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Operations and Supply Chain Management

Help Businesses Run Smoothly

How much product should we make, and when? How many employees do we need? How do we effectively and efficiently deliver products or services? Companies in every industry struggle to answer these fundamental questions and rely on operations management experts to provide strategic recommendations.

In this degree program, you’ll take core business courses, as well as specialized Operations and Supply Chain Management courses. Learn to analyze and improve all types of processes, and how to leverage statistics and technology to make informed operational decisions. You’ll also work one-on-one with a faculty advisor—an experienced operations professional—who will guide and support your studies. When you earn a Business Administration degree with an Operations and Supply Change Management concentration, you prepare to help organizations of all types run more efficiently and profitably.

Program Overview

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degree Awarded
  • Tutoring
  • Internships
  • As an undergraduate Operations and Supply Chain Management major, you’re required to take core courses, concentration courses related to your major, and allied courses, which take place outside of the Opus College of Business.

    Operations and Supply Chain Management Program Courses

     

    Year 1

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Allied courses in economics, math, and statistics.

    Year 2

    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Ethical Principles in Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders I
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 200 Working Skillfully in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum throughout your four years.

    Students who complete this coursework receive a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management.
    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment, or drop in during open hours.
    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Course Requirements

    As an undergraduate Operations and Supply Chain Management major, you’re required to take core courses, concentration courses related to your major, and allied courses, which take place outside of the Opus College of Business.

    Operations and Supply Chain Management Program Courses

     

    Four-Year Plan

    Year 1

    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Allied courses in economics, math, and statistics.

    Year 2

    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Ethical Principles in Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders I
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 200 Working Skillfully in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum throughout your four years.

    Degree Awarded

    Students who complete this coursework receive a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

    Tutoring

    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment, or drop in during open hours.

    Internships

    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Learning Through Service: Business 200

    We believe that businesses need to be socially responsible in the communities where they operate. All undergraduate business majors and minors are required to complete BUSN 200, a zero-credit, tuition-free course that includes 40 hours of community service and a series of reflective seminars. This service learning helps you grow into a highly principled global business professional, and an effective and ethical leader who’s prepared to make positive contributions in both your profession and community.

    St. Thomas Career Services

    The experts in the Career Development Center can help you find internships, develop job hunting skills, and put you in touch with business leads—both alumni and St. Thomas connections in the broader Twin Cities business scene. We can help you:
    • Clarify your strengths and how they relate to majors and career fields
    • Map out a career plan
    • Create your résumé and prepare for interviews
    • Look for internships and jobs
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    Career Opportunities

    Operations Management majors often work in these roles:
    • Risk Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Systems Analyst
    • Inventory Analyst
    • Production Supervisor
    • Material Ordering Analyst
    • Demand Forecast Analyst
    • Global Supply Chain Planner
    • Supply Chain Analyst