Bachelor of Science in Business - Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration
George Mason University
USD 4,897 / per semester **
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** in-state tuition full-time (12-15 credits); USD 16,980 - out-of-state tuition full-time (12-15 credits); USD 1,803 - mandatory student fee
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.
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.
- 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.
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
Total credits: 120
School of Business students pursuing a BS degree must complete a minimum of 120 credits, including the Mason Core requirements, business foundations, business core, and concentration requirements. In addition, the following requirements must be met:
- A minimum of 45 credits at the 300- or 400-level.
- A minimum of 30 credits of School of Business core, capstone, and concentration courses at Mason.
- At least 9 credits required for the specific concentration and BUS 498 Capstone Course: Advanced Business Models (Mason Core) taken at Mason.
- A grade of C or higher earned in the business foundations, business core, and concentration requirements.
Concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)
- OSCM 320 Supply Chain Management in a Global Economy 3
- OSCM 456 Quality Management 3
- OSCM 493 Management of Technology Projects 3
Select four courses from the following (at least two must be OSCM): 12
- OSCM 330 Service Operations
- OSCM 352 Management Science
- OSCM 430 Design Thinking for Innovative Operations
- OSCM 435 Business Process Analysis and Simulation
- OSCM 440 Public Sector Operations
- OSCM 452 Business Forecasting
- OSCM 460 Management of Product and Process Technologies
- OSCM 462 Honors Seminar in Operations Management (Topic Varies)
- OSCM 465 Government Contracting and Procurement
- OSCM 491 Seminar in Operations Management
- OSCM 492 Internship in Operations and Supply Chain Management
- OSCM 499 Independent Study in Operations Management
- MIS 310 Database Management Systems
- MIS 350 Introduction to Programming for Business Applications
- MIS 412 E-Business Systems Development
- MIS 430 Data Warehousing
- MIS 431 Data Mining for Business Applications
- MIS 432 Advanced Data Mining
- MIS 433 Programming for Analytics
Total Credits 21