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Degree Program with Success: Operations and Supply Management
All businesses need to get their goods or services to customers. And people who major in operations and supply management help design and improve the way they do it.
The 11-year-old major at Dayton has about 40 graduates per year, and most go straight into the workforce, although some pursue a master’s degree in business administration. View Full Story >>
Academic ProgramsOur innovative MIS undergraduate program features a capstone, two-semester analysis and design project with a Dayton area firm. You may also select from two MIS emphases: business intelligence and business systems development. This hands-on approach prepares you for immediate contribution in the professional world — a skill highly sought by employers.
The operations and supply management (OPS) program is comprised of six required courses and two electives. The program's hallmark is its senior capstone consulting project with a regional firm (which often leads to a permanent job offer). You grapple with real operations and supply problems of real firms. This cutting edge program benefits from extensive interaction and guidance from area business executives.
Students may minor in decision sciences. You study analysis, quantitative methodologies and their application to the functional and behavioral problems of any organization. The curriculum includes applied statistics, operations research, simulation, and production and operations decision support systems.
Careers and Co-ops
Operations and Supply Management Careers & Co-ops
Demand for UD graduates in operations and supply management has been traditionally strong in manufacturing with growing demand from the distribution/logistics/transportation, health care and consulting sectors. Professional operations and supply management is seen as increasingly important, with more executive level positions as ever before in many organizations.
Operations and supply managers are typically involved with the planning, coordination and control of the production and delivery of goods and services. They ensure the correct amount is produced at the right cost, at the right level of quality and at the right time. The scope of the job depends on the nature of the product or service. Many companies are involved in several types of operations, adding to the complexity of the job.
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Get more than your foot in the door — get ready for success. Our opportunities and activities prepare tomorrow's business leaders. You'll gain valuable business insights, experience the spirit of service and develop priceless personal connections while having fun too.
INTERNSHIPS & CO-OPS
You have the opportunity to participate in resume-building, experience-enhancing internships and cooperative education during the summer or school year. Immerse yourself in business, gain new insights and determine what type of job you're really interested in. You may even find a position before you graduate.
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As a member of the MIS Club, you can join other students interested in MIS and information technology in a social and professional community while exploring more about these exciting fields.
OPS STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Students who major in OPS are automatically entitled to membership in the OPS Student Association (OPS SA) which connects them to fellow students, the OMAC, and the OPS faculty web of regional business contacts. OPS SA receives support from the Dayton Chapter of APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) and maintains a student chapter affiliation status with the Dayton Chapter. Additionally, all OPS students receive automatic membership in the Institute of Supply Management. Each year OPS SA holds social, educational, and service events planned and managed by the OPS student body.
Faculty and StaffWe stress real-world applications and scholarship, maintaining close ties between faculty members, students and the business community.
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Department of MIS, OM & Decision Sciences
Anderson Center 112
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2130