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MBA Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration

Gain a Global Business Perspective with an MBA Operations Concentration

AACSB Accredited | Online Coursework

With the operations and supply chain management MBA concentration, you will graduate understanding the complexity and interdependence of functions within an organization and the global supply network.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Industry-leading career support that includes individual career coaching, personal branding expert and lifelong career support.
  • Ohio University's business degrees are built for working professionals.
  • OHIO is the largest conferrer of MBAs in the state.
  • We have 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

Prepare to Impact Your Organization with an Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration

In our online and hybrid MBAs with an operations and supply chain management concentration, you'll gain an understanding of how to continuously improve quality levels, decrease costs and reduce risks in an organization. You'll graduate with a global mindset that allows you to be a more effective manager, a systems thinker and a problem solver. Our master's-level coursework is taught by experts in the operations field who bring their experiences to the classroom.

As an OHIO MBA student, you may also qualify for a 15% OHIO Online Incentive Scholarship – contact our enrollment team for more information.

Student Testimonial

"I have really enjoyed the classes that are specific to my concentration, Supply Chain and Operations Management, as they have provided me with tools that directly help me with my day job. Overall, the classes teach a mindset on how to organize projects and give you problem-solving tools to overcome roadblocks. The in-class material provided in these classes has directly helped me with projects I am working on at my job."
 – Patrick Gagnon, Professional MBA, Class of 2024

Patrick Gagnon


3 Concentration Courses | 9 Concentration Credits
Our operations and supply chain management concentration covers the in-depth knowledge you need to improve processes across organizations and on a global scale.

  • MGT 5021 Management of Lean Six Sigma Programs (3 credits)

    Organizations are under increasing pressure to be better, faster, and cheaper. This pressure has driven many organizations to adopt process improvement methodologies, like Lean Six Sigma, to increase quality and decrease costs. This course is designed to equip students with the foundation of theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to manage Lean Six Sigma programs. The course integrates basic learning (through readings and lectures) with real-world examples. After completing this course, students should understand how to effectively manage and navigate a process improvement program.

  • MGT 5023 Supply Chain Risk Management (3 credits)

    Properly addressing risks and facing possible disruptions are of primary importance to supply chain management. With the wake of high consequence disruptive events, risk identification and disruption response activities have become ever more critical. The objective of the course is to provide an overview of key supply chain risk areas, particularly with the proliferation of outsourcing, use of information technology and global logistics. Equally important is how companies are managing the preparation, mitigation and response strategies to major disruptive events. Topics covered include science of catastrophes, vulnerability and threat assessments, resources and capabilities identification/integration, basic crisis management, contingency planning, disaster recovery and business continuity in supply chain settings.

  • MGT 5025 Supply Chain Project Management (3 credits)

    Projects are major undertakings that have a defined lifetime and a specific outcome, undertaken with limited resources. As such, they require a unique approach to management and administration, and it is important to understand and appreciate the techniques and concepts used for successful project management in business organizations. Strategically managing projects combines technical skills with behavioral approaches as well. This course covers issues related to successful project management in business organizations and provides an opportunity for students to learn and apply tools and concepts of project management. This course guides students through the fundamental project management tools and managerial behavior skills necessary to successfully launch, lead and realize benefits from projects.

Career Outlook

Business and financial operations occupations are expected to grow 8% between 2020 and 2030, resulting in 750,800 new jobs. Operations and supply chain management professionals work in industries across the globe in diverse roles.

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  • Operations Manager


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  • Top Executive


    per year4

Answers to Common Questions

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Are the MBA programs accredited?

Yes. The College of Business at OHIO is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Does the MBA program offer concentrations?

The PMBA and the Online MBA feature nine concentrations, including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, Executive Management, Finance, Health Care, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership.

Does the online MBA program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online and Professional MBA students are required to attend this event at least once.

Does Ohio University offer virtual open houses?

You can learn more about OHIO’s Professional MBA from the comfort of your home. Our Virtual Information Sessions are hosted online via Microsoft Teams. You can register here for any and all upcoming PMBA Information Sessions that interest you.

Can't attend an information session? Call us at 740-593-2053 any time, or schedule an appointment with us.


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