School and Ranking Information
Operations management programs in or near Baltimore, MD, are offered through standalone or business administration programs. Based on ranking and student population, the following university is considered a top school in the Baltimore area for operations management degree programs:
- Winner: The University of Maryland at College Park has the second-highest student population of all postsecondary institutions in or within 30 miles of Baltimore that offer studies in operations management. Students will find operations management studies at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Maryland at College Park|
|Ranking||#62 (tie) Best National Universities (2015)*|
|Location||College Park, Maryland|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $9,162 (in state); $28,348 (out-of-state)**|
|Operations Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||84%**|
|Noteworthy||Undergraduate business management programs tied for #14 among national universities (2015)*; graduate business programs ranked #41 among national universities (2015)*; MBA program ranked #17 in the U.S. by Businessweek (2014)***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Maryland at College Park
University of Maryland at College Park
- Study abroad opportunities available
- Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Robert H. Smith School of Business #1 for student satisfaction in 2014
- State-of-the-art Supply Chain Management Center was the first of its kind among U.S. postsecondary institutions
The flagship institution of the University of Maryland system, the University of Maryland at College Park enrolls more than 37,000 students in 12 schools and colleges. The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business and business administration as well as doctorates in, among other areas, marketing, finance, organizational behavior and operations management.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration offers a major in operations management. Courses within this major address subjects such as management decisions, production management, operations research and systems analysis. All students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are required to complete core coursework in subjects like accounting, finance, business statistics, marketing, business law and economics.
While the Master of Business Administration program does not offer a separate course of study for operations management, this subject is the focus of one of the core requirements of this program. The Master of Science in Business also offers a supply chain management concentration that includes coursework in operations management, risk management and decision models.
Through extensive research, students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Operations Management/Management Science program explore the foundations of business organization through observational study as well as statistical and scientific methodology. The program includes a qualifying exam after the first year, a comprehensive exam after the second year and a dissertation. Possible courses may include research in linear programming, research in probabilistic models and supply chain management.