Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations & Supply Chain Management
Students choosing a professional field in Operations & Supply Chain Management study a wide variety of topics dealing with those activities necessary to design the production process for creating an organization's output, to coordinate the resources required for the creation process, and to control resources utilized in the creation such that the product and/or service conforms to customers'' expectations. Specific topics covered in the OSCM professional field program include: Product Design, Productivity, Capacity Planning, Process Design, Management of Technology, Facility Location, Facility Layout, Work Systems Design, Production/Operations Planning, Production Scheduling, Purchasing and Materials Management, Inventory Management, Materials Requirements Planning, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Statistical Process Control, Just-In-Time Management, Total Quality Management, Manufacturing Strategy, and continuous Process Improvement.
The curriculum of the Operations & Supply Chain Management professional field program is designed to provide students with: 1) an understanding of the subject matter and applications of Operations Management concepts in both goods producing and service providing organizations, 2) a knowledge of the role of Operations Management within the total enterprise, 3) a recognition of the importance of Operations Management to the well being of all organizations, 4) an appreciation of the importance of a manufacturing base to our region's and country's economy, and 5) a firm grasp of the characteristics and/or metrics required to attain and maintain world class status via operations management excellence.
Career Potential Operations & Supply Chain Management
Every organization creates a product that can be described as either tangible or intangible. Tangible products, often referred to as goods, are produced by manufacturing organizations and include products such as automobiles, TV sets, computers, items of clothing, etc. Intangible products, or services, are provided by services such as overnight mail, package delivery, educational programs, medical services, legal services, auto repair services, hotel accommodations, etc. The production and operations function, typically referred to as Operations Management (OM) exists in every organization and involves those activities directly responsible for the creation of goods and/or services, the outputs of the organization. Operations Management is required in manufacturing and service industries, as well as in governmental and not-for-profit organizations to plan and schedule the effective use of the organization's resources.
The Operations Management discipline consists of a variety of areas dealing with the design, operation, and control of a variety of production systems and subsystems. Specific topics covered include formulation of operations strategy, product and process design, quality control, and production and inventory control. Through application of scientific management principles, a systems approach to management, and analytical skills, the OMS student learns to successfully cope with the dynamic problems facing managers today. Many career tracks are available to students of Operations & Supply Chain Management. The Operations & Supply Chain Management professional program at UNT has been developed to prepare students for entry level positions that can lead to the following:
Vice President of Manufacturing, Vice President of Operations, Director of Manufacturing, General Manager, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Production Manager, Production Supervisor, Production Foreman, Vice President of Materials, Materials Manager, Purchasing Manager, Production and Planning Control Manager, Project Manager, Purchasing Agent, Inventory Manager, Production Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Director of Quality, Quality Manager, Quality Supervisor, Resource Manager, Facilities Manager, Support Services Manager, and Logistics Manager.
Internships are available for course credit through the Cooperative Education Program. Cooperative Education Programs provide for a formal integration of students' academic studies with practical experience in participating organizations. Through this integration of study and practical experience, students can enhance their academic knowledge, their personal development and their professional preparation. The teaching faculty and on-site supervisors share in the education of cooperative students. An internship can be authorized for supporting course work, but not as a primary course in the professional field. Once a student has filed a program of study and taken the MGMT 3830 course, the student is eligible to apply for an internship.
Certain Core Requirements are necessary to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the professional field of Operations & Supply Chain Management. The following is a list of the total hours needed. By clicking on the following list, you will be taken to the Undergraduate Advising site where you can learn more about the degree plan.
THECB Marketable Skills
- Oral and written communication
- Operations management-related problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Production/service process knowledge
For a complete list of THECB Marketable skills, visit https://vpaa.unt.edu/thecb/cob/mktg.