School and Ranking Information
Operations management studies in and near Atlanta are found in both 2- and 4-year institutions. Based on ranking, level of study and student-to-faculty ratio, the following college is considered a top school in Atlanta for operations management degree programs:
- Winner: Georgia Institute of Technology is one of only two public schools located directly in Atlanta that offers studies in operations management. It is also the only school in the Atlanta area with an active doctoral degree program in this field of study. Students can also choose operations management as an area of concentration within both the bachelor's and master's programs in business administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Ranking||#35 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $10,650 (in state); $29,954 (out-of-state)**|
|Operations Management Programs Offered||Certificate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||82%**|
|Noteworthy||Undergraduate operations management programs ranked #11 and graduate operations management programs ranked #16 among national universities (2015)*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
Georgia Institute of Technology
- 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Internship opportunities available
- Faculty mentoring offered at the doctoral level
Georgia Institute of Technology is a top ranked research university enrolling more than 21,000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, computing, architecture and business. The university has campuses in Savannah and Atlanta, GA, and offers degrees at international sites in Asia, Ireland, France and Costa Rica. The College of Management offers three degree programs related to operations management.
Students must complete 18 credit hours in operations management as part of that concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. Four courses in operations management are required from service and technology, product management, service operations, supply chain modeling or operations strategy. Elective courses are also required. Undergraduate certificates in supply chain and operations management are available to both business and non-business majors.
The Master of Business Administration in Operations and Supply Chain Management requires completion of courses in collaborative product development, global operations and operations strategy; other courses cover leadership, organizational behavior and business communications. The Doctor of Philosophy in Operations Management program enrolls about 10 students at a time. Their research is focused on operations strategy, including performance assessment, financial impacts of operations, quality control and operations management in service industries.