First Major: Any TEN (10) courses of the following have to be completed for a First Major in OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (OM) (10 X 3) 30 credit hours.

Second Major: Any SIX (6) courses of the following have to be completed for a Second Major in OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (OM) (6 X 3) 18 credit hours.

Minor: Any FOUR (4) courses of the following have to be completed for a Minor in OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (OM) (4 X 3) 12 credit hours.

ELECTIVE/MAJOR COURSES

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

OMA-4001

Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4002

Fundamentals of Operations Research

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4003

Location Theory

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4004

Simulation and Optimization

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4005

Inventory Management

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4006

Methods of Quality Control

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4007

Managerial Forecasting

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4008

Managerial Decision Analysis

OMA-4007

OMA-4009

Quantitative Business Analysis

OMA-4001

OMA-4010

Advanced Operations Research

OMA-4002

OMA-4011

Special Topics in Quantitative Methods

OMA-4001, OMA-4002

OMA-4012

Operations Strategy for Global Competition

OMA-4002

OMA-4013

Product Strategy and Management

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4014

Global Operations Management

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4015

Advanced Operations Management

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4016

Seminar in Operations Management

OMA-4001, OMA-4002

OMA-4017

Supply Chain Management

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4018

Revenue Management

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4019

Advanced Project Management

20 core courses including BBA-3115

OMA-4020

Advanced Total Quality Control

20 core courses including BBA-3115

Note: Each course equivalent to 3 credit hours

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

OMA-4001 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

Introduces the methods of data presentation and analysis and their applications to business problems, including measures of data description, probability concepts and distributions and statistical decision theory. Also considers sampling theorem, hypothesis testing using different techniques.

OMA-4002 Fundamentals of Operations Research

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

A survey of operations research techniques with emphasis on problem formulation, model building, and model solution. Topics include mathematical programming, waiting-line models, simulation and decision theory.

OMA-4003 Location Theory

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

Provides an overview of the basic models used in location analysis. Includes median centre and covering problems. Also covers brand positioning and voting theory. Considers both discrete and continuous models. Discussion of practical applications of location models.

OMA-4004 Simulation and Optimization

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

Introduces the algorithms for optimization related to decision making in business environment. Emphasizes on the developing of simulation models and solving for the optimization of the real life problem through using the simulation technique.

OMA-4005 Inventory Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

Provides an overview of inventory systems and their impact on materials management. Considers the two fundamental inventory questions (when and how much to order) under variety of practical considerations. Includes topics such as: economic order quantity, just-in-time inventory systems, fixed-order size, fixed order interval, and deterministic and probabilistic systems. Discussion of practical applications of models.

OMA-4006 Methods of Quality Control

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

Deals with the quality of production and inspection problems. Includes various types of Shewhert control charts and various types of acceptance sampling systems and procedures which are widely used in industries to improve product quality and to reduce costs. Sufficient theory is covered to supply practical working rules for the recognition of the limitations of methods, as well as their uses. Discussion of actual cases from industries.

OMA-4007 Managerial Forecasting

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

Considers forecasting functions in an enterprise including quantitative and qualitative techniques and their characteristics, the selection and implementation of forecasting techniques. Emphasizes the basic concepts underlying different techniques and their suitability to various decision-making situations.

OMA-4008 Managerial Decision Analysis

Pre-requisite: OMA-4007

Deals with the analysis of decision problems under uncertainty, partial information, risk and competition. Considers the analytic hierarchy process, outranking procedures, and multi-attribute utility theory. Examines the construction and use of indifference curves for the solution of multi-stage decision problems, and numerical determination of stable solutions for problems with two competitors.

OMA-4009 Quantitative Business Analysis

Pre-requisite: OMA-4007

Presents a variety of applications of optimization models to business problems such as allocation, blending, and scheduling. Introduces concepts of production planning, inventory control, networks models and sequencing.

OMA-4010 Advanced Operations Research

Pre-requisite: OMA-4007

Continuation of the survey of topics and approach taken in OMA 4002. Problem formulation; model building and elementary mastery of state-of-the-art solution techniques are emphasized. Topics include integer programming, traveling sales representative problems, probabilistic programming, queuing, simulation and inventory theory.

OMA-4011 Special Topics in Quantitative Methods

Pre-requisite: OMA-4001, OMA-4002

Examines current issues in quantitative modeling and planning. Special emphasis placed on the managerial interpretation of results, and the problems of implementation.

OMA-4012 Operations Strategy for Global Competition

Pre-requisite: OMA-4002

Study of the development of competitive strategy for the operations functions, how that strategy relates to organizational strategy and how the operations function can contribute to an organizations competitive capabilities in the global market place.

OMA-4013 Product Strategy and Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

Designed to thread product management and its relationships with business policies and procedures; the development of multi product strategies, means of developing such strategies and methods of commercialization.

OMA-4014 Global Operations Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

A study of issues and problems related to managing global operations and current practices. Topics include international operations comparisons, international operations improvement and competitive leverage, issues critical to global operations, international cross-functional coordination, coordinating international material flow, coordinating international process and product design, among others.

OMA-4015 Advanced Operations Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

Applications of the tools and techniques of operations management. Extensive use of case method.

OMA-4016 Seminar in Operations Management

Pre-requisite: OMA-4001, OMA-4002

Series of advanced seminars in Operations Management. 

OMA-4017 Supply Chain Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

This course provides an overview of research in supply chain management (SCM). It has three parts. The first part reviews basic tools of SCM research through selected readings in economics, IT and operations research. The second part reviews the literature in SCM, covering topics such as inventory models, information sharing, information distortion, contract design, value of integration, performance measurement, risk management, and the use of markets for procurement. The last part is devoted to recent advances in SCM research.

OMA-4018 Revenue Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

Systems for revenue management - also called "yield management" or "revenue optimization" - combine the use of information technology, statistical forecasting, and mathematical optimization to make tactical decisions about pricing and product availability. A familiar example is the passenger airline industry, where a carrier may sell seats on the same flight at many different fares, with fare availability changing as time advances and uncommitted capacity declines. This course will focus on the mathematical models that underlie contemporary revenue management practice, and on current research areas. The format will mix lecture and discussion with presentation of papers from the research literature.

OMA-4019 Advanced Project Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

This course is designed to focus on the applications of theoretical knowledge of Project Management. The project relating to both manufacturing and service industries are included in this course. The Advanced Project Management course formulated to cover project selection, planning, operations, resources management, scheduling, documentation, quality and budget control, time management and staffing. Emphasis will be given on quantitative and software base time, quality and budget control to complete the project in time.

OMA-4020 Advanced Total Quality Control

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

This course is designed to provide with the efficient quality management tools to the learner. The aim of this course is to improve the operating performance of both manufacturing and service industries. Formulation of TQM matrices and its application, quantitative tools for quality measurement, benchmark for quality improvement, statistical tools for operating process evaluation and control, standardization of process operations will be discussed in this course. The learning of Software applications will be highly emphasized to improve quality of process operations. The ultimate target of this course is to teaching to use competitive tools to stay in the business.

OMA-4019 Advanced Project Management

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

This course is designed to focus on the applications of theoretical knowledge of Project Management. The project relating to both manufacturing and service industries are included in this course. The Advanced Project Management course formulated to cover project selection, planning, operations, resources management, scheduling, documentation, quality and budget control, time management and staffing. Emphasis will be given on quantitative and software base time, quality and budget control to complete the project in time.

OMA-4020 Advanced Total Quality Control

Pre-requisite: BBA-3115

This course is designed to provide with the efficient quality management tools to the learner. The aim of this course is to improve the operating performance of both manufacturing and service industries. Formulation of TQM matrices and its application, quantitative tools for quality measurement, benchmark for quality improvement, statistical tools for operating process evaluation and control, standardization of process operations will be discussed in this course. The learning of Software applications will be highly emphasized to improve quality of process operations. The ultimate target of this course is to teaching to use competitive tools to stay in the business.