Operations Track

Our customized approach to business education will provide you with the flexibility to build a successful career in operations.

CAREER PATHS

Students interested in operations may pursue a broad range of career paths including:

  • Analytics and forecasting
  • Pricing and product development
  • Scheduling and logistics
  • Supply chain and procurement

Preparing for one of these interest areas often involves building applicable coursework and experience through internships, projects and campus leadership. It could also involve adding an additional major or minor.

Concentration Requirements

This summary provides coursework required for an operations concentration. All business majors will take BUS 361 Operations Management. In addition, those wanting to concentrate in operations should take 2–3 of the following courses, depending on guidance received from your faculty advisor (who may also recommend an additional major and/or minor).

  • BUS 395 – Business Analytics*
  • BUS 395 – Global Supply Chain Management*
  • ACCT 222 – Managerial Accounting*
  • ACCT 375 - Cost Accounting
  • ECON 402 – Industrial/Organizational Economics of Strategy*
  • CSCI 140 – Business Computing

*counts toward a portion of electives required in the business major

FIRMS ENGAGED ON CAMPUS

We help you discern your calling through programming events and engagement with firms on campus.

Opportunities

  • Career panels
  • Meet the firm presentations
  • Networking events
  • Resume/interview prep

Sample Firms

  • Amway
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Herman Miller
  • Ryder
  • Steelcase

JOB TITLES

ENTRY LEVEL + INTERNSHIP

  • Business and planning analyst

    Category analyst

    Forecaster

    Global supply chain innovation

    Operations supervisor

    Performance intern

    Procurement intern

    Supply chain engineer

    Transportation procurement manager

EMPLOYERS

  • Amway

    Boeing

    Crowe Horwath

    Gordon Food Service

    Granger

    Haworth

    LL Bean

    Nike

    Ryder Supply

    Steelcase

    Yang Feng Automotive