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Operations Management - B.B.A.

Admission to the program is temporarily suspended and will resume by fall 2012 contingent on university approval procedures.

COLLEGE: College of Business Administration
DEPARTMENT: Department of Management and Information Systems
Room A432, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2750


DESCRIPTION: The Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations Management focuses on the management of processes that create and deliver goods and/or services. Operations management is a core functional area of all organizations. The operations function is responsible for insuring that the organization produces goods and services that meet the quality expectations of the customer. In operations a systems approach is adopted in which the production of goods and services to satisfy customer demand is integrated with the financial and marketing plans of the organization. Service organizations such as hospitals, banks and retailer stores as well as manufacturing firms such as automobile and computer manufacturers draw heavily on operations management to insure continuous improvement of overall company performance and capability. As an operations management major your courses will provide you with a balanced mix of computer-based analytical tools, management training and problem solving skills so that you can make an immediate impact on improving how a manufacturing or service organization operates.

Combined Baccalaureate/Master's Program in the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management: Students must have earned 90 semesters hours to apply for the Combine Baccalaureate/Master's Program in the College of Business Administration. In addition, they must meet the GPA requirement of 3.30 after 90 semester hours
Graduates with an operations management degree enjoy a wide range of career opportunities. These opportunities include supply chain analyst, materials manager, forecasting analyst, production planner, purchasing and logistics analyst, operations manager and quality assurance analyst.  Given the emphasis on global business practices, all organizations can benefit by the skill base that an operations management graduate has to offer hence there is a high demand in industry for operations management graduates.  Positions offered to recent graduates include materials analyst at Diebold Incorporated, inventory control analyst at the Cleveland Clinic, and operations analyst at Precision Supply. Check the Internet and you will see that the average starting salary for an operations management graduate is in the $45,000 - $55,000 range.

General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

Transfer Student: A cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 (2.25 for economics) is required for admission into the College of Business Administration. Students who have previously attended Kent State must also have a minimum 2.50 GPA (2.25 for economics) in their former Kent State coursework.


Minimum 121 total credit hours  and  39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.50 GPA overall and 2.50 GPA in major required for graduation. Minimum C (2.00) grade in COMM 15000, ENG 21011 and MATH 11010 (or placement out of MATH 11010), MIS 34060.


There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

ACCREDITATION: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, The

Collegiate Business Association; Construction Management Student Chapter; Delta Sigma Pi; Management and Information System Association (MISA); Net Impact Kent State University

Master of Business Administration: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing