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Operations Management, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

The Certificate in Operations Management gives graduates specialized skills in the analysis of how businesses manage processes to improve organizational functions. Graduates learn principles of scheduling, production, inventory management, quality management, lean processing, and other activities required for efficient organizational functions.

Total Program Credits: 21

Discipline Core Requirements: 21 Credits
All prerequisites must be met.
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
or MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business 3
or Higher math course  
  MGMT 2240 Business Calculus (3.0) 3
or MATH 1100 Introduction to Calculus (or higher level calculus course)  (4.0)  
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I (3.0) 3
or MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics (4.0)  
  ECON 3340 Managerial Statistics (3.0) 3
  MGMT 3450 Operations Management (3.0) 3
  MGMT 3070 Total Quality Management (3.0) 3
  MGMT 3470 Lean Management Systems (3.0) 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 21 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a "C-" in core and specialization courses.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 6 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1050 or MATH 1090 or Higher math course
College Algebra, College Algebra for Business 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 2240 or MATH 1100  Business Calculus or Introduction to Calculus  (or higher Level calculus course) 3
MGMT 2340 or MATH 2040
Business Statistics I or Principles of Statistics 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
ECON 3340 Managerial Statistics 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 3070 Total Quality Management 3
MGMT 3470 Lean Management Systems 3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 21

Department

Name:

Finances & Economics

Location: WB 215
Telephone:

801-863-8385

Email: Lowell.Glenn@uvu.edu
Web Address: uvu.edu/woodbury/finance-economics
Chair: Lowell M. Glenn
 
 

Mission Statement

The department offers three bachelor degree programs in Economics, Finance, and Personal Financial Planning (PFP). Graduates in economics find employment in a variety of public and private institutions while many go on to graduate education in law, public policy, an MBA and other disciplines. Finance major’s move on to careers in corporate financial management, as investment managers and analysts, in banking and other careers in the finance industry.  Faculty in the department have been remarkably successful in supporting students taking the financial industry’s most sophisticated accreditation exam, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA),  first level that is available to seniors at the university level. The business world is more competitive today than in past generations. Decision makers understand the increasing importance of getting things right the first time using business models and measurement methods to make policy decisions.  

The PFP program is designed to prepare students for professional careers as fee-for-service certified financial planners. Unlike the other two degrees that offer Bachelor of Arts and Sciences as well as minors and emphases in integrated studies, the PFP program is restricted to a single bachelor degree. Students who complete the PFP degree will in many respects emulate the careers of accountants who work with individuals and organizations in the management of wealth, personal resources, and provide other professional functions. The PFP Program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards, Inc. The classes taught in the Department of Finance and Economics are designed to give students the background they need to make professional business decisions. The department also offers an online group of courses in cooperation with Dalton Education that meet the CFP® educational requirements for practicing professionals in the financial industry to sit for the accreditation examination.

Experienced faculty work with students in understanding the theory of their discipline and learning to apply that theory in the pragmatic application of those principles in financial management, economics, statistics, and operations management courses critical to their professional development.

 
 

Finance & Economics

Job Outlook

The need for economic and financial decision makers is increasing at all levels of business and government. Job demand is high, particularly in larger metropolitan areas, and the employment outlook is excellent. Those trained in finance and economics who also have competence in information analysis can enter fields such as fund management, energy, securities, securities market regulation, or government financial management. Those with foreign language capabilities may also have access to employment in international business, international finance, import/export, and securities operations. The PFP program gives graduates an opportunity to both work for themselves in the capacity of an individual planner as well as to obtain employment in other organizations as they provide needed services to clients.

Programs

As noted earlier, students interested in finance and economics may receive a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics or Finance. There are also Minors in both Economics and Finance as well as an emphasis in Integrated Studies in both the Economics and Finance disciplines. However, the PFP program only offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a variety of courses designed to prepare students to take certification exams offered by national financial planning associations.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:

  • Office: WB 257
  • Telephone: 801-863-8032


Dean:
Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

Vaughn Armstrong(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Mathematics, J.D., J. Reuben Clark College of Law, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Finance, Arizona State University.

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Rachel Bi(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Management of Information Systems, Dalian Maritime University; M.S., Personal Financial Planning; MBA, Finance; Ph.D. (ABD), Texas Tech University.

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Cenk Caliskan(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University; M.S., Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Leo Chan(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., Ph.D., Economics, University of Kansas.

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Vaughn Cox(2011)

Professional in Residence

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., M.B.A., Finance, University of Utah.

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Lukas Dean(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B..A., M.S., Finance, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Personal Finance, Texas Tech University.

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Mohammed El Saidi(2008)

Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.Sc., Applied Mathematics and Education, M.A., Applied Mathematics and Psychology, B.Sc., Pure Mathematics, The University of Tanta; M.Sc., Mathematical Statistics, University of Iowa; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Memphis; Management Development Program Certificate, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.

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Lowell Glenn(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Public Administration/Political Science, M.B.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Economics, The George Washington University.

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Mohsen Hamidi(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., M.S., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran; Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Dakota State University.

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Amir Kia(2006)

Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



M.A., Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, University of Ottawa; Ph.D., Economics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

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Ryan Law(2015)

Professional In Residence

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Family & Consumer Sciences, Utah State University; M.S., Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University.

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Gary Mercado(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Production Engineering, Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia; M.B.A., McNeese State University; M.S., Ph.D. (ABD), Applied Statistics, University of Alabama.

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Jenny Nehring(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, B.S., Secondary Mathematics, Utah Valley University; M.A., Mathematics Education, Western Governors University.

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Laura Ricaldi(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.B.A., Business Administration, M.B.A, General Business, Ph.D. (ABD), Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University.

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Andre Rossi De Oliveira(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., M.A., Economics, University of Brasilia; M.Sc., Mathematics, Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Abdus Samad(2002)

Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.A. (Honors) Econ, M.A. Econ, Rajshai University, Bangladesh; M.A., Economics, Lakehead University, Canada; Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Hyrum Smith(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Accounting, Utah State University; M.B.A., Business, University of Utah; Ph.D., Personal Financial Planning, Texas Tech University.

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Maritza Sotomayor(2009)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.A., Economics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru; M.A., Economics, Centro de Investigation y Docencia Economicas; Ph.D., Applied Economics, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.

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Scott Stratton(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Information Systems, Business Administration, University of Utah; M.S., Personal Finance, J.D., Texas Tech University.

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Xu (Kiera) Sun(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.A., Finance, Henan University of Economics & Law; M.B.A., Ph.D., (ABD), Finance, The University of Texas - Pan American.

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Cary Wasden(2015)

Visiting Professor

Department: Finance & Economics
Faculty



B.S., Zoology, M.P.A., Business Development, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. ( ABD), International Finance & Economics, Ohio State University.

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