Operations management is a growing field with unique opportunities for the right individuals. Those passionate about strategy, communications, business, and project management might want to consider earning in this field in order to qualify for a variety of different careers.
Operations managers coordinate the activities of business organizations. Specifically, they direct the production, pricing, sales and distribution of product or services and are responsible for overall operations improvement. Day-to-day duties may include setting hiring and training standards, establishing production and budget objectives, forecasting customer demand and meeting with managers from other departments.
You will receive the necessary training to become a business owner, manager, or first-line supervisor, and be prepared to work in government agencies, financial institutions, and a variety of business environments. Median yearly salaries for the Operations Management program are $57,304, depending on the industry you choose. The U.S. Department of Labor has projected a 7.3% employment growth in this area over the next five years. Courses are taught 100% online, as hybrids, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, and in the evenings.
Credentials available: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diploma and Certificate in Business Administration
Average Class Size: 15 – 20
Things to Consider: You will become a well skilled graduate who is prepared for a growing labor market. You will find classes to be small where instructors get to know you personally allowing for more individualized instruction. You may receive credit for work experience.
Employment: You will receive the necessary training to become a business owner, manager, or first-line supervisor, and be prepared to work in government agencies, financial institutions, and a variety of business environments.
Salary: Salaries for entry level positions range from $23,000 to $32,000, depending on the industry you choose. The U.S. Department of Labor has projected a 12 percent employment growth in this area over the next decade.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.