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Master of Business Administration – Operations Management

About the M.B.A. Operations Management Concentration

As part of Cedarville’s School of Business fully online Master of Business Administration program, you can choose an Operations Management concentration that meets the need for engineers and other operational managers responsible for the design, planning, control, and improvement of business processes, systems, and resources that are integral to creating a company’s products and services. 

M.B.A. Operations Management Program Highlights


Excellence – The concentration prepares you for operational excellence with courses in quality and project management.

Relevant – You’ll study lean processes and supply chain effectiveness, hot topics in businesses today.

Accredited — Cedarville's M.B.A. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

Core M.B.A. – You’ll take nine core M.B.A. courses plus a Bible course, each designed for Christian professionals who view their work as a ministry.

  • Accounting for Business Executives
  • Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (may be waived for prior credits)
  • Cybersecurity Law & Policy
  • Executive Financial Management
  • Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Managerial Economics
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Design and Behavior
  • Organizational Management Strategy
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

Specialty courses – You’ll take three operations management courses, focusing on processes, systems, and resources.

  • Lean Process Management
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management

What Can I Do With M.B.A. Operations Management Concentration?

With an operations management concentration, you can advance your career in the following fields:

  • Consulting
  • Distribution
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Public sector
  • Retail
  • Transportation

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.

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Program Faculty

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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Bus Admin Grad Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management

  • Location MIL 180
  • Phone 937-766-7917
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Jeffrey Haymond, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business Administration; Professor of Economics

  • Location MIL 162
  • Phone 937-766-4442
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M.B.A. Operations Management Program Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take core M.B.A. courses and three core operations management courses to complete the concentration. There is also a 3-credit Bible course, which is waived if you completed a Bible minor as part of your undergraduate work.

Sample courses:

  • Lean Process Management
  • Operations Research
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog