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 core 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: Identify metrics to evaluate 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 to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Operations Management

  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 4]
  • Competency A: Determine core 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: Identify metrics to evaluate implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 4]

Project Management and Quality Management

  • Competency A: Determine core 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: Identify metrics to evaluate implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 5]

Operations in a Global Environment

  • Competency A: Determine core 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: Identify metrics to evaluate implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 6]

Integrating Optimization Strategies

  • Competency A: Determine core 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: Identify metrics to evaluate implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 7]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 7]

Optimizing Operations

  • Competency A: Determine core 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: Identify metrics to evaluate implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 8]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 8]

Introduction to Optimization

  • Competency A: Determine core leadership competencies needed to optimize operations. [Wk 1]
  • Competency B: Examine organizational behavior issues that may affect operations management. [Wk 1]
  • Competency C: Develop integrated strategies to optimize operations. [Wk 1]
  • Competency D: Identify metrics to evaluate implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 1]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 1]

Role of Leadership in Optimization

  • Competency A: Determine core 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: Identify metrics to evaluate implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 2]

Organizational Structure and Organizational Behavior

  • Competency A: Determine core 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: Identify metrics to evaluate implementation of operational optimization strategies. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Analyze ethical and operational implications of globalization. [Wk 3]

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