KU Edwards Campus Launches New Operations Management Degree to Meet Variety of In-Demand Career Options
September 27, 2023
As organizations grow, they need well-educated professionals to plan, organize and manage the company’s processes and teams. They turn to operations managers to do just that.
The new JCERT-supported, online Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management at the KU Edwards Campus will prepare students to enter the workforce in this in-demand field. Students will learn about implementation, innovation, planning and strategy. They may also combine this degree with other degree programs including project management, information technology or public administration.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, operations management jobs are on the rise across various industries, with financial management, social services management and health services management reporting well above-average growth from 2022-2032.
Graduates with a bachelor’s in operations management are primed for management positions in a variety of career sectors such as project managers, purchasing agents, supply chain managers, operations specialists, production managers, business analysts, human resource managers and construction managers.
“With this new online bachelor’s in operations management, we’re providing students with the foundational management skills necessary to become successful business leaders,” said Stuart Day, dean of the KU Edwards Campus and School of Professional Studies. “We’re confident students will build a valuable knowledge base and practical skill set that employers seek.”
The operations management bachelor’s program is offered in a hybrid format so all the operations management core classes can be completed 100% online while additional degree requirements may be online or in-person at the KU Edwards Campus.
The KU Edwards Campus offers financial aid and scholarships, including need-based JCERT scholarships to Johnson County residents.
Visit the KU Edwards Campus website to learn more about all of its degree offerings.