Operation Management

July 22, 2015 1239 content.teams

Operations Management is increasingly becoming a popular concentration among MBA aspirants today. An MBA in Operation Management prepares you for senior leadership roles. Operations Management is basically concerned with managing and reducing the costs of operations of the business. The field of operations management appeal to anyone looking forward to work with a wide variety of people, as typical roles will involve regular interactions with engineers, researchers, marketing professionals and everything in-between. An MBA in Operation Management allows you to look at the underlying concepts of the production and operations function of an organization, and are generally divided into two areas – the study of service operations, and manufacturing or production operations.

Studying an MBA in Operation Management will help students understanding the global perspective on industry trends and also they will have an awareness of any financial regulations or political uncertainties that could impact an organization. An MBA aspirant equipped with technical qualifications can pursue MBA in Operation Management.

MBA in Operation Management – Course Details

Though the syllabus of Operation Management being taught may differ from one Management Institution to other. But for an idea a list of few of the topics has been given below that is generally taught to a student in MBA in Operation Management -

  • Operations Strategy

  • General Management and Operations Consulting

  • Purchase Management

  • Developing New Products and Services

  • Management of Logistics

  • Supply Chain Management

  • System Design and Business Dynamics

  • Plant Design and Layout

  • Integration of Business Functions

  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Career opportunities in Operation Managment

The scope is wide and many opportunities will unlock for the students after possessing a Post Graduation degree in Operation Management. In fact, every industry has an operations management department which plays a vital role in the organizational growth. So most of the jobs are about process improvement, process development, Supply Chain management, Logistics and Demand & Supply planning are some of profiles that are most sought after.

An individual after completing MBA in Operation Management can start working as -

  • Customer Service Support Manager

  • Process and Methods Planner

  • Operations Planner

  • Scheduling and Control Manager

  • Distributor, Plant Engineering Manager

  • Operation Executive

  • Inventory Planner and Control

  • Project Manager

  • Manufacturing Consulting Engineer

  • IT Business Analyst

  • Purchasing and Materials Manager

  • Operations Process Manager

  • General Operations Manager

  • Sales Operational Officer

  • Forecasting Manager

  • Warehouse Manager

  • Plant Manger

  • Quality Manager

  • Traffic Manager

Salaries for MBAs taking operations management jobs are rarely as high as those for consultants and banking associates. A beginner can earn up to Rs 20,000-30,000 per month, while a person with two to three years of experience can earn higher.

List of Colleges offering MBA in Operation Management

  • Bhartiya Institute of Planning and Management, Delhi

  • Department of Management Sciences, Pune

  • Chettinad College of Engineering and Technology, Karur

  • Department of Management Studies, Roorkee

  • IBS Hyderabad

  • IIPM, Delhi

  • Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Department of Business Management, Navi Mumbai

  • Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad

  • Mathurdevi Institute of Technology and Management, Indore

  • Rajiv Gandhi Business School, Pune

  • Modern Institute of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar

  • SDM Institute for Management Department, Mysore

  • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune

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