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Master of Science in Operations Management

Mission Statement

The Rhode Island College Master of Science in Operations Management program is designed to provide knowledge and skills that can be applied at the strategic and operational levels of both for-profit and not-for- profit organizations. The program focuses on managing those processes that produce and distribute goods and services and in effectively leading and shaping the workplace in which those processes are carried out. Practitioners who seek applied, functional knowledge and skills will benefit from this program in Operations Management. This program will begin in fall 2017 and applications will be accepted in Spring 2017.

Admission Requirements*

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  4. Three academic or professional letters of recommendation addressing the student’s potential to succeed in a graduate program.
  5. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). NOTE: Candidates with a degree in Business from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island with a 3.0 GPA in the major will exempt the applicant from the GMAT/GRE requirement.

Learning Objectives

This graduate program prepares students for operations management related careers and meets the needs of current practitioners. An introductory course presents an advanced synthesis of operations management concepts and techniques from a strategic perspective.  Core courses develop knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, change and project management, and analytical methods. Interpersonal collaboration is also advanced throughout the curriculum. Restricted electives develop knowledge in specific content areas such as health care administration operations OR information technology operations, logistics, and supply chain management.  The capstone to the program is an applied project. 

Master of Science in Operations Management Program Plan of Study

Introductory Courses 3 credits
Core Skills 18 credits
Capstone Project 3 credits
Restrictive electives 9 credits
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Total 33 credits

Introductory Course - 3 credits

  • MGT 455 Strategic Operations Management (3 cr.)
    This course is prerequisite to M525, M530, M535

Core Skills - 18 credits

  • MGT 510 Managing Productivity (3 cr.)
  • MGT 515 Leading Change and Innovation (3 cr.)
  • MGT 520 Developing High-Performance Teams (3 cr.)
  • MGT 525 Managing Continuous Quality and Process Improvement (3 cr.)
  • MGT 530 Data Analytics (3 cr.)
  • MGT 535 Project Management (3 cr.)

Project - 3 credits

  • MGT 590 Directed Research Seminar (3 cr.)

Restricted Electives - 9 credits

Three courses from the content areas listed below in any combination

Health Care Administration Operations

  • HCA 501 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System (3 cr.)
  • HCA 537 Performance Improvement in Healthcare (3 cr.)
  • HCA 547 Transformational Leadership in Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)

Information Technology, Operations Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

  • ACCT 510 Advanced AIS: Systems Modeling (3 cr.)
  • CIS 535 Data Management (3 cr.)
  • CIS 543 Decision Support Systems (3 cr.)

For additional information please contact:

Maureen Iantuono
Information Services Technician I
miantuono@ric.edu
(401) 456-6367
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Page last updated: October 04, 2017