Online Masters of Science in Operations Management

The operating officers of tomorrow master in Operations Management today. The program focuses on the effective management of the resources and activities that produce or deliver the goods and services of a business. Operations managers oversee the people, materials, equipment and information resources that a business needs to produce and deliver its goods and services. Many of the most esteemed data systems operating the processes and activities of worldwide business are designed by operations managers. For more in-depth information, consult the MSOM Handbook.

The master's program in Operations Management is offered both on campus and online. The degree requires 30 hours of coursework (10 courses). Full-time, on-campus students can complete the program in three semesters (fall/spring/summer). Students who want to pursue this degree program part-time while continuing to work can choose between the two-year and three-year schedules for completing the degree online.

Prerequisite: At least one semester of calculus equivalent to MATH 121 or higher.


Required Courses:

OM 500 - Management Science & Spreadsheet Modeling

OM 517 - Supply Chain Modeling & Analysis

OM 522 - Operations Scheduling Problems

OM 523 - Inventory Management

OM 524 - Manufacturing Scheduling & Control Systems

OM 540 - Systems Simulation

OM 596 - Capstone Project

ST 560 - Statistical Methods

ST 575* - Statistical Quality Control

OM 525* - Effective Quality Management

*Choose one of these two.

One additional three hour course may be chosen with consultation by program advisor.


The concept for this track is to offer an Operations Management master’s degree that combines the prescriptive modeling and analytical skills arising from the OM program with the data management and data mining skills arising from the SAS-UA Data Mining certification program offered in the Statistics program.
The Decision Analytics track consists of 10 courses: five from Operations Management, four from Statistics, and one from either Statistics or Management Information Systems.

These 10 courses are organized as follows:

Required Courses:

ST 560 - Statistical methods in Research I

ST 521 - Statistical Data Management

ST 531 - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining I

ST532 - Advanced Data Mining

OM 500 - Management Science and Spreadsheet Modeling

OM 540 - Systems Simulation

OM 596 - Capstone Project


Two OM Elective Courses:

OM 517 - Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis

OM 522 - Operations Scheduling Problems

OM 523 - Inventory Management

OM 524 - Manufacturing Scheduling and Control Systems

*Choose two courses from this set of four courses.

One Restricted Elective Course:

ST 522 - Advanced Statistical Data Management

MIS 541 - Business Analytics Support Systems

*Choose one of these two with consultation by program advisor.


Director of Specialty Masters Programs
Jan Jones
101 Bidgood Hall

MSOM Program Coordinator
Dr. John Mittenthal
350 Alston Hall
Box 870226