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WHY OPERATIONS AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT?

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WHO SHOULD CONSIDER OPERATIONS AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT?

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WHAT WILL I LEARN IN OPERATIONS AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT?

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WHY CAL STATE EAST BAY?

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (UPDATED!)

WHY OPERATIONS AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT?

 
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The MBA option in Operations and Materials Management is among a few MBA programs in the Bay Area that prepares professionals for a career in the rapidly developing fields of Operations and Materials Management.

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The option was created in conjunction with leading firms in the Bay Area who have articulated the need for more knowledgeable graduates in the fields of Operations and Materials Management.

 
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Today is an exciting time for the study of operations and materials management. The tough global competition requires companies to be extremely responsive to the needs and expectations of customers. In addition, many companies today are in a period of rapid changes brought about by technological breakthroughs, business globalization, and financial upheavals. In such a time, the role of operations and materials managers in facing these challenges and maintaining a competitive edge become even more important.

 
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Professionals must be capable of continuously improving the quality of products and services, reducing or completely eliminating waste of resources, improving productivity of manufacturing and service processes, and speeding up introduction and delivery of new products to the markets.

 
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The MBA Option in Operations and Materials Management will prepare professionals to facing challenges and effectively managing resources, quality, and productivity in both manufacturing and service organizations.

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER OPERATIONS AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT?

The MBA Option in Operations and Materials Management is targeted at the following audiences:

 
bulletProfessionals working in large corporations, medium and small manufacturing and service companies that deal with managing material and labor resources, product and service design and development, new processes introduction, technological innovations, quality control and improvement
 
bulletProfessionals working in not-for-profits, government organizations that deal with managing service operations in these organizations
 
bulletProfessionals working in manufacturing and service companies, not-for-profits and government organizations that deal with purchasing and materials management
 
bulletProfessional working in consulting firms that provide consulting in the fields of operations, purchasing and materials management.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN OPERATIONS AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT?

The objectives of the MBA Option in Operations and Materials Management are to:

 
bulletUnderstand how to manage manufacturing and service operations to satisfy customer expectations in the challenging environment of time- based competition, technological breakthroughs, and quality paradigm shift
 
bulletGain in-depth knowledge of the modern concepts, methods and techniques of effectively managing resources, new product and process design and development, technological innovations, and quality control and improvement in both manufacturing and service organizations
 
bulletLearn how to apply modern concepts, methods and techniques of materials management to effectively managing purchasing function for both manufacturing and service organizations.

In the option coursework, you will obtain in-depth practical understanding of modern innovative methods, techniques and systems of operations and materials management. You will also gain substantial knowledge of and hands-on experience in the modern computer-based systems and applications in managing operations and materials management.

 WHY CAL STATE EAST BAY?

 
bulletCalifornia State University, East Bay is one of the few universities in the Greater Bay Area that has a combined graduate program in operations and materials management.  
 
bulletCreating the new graduate program in operations and materials management, has brought our MBA Program in line with what the best business colleges and schools in the nation offer today.
 
bulletCal State East Bay’s competitive advantage is its ability to provide a high quality education at a reasonable cost and at convenient locations for full/part time students living in the Bay Area.
 
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Our College of Business and Economics (CBE) programs are fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We offer the largest evening MBA Program in the East Bay, with courses offered at both Hayward and Concord campuses.

 
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Our faculty, selected from leading universities throughout the world, is dedicated to integrating and bridging the gap between state-of-the-art theory and the professional practice of management.

 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (UPDATED)

 OPERATIONS AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT MBA OPTION

Core Requirements (12 units)

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FIN 6300 Seminar in Finance Management (4)

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MGMT 6100 Quantitative Business Methods (4)

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One "Interpersonal Skills" course selected from the following (4 units):
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 MGMT 6560, 6612, 6617, 6630, 6635; MKTG 6403 or 6460.

International Requirements

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To receive an M.B.A., you must have completed a 4-unit course in international business/international economics as part of the 45 units of the M.B.A. degree (ACCT 6470; ECON 6700, 6705, 6710; FIN 6375; MGMT 6140, 6150, 6440, 6570, 6675; MKTG 6470). In order for a course to both satisfy the International Requirement and count as part of your 45 degree units beyond core courses, the course must be selected from the above list of 6100-6999 level courses or must be approved by your graduate advisor or the CBE Director of Graduate Programs.

Required Courses within Operations and Materials Management Option (8 units)

   Select TWO COURSES from the following:

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MGMT 6130 Enterprise Planning and Control (4)

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MGMT 6140 Global Operations Management (4)

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MGMT 6141 Service Operations Management (4)

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MGMT 6526 Quality Management (4)

Electives within Operations and Materials Management Option (12 units)

   Select THREE COURSES from the following:

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Any course from the preceding list (MGMT 6130, MGMT 6140, MGMT 6141, and MGMT 6526) not taken as a required course in Operations and Materials Management

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MGMT 6110 Business/Economic Forecasting (4)

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MGMT 6115 E-commerce Enterprise Management (4)

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MGMT 6121 Seminar in the Design and Use of Computer Simulation Models (4)

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MGMT 6125 Purchasing and Materials Management (4)

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MGMT 6145 Logistics Management (4)

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MGMT 6150 Global Supply Chain Management (4)

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MGMT 6200 Project Management (4)

Electives outside Operations and Materials Management Option (8 units)

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Select at least 8 but no more than 9 units in 6100-6999 level School of Business and Economics courses outside Operations and Materials Management.

Capstone Experience (5 units)

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MGMT 6490 Seminar in Strategic Management (5) or

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ENTR 6490 Entrepreneurship Practicum (5)
 

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