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Presented by: Kellie Klinck, M.A., L.L.P.C., N.C.C. Academic Adviser, School of Business Administration Rose A. Wedemeyer, M.A., L.L.P.C. Professional Employment Coordinator, Career Services. WHAT TO DO WITH A MAJOR IN … OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. OUR AGENDA:. What is Operations Management?

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what to do with a major in operations management
Presented by:

Kellie Klinck, M.A., L.L.P.C., N.C.C.

Academic Adviser, School of Business Administration

Rose A. Wedemeyer, M.A., L.L.P.C.

Professional Employment Coordinator, Career Services

WHAT TO DO WITH A MAJOR IN…OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

our agenda
OUR AGENDA:
  • What is Operations Management?
  • POM Curriculum
  • Skills Needed for this Field
  • Potential Job Duties
  • Contacts
  • Career Services Information
what is pom
What is POM?
  • POM is short for “Production and Operations Management.”
  • This major provides students strong managerial and technical education.
  • Students receive fundamental knowledge they need to work effectively in operations functions.
  • Topics covered in curriculum include operational design and control issues (i.e. inventory, capacity, forecasting, etc.).
pom curriculum
POM Curriculum
  • Core:
    • POM 343: Operations Management
  • Major:
    • POM 443: Operations Planning & Control
    • POM 450: Operations Strategy
    • Four Electives
pom electives
POM Electives
  • POM 440: Process Management
  • QMM 440: Management Science
  • POM 442: Supply Chain Management
  • POM 448: Project Management
  • QMM 452: Forecasting
  • POM 480: Special Topics in POM

You can use ONE of these to satisfy one of the electives:

-ACC 320: Managerial and Cost Accounting II

-MIS 420: Electronic Commerce

-MIS 442: IS Issues in Supply Chain Management

-MIS 446: Business Analysis and Modeling

-ISE 477: Concurrent Engineering

-ISE 484: Flexible Manufacturing Systems

-ISE 485: Statistical Quality Analysis

skills needed for this field
Skills Needed for this Field
  • Administration and Management Capabilities
  • Analytical Skills
  • Assessment
  • Communication – Verbal and Nonverbal
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Logical Thinking and Quick Thinking
  • Motivation
  • Problem-solving
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Training
possible job duties
Possible Job Duties:
  • Business Strategy
  • Facilities Layout
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Operations Research
  • Production Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Traffic Management
potential employers
Potential Employers
  • Consulting Firms
  • Engineering Operations
  • Logistics Providers
  • Industrial Organizations
  • Manufacturers
  • Service Organizations
additional contacts or information
Additional Contacts or Information:

Department of Decision & Information Sciences

440 Elliott Hall 248-370-3283

Department Chair: Tom Lauer [email protected]

Dr. T.J. Wharton

Associate Professor

[email protected]

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Outlook Handbook

www.bls.gov/oco

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