Issues In Optimizing Operations – bus721 (3 credits)

This course evaluates research on how businesses adopt approaches to optimizing operations and the conditions under which these lead to success. Topics include how an organization adopts best practices, the predictors for successful quality management programs, and the role of project management. Competency A: Determine leadership competencies needed to optimize operations. Competency B: Examine organizational behavior issues that may affect operations management. Competency C: Develop integrated strategies to optimize operations. Competency D: Evaluate measurement that assesses the implementation of operational optimization strategies. Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Reading Weeks

  • Competency A: Determine leadership competencies needed to optimize operations. [Wk 2]
  • Competency B: Examine organizational behavior issues that may affect operations management. [Wk 2]
  • Competency C: Develop integrated strategies to optimize operations. [Wk 2]
  • Competency D: Evaluate measurement that assesses the implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 2]

Introduction to Operations Management

  • Competency A: Determine leadership competencies needed to optimize operations. [Wk 3]
  • Competency B: Examine organizational behavior issues that may affect operations management. [Wk 3]
  • Competency C: Develop integrated strategies to optimize operations. [Wk 3]
  • Competency D: Evaluate measurement that assesses the implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 3]

Developing an Integrated Operations Strategy

  • Competency A: Determine leadership competencies needed to optimize operations. [Wk 4]
  • Competency B: Examine organizational behavior issues that may affect operations management. [Wk 4]
  • Competency C: Develop integrated strategies to optimize operations. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Evaluate measurement that assesses the implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 4]

Organizational Leadership and Ethical Behavior

  • Competency A: Determine leadership competencies needed to optimize operations. [Wk 5]
  • Competency B: Examine organizational behavior issues that may affect operations management. [Wk 5]
  • Competency C: Develop integrated strategies to optimize operations. [Wk 5]
  • Competency D: Evaluate measurement that assesses the implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 5]

Organizational Behavior in a Global Environment

  • Competency A: Determine leadership competencies needed to optimize operations. [Wk 6]
  • Competency B: Examine organizational behavior issues that may affect operations management. [Wk 6]
  • Competency C: Develop integrated strategies to optimize operations. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Evaluate measurement that assesses the implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 6]

Evaluating Operations Optimization

  • Competency A: Determine leadership competencies needed to optimize operations. [Wk 7]
  • Competency B: Examine organizational behavior issues that may affect operations management. [Wk 7]
  • Competency C: Develop integrated strategies to optimize operations. [Wk 7]
  • Competency D: Evaluate measurement that assesses the implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 7]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 7]

Globalizing Operations

  • Competency A: Determine leadership competencies needed to optimize operations. [Wk 8]
  • Competency B: Examine organizational behavior issues that may affect operations management. [Wk 8]
  • Competency C: Develop integrated strategies to optimize operations. [Wk 8]
  • Competency D: Evaluate measurement that assesses the implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 8]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 8]

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