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Process Improvement and Operations CA, Certificate of Proficiency

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This certificate is part of the Learn and Work Program.

If your employment situation has been impacted by COVID-19, UVU and the State of Utah can help. UVU is offering four certificates that are FREE and paid for by the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) grant. This is a full certificate obtained in three months and is online (live interactive).

The Utah Leads CP in Process Improvement and Operations CA is aimed at producing career-enhanced graduates in operations management to meet the growing demand for employees with this skill set. Students can enhance their careers through a program of study consisting not only of a theoretical base in making good business operating decisions, but the program also takes a hands-on, practical approach to learning. Practical knowledge is gained by not only offering, but requiring, each graduate to sit for a professional industry certification exam in lean management, as well as other applicable, hands-on projects with industry partners applying skills and tools learned throughout their coursework. Further, students will benefit from UVU’s program connection with industry leaders who advise program directors regarding course offerings and course content that is most valuable on the job market. Students will also be provided multiple opportunities to interact and network with industry partners on in-class projects and in-class guest speakers. Students will gain knowledge in core topics such as analytics for business decisions, business decision optimization, supply chain management, process improvement tools and methodologies, and quality management tools and techniques (lean, six sigma, theory of constraints, etc.). Graduates will be prepared to enter the job market as operations professionals in a variety of industries such as technology, healthcare, supply chain, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics.

Total Program Credits: 9

Discipline Core Requirements: 9 Credits
  MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
  MGMT 3070 Total Quality Management 3
  MGMT 3470 Lean Management Systems 3
 

Graduation Requirements:

  1. All credits must be taken at UVU.
  2. No grade lower than a “C-“ in any of the program courses.
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.5.

 

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
MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
MGMT 3070 Total Quality Management 3
MGMT 3470 Lean Management Systems 3
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 9

Department

 Name:

Strategic Management & Operations

Location:

WB 134

Telephone:

801-863-7144

Email:

ADAMSLY@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/woodbury/strategicmgmt/

Chair:

Lynn Adams

 
 

Students graduating from the Department of Strategic Management and Operations have many opportunities in private industry, government, and entrepreneurship fields. The Woodbury School of Business offers Bachelor degrees, Associate degrees, an Associate in Applied Science degree and Certificates of Proficiency.  

Faculty in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations Department have real-world expertise they bring to the classroom. Internships are an integral part of a student's education. Students are able to get hands-on experience which gives them the combination of theory and practice in a real-world setting. Graduates of the UVU Strategic Management and Operations program are well prepared to work in multiple aspects of business or to go on to graduate school for additional education.

Career Opportunities

Many opportunities exist for those trained in strategic management and operations in areas such as private industry, government, and entrepreneurship. Possible jobs in domestic and international businesses include business managers, business executives, operations managers, health service administrators, human resources managers, job benefits and analysis specialists, management analysts, office managers, and purchasing managers.

Job Outlook

Job demand is high, particularly in larger metropolitan areas; and the employment outlook is excellent. 

Programs

Students focusing on degrees in the Department of Strategic Management and Operations may receive a Certificate of Completion in Business Management or Entrepreneurship, an Certificate of Proficiency in Process Improvement and Operations CA, an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management, an Associate in Science degree with a pre-major in Business, a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship, or a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with an emphasis in one of the following  three areas: General Business, Hospitality Management or International Business.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:


Dean: Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

Lynn Adams(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S.. Math/Science. Brigham Young University - Provo; M.B.A., Business Administration, Westminster College; Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix.

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Cenk Caliskan(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



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

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Mohammed El Saidi(2008)

Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
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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Vance Gough(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, M.B.A., Business Administration/Management; Ed.D., Education, University of Calgary, Alberta.

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Mohsen Hamidi(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



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

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Carolyn Hamilton(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mathematics, University of California.

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David McArthur(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy; M.B.A., International Business and Finance, M.A., International and Area Studies (emphasis in Asian Studies), Brigham Young University; Ph.D., International Business & Strategic Management, University of South Carolina.

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Ronald Miller(2017)

Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Experimental Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Purdue University.

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Patrick Milligan(2015)

Professional In Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, University of Utah; M.A., Business Management, M.S., Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University.

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James Mortensen(2013)

Professional In Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Business Administration, M.P.A., Public Administration, Brigham Young University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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Kevin Rhoads(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., French, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Strategy/Entrepreneurship, University of Oklahoma.

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Peter Robinson(2003)

Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.S., Psychology (emphasis in Organizational Psychology), Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Eugene Seeley(1995)

Associate Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., French, Brigham Young University; M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management; Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Utah.

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Gregory Smith(2015)

Professional in Residence

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.A., International Relations, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., International Business, University of South Carolina.

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H. Warmbier(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Wilhelm-Buchner Hochschule, Germany; M.B.A., Business, Utah Valley University.

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Phillip Witt(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Strategic Management & Operations
Faculty



B.S., Statistics, Brigham Young University - Provo, M.S., Statistics, Ph.D., Operations Management, Washington State University, M.B.A., Business Administration, Utah State University.

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