Operations managers manage people, projects and processes, directing the physical and/or technical functions of a firm or organization, particularly those relating to service management, product development, production and manufacturing. They are generally involved in directing work flow, plant management, manufacturing and production systems, production control, employee management, strategic manufacturing policy, productivity analysis, cost control and materials planning.
Operations Managers get jobs in all industries, including healthcare, retail and distribution, construction, software and technology, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, agriculture, hospitality and recreation, education, financial, insurance, energy and more!
Job Placement Data for Operations Management Graduates at MSUM
Because the university placement survey does not request salary information, the OM department includes salary information on the departmental survey and the Alumni Survey. In Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, the average salary for OM graduates was $22,000 – $40,000. In Spring 2015, the average starting salaries for OM graduates is $40,000-$50,000, that also went up from $30,000-$40,000 (2013).
According to the Spring 2015 Alumni Survey, with promotions, average salaries increased to $50,000-$60,000, and 75% of our OM graduates have been promoted in the last 5 years.
*The above information is pulled
directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor. For more information, please visit the BLS website.