Career Profiles: Operations Management

CSULB Department of Management and Human Resources Management

The objective of the operations management curriculum is to prepare students for entry-level and advanced positions in goods-producing and service-oriented industries. Emphasis is placed on the systems approach which stresses concepts, techniques and policies essential for the economical and effective design, operations and control of manpower, facilities, materials, capital and informational inputs of organizations. Students are introduced to productivity tools such as Total Quality Control, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Just-In-Time Techniques, Simulation and Animation of Production operations, Optimized Production Techniques, Kanban Systems, Japanese Productivity Techniques and Decision Support Systems.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Buyer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Expediter
  • Industrial Buyer
  • Inventory Control Clerk
  • Materials Manager
  • Operations Auditor
  • Planner
  • Plant Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Assurance Clerk
  • Traffic Manager

Where Employed:

  • Aerospace companies
  • Agricultural industry
  • Banks
  • Colleges and universities
  • Computer industry
  • Electrical manufacturers
  • Government agencies
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Insurance companies
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Petroleum industry
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale/retail merchandisers

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