Operations Management

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January 6, 2021
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 35
Lab hours: 10
RU 6105


205 Van Buren Street, Suite 140, Herndon, VA 20170   View map

In this course a wide range of operations management decisions including operations strategy, process analysis and design, supply chain management, quality management, capacity planning, and project management are studied in depth. Quantitative modeling is used for case studies utilizing statistical software to solve operations management problems. Students are expected to understand the principles of running and managing a successful operation. This is a required course for the MBA degree.


  • To explain the role of operations, and their interaction with the other activities of a firm: finance, marketing, organization, corporate governance, etc.
  • To understand how operations, affect people and society
  • To appreciate the challenge, excitement and creativity associated with managing operations
  • To analyze operation processes from various perspectives such as efficiency, responsiveness, quality and productivity
  • To learn basic but useful analytical skills and tools in studying operations in specific and other activities (marketing, finance, etc.) in general

Prerequisite: RU 6101, RU 6104
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 35
Lab hours: 10
Faculty office hours: faculty is available outside class hours by appointment, via email, and at scheduled times.
Advising: faculty and career counselors are available to assist students with their career directions and questions.