ARCHIVE: Fall 2002
Operations Management (OPM)

OPM 450 Changing Business Processes. (3)
fall and spring
Describes and analyzes business processes. Generates and evaluates alternatives. Creates improvement and implementation plans. Prerequisite: completion of 100 hours including all business administration core requirements. Pre- or corequisite: FIN 461 or MGT 460 or MKT 460 or SCM 479 or any other recommended business intergrative course.
General Studies: L

OPM 484 Operations Management Internship. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Internships are strongly recommended to improve employment potential. The Department of Management internship coordinator must approve all internships to receive credit.

OPM 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
selected semesters
Current topics in operations management, primarily designed for business majors. See the Schedule of Classes for current offerings. Topics may include the following:

Management of Technology. (3)
Project Management. (3)

OPM 540 Quality and Productivity Management. (3)
selected semesters
Organizational factors influencing quality and productivity in the production of goods and services. Quality and productivity strategies, improvement programs, and measurement systems. Prerequisite: SCM 502 or instructor approval.

OPM 581 Management of Technology and Innovation. (3)
Technology life cycles, technology forecasting, new product development process, innovation teams, innovation best practices. Prerequisite: M.B.A. degree program student.

OPM 583 Project Management in Service Organizations. (2 – 3)
Project management planning, leadership, and control in service organizations. Discussion, lecture, class exercises, cases. Prerequisite: M.B.A. degree program student.

OPM 585 Facilities Design and Management of Technology. (3)
once a year
Decisions regarding management of facilities and technology for manufacturing and service firms. Facilities location, layout, process design, and selection.

OPM 586 High-Technology Project Management. (2 – 3)
Project management processes for high-technology organizations, including planning, scheduling, team development, and control. Prerequisite: M.B.A. degree program student.

OPM 587 Project Management. (3)
once a year
Planning, scheduling, and controlling of projects in R & D, manufacturing, construction, and services. Project selection, financial considerations, and resource management. Prerequisite: QBA 502.

OPM 588 Strategic Project Management. (2 – 3)
Overview of strategic project management processes, project planning and control, project portfolio management, resource allocation, management of strategic project partners. Discussion, lecture, class exercises, cases. Prerequisite: M.B.A. degree program student.

OPM 591 Seminar. (1 – 12)
once a year
Topics may include the following:

High-Performance Management Processes. (3)
Management of Technology. (3)
Manufacturing Management in High Technology. (3)
Manufacturing Strategy. (3)
New Product and Process Development. (3)
Technology/Project Management. (3)

OPM 593 Applied Projects. (3)
once a year
Cross-functional teams initiate (possibly implement) organizational change within a local firm. Lecture, discussion, experiential learning. Pre- or corequisite: all core courses in the M.B.A. program.

OPM 791 Doctoral Seminars in Operations and Production Management. (1 – 12)
selected semesters
Short module seminars. Topics may include the following:

Management of Technology. (1)
Manufacturing Strategy. (1)
Operations Management. (1)
Project Management. (1)

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Omnibus Courses. For an explanation of additional courses offered but not specifically listed, see “Omnibus Courses.”

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