Earning Your MBA in Operations Management at Regis

Regis University’s MBA degree with a specialization in Operations Management provides students with a solid understanding of how today’s businesses can make their operations more efficient.
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MBA in Operations Management

Operations Management Degree Overview

The on-campus and online MBA in Operations Management degree emphasizes the fundamentals of product creation, development, production and distribution, as well as quality control, logistics and analysis of the production process. The MBA in Operations Management specialization curriculum teaches practical, real-world skills that can be applied in a variety of influential careers in operations across a wide range of vertical markets. Both on-campus and online operations management courses are offered at Regis.

As an MBA student specializing in Operations Management, you will acquire knowledge and skills needed to manage value-adding production of goods and services in order to optimize your organization's performance, learn successful business strategies for quality management and continuous improvement of operations, develop managerial expertise through applications-oriented instruction and enhance your self-confidence to become an influential business leader, opening doors to maximizing your earning potential and achievement.

Potential Careers for Graduates With an MBA in Operations Management

  • General Operations Manager
  • Operations Management Engineer
  • COO (Chief Operation Officer)
  • Product Development Director
  • Production Supervisor
  • Manufacturing Director
  • Plant Manager
  • Service Operation Manager

Total Operations Management Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

  • Core requirements: 18 credit hours
  • Specialization requirements: 6 credit hours
  • Specialization electives: 9 credit hours
  • General electives: 3 credit hours (one course selected from the remaining MBA 600-level courses)

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)
MBAX 600 Sustainability and the Context of Business in the 21st Century or MBAC 603 Decision Points in Marketing and Operations
MBAC 600 The Economics of Management
MBAC 601 Ethical and Legal Environment of Business
MBAC 602 Developing Effective Organizations
MBAC 604 Financial Governance, Planning and Control
Specialization Requirements (6 credit hours)
MBAO 602 Operations Management
MBAO 611  Innovations in Business 
Specialization Electives (9 credit hours)
9 credit hours (3 classes) selected from the following:
MBAO 603 Leading Projects in Contemporary Organizations
MBAO 615 Management of Project Performance
MBAO 617 Product Management 
MBAO 619 Emerging Technologies
MBAO 622 Sustainable Operations
MBAO 623 Supply Chain Management 

General Electives (3 credit hours)

600-level MBA

Take 1 class (3 credit hours) from any 600-level course selected from the MBA program

Capstone Requirement (3 credit hours)
MBAX 695 Business Platforms: A Model for the 21st Century
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 36 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking an MBA in Operations Management degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Official GMAT score which includes a minimum 3.5 official score on the Analytical Writing portion of the exam OR one admission essay approximately 1,500 words long.
  • Current resume
  • Two online recommendations from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential. The application system will automatically send an email with a link and instructions on how to submit recommendations directly to Regis.
  • Faculty interview
  • Students without a business undergraduate degree will have two options to complete the accounting and finance prerequisites. Learn more about the MBA prerequisites here.
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • The course work of returning students (whose degree plans have expired) and/or transfer students must have been completed less than 10 years prior to the current admission into the degree program in order to be applied toward degree requirements.
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Students who are otherwise accepted into the MBA program but who earned a GPA of less than 2.5 from the institution granting their bachelor's degree will be accepted provisionally and must complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes. This requirement can be waived at the time of the student's interview only if the student has demonstrated professional experience that has clearly provided ample opportunity for the student to improve in her or his written communication skills.

Students who earned a GPA of 2.5 or greater from the institution granting their bachelor's degree but whose essay demonstrates less than graduate level writing, may also be accepted provisionally and be required to complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W2 2014 June 30, 2014 June 16, 2014
Fall 8W1 2014 August 25, 2014 August 11, 2014
Fall 8W2 2014 October 20, 2014 October 6, 2014
Spring 8W1 2015 January 5, 2015 December 22, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $28,155 36 $780 $75
Online $28,155 36 $780 $75

Directed study for the 2014-2015 academic year costs $780 per credit hour.

2013-2014 Academic Year Tuition: Through Summer 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $29,235 36 $810 $75
Online $29,235 36 $810 $75

Directed study for the 2013-2014 academic year costs $810 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.