Graduate Certificate in Operations Management

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Tuition / credit hour $303.88
Fee / credit hour
Technology $50
Off-campus $30

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.

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Learn it Today. Use it Tomorrow.

Operations management coverts materials and labor to goods and services. Gain a broad understanding of how to manage complex operations. Study online with industry and government experts to learn skills you can apply immediately. The program offers flexibility through its 8-week sessions of online courses. The Operations Management certificate coursework includes an introduction to the 10 operations management decisions, project management, and Lean Six Sigma.

Learn how to improve operations in the 10 operations management decision areas:

  • Goods and services
  • Quality management
  • Process and capacity management
  • Location
  • Layout design and strategy
  • Human resources and job design
  • Supply chain management
  • Inventory
  • Scheduling
  • Maintenance

When you complete the 12 credit hours in this graduate certificate program, you can apply them toward an MS in Operations Management. If you have an ABET-accredited engineering degree, you can apply the 12 credit hours toward an MS in Engineering Management  or an  MS in Engineering.


What are the Benefits?

  • Gain in-demand, industry recognized skills and insight into operations management
  • Understand how to select and apply the appropriate tools and analysis methods to improve operations in the 10 operations management decisions
  • Be prepared to assume leadership roles in industry and government
  • Know how to plan, improve and lead operations projects


What you will learn

  • Broad competencies in the 10 operations management decision areas
  • Skills to lead operations management projects to provide new or improved operations to deliver products and services
  • Problem-solving using  Lean Six Sigma to improve operations management processes



Core courses (9 hours)

Electives (select one)


Admissions Requirements

  • Conferred bachelor of science recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Admitted by the graduate school as non-degree seeking student.
  • Applicants with a 3.0 or better not required to take the GRE; program director may evaluate admission based on evidence of potential success with a GPA of 2.5 or better.



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