Operations Management Course Overview

Operations Management Course Overview

Provided below is an outline of the courses required for the program.  Students must complete all the foundation courses and be accepted to the concentration in order to take concentration and advanced core courses. Students can take core courses while they are completing their foundation courses. For help with planning your courses, please see your advisor or the department office. A printable plan of study can be found on the Current Students page. 

Current Students Page

For course descriptions and prerequisites visit the Operations Management page in the course catalog.

Operations Management Catalog Page

The RED BLOCKS indicate the courses that should be completed first to graduate on time, however it is not required that the classes are completed in a specific order. 

Take These Classes First

Foundation Courses

These courses make up 30 credits of the concentration. They provide an entry level insight on basic accounting, economics, and statistics.

Several of your foundation courses also count as General University Requirements (GURs). Look for classes in the course lists below that are labeled as "GUR." For more information on GUR requirements please visit GUR page in the course catalog.

GUR Catalog Page 

Info Systems
MIS 220* 

Math & Statistics 
MATH 157
DSCI 205

ACCT 240 
ACCT 245

ECON 206
ECON 207

MGMT 271

* Students have the option of testing out of MIS 220. Visit the MIS 220 Test Out page for more information.

MIS 220 Test Out Page 

Course List 

  • Intro to Business Computer Systems (MIS 220) or test
  • Business Calculus (MATH 157) QSR GUR
  • Business Statistics (DSCI 205) Waivable with AP credit
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 240)
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 245)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 206) SSC GUR
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 207) SSC GUR
  • Law and the Business Environment (MGMT 271) SSC GUR


These courses take the previously learned knowledge and advance it towards more complicated financial and management knowledge. These classes make up 28 credits of the concentration.

Math and Statistics 
DSCI 305

FIN 341

OPS 360

MGMT 311
MGMT 382

MKTG 380

Info Systems
MIS 320

Course List 
  • Applied Business Statistics (DSCI 305)
  • Principles of Finance (FIN 341)
  • Operations Management (OPS 360)
  • Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior (MGMT 311)
  • Business and its Environment (MGMT 382)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKTG 380)
  • Principles of Management Information Systems (MIS 320)


Concentration courses are restricted. They are only available to students that have been accepted as full majors. These courses make up 28 credits of the concentration.

MGMT 313

OPS 460
OPS 461
OPS 468

2 Electives
See Course List

One Course
Under Advisement


  • Teamwork Basics (MGMT 313)
  • Design and Improving Operations (OPS 460)
  • Project Management (OPS 461)
  • Manufacturing Strategy (OPS 468)

Choose two courses from:
  • Management Science w/Spreadsheets (OPS 462)
  • Enterprise Resource Management (OPS 463)
  • Quality Management (OPS 465)
  • Supply Chain Management (OPS 466)
  • Logistics Modeling & Analysis (OPS 467)

One course under advisement:
  • Work with your faculty advisor to choose a 4 credit, upper division course 
  • If you choose to take MGMT 491 & MGMT 492 for your Advance Core (see requirement below), you may use MGMT 491 as your course under advisement. 

Advanced Business Core (choose one option)

The advanced core consists of a capstone class in either Strategic Management (MGMT 495), OR Small Business Entrepreneurship (MGMT 491) and Entrepreneurial Problems (MGMT 492). If you choose to take MGMT 491 & MGMT 492, then you may use MGMT 491 as your course under advisement. 

MGMT 495

MGMT 491

MGMT 492

Course List 
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship (MGMT 491)
  • Entrepreneurial Problems (MGMT 492)
  • Strategic Management (MGMT 495)