Operations Management (OPM)

OPM 2070 - Introduction to Business Statistics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces students to the principles of statistics. Subjects include: descriptive statistics for displaying and summarizing business data; the use of probabilities and random variables in business decision models, probability distribution, statistical inference as a decision-making tool, sampling of business data, simple linear regression and correlation, time series analysis, use of index numbers in economic data and the use of statistics to manage supply chains.

Prerequisite(s): 1200 with a minimum score of 4999

Restrictions:

Students in the Schl for Professional Studies college may not enroll.

Attributes: Business Common Body Knowledge

OPM 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OPM 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Permission of the department chair.

OPM 3050 - Introduction to Management Science and Operations Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The objectives of this course are to: 1) acquaint the student with the overall operations research/management science process; 2) expose the student to several of the most widely utilized operations research/management science and production planning models, along with the solution techniques; 3) familiarize the student with the use of computers in facilitating managerial decisions.

Restrictions:

Students in the Schl for Professional Studies college may not enroll.

Attributes: Business Common Body Knowledge

OPM 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OPM 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Permission of the department chair.

OPM 4440 - Sourcing & Strategy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course focuses on strategic management of supply chains in the context of an integrated enterprise. In particular, procurement, purchasing, sourcing, supplier selection, and total cost of ownership.

Prerequisite(s): 001 9ZZZ

OPM 4460 - Logistics & Warehousing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The objectives of this course are: (1) to acquaint the student with the use of logistics management theory and techniques for analyzing and controlling global manufacturing and operations management systems; (2) to expose the student to several of the most widely utilized models for supply chain management in the manufacturing and service sectors (financial, health care, public sectors, etc.), along with case studies; and (3) to familiarize the student with the use of computer software in facilitating logistics decisions.

Prerequisite(s): 001 9ZZZ

OPM 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Restrictions:

Students in the Schl for Professional Studies college may not enroll.

OPM 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Permission of the department chair.

Restrictions:

Students in the Schl for Professional Studies college may not enroll.

OPM 5020 - Applied Business Statistics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course challenges students to think about business problems in a systematic fashion by reviewing mathematical concepts and developing statistical thinking skills. Statistical thinking can lead to both a better understanding of the problem and can result in higher quality solution options. The course provides coverage of the more widely used statistical methods to aid in problem formulation, data analysis and managerial decision-making. At the end of this course students will have a more sophisticated understanding of the mathematics that underlie probability and statistical concepts, issues involving data interpretation, and decision-making under conditions of uncertainty.

Restrictions:

Students in the Schl for Professional Studies college may not enroll.

OPM 5050 - Introduction to Analytics-Based Operations Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The objective of this course are (1) familiarize students with production planning and control (2) to familiarize students with the use of operations research techniques for analyzing and controlling manufacturing, inventory, and operations management systems; and (3) to train students to use computers for making production and operations management decisions.

OPM 5910 - Graduate Internship

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OPM 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Restrictions:

Students in the Schl for Professional Studies college may not enroll.

OPM 5980 - Graduate Reading Course

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OPM 6000 - Forecasting and Demand Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Advanced topics in statistical modeling, data analysis and decision making. Extensive use of computer packages and real business databases. Topics include model building and research design; variance and experimental design; multiple regression and correlation analysis; time series and forecasting; statistical quality control; non-parametric procedures; model decision analysis.

Restrictions:

Students in the Schl for Professional Studies college may not enroll.

OPM 6050 - Business Process and Operations Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Designed to familiarize students with decision-making tools and models that are utilized by operational managers, to present business firm integrated operational practices in the manufacturing and service sectors, and to analyze and examine the business strategic planning process from a cross-functional perspective, utilizing case studies. Topics include: operations and supply-chain strategy, project management, strategic capacity management, job scheduling and control, logistics for facility location decisions, aggregate planning, and deterministic/stochastic inventory decisions.

OPM 6430 - Quality Improvement/Lean Sigma

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is intended to serve as an in-depth examination of quality principles applied specifically to manufacturing, service and supply chain environments. Both managerial and statistical aspects will be covered.

OPM 6440 - Supply Chain Sourcing & Strategy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course focuses on strategic management of supply chains in the context of an integrated enterprise. In particular, procurement, purchasing, sourcing, supplier selection, and total cost of ownership. (Offered in Fall)

OPM 6460 - Logistics & Warehousing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The objectives of this course are: (1) to acquaint the student with the use of logistics management theory and techniques for analyzing and controlling global manufacturing and operations management systems; (2) to expose the student to several of the most widely utilized models for supply chain management in the manufacturing and service sectors (financial, health care, public sectors, etc.), along with case studies; and (3) to familiarize the student with the use of computer software in facilitating logistics decisions. (Offered Fall and Spring)

OPM 6600 - Supply Chain Analytics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

All businesses face operational and pricing challenges including: how to configure and operate their supply chain, how to allocate products to sales channels and outlets, and how to price their products over time to different market segments. The ultimate goal is to match demand with supply. This course looks at the operations management challenges faced by companies and supply chains in various industries through business cases and analytics exercises. This course focuses on incorporating data-driven decision making into companies’ complex pricing decision processes. (Offered in Fall)

OPM 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OPM 6980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)