What is Operations Management?
Operations management involves the design, management and improvement of a firm’s systems and processes. The focus is on the creation and delivery of products and services.
What is Business Analytics?
Business analytics combines data, technology, and mathematical models to help managers make better decisions, identify new opportunities, and become more competitive. Every aspect of business can benefit from using analytics, from understanding how customers behave to improving operation and financial performance.
Om&BA majors undertake a rigorous set of courses that equip them with the mindset necessary to be able to classify various operations management problems, identify the nature of the information needed to be able to address the problem, translate these problems into the appropriate statistical and/or mathematical framework and interpret the results of the models in a verbal manner to the relevant stakeholders
Students who major in Operations Management and Business Analytics develop many capabilities that are in high demand from today’s employers.
Learn to analyze problems from a systems perspective to identify the best solutions for the entire organization.
Develop models for numerous areas, including project and product planning, forecasting, quality control, scheduling, supply chain management. Also learn to work with Big Data and apply data mining techniques.
Studying Operations Management and Business Analytics also prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities:
- Operations Research Analyst (#2 Best Business Job according to U.S. News)
- Product Development
- Project Management
- Supply Chain/Logistics
- Systems Analysis
Where Our Grads Go
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Ernst & Young
- General Electric
- JP Morgan Chase
- Lockheed Martin
- National Security Agency
90% of grads placed by graduation
Average starting salary of 2015 grads: $65,125
Given the growing importance of data and analytics across business fields, OM&BA is a great addition to any major.
Popular Double Majors:
- OM&BA and Information Systems
- OM&BA and Supply Chain Management
- OM&BA and Finance
- OM&BA and Marketing
- OM&BA and Accounting
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