Accreditation of Operations Management

  • Minnesota State University Moorhead’s program in Operations Management in the Professional Management Department is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering.

  • What does ATMAE Accreditation mean for you? Our program:

    • meets high academic standards and undergoes rigorous internal review and evaluation;
    • meets rigid standards in curriculum, faculty knowledge and faculty experience in the industrial field;
    • delivers current curriculum content that meets today’s rapidly changing environment so you’ll maintain a competitive edge to find employment compatible with your abilities and industry demands;
    • guarantees the acceptability of your undergraduate education as a basis for advanced study.
        
  • Operations Management and Project Management Program Mission Statement

    To transform lives by providing rigorous and applied education for technical and non-technical students.

  • Operations Management General Program Outcomes

    • Outcome #1: Apply the fundamentals of leading and managing people, projects and self globally in technical manufacturing and service environments.
    • Outcome #2: Apply lean, quality, process, analytical, inventory management and technology in an operations management service, production, and other business and nonprofit environments.
    • Outcome #3: Earn an accredited two year degree in a technical field as defined by ATMAE.
    • Outcome #4: Utilize the operations management education to advance their education, expand their job opportunities, contribute positively to communities, and enhance their career path.
        

    Outcomes Based Accreditation: It is a closed loop process which involves identifying and validating program and student outcomes with industry, assessing the outcomes (indirect and direct), and making program and learning outcomes adjustments based on industry feedback.

    • Outcome #1: Communication Skills : The graduate will be able to apply oral, written, graphic, and listening skills and be able to contribute and facilitate team efforts.
    • Outcome #2: Information Technology Skills: The graduate will be able to demonstrate appropriate computer skills, through use of word processing, databases, and spreadsheets applications and electronic data searches.
    • Outcome #3: Scientific and Technical Skills: The graduate will be able to apply mathematical and physical principals to business and industrial applications, and implement efficient scientific and technological solutions to industrial problems individually and in a team setting.
    • Outcome #4: Technical Area Competence: The graduate will be assumed to have gained this competency at their transferring institution by graduating from an accredited institution in an articulated technical oriented program.
    • Outcome #5: Economics and Cost Estimating: The graduate will be able to demonstrate skills for determining the cost advantage of different processes, and performing cost estimates. The student will also understand and be able to document the costs and benefits associated with production concepts such as Just-In-Time and Total Quality Management.
    • Outcome #6: Total Quality Management: The graduate will understand the implication of TQM on the local and national economy, methods and procedures for planning, organizing and controlling for quality, statistical methods for quality control, and the application of quality tools and techniques for designing products and services.
    • Outcome #7: Production and Inventory Management: The graduate will understand the varied needs for inventory, technology and human resources in different production environments, the effect of inventory on business performance, different techniques for scheduling materials, workers, machinery, and space, and the Theory of Constraints and its usage for production scheduling.
    • Outcome #8: Project Management and Leadership: The graduate will be able to apply skills of organizing and managing resources to deliver the a temporary or one-time endeavor project with a defined scope, time and cost constraints. The graduate will also understand the changing workplace structure and be a positive contributor.
    • Outcome #9: Positive Personal Habits: The graduate will be able to apply appropriate management skills, demonstrate ethical actions and conduct, be aware of the personal value for involvement and contribution to the community and knowledge of industry expectations.
    • Outcome #10: Global and Cultural Awareness: The graduate will exhibit an understanding and acceptance of human and cultural diversity, and a concern for ethical treatment of all persons. Additionally, graduates will have a realistic understanding of the internationalization of business and industry.