Master of Science Operations Management

Master of Science Operations Management

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

An Operations Management master’s degree from Kettering University Online gives you the opportunity to develop the expertise, strong leadership skills and ability to link people, performance and workflow processes, to ensure optimal efficiency. Once you master these skills, the opportunities to make a global impact are tremendous and can catapult your career in procurement, revenue, operations and performance excellence.

Operations Management Degree Online Fast Facts

  • No GRE/GMAT required. 
  • Fully Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • Ranked #2 in the Top Online Masters in Management degree by www.valuecolleges.com
  • Throughout the program, there is the opportunity to practically apply what you learn in the classroom- "Learn Today-Use Tomorrow"
  • Customize your Degree with choice of graduate certificates in: Global Leadership, Healthcare Management, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management Level I and II
  • 100% online. Ideal for busy, working professionals
  • 40 credits, 10 courses – complete in 18 months
"This degree taught me how to think beyond the numbers and better interpret the information that was presented to me. Also, I was able to link many of the lessons I was learning in class to my professional work environment. There were certain situations where I even told myself "man, I wish I had taken this class before I executed that project last week." - Vontravis M., Operations Management

Masters in Operations Management Program Featured Courses

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the Operations Management online degree at Kettering University Online:

MGMT 629 | MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

This course provides the manager with a variety of quantitative techniques to facilitate the decision-making process. Both optimization techniques such as linear programming and stochastic techniques such as waiting-line models and Markov processes are covered. Emphasis is placed on the application of quantitative techniques to a variety of managerial decision areas.

FINC 619 | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the role in the firm performed by financial management. The first half of the course focuses on the theoretical valuation of stocks and bonds and the capital markets in which they are traded. The second half of the course focuses on both the use of financial leverage by the firm and working capital management. The need for financial managers to provide both ethical and legal leadership for the firm is stressed throughout the course.

MGMT 639 | MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS

The purpose of this course is to begin preparing students for management positions in high-tech and manufacturing companies. In this overview course, students will be introduced to the most important concepts and issues concerning the management and leadership of high-technology staff. Subjects include:

  • High-tech leadership and communication
  • Change management
  • Lean thinking
  • HR issues
  • Ethics
  • Persuasion

ISYS 669 | ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEM MODELS

This course overviews information systems (IS) viewed at two levels: the strategic role of IS and a process-oriented view of the organization and its relationships with suppliers, customers, and competitors. We view processes as vehicles for achieving strategic objectives and transforming the organization.

The major focus of the course is how organizations implement processes globally using enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and social networks. The course also provides a brief IS infrastructure overview and addresses key IS management topics. Students learn about the ethical and legal implications of information systems.

MRKT 679 | MARKETING MANAGEMENT

This course provides an overview of marketing’s role in connecting businesses to other businesses. While this course covers basic business management topics, a special emphasis is placed on best practices in market relationship management, supply chain management, and strategy development. Cases are used throughout the course to illustrate various concepts and issues.

MGMT 661 | OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

This course will provide students with an exposure to and an understanding of the core concepts and tools of operations management. These concepts and tools will be presented in a manner that will allow students to understand the fundamental importance of coordinated operational activities. The class will examine how to effectively integrate operations across all functional areas of the organization in delivering the combination of service and manufactured value required to satisfy customers. Recognition of the importance of adding value and customer satisfaction to the long-term viability of both for-profit and nonprofit firms is emphasized.

MGMT 659 | STRATEGY – CAPSTONE

The capstone business class focuses on the formulation, implementation and evaluation of organizational policy and strategy from the perspective of the senior manager/strategy planner. Consideration is also given to information technology, global operations, ethics, legal perspectives and the functional-level strategies of the organization. An integrative approach uses the case method to explore executive decision-making in the global marketplace.

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Increase Your Marketability with An Additional Graduate Degree

Imagine having a leg-up on the competition by not just getting one Master’s degree but having two Masters degrees for the same number of courses some institutions have for only one degree? In addition to earning your master’s in operations management, we provide a unique option for you to enroll in just four extra courses to earn your online MBA as well*. 

MSOM 2nd degree option

  • Get your MBA as a second degree by taking just four additional courses
  • Get two master’s degrees plus your customized certificate to add weight to your resume
  • No need to complete a 2nd certificate course; get your 2nd master’s degree in record time

With this powerful 1-2 punch you not only show you excel in operations but also the ability to make important business decisions vital to organizational success!

*All courses need to be within 6 years.

Salary Expectations for Operations Management Master’s Professionals

  • Executive Management: $179,900
  • VP, Operations: $167,700
  • R&D/Product Development Management: $110,700
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement Management: $103,200
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Management: $97,400

Ideal if your goal is

MBA

To attain a leadership role

To launch your own business

Engineering Management

To gain project management skills

To lead a cross-disciplinary team

Operations Management

To link people, performance and processes

To advance your career in procurement, revenue and operations

kinds of jobs

MBA

$125,000
Median base salary

$125,000
General Management

$120,000
IT/MIS Consultant

Engineering Management

$140,000
Average annual salary

$140,000 annually
Director of Engineering

$119,000 annually
Quality Assurance Director

Operations Management

$126,000
Average annual salary

$126,000 annually
Senior Risk Manager

$117,000 annually
Operations Senior Analyst

Skills employers are looking for

MBA

Ability to write and speak persuasively

Actively listen and gauge the needs of internal and external stakeholders

Adaptability to work with the resources at hand

Engineering Management

Coordinating collaborative efforts/processes across multiple teams

Mentor and foster functional subject matter experts on your teams

Look holistically at a project and communicate specific responsibilities to team members

Operations Management

The ability to promote and enforce company as well as government regulations

Ability to understand data including finances and how it impacts the overall operations of the organization

Have the skills necessary to work successfully cross-departmentally and with individuals outside of the organization