Dr. Mario Ferrer, Chair
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with Concentration in Operations and Project Management


General Department Information

With increasingly competitive businesses environments, corporations are relying on operations and project managers to achieve strategic goals through effective management of innovative solutions. To achieve this target, many organizations adopting business-based project management approach and methodologies to manage and deliver these solutions through projects. This triggered high demand for experienced operations and project managers with knowledge in project management frameworks, lifecycles, processes, tools, and techniques.

A business degree with operations and project management concentration will develop the competence of our graduates and equip them with required skills to plan, control, execute, and manage all project management attributes for successful delivery of the scope, in a timely manner and within budget. With such skills, our graduates are qualified to work in virtually all industries both in public and private sectors.


Concentration Core Courses (18 hours)

Operations and Project Management concentration must complete all the courses below. For double concentration, see general notes above.

Course Code Course-Title Credits Pre-Requisite Course Code

OPM 310

Introduction to Project Management and Tools 3 OPM 211

OPM 360

Principles of  Supply Chain Management and Logistics 3 OPM 330

OPM 370

Quality Management 3 OPM 330

OPM 380

Advanced Project Management 3 OPM 310

OPM 450

Management of Innovation 3 OPM 330

OPM 480

Business Analytics and Risk Assessment 3 OPM 380

Operations and Project Management Course Descriptions
OPM 101 Introduction to Computing (3 credits) (GER)
This course introduces the concepts of computer applications and their roles in managing business operations. It introduces students to the understanding on computer hardware, software, essential computer and Internet based systems, and the latest MS Office applications. Substantial portion of the course will be dedicated to hands-on and Internet based exercises.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

OPM 211 Business Statistics (3 credits) (CCC)
Provides an introduction and overview of descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, OLS regression, ANOVA, and others. Emphasis is placed on understanding word problems, the appropriate use of analyses, and the interpretation of statistical output.
Pre-requisites: MAT 111, ARB 112, ISL 112, ENG 112. Co-requisites: None

OPM 230 Management Information Systems (3 credits) (BCC)
The course covers the use of information and communication technologies in managing operational challenges through integration of management information systems in the day-to-day operations. It discusses the role of management information systems in organizations, networked enterprise, technology infrastructures, security, and key systems applications for the digital age.
Pre-requisites: OPM 101, ECO 102, ARB 112, ISL 112, ENG 112 Co-requisites: None

OPM 310 Introduction to Project Management and Tools (3 credits) (CCC)
The course introduces the concepts and methodology of the project management and their usage by the project manager to successfully complete the projects. A key aspect of the course is to manages the projects within the business context with due consideration to balancing the scope, cost, and time constraints. The course explores and apply various tools and techniques such as Microsoft Project 2013 to effectively manage the projects.
Pre-requisites: OPM 211 Co-requisites: None

OPM 315 e-Commerce (BE) (3 credits) (BEC)
The course provides an overview of the basic elements of the technology infrastructure used to conduct Electronic Commerce. It examines the processes for business strategies that incorporates various forms of Electronic Commerce including business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and the business processes that support selling/purchasing activities. It reviews the designing and managing online storefronts, Payment Systems, Security, and Privacy.
Pre-requisites: FIN 201 and OPM 230 Co-requisites: None
OPM 330 Quantitative Methods for Business (3 credits) (BCC)
This course covers deterministic and stochastic models for quantitative decision making. The selected topics include linear programming (LP), networks, integer programming, decision trees, sensitivity analysis and simulation. It also covers some of the management science applications like advertising, production scheduling, and financial planning and make-or-buy decision.
Pre-requisites: OPM 211 and ACC 202 Co-requisites: None
OPM 340 Operations Management (3 credits) (BCC)
The course studies the fundamental process for production of goods and services in organizations with emphasis on understanding its relationship to other business areas. The course uses quantitative tools in production/operations for effective decision-making. It covers concepts such as operations strategy, process design, forecasting, capacity planning, scheduling, and quality management.
Pre-requisites: OPM 330 Co-requisites: None
OPM 360 Principles of SC Management & Logistics (3 credits) (CCC)
This course covers principles of supply chain management and provides techniques used to analyze various aspects of logistics systems. Key concepts such as procurement, sourcing, management, communication, warehousing, packaging, materials handling, demand management, distribution, and facility location are examined as an integral part of modern business. Field trips are encouraged.
Pre-requisites: OPM 330. Co-requisites: None
OPM 370 Quality Management (3 credits) (CCC)
The course introduce analytical concepts and tools to accomplish business performance excellence. It exposes the students to quality knowledge improvement methods and addresses the key issues of quality standards and quality needs. It also covers customer satisfaction and focus, tools for quality management, benchmarking, statistical process control, and recent developments in quality improvement.
Pre-requisites: OPM 330. Co-requisites: None
OPM 380 Advanced Project Management (3 credits) (CCC)
The course focuses on understanding and managing the business changes through adoption and implementation of effective project management approach to successfully achieve targeted project objectives. The course maintain alignment between the business strategic objectives and management of project scope, time, cost, quality, stakeholders, communications, human resources, and procurements.
Pre-requisites: OPM 310. Co-requisites: None
OPM 450 Management of Innovation (3 credits) (CCC)
The course empowers students to deliver breakthrough innovations successfully into the world of business. The students explore techniques that seek major growth through innovations in products, services, and business models and develop the skills and gain the knowledge required to bring these innovations successfully to market. Business cases and projects are used to enhance learning experience.
Pre-requisites: OPM 330. Co-requisites: None
OPM 480 Risk Management and Business Analytics (3 credits) (CCC)
This course introduces essential analytical techniques to manage project risk management. The associated concepts and theories are discussed together with the relevant management models. The full life cycle of risk management is presented covering planning, identification, analysis (qualitative and quantitative), response strategies, monitor and control, and governance. Business cases and scenarios are used.
Pre-requisites: OPM 380. Co-requisites: None

OPM Study Plan
FALL (Freshman) Spring (Freshman)
Code Course Prerequisites Code Course Prerequisites

ARB 101

Arabic Language I (2 Credits)

 

ARB 112  

Arabic Language II (2 Credits)

ARB 101

ISL 101  

Islamic Studies I  (2 Credits)

 

ISL 112    

Islamic Studies II (2 Credits)

ISL 101

ENG 101

Freshman English I

 

ENG 112

Freshman English II

ENG 101

ECO 101

Microeconomics

 

ECO 102

Macroeconomics

ECO 101,

OPM 101

Introduction to Computing

 

MAT 111 

Business Calculus

MAT 100

MAT 100

Pre-Calculus

   

Social Science

 
    16 Credits     16 Credits

FALL (Sophomore) Spring (Sophomore)
Code Course Prerequisites Code Course Prerequisites

MGT 201

Business Communications

 

FIN 201   

Principles of Finance

ACC 201 

 ARB112

MGT 210

Business Ethics

ARB 112,ISL 112

MKT 201     

Principles of Marketing

ECO102

ISL 112

OPM 211

Business Statistics

ENG 112,ECO 102

ACC 202 

Introduction to Management Accounting

ACC201

ENG 112

ACC 201

Introduction to Financial Accounting

MAT 111,OPM 101

MGT 230

Organization Behavior

MGT210

MAT111

OPM 230

Management Information Systems

   

Social Science

 

OPM101

 

Natural Science

   

Natural Science

   
    18 Credits       18 Credits


FALL ( Junior) Spring (Junior)
Code Course Prerequisites Code Course Prerequisites

MGT 301

Business Law

MGT 230

OPM 340  

Operations Management

OPM 330

OPM 330

Quantitative Methods for Business

OPM 211

OPM 370

Quality Management

OPM 330

OPM 310

Introduction to Project Management and Tools

OPM 211

OPM 380

Advanced Project Management

OPM 310

OPM 360

Principles of Supply Chain Management and Logistics

ACC 202

General Elective

 

General Elective

   

Business Elective

 

Business Elective

     
    18 Credits     15 Credits

(Senior) (Senior)

Code Course Prerequisites

MGT 490  

Strategic Management(Capstone)

MGT 230, ACC 302

MGT 499 COOP Training Internship (See Internship Manual for Terms & Conditions)

OPM 450

Management of Innovation

OPM 330

OPM 480  

Business Analytics and Risk Management

OPM 380

 

Business Elective

 
 

Business Elective

 
  9 Credits     15 Credits

Notes:

1. All courses are 3 credits unless stated otherwise.

2.All students are required to take the one-credit course ‘MGT 300 Executive Lecture Series’ between semesters 6 and 8.

3.Prerequisites must be strictly maintained;

4.Courses Highlighted in Blue are mandatory for all business students

5. Courses Highlighted in yellow are mandatory courses for the major/concentration.

6. Courses Highlighted in Green are prerequisite for the sophomore year.



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