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Operations Management

Operations Management Courses, Operations Management Degrees, Operations Management Training


Operations Management naturally means different things in different industries.  The more traditional role is that of Industrial Production Manager, which can be a high level position once a company gets beyond the startup stage and begins to focus on quality control.  Some Management Consultants are also trained to come into a company and assist in streamlining daily operations.  In an E-business environment, the Operations Manager might handle oversight of the IT system and even, perhaps, the outsourced, offshore functions of the business.


While there is no set definition for the role, many Operations Managers emerge from the technical side of the business.  Many of them in traditional industries have engineering backgrounds, since so much of the problem solving on a production line involves Engineering.  As they rise in seniority however, managing people becomes an important function as well.  In the digital world, many times the IT Engineer who keeps the servers running is by default in charge of Operations Management.


Degrees for Careers in Operations Management


  • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelors/Masters in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business/Management & Leadership
  • Bachelors in Business/Information Systems
  • Bachelors in Psychology


Median Salaries for Operations Managers


Industrial Production Managers


Operations Manager (Non Industrial)


Computer Operations Manager


Information Systems Manager


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