The Operations Management concentration provides students with knowledge of current issues in the Operations Management discipline. Intense competition in fast-paced global environments makes competencies in this field critical in both service and good-producing organizations. This concentration is applicable in many industries and organizations, combining knowledge in business analytics, process design and analysis methods, project management, and operations management issues. The curriculum recognizes environmental, ethical, and social issues. The pedagogy entails lectures and discussions, case studies, field studies, and analytical modeling.
The objectives of the undergraduate concentration are to develop managers who:
The Operations Management concentration builds upon the Carroll School of Management core, particularly complementing courses in statistics, organizational management, and economics. Our courses emphasize analysis and decision making and are explicitly designed to deliver the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage people, processes, and systems in today's competitive environment.
The concentration is designed to intersect with other functional disciplines making Operations Management an excellent complement to other concentrations including Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Information Systems, or Management & Leadership.
The following two courses are required for the concentration:
also take two of the following:
Students are strongly encouraged to take additional courses from the above list.
Business Analytics draws upon a portfolio of methods and tools including statistics, forecasting, experimental design, data mining, and modeling to turn data into information and insights.
The Business Analytics co-concentration is designed to be a second concentration for Carroll School of Management students, who must choose a primary concentration such as Marketing, Information Systems, Operations Management, Management & Leadership, Accounting or Finance.
The objectives of the undergraduate co-concentration are to develop managers who:
The growing analytics field includes descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics:
To declare the Business Analytics co-concentration, visit the Undergraduate Dean’s Office in Fulton 315.
Courses for the Business Analytics co-concentration may be taken in any order, as long as prerequisites for individual classes are met. Up to one class from the co-concentration course list can be counted towards another concentration.
The following three courses are required for the co-concentration:
Select two additional courses, excluding any courses taken from above list:
For questions about the Business Analytics co-concentration, please contact Stephanie Jernigan.
Please view our additional resources below for more information about the skills you'll gain from pursuing this concentration, careers in business analytics, or to access additional training materials.
Business analytics is a collection of tools and techniques to turn data into insight for business decision making.
Analytics Magazine regularly features applications of analytics. The BC library has a subscription, so you can access it through that website (search for “analytics journal”) if you have difficulty browsing it directly.
The most important skill to have is an aptitude for problem solving. Some skills that are nice to have are familiarity with:
Analytics has a wide range of applications. The tools you learn in the Business Analytics co-concentration apply not only to traditional business problems but to any issue of interest where data is collected. Below are a few examples.
Although there are no particular prerequisites needed in order to qualify for study abroad, the usual course prerequisites still apply. There is no limit to how many courses taken abroad will be allowed for major credit. If the courses are judged equivalent and if the proposed courses constitute a reasonable selection, major or elective credit will be given. After acceptance into a study abroad program the student should then see the department chair for course approvals before going abroad. Students must provide a copy of the syllabus and course description for approval.