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Operations and Supply Management program

Operations and Supply Management

Purpose, Process and People

Are you interested in fulfilling an organization’s purpose and improving existing processes where everyone’s skill sets are effectively utilized? If so, then the Operations and Supply Management program is a perfect fit for you.

Here you will learn to solve tough problems, design processes, and make decisions about how products and services are developed, manufactured, sold and delivered to the customer—meaning you will be at the core of nearly every facet of an organization. You will develop an expertise in lean systems, logistics, cost management, and the methods for accurately measuring the impact of your efforts through practical, experiential projects with industry partners.

As an operations management graduate, you will be an innovative business problem-solver capable of reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and streamlining processes. As a result, you will find the doors open to a career in nearly any industry.

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Program Details

  •  Admission Requirements

    New Student Admission Requirements

    SAT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Two of the Three Criteria:
      • 1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
      • 2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
      • 3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher. 
    ACT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Two of the Three Criteria:
      • 1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
      • 2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
      • 3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

    Transfer Student Admission Requirements

    • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
    • GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more.
    • Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
    • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
    • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.
  •  Degrees
  •  Faculty and Staff

    Lori Armstrong

    Academic Advisor

    Lisa Eshbach, PhD

    Professor

    Steve Lyman

    Professor

    David Marion, PhD

    Professor

  •  Key Courses
    • Lean Logistics and Supply Management
    • Lean Culture and Skills Development
    • Management Metrics and Decision Making
    • Cost Management for Lean Systems
    • Lean Service Enterprise and Leadership

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Career Opportunities

With your degree in Operations and Supply Management, you will be ready to take on a wide variety of roles, including:

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

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