DEPARTMENT OF OPERATIONS & PROJECT MANAGEMENT (OPM)

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

General Department Information

With increasingly competitive businesses environments, corporations are relying on operation 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 operation and project managers with knowledge in project management frameworks, lifecycles, processes, tools, and techniques.

A business degree with operation 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.

C. Concentration Core Courses (18 hours)

Course Code

Course-Title

Credits

Prerequisite
Course Code

OPM 310

Introduction to Project Management and Tools

3

MGT 211

OPM 350

Management of Innovation

3

MGT 330

OPM 360

Principles of  Supply Chain Management and Logistics

3

OPM 230

OPM 370

Quality Management

3

OPM230

OPM 380

Advanced Project Management

3

OPM310

OPM 450

Business Analytics and Risk Assessment

3

OPM380











Operations and Project Management Course Descriptions

OPM 101: Introduction to Computing (Common Core)

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.

OPM 211: Business Statistics (Common Core)

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.
Prerequisite: MAT 111

OPM 230: Quantitative Methods for Business (3Credits), (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
Prerequisite: ECO 102

OPM 230: Operations Management (3Credits), (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.
Prerequisite: OPM 220

OPM 310: Introduction to Project Management and Tools (3Credits) (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 manage the projects within the business context with due consideration to balancing the scope, cost, and time constraints. The course explores and applies various tools and techniques such as Microsoft Project 2013 to effectively manage the projects.
Prerequisite: OPM 211

OPM 315: e-Commerce (BE)

The course provides an overview of the basic elements of the technology infrastructure used to conduct Electronic Commerce and it describes the critical legal and ethical issues related to Electronic Commerce. It examines the processes for business strategies that incorporate various forms of Electronic Commerce including business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and the business processes that support selling/purchasing activities. It reviews the Electronic Commerce designing and managing online storefronts, Online Payment Systems, Online Security, and Online privacy.
Prerequisite: FIN 201

OPM 330: Management Information Systems (3Credits), (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.
Prerequisite: OPM 211

OPM 340: Management of Innovation (3Credits), (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.
Prerequisite: OPM 330

OPM 360: Principles of SC Management & Logistics (3Credits), (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.
Prerequisite: ACC 220

OPM 370: Quality Management (3Credits), (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.
Prerequisite: OPM 230

OPM 380: Advanced Project Management (3Credits), (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 maintains alignment between the business strategic objectives and management of project scope, time, cost, quality, stakeholders, communications, human resources, and procurements. Class-based practical sessions are used to develop students' hands-on experience
Prerequisite: OPM 310

OPM 450: Management of Innovation (3Credits), (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.
Prerequisite: OPM 330

OPM 450: Business Analytics and Risk Management (3Credits), (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.
Prerequisite: OPM 330




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