Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management

Arizona State University’s operations management degree prepares you for critical roles in the manufacturing process. This degree is the next step after acquiring your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, focusing primarily on management leadership and communications. Completion of this program allows you to pursue key roles in business.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 20

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is operations management?

Operations management centers on efficient, timely and consistent products. Strong organization and planning skills are essential. Professionals in operations management roles typically focus on oversight of current practices, streamlining processes and quality control.

What is an operations management degree?

 

An operations management degree builds relevant competencies through a broader curriculum than is commonly seen with an AAS degree. You’ll develop skills in both the technical and management sides of this career. Courses in implementation, innovation, planning and strategy allow you to build a valuable knowledge base and practical skills.

What is the difference between a bachelor's degree and an applied bachelor's degree?

 

The most notable difference between these two degrees is that an applied bachelor’s degree is primarily for students who’ve completed an associate degree at a regionally-accredited institution, such as community college. A bachelor’s degree traditionally begins and ends at a four-year institution.

What can I do with an operations management degree?

 

Earning an operations management degree online positions you for a variety of roles including business analyst, cost estimator or warehouse manager. Throughout your courses, you’ll develop key skills including:

  • Communication.
  • Motivation.
  • Organization.
  • Resource allocation and management.
  • Strategic planning.

Will my operations management degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Operations management degree online courses

This program’s streamlined curriculum leverages your AAS degree, developing extensive abilities in management, leadership, critical thinking and communications. Once enrolled, you’ll select a focus area in either process innovation or technology entrepreneurship to build more specific knowledge and capabilities. Featured courses include:


TMC 498: Pro-Seminar (L)


TMC 430: Enterprise Strategy and Innovation


TMC 110: Understanding the Enterprise


STS 401: Statistics in Science and Technology Studies (CS)


TMC 410: Enterprise Operations


TMC 470: Enterprise Planning and Implementation


TMC 330: Leading the Enterprise


TEM 431: Innovation Management


Operations management jobs

An operations management degree provides a clear path to a career in managing and influencing efficient production within a variety of businesses. Professional roles centered around the management of resources are also a good fit. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Compliance Manager


Growth: %
Salary:

Distribution Center Manager


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $96,390

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Manufacturing Plant Manager


Growth: 0.9 %
Salary: $108,790

Manufacturing Supervisor


Growth: -0.3 %
Salary: $62,850

Office Manager


Growth: %
Salary:

Operations Research Analyst


Growth: 24.8 %
Salary: $86,200

Quality Control Manager


Growth: 0.9 %
Salary: $108,790

Quality Control Technician


Growth: 4.7 %
Salary: $52,460

Distinguished educators committed to innovation and excellence

Of the 350+ faculty members in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Distinguished educators committed to innovation and excellence

Of the 350+ faculty members in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Operations management degree online admission requirements

You’re eligible to apply for this program if you have attended one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities and earned your Associate of Applied Science (AAS). To apply to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at ASU, please follow these steps.

Step 1: Speak to an enrollment counselor

Step 2: Find out how your credits transfer to ASU

Step 3: Complete the online application

Step 4: Send your transcripts

Step 5: File your FAFSA

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Building knowledge in process improvement and problem-solving

Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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