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About the M.B.A. in Operations Management Concentration

Why Study Operations Management at Cedarville?

Are you ready to make the next step in your career? Do you want to lead well and help your organization succeed? Have you been looking for an operation management graduate program that will take you to the next level? An operations management M.B.A. from Cedarville University can take you where you want to go!

As part of Cedarville’s School of Business fully online Master of Business Administration program, your  M.B.A. in operations management concentration coursework will meet 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. 

As with all our M.B.A. 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

Cedarville also offers an online 12-hour Graduate Certificate in Operations Management, which is open to anyone with a bachelor's or master's degree.

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions prospective graduate students have when considering an M.B.A. program.

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Apply now and start your M.B.A. in May, July, or August, and you will be eligible for a $1,000 achievement scholarship! Enjoy academic excellence and practical coursework at an affordable price.

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Program Overview

M.B.A. in Operations Management Program Highlights

Biblical — Biblical worldview and practical application in each course.

Excellence — The M.B.A. 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 — Dedicated program adviser ensures support while you pursue your degree and maintain other commitments, and cohort-based approach builds community and network for Christian business professionals.

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

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What Can You Do With an M.B.A. in Operations Management Degree?

With an M.B.A. 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 M.B.A. 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.

M.B.A. 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.

M.B.A. 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 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.

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 M.B.A. to many of Cedarville's popular majors by using one of our bachelor's-to-master's accelerated completion plans.

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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Dean, School of Business Administration; Professor of Economics

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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Business Administration - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management

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Amy Ervin

Graduate Enrollment Advisor

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