Bright career outlook
Recent graduates have begun careers in product and service design, supervision, traffic management, inventory control, quality management, and production planning—in diverse industries such as banking, manufacturing, retail, transportation, and health care.
Operations management: professional overview
Operations management emphasizes the importance of strategic and operational decisions in the production of goods and services—ensuring efficient and effective business operations.
Shaped by today’s international competition, operations management is a growing and rapidly evolving area of employment, which includes
- productivity and production planning
- inventory, supply chain, and materials management
Operations management at UMass Dartmouth
You'll learn techniques applicable both to manufacturing and service-provider organizations. Operations management personnel must be familiar with:
- computer technology
- quantitative methods
- planning and problem solving techniques
The result—the effective use of resources: people, money, machinery, facilities, material, and information.
Types of positions
More info: www.bls.gov/oco/
Average starting salary: $40,000 - $55,000