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Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Operations and Supply Chain Management Department is comprised of two areas: Operations Management and Statistics, with faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research.

We welcome you to explore our programs, faculty and options for study. Feel free to contact us with questions or for further information.

Undergraduate Student Services & Advising: (651) 962-5544
Graduate Student Life & Advising: (651) 962-4200 (ask for an academic advisor)

Operations Management at UST

Operations Management is the design, management and improvement of the systems that create and deliver a firm's products and services. Operations managers work with their organizations to find faster, better and more economical ways to serve their customers.

Neither specific to any one industry nor restricted to manufacturing enterprises, what we study applies to all organizations in the private sector: airlines, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, insurance companies, government agencies and more. Career paths in both the manufacturing and service sector include logistics and materials management (supply chain), operations, production, and quality.

We offer graduate courses covering topics such as Six Sigma, lean and agile organizations, and service operations. Undergraduates can elect an operations concentration for their degree in business administration.

Statistics at UST

The Operations and Supply Chain Management Department offers courses at the master's level, including OPMT 600, "Statistical Methods for Decision Making." This is the basic statistics course in the UST MBA program's core set of courses.

Graduate Study Options

At the graduate level, the department offers a number of courses dealing with the operations of an organization. These courses cover topics such as Six Sigma, lean and agile organizations and service operations.

What is Operations Management?

Watch a short video, courtesy of McGraw-Hill Irwin, that illustrates operations management in the workplace.

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