Operations Management

What is operations management? Business operations management involves the oversight of day-to-day operations for a business. This includes making sure processes, production, and people move effectively throughout each day, so that business goals are met in a timely fashion.

The undergraduate operations management concentration is designed to equip students with the methods, models, and processes to contribute to the design, development, production, and distribution of products and services.  
You develop both your practical and analytical decision-making skills, vital operations management skills, and the entrepreneurial thought needed to manage business operations or a startup venture. 

Where The Operations Management Concentration Takes You

Operations management is a growing and in-demand field. Operations management careers include positions such as project manager, business analyst, inventory manager, and consultant. Students who learn operations management will gain the skillset to work across disciplines, from supply chain management to product development. 

What You Will Study in Your Operations Management Courses

Curious about operations management courses? All students pursuing the Operations Management concentration are required to take the foundational course, Supply Chain Management and three additional electives. 

Foundational Course

This course provides students with an integrated perspective of supply chain management (SCM) and demand chain management (DCM). Students will identify major barriers to effective supply and demand chain management, recognize best practices, and assess the effect of advanced technologies on supply chain implementation.

Elective Courses

Students will also choose three electives from a dozen course offerings. Explore some of your options below.

Project management is an in-demand field because every industry, from utilities to IT to finance, needs a strategic, organized thinker to keep everything on track. In this course, you use project management tools and methodologies to learn the critical skills and best practices for leading cross-team projects of all sizes. The course focuses on case-study discussions and teaching practical applications all project managers use.

This innovative, action-learning course gives students the opportunity to work with a real company at the cross-roads of digital transformation using the newest Design Thinking and Problem Solving skills. In the process, students expand their knowledge of product lines, pricing, delivery service options, and go-to-market strategies.

This is a learning-by-doing course where student teams are paired with students from universities around the world to identify and solve problems related to the development and implementation of health innovations in low and middle income settings. Students will have the opportunity to share their projects with the broader global health community through the Healey Center for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson

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You Will Learn From the Best

At Babson, our faculty are experts, innovators, and forward thinkers in their chosen fields. Here are just some professors sharing their expertise and support with our students.

Bojan Amovic, Assistant Professor of Practice, Operations and Information Management Division

Bojan Amovic

Bojan Amovic’s professional career has been at the intersection of innovation, quantitative analysis and operations management. His research interest focuses on the introduction and implementation of quantitative methods, predictive simulation modeling and decision making in legal, regulatory, or intellectual property management.

Richard Goulding, Associate Professor of Practice, Faculty Director - MSEL, Operations and Information Management Division

Richard Goulding

Richard Goulding's research areas of interest include managing new venture risk, the operating model and network implications of disruptive technology, innovation infrastructure in ancient and modern urban centers, and scaling lean ventures and family enterprise.

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Faculty Contacts: Richard Goulding and Bojan Amovic
Sponsoring Division: Operations & Information Management

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