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Operations Management On Ground Weekdays

Bachelor of Science in Business

Managing and directing all forms of activities is crucial in organizations. Operations Management is concerned with the design of efficient and productive processes by looking at how resources are distributed, inventory is managed, projects are scheduled, customer service standards are followed, and ensuring quality is maintained—contributing to the successful bottom line of an organization.

The focus of the program is: 

  • Understanding project and quality management, supply chain management, operations planning and scheduling, and service operations
  • Knowing such computer-based tools as spreadsheets, project management software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Possessing good analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to have on overview of the entire organization or process

Operations Management professionals are employed in a variety of industries including airlines, federal agencies, banks, health facilities, retailers, manufacturers, logistics companies, and consulting agencies.

Accelerated Degree Options:

  • 3-Year Bachelor's Degree. Students with a record of strong academic achievement and a desire to fast track their education are encouraged to apply to the accelerated degree program. The program allows students to earn their degree in three years of year-round study, enabling them to save on tuition costs and enter the workforce sooner. Click here to learn more. 
  • 3+1 Bachelor's to Master's Degree. Bay Path offers a fantastic opportunity to continue on to one of our many graduate degree programs. Known as our 3 +1 program, you can earn your bachelor's and master's degree in four years. Click here to learn more. 

Internship and Employment Outcomes: 

  • Phoenix Charter Academy
  • Hoppe Technologies

Course Requirements

Code Course Name Credits
Arts Elective 3

Financial Literacy 1

Global Electives 6

Physical Fitness 1

Science with Lab 4

Citizenship Electives 6

ACC100 Intro to Financial Accounting 3

This courses objective is to develop the ability to read, interpret, identify the differences and the relationships between the primary financial statements. This objective is met not only by analyzing the effect of business transactions on financial statements and financial ratios but also by recording essential transactions, measuring the amounts of assets, liabilities, owners equities, revenues, and expenses, and preparing the primary financial statements. This course also explains the difference between the cash and accrual bases of income measurement, the use of t-account analysis in determining important measures of business activity, and how the time value of money affects the measurement of liabilities. This emphasis on financial statements is facilitated by a semester-long study of the content of corporate annual reports culminating in a comprehensive annual report project. Prerequisite: sophomore status with the exception of highly qualified first-year accounting majors. Offered in the Fall semester.

ACC101 Intro to Managerial Accounting 3

ACC 101 (3 credits) Introduction to Managerial Accounting The primary objective of this course is to explore how accounting information is used to help managers make decisions with an emphasis on their planning and control activities. This objective is accomplished by exploring the terms that are used to classify costs, key business cost behavior patterns, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, raw materials and direct labor variance analysis, short-run decision making using relevant costs, and performance evaluation. Students are also introduced to how product costs are determined in manufacturing, merchandising, and service businesses. Prerequisite: ACC 100

ACC302 Cost Accounting 3

The primary objective of this course is to provide a more advanced treatment of the topics introduced in ACC101 (Introduction to Managerial Accounting), an expanded treatment of product costing including process costing and activity-based costing, and such new topics as regression analysis, variable costing, target costing, cost allocation for joint products and by-products, and capital budgeting. Students must complete a case analysis project. Prerequisite: ACC 200 and Junior Status Offered in the fall semester

BUS120 Business in Society 3

This course provides the 21st Century foundation for business students who will need newly shaped perspectives, solid research and communication skills, positive ethical spirit, and new technological resources to work and make decisions in global economy. Through experimental learning, reflective observations, active conceptualization, hands-on research projects and multiple field trips, students learn the basics of business, the process of innovation and the role that business plays in society. Students are encouraged to develop their own innovative capacities, whether they want to start up a business of their own, augment the capabilities of a small business, step up to the myriad of non-profit challenges, or excel in corporate America. Students learn how to think systematically as business professionals, innovators and/or entrepreneurs. By first exploring the economics of business, in this country and beyond, students begin to recognize that all businesses are subject to ongoing trends, discoveries and breakthroughs that must be accommodated. Some represent threats; others opportunities. None can be ignored. Learning that the form of a business should follow the functions it must provide, students discover the range of options available to them as they contemplate career paths that may be of interest to them. Finally, students are provided with insight into each of the areas of functional expertise found in all organizations; i.e., finance and accounting, marketing and sales, customer support, operations, logistics, et. al. This course was formerly known as Innovations in Business. BUS 120 is the prerequisite for all business courses. Offered in the fall semester

BUS226 Principles of Marketing 3

A survey of the marketing structure for the creation, research, and distribution of goods and services for all types of corporations is examined. Specifically, the fundamentals of the marketing mix: product development, promotion activities, price objectives and placement of goods or services will be explored. Students will also examine how communication, distribution, and exchange activities affect consumer behaviors. Offered in the spring semester

BUS235 Dynamics of Management 3

This course is an introduction to the basic functions and theories of management in the context of a dynamic environment. Emphasis is on the role of managers in making organizations effective and efficient, in part through developing an understanding of how to assess and capitalize on the changing internal and external environments, but most of all how to deal with the complexities of human behavior in the context of organizational management. Offered in the fall semester

BUS300 Organization Development and Change 3

Organizations are made up of human beings with frequently different agendas. How can an organization reach its goals if policies and procedures dont keep people in line? This course studies human behavior in organizations with respect to enhancing individual and organizational effectiveness. The emphasis is on the application of behavioral science research in such areas as leadership, individual teamwork, work teams, motivation, communication, conflict resolution, decision-making, and organizational change. Experiential exercises and a team project help connect theory and practice. Prerequisite: BUS 235

BUS308 Communicating in Business 3

This course builds a bridge from students general education to the work they do in the field of business. With the aim of preparing students for both professional life and graduate work, this writing-intensive course introduces disciplinary strategies for preparing routine business correspondence, for investigating provocative issues, and for communicating to others about them. In this way, the course offers students time to learn and to practice more advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening; in using appropriate software support in presentations; and in mastering information literacy in the field of business. The course emphasizes fundamental principles of communication with time-on-task and real world, discipline-specific models for communication tasks. Prerequisites: ENG 114, ENG 122, and ENG 124

BUS327 Financial Management 3

In this course students will learn the concepts, tools, and the analytical techniques that are essential in conducting financial analysis. The course is targeted to teach students financial analysis and its linkage to business performance. The course will cover one of financial ratios to identify potential risks and opportunities, analyzing financial performance of a company, conducting financial forecast, time value of money, cost of capital and return on investments. Prerequisite: MAT112, ECO212, ACC101, Basic use of Excel Offered in the fall semester

BUS334 Operations Management 3

The operational management skills you need to run a hospital are the same that you need to run a hotel, retail store, manufacturing facility or nonprofit organization. In this course you will learn skills that are transferable to various industries which will help you to improve productivity, increase responsiveness, provide more choice to the customer, and deliver higher quality standards. In short, you will learn how to analyze business processes and learn how to improve them.

BUS337 Quality Management 3

The 21st Century belongs to those who can think and act based on sound business intelligence. Employers are seeking individuals that have the skills and techniques to problem solve and develop creative solutions based on data and sound analytical tools and techniques. The Quality Management course will provide you with a good understanding of basic quality tools such as: cause and effect diagrams, check lists, Pareto Charts, SWOT analysis, brainstorming techniques and the 5 Y’s technique. In addition, students will learn about the leadership skills needed for effective implementation of change management projects.

BUS339 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 3

Enterprise Resource Planning Organizations consider ERP systems as vital operational tools because these integrated suite of software modules support and connect the basic internal business processes of a company. ERP systems gives a company an integrated real-time look at its core business processes such as production, order processing, and inventory management. Along with a common database information flows between all internal business functions, which allows the ability to track business resources such as raw materials, production capacity, and cash flow. This course allows students to understand the value of ERP systems for real-time data analysis, day-to-day operational decision making and long-term strategic planning.

BUS491 Capstone: Strategic Management and Policy 3

This course is all about connecting the dots, linking various functions of business and understanding the interdependency between marketing, sales, advertising, operations/supply chain and other business functions. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to integrate the lessons learned in previous business, accounting, finance, international business and management courses through the use of case studies analyzed from the general managers point of view. Students will also learn the importance of score card and metrics that are essential for running a business. Prerequisite: ECO212, BUS327 Offered in the fall semester

BUS499 Business Internship 6

(This course is graded Pass/Fail.) Senior business students gain work experience in multi-varied business organizations, i.e., insurance, manufacturing, banking, advertising, personnel, marketing, international trade, etc. Students obtain on-the-job training supervised by both professional managers and college faculty. Prerequisites: A minimum cgpa of 2.0, senior status, and approval of department chair

COM130 Tech Tools for the Professions 3

COM 130 (3 credits) Tech Tools for the Professions. This course provides the student with a hands-on exercise-oriented approach to learning. Understanding file management and functions of the operating system, developing a thorough knowledge of Excel, and acquiring database management skills will be covered. Students will be provided with practical examples that demonstrate the computer as a useful tool for presenting business data and solving problems. Topics will include creating professional-looking worksheets; using templates; building formulas and functions; creating and modifying charts, including pivot tables; working with Excel lists; managing multiple worksheets and workbooks; developing customized applications with macros and visual basic; utilizing financial functions, goal seeking, and what-if assumptions. Students will also design, create, and modify databases, run queries; and produce reports.

ECO211 Macroeconomics 3

This course examines the elementary principles of economics involving individual and social choice, economic analysis, supply, demand, the market and the price mechanism. Major concentration is on macroeconomic principles relative to money, the banking system, national income analysis, inflation, unemployment and the dilemma of stabilization, competing theories in contemporary times and world trade, development issues and alternatives, and evolving economic systems. Offered in the fall semester

ECO212 Microeconomics 3

Microeconomics studies theories of specialization, trade, income distribution and consumer choice; the theory of the firm; real-world market analysis; the problems of modern society; and the overview of evolutionary growth and change in the American economy.

ENG114 Critical Reading & Response 3

This course introduces the integration of communication skills essential for effective reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college level. In this writing intensive course, students develop composition skills to produce collegiate-level papers modeling rhetorical modes and thematic content in addition to strategies for reading complex texts; presentation skills for personal introductions, verbal summaries of readings and response writings, and peer review of papers; and basic technological skills for word processing, e-mail, and introductory-level online research.

ENG124 Research & Writing in the Disciplines 3

In this course students will apply the practices for effective reading and writing introduced in ENG 114 to the distinctive language and forms of various disciplines. This course lays the foundation for academic and professional research and stresses the use of appropriate and effective information sources. Readings for a variety of academic audiences will provide students with strategies to communicate in the sciences, business and technology, psychology, liberal studies, and the social sciences. Research and documentation skills appropriate to the disciplines are stressed. In addition to leading students through the research process from start to finish, this course will examine the many ramifications of academic honesty. Prerequisite: ENG 114

ENG134 Literary Genres 3

Selected readings in fiction, poetry, and drama introduce the student to literary types and techniques. These readings provide a basis for collegiate-level discussion, analysis, and the development of critical judgment. Building on the communications and research skills from earlier courses in the sequence, this course emphasizes continued practice in writing, and students complete a documented research paper using primary and secondary sources as one of the course writing assignments. Discussions and oral presentations based on assigned literature support the overall goal of the sequence: to enhance the advancement of the students, first academically and then professionally. Prerequisite: ENG 114

LAW220 Business Law 3

This course studies the legal environment of business, including an examination of the format and characteristics of corporations, partnerships, and agency law. The law of contracts is studied in detail. Prerequisite: LAW 103

MAT112 Applied College Mathematics 3

This course is designed for diverse students to acquire a solid foundation in non-calculus mathematics. It uses practical mathematics to develop problem solving and analytical skills. Topics include linear equations, linear inequalities, matrix and its application, linear programming, and the simplex method. Prerequisite: MAT 104 or appropriate placement test score

MAT120 Statistics 3

This is an introduction to the basic descriptive and inferential statistics for students from all disciplines. It emphasizes the development of statistical literacy and the use of computer for analyzing data. Topics include principles of experimental design; graphical and numerical methods for summarizing, describing, exploring and analyzing data; binomial and normal probability distributions; point and interval estimates for means and proportions; hypothesis testing; and correlation and regression. Offered both semesters

WEL100 Women as Empowered Learners & Leaders 3

Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders is an interdisciplinary course, designed to give all students entering Bay Path University a common experience and foundation for their education. This course is an introduction to the University, to academic study, and to various approaches to thinking about personal potential, to understand the process of becoming a learner, and a leader, and composing a life, to appreciate beauty, and work actively toward establishing community and justice in the context of being a woman at the beginning of the 21st century.

WEL310 Strategies for Career and Personal Growth 1

(This course is graded Pass/Fail.) In their junior year before the opening of the spring semester, baccalaureate degree students will be offered a special opportunity to learn up-to-date information about the current work world in an intensive two-and-a-half-day workshop format. Students will meet successful professionals who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of their respective fields and help students prepare for interviews as well as learn how to navigate the early stages of their new careers.

WEL400 WELL in Practice 3

By WEL400, you will be ready to blend all the skills you have learned during the WELL program—leadership, critical thinking, research, writing, analysis, and public presentation—with a community service project. Empathy, respect, and tolerance are the core human values that are stressed. It’s what every good leader needs to confidently show the way.