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Operations Management, Certificate of Proficiency


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
  MATH 1050 College Algebra QL (4.0)  
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries QL (5.0)  
or MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business QL 3
or Higher math course  
  MGMT 2240 Business Calculus 3
or MATH 1100 Survey of Calculus QL (4.0)  
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I  3
or STAT 2040 Principles of Statistics QL (4.0)  
  MGMT 3345 Business Statistics II 3
  MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
  MGMT 3070 Total Quality Management 3
  MGMT 3470 Lean Management Systems 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.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090
College Algebra QL or College Algebra with Preliminaries QL or College Algebra for Business QL 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 2240 or MATH 1100  Business Calculus or Survey of Calculus QL 3
MGMT 2340 or STAT 2040
Business Statistics I or Principles of Statistics QL 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
MGMT 3345 Business Statistics II 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


Strategic Management and Operations

The Strategic Management department is in the Woodbury School of Business. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Strategic Management department, visit their website.

Strategic Management department

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Graduates will have a functional and integrated knowledge of basic general business concepts and disciplines.
  2. Graduates will be able to effectively express their knowledge and ideas appropriately in written form.
  3. Students will be able to understand and demonstrative an understanding of quantitative literacy.
  4. Students will acquire oral communication skills required in the business world today to be successful.
  5. Students will use analytical thinking as a linear and focused process, with one thought following the other in a streamlike formation. They will use critical thinking as it occurs in a circular form until a conclusion is drawn.
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