Majors and Minors

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSM) in the Bachelor of Business Administration program prepares you for a successful career in business by providing you with insight into the two critical components of organizational success: Tactics and strategy.  Our courses teach you how to systematically make decisions for businesses with sophisticated qualitative and quantitative approaches, arming you with valuable tools for managing modern supply chain networks. The OSM major enables you to ultimately assume managerial positions in a wide variety of for-profit or nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the future will also find that the program provides a strong background in quantitative analysis.

Specialization
A student may be a general OSM major or optionally may specialize in one or more of the following areas: business statistics, supply chain management, project management, and global operations management.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSM) is a major that can lead to an exciting and meaningful career involved with the welfare and growth of our economy. OSM majors are specialists who are in demand and frequently command higher salaries than do generalists. Because OSM specialists possess a variety of aptitudes and skills, numerous career opportunities are available to them, including: Logistics Manager, Production and Inventory Control Manager; Material Requirements Planning Specialist; Business Systems Analyst; Production Scheduler; Materials Manager; Quality Manager; Banking Operations Supervisor.

PROGRAM

NOTE: The requirements listed below are unofficial. For official requirements, determine your catalog rights, and go to the undergraduate catalog that matches those rights. (The following requirements are ONLY for students whose FIRST semeseter at CSU is Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. For students who started BEFORE the 2011-2012 school year or who have interrupted their enrollment at the university for three consecutive semesters or longer, including summer, please see your undergraduate catalog).

 

The OSM major requires 30-32 credit hours beyond the upper division college core requirements.

Students interested in manufacturing careers should take the courses corresponding to the test modules required to become Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) of the Association for Operations Management (APICS), namely OMS 413, 417, and 419. CPIM certification is essential for promotion to managerial positions in the manufacturing area.

A student may become a general OSM major by fulfilling the above requirements. In addition, a student may specialize in an area of the OSM major as described below.

Business Statistics.  Choose at least 3 courses from the following list:
OMS 431 Sampling and Experimental Design (4-0-4).
OMS 433 Data Analysis (4-0-4).
OMS 434 Multivariate Analysis  (4-0-4)
OMS 435 Forecasting (4-0-4)
OMS 445 Quality Control and Management (4-0-4)

Students in this specialization can count up to 8 hours of electives from a functional area of business as part of their 23-24 hours of OMS electives.  These 8 hours must be approved by the student’s major adviser or the OSM chair.  This additional flexibility for the business statistics specialization is intended to allow a student to pursue an in-depth study of an area of application of statistics and possibly obtain a double major.  Functional areas of business include accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and operations management.

Supply Chain Management.  Choose at least 3 courses from the following list:
OMS 412 Supply Chain Management (4-0-4)
OMS 413 Production Planning and Control (4-0-4).
OMS 417 Principles of Lean Operations (APICS) (4-0-4)
OMS 419 Operations Strategy  (APICS) (4-0-4)
OMS 421 Service Operations Management (4-0-4)
IST 465 Enterprise Integration Systems (3-0-3)

Students in this specialization can count IST 465 as part of their 23-24 hours of OMS electives:

Project Management.  Select the following course
OMS 422 Project Management  (3-2-4)
together with at least 2 courses from the following list:
OMS 312 Management Science (4-0-4)
OMS 419 Operations Strategy  (APICS) (4-0-4)
OMS 421 Service Operations Management  (4-0-4)
OMS 442 Innovation Management   (4-0-4)
IST   462 Business Process Modeling and Design (3-0-3)
Students in this specialization can count IST 462 as part of their 23-24 hours of OMS electives.

Global Operations Management.  Select the following course
OMS 425 International Operations Management (3-0-3)
together with at least 2 courses from the following list:
OMS 419 Operations Strategy  (APICS) (4-0-4)
OMS 421 Service Operations Management  (4-0-4)
INB 301   International Business   (4-0-4)
MKT 461 Global Marketing Strategy (4-0-4)
FIN 465   International Finance and Investment (4-0-4)
ACT 460  International Accounting (3-0-3)

Students in this specialization can count two of the above marketing, finance and accounting courses as part of their 23-24 hours of OMS electives.

 RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE FOR OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENTMAJOR

Bachelor of Business Administration students are required to complete 128 hours of course work that includes university, college and major requirements.

 

Fifth Semester
ECN 302 Intermediate Micro-economics
FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management
OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management
MKT 301 Fundamentals of Marketing
MLR 321 Organizational Behavior
Total

Sixth Semester
MKT 351 Business, Society, and Government (w)
IST 305 Information Technology
BLW 411 Business Law and Ethics (w)
OMS Major Elective
OMS Major Elective
Total

Seventh Semester
OMS Major Elective
OMS Major Elective
OMS Approved Business Elective
OMS Approved Business Elective
Total

Eighth Semester
OMS Major Elective
OMS Major Elective
Elective (OMS or other business)
MLR 465 Management Strategy and Policy (w)*
Total

Credits
3
4
3
3
3
16

Credits
3
3
3
4
4
17

Credits
4
4
4
4
16

Credits
4
4
4
3
15

* All B.B.A. core courses listed above must be completed prior to taking MLR 465, the capstone course in the BBA curriculum.
(W) Counts as a writing course for university graduation requirements. A minimum of three writing courses are required.

For more information, contact:

Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 539
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.4740
business.csuohio.edu/academics/osm/

For official requirements for a degree in this major, see the Undergraduate Catalog for the academic year in which you were admitted to the University.