Manage the activities involved in transforming organizational resources into customer value.
Mason’s operations and supply chain management concentration is devoted to the management of resources and processes used by organizations to produce goods or services.
Why Choose Mason?
Develop the modeling, business analytics, and technology skills you’ll need to address a range of business problems. The operations and supply chain management concentration is designed to meet the market demand for graduates who understand and can deploy a variety of methodologies, techniques, and tools in the areas of supply chain management, government contracting, project management, quality management, socially responsible operations, product and services design, process analysis and design, planning, and consulting.
What You’ll Learn
Through the operations and supply chain management concentration, you’ll learn how to perform strategic and tactical planning to efficiently and effectively manage the activities involved in transforming organizational resources into customer value. You'll acquire modeling, business analytics, and technology skills for addressing a range of business problems. You’ll learn to design and improve business models and processes; analyze supply chain operations; make optimal resource allocation decisions; manage projects; and more.
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Learning goals for the Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration
- Appreciate the strategic importance of operations and supply chain management and understand how they need to be integrated with other functions of the organization.
- Apply knowledge of business functions and information technology to understand their application in designing, assessing, and improving business processes.
- Analytical Decision Making: Demonstrate the ability to analyze uncertain and complex managerial problems using appropriate tools, techniques, and information systems for decision-making.
- Communication: Demonstrate written, oral, and presentation skills necessary to explain problems and solutions effectively and persuasively.
Careers in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Mason operations and supply chain management graduates typically fill organizational roles that require them to solve business problems by identifying suitable process improvements and accompanying technology-based solutions. Recent graduates work in major organizations where they analyze business processes, manage supply chain operations, and support the management of complex technology projects. Careers that an operations and supply chain management concentration could help you launch include:
- Business Process Consultant
- Business Improvement Consultant
- Government Contract Specialist
- Logistics Analyst/Manager
- Operations Analyst/Consultant
- Operations Manager
- Plant Manager
- Process Analyst
- Procurement Manager
- Product analyst/designer
- Production planner
- Project Manager
- Program Control Analyst
- Program Implementation Analyst
- Program Manager
- Project Manager
- Quality Assurance Manager
- Services Manager
- Supply Chain Analyst/Manager/Consultant
- Sustainable Operations Manager
Professional Associations and Publications in the ISOM field
- Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
- American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
- Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
- Logistics & Transportation Association of North America (LTNA)
- Project Management Institute (PMI)
- Service Design Network (SDN)
- D.C. Web Women
- High Technology Council of Maryland
- Internet Society
- Northern Virginia Technology Council
- Telecommunications Industry Association
- Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology
- Women in Technology
Enhance Your Degree
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Make lifelong connections by joining the Mason Information Systems and Operations Management Association (MISOMA). Learn more about School of Business student organizations.
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