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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.

Core M.B.A. – You’ll take nine core M.B.A. courses, 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)
  • Executive Financial Management
  • Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Design and Behavior
  • Organizational Management Strategy
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

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

  • Lean Process Management
  • Operations Research
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Outcomes for 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 for M.B.A. Operations Management Students

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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M.B.A. Preparing Students Well

Read a feature in a recent Cedarville Magazine to discover how Cedarville’s Master of Business Administration prepares students for excellence in the marketplace by rooting their education in a clear understanding of how to think biblically about every aspect of doing business.

Master of Business Administration

Cedarville University's Christian M.B.A. online program is specifically designed for Christian professionals who view their work as a platform for ministry.

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Program Faculty

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Dan Sterkenburg, D.B.A. (ABD)

Asst Dean Bus Admin Grad Studies / Associate Professor of International Business

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Jeffrey Haymond

Dean, School of Business Administration/Associate Professor

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School of Business Administration

M.B.A. Operations Management Program Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take core and elective M.B.A. courses and four 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
  • Supply Chain Management
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