Zicklin undergraduate Operations Management curriculum

New courses

Effective the 2021-22 academic year, we are pleased to launch the following three courses for Operations Management majors and minors.

Lean and Six Sigma (OPM 3750)

This course teaches students how to lead business transformations using the lean operations and six sigma management frameworks for improving business processes. The course is required in the Operations Management and Consulting track (and elective to the Operations Management and Analytics track).

Learn more about Lean from the Lean Enterprise Institute: https://www.lean.org/.

Learn more about Six Sigma from the American Society for Quality: https://asq.org/quality-resources/six-sigma

Project Management (OPM 3740)

This course teaches students the fundamentals of managing projects, from traditional project management methods to modern agile methods.  The course is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and gives students critical thinking skills to contribute to project successes early in their careers; it is also required in the Operations Management and Consulting track (and elective to the Operations Management and Analytics track).

Learn more about Project Management from the Project Management Institute: https://www.pmi.org/about/learn-about-pmi/what-is-project-management

Operations Management Consulting (OPM 4551)

With faculty and team advisors drawn from the successful consulting capstone in the Zicklin MBA program, this capstone gives students the opportunity to learn the basics of management consulting with an operations focus.  OM is the only BBA major with this opportunity.  Students will hone their skills in client relations, presentation and communication, critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork, while solving real operations problems. The skills learned in this class are transferable to many different internal and external facing management roles.

The Operations Management Consulting course is required for Operations Management majors. Students must complete OPM 3500, OPM 3710, and OPM 3730 before enrolling in OPM 4551 (the department does not grant waivers or exceptions to this).  Students from other majors who wish to enter the consulting course may use those three prerequisite courses to obtain a minor in Operations Management.

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