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BS in Business Studies - Operations & Project Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Operations and Project Management program is designed to provide students with an understanding of foundational business administration, logistics, supply chain, and task management concepts. Read on to learn more about this online major from Southern New Hampshire University.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Operations and Project Management

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this program may have practical business, operations, or leadership experience. Good analytical abilities and problem-solving skills could prove helpful. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Operations and Project Management program have the chance to learn fundamentals of Six Sigma. They'll also have the opportunity to learn to plan, direct, track, and ensure proper, timely, and budget-conscious execution of specialized projects. In addition, courses are designed to cover use of industry software programs, including Microsoft Project and Minitab. Throughout this online series, participants will also have the option to prepare for the Project Management Institute's Certified Associate in Project Management certification exam.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Operations and Project Management:

Business Studies/Operations and Project Management Concentration Courses

  • QSO 300: Introduction to Operations Management
  • QSO 320: Introduction to Management Science through Spreadsheets
  • QSO 330: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • QSO 340: Introduction to Project Management
  • QSO 360: Introduction to Six Sigma Quality
  • QSO 440: Topics in Project Management
  • Choose one of the following:
    • QSO 310: Introduction to Management of Service Operations
    • QSO 345: Project Management for CAPM Certification

Business Core Courses

  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 202: Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 206: Business Law I
  • FIN 320: Principles of Finance
  • IT 210: Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • MKT 113: Introduction to Marketing
  • OL 125: Human Relations in Administration
  • OL 421: Strategic Management and Policy

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT XX: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking (or one free elective for students with 15+ credits)

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one 200-level literature elective
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language, and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one science elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
    • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Operations and Project Management, graduates could be able to seek professional credentials through the Project Management Institute (some credentials have experience requirements). Another option could be to enroll in a master's certificate or degree program. Participating in such a series could allow graduates to pursue a wider variety of career options or undertake additional responsibilities in their current place of employment.

Relevant master's degrees include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Master of Science in Operations Management
  • Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Business Administration

Career Paths:

Upon completion of the online Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Operations and Project Management program, graduates could be able to seek employment in service, manufacturing, wholesale, or retail sectors. Business professionals with operations and project management training could be able to undertake responsibilities ensuring quality and efficiency, strategizing, analyzing data, forecasting trends, or managing inventory levels.

With this specialized business major, individuals could be able to pursue positions as:

  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Warehouse Supervisors
  • Production Planners/Schedulers

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