Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Applied Science in operations management degree combines the technical experience gained in your associate program with a broader educational experience in management, leadership, critical thinking and communications. This BAS is designed specifically for students who’ve earned an Associate of Applied Science.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 20

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

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.

The skills you’ll develop in an operations management program

In this program, you’ll study the technical and managerial sides of operations management. Courses in implementation, innovation, planning and strategy allow you to build a valuable knowledge base and practical skills. You’ll also develop skills such as: 

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

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a variety of roles, including business analyst, cost estimator and warehouse manager. 

How is a Bachelor of Applied Science degree different from a BA or BS degree?

Bachelor of Applied Science degrees are designed specifically for students who’ve earned an Associate of Applied Science.

  • Students who’ve earned an AAS from a regionally accredited institution may transfer 60 credit hours toward their BAS.
  • Students who’ve earned an AAS from a regionally accredited Arizona community college may be eligible to transfer up to 75 credits toward their BAS.

Please plan to meet with an academic advisor to ensure your courses will meet degree requirements.

Will my diploma 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.”

Operations management 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:


Jobs you could get with an operations management degree

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 aren’t limited to:

Compliance Manager


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $128,620

Distribution Center Manager


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $98,560

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 4.2 %
Salary: $98,100

Manufacturing Plant Manager


Growth: 1.6 %
Salary: $107,560

Manufacturing Supervisor


Growth: 0.3 %
Salary: $63,510

Office Manager


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $103,330

Operations Research Analyst


Growth: 22.5 %
Salary: $85,720

Quality Control Manager


Growth: 1.6 %
Salary: $107,560

Quality Control Technician


Growth: 3.8 %
Salary: $50,290

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.

How to apply

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.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

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

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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