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  • About Us

Operations Management

  • About Us

    The 2+2 Operations Management degree prepares technical and/or technical management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education, and government. The curriculum offers courses in methods, production inventory management, cost, computer applications, quality planning, leadership, management, project management and occupational safety and health. These courses give you the training you need to move into management and senior leadership positions.

    Mission Statement

    Operations Management 2+2 program offers a rigorous, student centered education for  technical students, resulting in fulfilling and life long careers in a broad spectrum of Operations Management roles.

    The mission of the Operations Management program is three fold.

    • To maintain a nationally accredited Operations Management program, which will produce graduates who will have the technical, managerial and general knowledge necessary to enter and advance professionally in the industry.
    • Provide an environment, which encourages students and faculty to engage in professional development, critical thinking, and creative endeavors.
    • Promote continuous improvement of teaching, learning and program curriculum.

    Vision Statement

    Strive to be the top regional educational provider in 2+2 Operations Management program by adhering to ATMAE accreditation standards, offering a rigorous education, remaining student centered, and industry focused.

    MSUM’s Definition of Operations Management

    The OM degree focuses on developing graduates who can manage the processes of producing and distributing products and services. The OM degree prepares technically orientated students to lead people, projects and processes in an operations management context.

    The OM degree has been designed to allow those students having earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree, an Associate of Science degree, or a two-year technical diploma from a regionally accredited institution in a field of study related to Industrial Technology to transfer to Minnesota State University Moorhead.  Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Operations Management degree is similar in structure to many transfer programs, industrial technology departments, commonly referred to as a 2 + 2 transfer programs.


    In today's competitive job market, sometimes it's not enough just to have a four-year degree. Having a four-year degree from an accredited University can mean the difference between landing the career you want and continually being passed over for other candidates.

    Being an ATMAE (The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering) Accredited Bachelor's Program:

    • Certifies quality and denotes high academic standards to students, parents and future employers that cannot be evaluated in any other way.
    • Identifies the program as having met rigid standards, not only in curriculum, but also in faculty knowledge and faculty experience in the industrial field.
    • Requires that the program curriculum be current and have high standards, including all of the essential elements, and maintain a competitive edge, so graduates can find employment compatible with their abilities and the demands of industry.
    • Guarantees the acceptability of our students' undergraduate education as a basis for advanced study.

    Operations Management 5 Year Strategic Plan and Program Goals

    • Goal #1: Provide quality education in OM B.S. degrees
      "Graduate an educated individual capable of pursuing a productive and rewarding career with professional advancement.”
    • Goal #2: Increase Student Enrollment in OM
      "Increase the number of students majoring in Operations Management."
    • Goal #3: Enhance Faculty teaching effectiveness and professional development
      "Enhance faculty teaching effectiveness and encourage and support professional development."
    • Goal #4: Increase resources and support for the OM programs
      "Increase on and off campus resources and support for the OM degree program."