting from introducing or revising information systems, identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, documentation, and the change management role of the IS specialist.