Become a positive influence on the day-to-day operations of a company. Successfully manage organizational resources. Develop and deploy better systems. Examine the effect of management decisions and create bottom line value.
Operations Management focuses on planning and managing an organization's resources and processes that create products or services. The resources include the work force, technology, supply chain, production and services creation processes, materials and information – all of which typically represent a significant portion of an organization's total costs and controllable assets.
Taught by internationally recognized faculty with extensive research, consulting and teaching experience, Georgia Tech's Operations Management electives cover all dimensions of operations – from supply chain management to product innovation and technology management to strategies for sustainability. The coursework is a blend of analytical and problem-solving skills through case studies, group discussion and simulation exercises.
Partial List of Courses
Collaborative Product Development (MGT 6326)
Offers a systematic overview of the management issues that arise during the process of new product development. This course introduces tools and concepts for both linking development to strategy and managing the development process for speed, efficiency and market impact.
Global Operations (MGT 6360)
Helps students develop a perspective and deeper understanding of the intricacies of the global marketplace. This course also covers management of manufacturing and supply chain operations across cultural, economic and political boundaries.
Operations Strategy (MGT 6353)
Topics include: performance assessment and improvement, measuring the financial impact of operations strategies, quality management and control strategies, resource flexibility and its impact on operational performance, operations management strategy in service industries, marketing and operations interface, and manufacturing and the environment.
Service Operations Management (MGT 6357)
Explores the dimensions of successful service firms and prepares students for enlightened management, including suggestions for creative entrepreneurial opportunities.
Will I be at a disadvantage if I haven't completed any business coursework?
No. While the MBA core courses move at a fast pace, they do not assume any prior business coursework.
How do students with non-technical backgrounds perform?
Students from all academic and professional backgrounds that are innovative and hard working excel in our program.
Do I have to declare a concentration?
You do not have to declare a concentration and you may customize your curriculum by choosing electives from a variety of academic areas.
Can I schedule my classes on a flexible basis?
Yes, you can take as few or as many courses each semester as your schedule permits.