Only three schools in San Francisco provide degree programs in operations management, with two of these being for-profit institutions. In most cases, operations management is offered as an area of concentration rather than a standalone program. Based on school type, student population and level of study, the following university is considered a top school in San Francisco for operations management programs:
- Winner: Golden Gate University is the largest and only private nonprofit school located directly in San Francisco that provides studies in or relating to operations management. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in operations management or a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in supply chain management.
School Info Chart
|Category||Golden Gate University|
|Distinction||Third largest MBA program in the Bay Area*|
|Location||San Francisco, California|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $14,400**|
|Operations Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Noteworthy||Offered the first evening MBA program in Northern California*|
Sources: *Golden Gate University; **NCES College Navigator
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Golden Gate University
- 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- On-site evening and weekend classes available in the MBA program
- Online and on-campus formats available in both bachelor's and master's degree programs
Golden Gate University (GGU) first offered college classes in 1901. GGU's main campus is located in San Francisco, with teaching sites located in Los Angeles, Seattle and Santa Clara, CA. The school enrolls more than 3,000 annually. GGU's Edward S. Ageno School of Business offers both an undergraduate and a graduate degree program that might appeal to aspiring operations managers.
The Bachelor of Science in Business program with a concentration in operations and supply chain management explores the fundamentals of supply chain logistics, such as packaging, customer service, materials handling and inventory control. Required courses also cover import and export fundamentals, production planning, purchasing and materials management, business process improvement and project management.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Supply Chain Management program focuses on supply chain and materials management, just-in-time systems, quality management, product design, customization, and service and manufacturing systems. Concentration courses explore resource networking, risk management, transportation, purchasing management and logistics.