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Operations Management

What is Operations Management?
 

An Information Systems/Operations Management major takes courses in statistics, management science, production/operations management, and information systems. This unique mix of education combines quantitative methods and analytical approaches to solving problems in all area of business utilizing current technology. Students can focus on either production/operations management or information systems. 

IS/OM graduates with a concentration in information systems have been successful in entry-level jobs such as systems analysts, information systems application developers, software testing, and end-user support. IS/OM graduates with a concentration in production/operations management have been successful in entry-level jobs associated with scheduling/planning, quality control, purchasing/inventory control, and materials management. 

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of current job titles of former Information Systems & Operations Management majors. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider. 

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree. 
 

Related Career Titles
ActuaryAnalyst/ProgrammerApplications Programmer
AuditorCommunications SpecialistComputer Aided Software
Engineering SpecialistComputer Security AnalystComputer Systems Hardware Analyst
ConsultantCQI Production ManagerData Communications Analyst
Data Security AnalystDatabase Manager/AdministratorDistribution Manager
End-User Computing ManagerEnd-User TechnicianFinancial Planner
Information Systems Application DeveloperRisk and Insurance SpecialistStatistician
Systems IntegratorTechnical Sales RepresentativeUnderwriter
Information Systems DeveloperInformation Systems ManagerInformation Technology Manager
Internet DeveloperInternet Marketing AnalystInventory Control Specialist
Inventory ManagerInvestment AnalystLAN Manager
Logistics ManagerManagement AnalystManager/Supervisor
Market Research AnalystMaterials ControllerMaterials Manager
Medical Systems DesignerMicrocomputer/Workstation ManagerMortgage Researcher
Software Support TechnicianSystems AdministratorSystems Programmer
Technology ConsultantUrban PlannerNetwork Administrator/Manager
On-Line Services ManagerOperating Systems ProgrammerOperations Manager
Operations ResearcherPC Support SpecialistPlant Manager
Product Development ManagerProduct Forecaster/EstimatorProduction Line Manager
Production Scheduler/PlannerProgrammer - Engineering & ScientificPurchasing Agent/Manager
Quality Assurance AnalystQuality Control SpecialistRecords Management Analyst
Relocation AnalystRisk AnalystSoftware Tester
Systems AnalystSystems Technical ManagerTelecommunications Manager
Web Master  
Related Major Skills
Reading comprehensionMath & science skills
Different learning strategiesResearch
Design systemsOral & Written communication skills
Understanding of computer programsActive listening skills
Critical thinkingGiving advice on business or research
Ability to prepare technical reportsWork independently and on a team
Active learnerInvestigating data to solve problems

Job & Internship Search Links

Tech-Centric: https://www.broadbean.com/job-boards/show/id/3510/tech-centric.net.html

Brass Ring: http://www.brassring.com 

JobWeb: http://www.jobweb.com 

DICE- Job Site for Technology Careers: http://www.dice.com 

Automation Federation: http://www.isa.org/Content/NavigationMenu/General_Information/Careers/Careers.htm

IE3 Global Internships: http://ie3global.ous.edu/