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About the MBA in Operations Management

Why Study Operations Management at Cedarville?

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and help lead your organization to success? A fully online MBA in operations management, offered by Cedarville's Robert W. Plaster School of Business, will equip you with the skills you need to advance to the next level.

As part of the Master of Business Administration program, your operations management coursework will prepare you to enter or advance in this vital field. You'll learn to design, plan, control, and improve business processes and systems — essential for engineers and operational managers responsible for creating products and services. Throughout the master's program, you'll grow in leadership and practical skills, build meaningful professional connections, and learn to honor God in your career.

As with all of our MBA programs, you'll study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes:

  • Excellence in personal standards and discernment
  • Kingdom influence through serving others
  • Stewardship of God-given talents
  • Leadership with a servant's heart

If you're looking to expand your operations management knowledge with added flexibility, check out our online, 12-hour Graduate Certificate in Operations Management, open to anyone with a bachelor's or master's degree.

Get answers to frequently asked questions prospective graduate students have when considering an MBA program.

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Program Overview

MBA in Operations Management Program Highlights

Biblical — Biblical worldview and practical application in each course.

Excellence — The MBA in operations management 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.

Flexible — Seven-week terms provide flexibility for working professionals, and part-time and full-time options are available.

Adaptable — Interactive course websites optimized for multiple devices including computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Affordable — Affordable tuition and available financial aid.

Supportive — A dedicated program adviser ensures support while you pursue your degree and maintain other commitments, and a cohort-based approach builds community and network for Christian business professionals.

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

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MBA Operations Management

Learn how Cedarville's online MBA Operations Management program will equip you to fill in-demand leadership and management roles in business operations.



Get answers to the most common questions prospective graduate students ask when considering an MBA program.

What Can You Do With an MBA in Operations Management Degree?

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

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

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

As part of your MBA in operations management, courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.

Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree

Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

MBA Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

MBA Cost Information

Program Start Dates — Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.

Program Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take core MBA 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.

You'll build a strong business foundation through core coursework that applies in any organizational setting:

  • Accounting for Business Executives
  • Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (may be waived with undergraduate Bible minor or approved alternative)
  • Capstone Course
  • Executive Financial Management
  • Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Legal/Ethics Course Managerial Economics
  • Management and Leadership of Organizations
  • Quantitative Course
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

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

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

You can add an MBA to many of Cedarville's popular majors by following one of our accelerated bachelor's-to-master's pathways.

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Jeffrey Haymond, PhD

Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business; Professor of Economics


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John Delano, PhD

Associate Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business; Professor of Information Technology Management


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Kelley Anderson

Graduate Enrollment Advisor for Business and Innovation

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