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
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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