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Undergraduate Course Descriptions for OPMA

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OPMA 3306. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3-0) Introduction to concepts and problem-solving techniques important in operations management and production management. Topics include demand forecasting, capacity management, resource allocation, inventory management, supply chain management, quality control, project management. Corequisite: BUSA/STAT 3321.

OPMA 3308. OPERATIONS PLANNING AND CONTROL (3-0) Course covers operations planning and control systems in manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include inventory control, material requirements planning, Just-in-Time and lean manufacturing, production scheduling, capacity planning, operations planning and control software. Prerequisite: OPMA 3306.

OPMA 3310. PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3-0) Course covers concepts and issues important in effectively managing projects. Topics include project selection, project planning, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, project control, project auditing, and project termination. Corequisite: OPMA 3306.

OPMA 4191. STUDIES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (1-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of operations management. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

OPMA 4291. STUDIES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (2-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of operations management. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

OPMA 4301. COMPUTER MODELS IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3-0) Course covers applications of computer models used in operations management. Prerequisite: OPMA 3306.

OPMA 4302. LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT (3-0) Physical supply, in-plant movement and storage, and physical distribution which comprise logistics systems in industry. Topics include facility location, transportation, warehousing, inventory control, distribution networks, and logistics information systems. Prerequisite: OPMA 3306.

OPMA 4307. QUALITY PLANNING AND ANALYSIS (3-0) Quality of products and services needed by society, to include consideration of quality costs and improvements, designing for quality, process controls, inspections, testing, acceptance sampling, management controls, and quality information systems. Prerequisite: OPMA 3306 and BUSA/STAT 3321.

OPMA 4309. GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (3-0) Course covers concepts and issues important in managing supply chains. A strategic view is taken of the way companies coordinate their operations with suppliers and customers in a global marketplace. The strategic use of information systems to better manage supply chains is also covered. Prerequisite: OPMA 3306.

OPMA 4331. SEMINAR IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3-0) Readings and discussion of special topics in operations management. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

OPMA 4391. STUDIES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3-0) Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of operations management. Prerequisite: 90 credit hours and permission of instruction. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

OPMA 4393. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (3-0) Practical training in operations management. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. May be used as an advanced business elective only; graded on a pass/fail basis. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of department internship advisor.

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