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
  • 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:


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 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.


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.


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.

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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


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


Median base salary

General Management

IT/MIS Consultant

Engineering Management

Average annual salary

$140,000 annually
Director of Engineering

$119,000 annually
Quality Assurance Director

Operations Management

Average annual salary

$126,000 annually
Senior Risk Manager

$117,000 annually
Operations Senior Analyst

Skills employers are looking for


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