Operations Management majors graduate from UMD and enter the work force ensuring that business operations are efficient in terms of using as little resource as needed, and effective in terms of meeting customer requirements. They are concerned with managing the processes that convert inputs into outputs and aim to increase the content of value-added activities in any given process. Fundamentally, these value-adding creative activities should be aligned with market opportunity for optimal enterprise performance.

Operations Management programs typically include instruction in principles of general management, manufacturing and production systems, plant management, equipment maintenance management, production control, industrial labor relations and skilled trades supervision, strategic manufacturing policy, systems analysis, productivity analysis and cost control, and materials planning, which equip an Operations Management major with valuable quantitative skills that can be utilized throughout many industries.


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