Operations Management involves working within an organization to oversee the quality and speed of business processes. Operations Management majors study a firm’s profitability and how to improve process flows, enhance output quality and manage the supply chain. Students typically pursue careers in service and manufacturing firms to manage the transformation of inputs into outputs. The operations function also plays a role in developing new products and in product pricing. The Operations Management major trains students to think analytically and logically, giving them the ability to pursue a wide range of business careers.
Study Abroad in Germany
Each spring and summer, Operations Management students have the opportunity to study abroad at Pforzheim University in Germany. From March to July, students take classes (taught in English), tour several German companies, meet executives and tap into the existing network at Pforzheim University for possible internship opportunities.
To learn more about the classes and how they will transfer back to the University of Utah, students should meet with their academic advisor.
For more details about the program, students should contact Don Wardell.