Operations Management

This major offers a strong managerial and technical education that focuses on advanced knowledge about best practices, current technologies, tools and their applications, and leadership.

The graduate can anticipate entering fields such as manufacturing planning and control, supply chain management, service management, project management, process management and quality management. Students have the option to specialize in three areas - supply chain, project management or lean and quality specialization.


This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Logistics Manager

  • My future career:

    Operations Manager

  • My future career:

    Operations Analyst

  • My future career:

    Quality Control Analyst

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
    • For More Information**

    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Industrial Production Manager
    • Packaging Technologist
    • Purchasing Representative
    • Safety Engineer