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Operations Management Courses

Take free online courses in operations management and gain the skills you need to advance your career.

What is Operations Management?

Operations is the area of business management concerned with the production of goods and services. The goal of operations management is to continually improve the systems of production to ensure the most efficient and effective output. Included in operations management is everything involved in turning raw materials into deliverable product or service. This can include designing manufacturing systems, employee training, facilities planning, supply chain management, inventory management, product design, quality control and much more.

Online Operations Management Courses and Programs

Operations management is a key function of every business that delivers a product or service. It is key to improving productivity, maintaining high quality, reducing costs and staying competitive in the global marketplace. The Operations Management online course from the Indian Institute of Management is a 6-week, self-paced program designed to introduce you to key operations management responsibilities such as capacity planning, quality control, production design and supply chain management. Learn about the concept of Lean Management and apply it to a business situation and understand how to use OM tools and techniques to analyze quality problems. This introductory OM course will give you the skills to estimate, analyze and configure key elements of operations management.

Go further in your studies with a MicroMasters program. The Supply Chain Management program from MIT is a 5-course, advanced study of supply chain design, analytics, systems and technology, key elements of operations management. To gain advanced knowledge of business management, enroll in the Business Management MicroMasters program from IIMB. This will take your learning beyond OM to other areas of the business management discipline.

Jobs in Operations Management

With operations as the key role in delivering the product or service of every business, you can understand why there are thousands of job openings available. Operations expertise are in extremely high demand around the world. A search of Indeed.com resulted in over 7,000 full-time open job positions for Operations Managers and over 1,400 for Operations Analysts, and that is just in the United States. Worldwide, the demand is huge. As an operations expert you can work in consulting, IT, strategy, business development and many other areas.

Explore a Career in Operations Management

Operations managers are producers. If you’re a person that thrives on productivity, then a career as an operations manager may be perfect for you. Enroll in an introductory online course in operations management or sign up for the supply chain management program and get started on a path to an exciting, in-demand new career.