Operations & Supply Chain Management


Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM)

Operations Management (OM) is the core of an organization, central to its ability to compete effectively. It deals with the management of all activities that are directly involved in the acquisition and utilization of resources, production, and the distribution of goods and services.

These activities are integrated and managed using quantitative decision-making the tools and models developed by Management Science (MS), based on techniques from operations research. The efficient integration of information and processes across suppliers, vendors, manufacturers and distributors is known as Supply Chain Management (SCM).

US News and World Report describes SCM as one of the 20 hottest job tracks of the 21st century.

An MBA or BS degree with a concentration in OSCM will equip students with the skills and ability to manage highly complex systems across a wide variety of organizations. Careers include consultants, supply chain managers or analysts, production managers, logistics planners, purchasing managers, quality control managers, packaging experts and trade negotiators.

Operations & Supply Chain Management Pathways at UCR School of Business

BS in Business Administration with a Concentration in Operations & Supply Chain Management

Get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in operations and supply chain management. Each concentration offers a wide selection of OSCM courses. Students must complete five courses from the OSCM concentration. See the concentration in OSCM study plan.

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MBA with a Concentration in Operations & Supply Chain Management

Gain the unique skill sets that will differentiate you as an expert in a particular business area by choosing one or two concentrations. The OSCM concentration requires five courses, and students may choose from a wide range of electives within the concentration. Courses can be selected with the assistance of a faculty advisor to meet individual educational and career goals.

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