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Bachelor of Science in Business with an Operations Management Certificate

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How does business theory become hands-on operations management? With the help of a Bachelor of Science in Business with an Operation Management Certificate you learn how to bridge the gap between areas such as marketing, analytics and business law to application of critical business principles in an organizational setting. Courses are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

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Courses

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Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Requirements: 120 credits

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this Bachelor of Science in Business with an Operations Management Certificate program. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.

14 Core Courses

Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in a business environment.

14 Core Courses

12 Gen Ed Courses

These courses lay the foundation for all our degree programs. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in business — they’re useful in daily life.

12 Gen Ed Courses

14 Elective Courses

8 degree electives + 6 certificate courses: The leadership business analytics course you take in this portion of your program will enable you to earn a credential — a Operations Management Certificate — in addition to your degree. Courses include OPS/385, OPS/395, OPS/405, OPS/410, OPS/425 and OPS/445.
 

14 Elective Courses

Schedule

Both the on campus and online Bachelor of Science in Business with an Operations Management Certificate feature the same courses, and your academic counselor will help you plan your classes around your lifestyle. Please note that on campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6-10 p.m.

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with the labor market researcher Lightcast to identify in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Tuition

Transfer credits

Your prior eligible college credits can save you time and money, helping you graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted credits from 5,000+ institutions. Check to see if you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.

Save time and money when you transfer in eligible credits toward your degree.

Affordable, fixed tuition

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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University of Phoenix business degree vs other universities

Phoenix ASU Online (BAB) Capella DeVry GCU Purdue Global SNHU Strayer
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
$398
Cost per credit
$563
Cost per credit
$365/415[1]
Cost per credit
$514
Cost per credit
$485
Cost per credit
$371
Cost per credit
$330
Cost per credit
$338.89
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3
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3
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3-6
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2-4
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4
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5-6
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3
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4.5
Tuition per course
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$1,194
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$1,698
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$1,095-
$2,490
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$1,028-
$2,056
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$1,940
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$1,855-
$2,226
Tuition per course
$990
Tuition per course
$1,525
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
124
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
5
Length of course in weeks
7.5
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10
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8
Length of course in weeks
7-8
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10
Length of course in weeks
8
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11
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Data pulled on June 13, 2024

[1] $365 per 1000-2000 level credit; $415 per 3000-4000 level credit

Source of data: For each institution, the data are publicly available in multiple locations, including Academic Catalogs, Program pages, Tuition and fees pages, and syllabi. All data are publicly available on the websites. 

Certain licensure programs and coursework in other degree programs may have additional fees. Please check with your advisor or course catalog for additional info.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

Financial aid

You may have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

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Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Business with an Operations Management Certificate?

Discover where your degree might take you and make informed choices about your future.

An online degree can prepare you to be a:

  • Production Manager
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor (QA Supervisor)
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Store Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Business Manager

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Continuous Improvement Process

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What you’ll learn

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Business with an Operations Management Certificate you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:

  • Integrate decision-making skills to address business needs.
  • Integrate business concepts and principles to advance organizational goals.
  • Analyze interrelationships among distinct functional areas of an organization.
  • Analyze logistics involved in global business operations. ​​​
  • Develop strategies to improve operational and logistical performance.
  • Implement process improvements for business practices and operational and supply chain workflows.

4% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for logistician occupations is projected to be much faster as average between 2022 and 2032.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No SAT/ACT required 
  • No essay required 
  • No cost, risk-free trial for eligible students
  • We’ll request transcripts at no cost to you, when possible, and we accept eligible credits from over 5,000 accredited institutions.

Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.[1] Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

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Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 85% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, September 2022-August 2023 (23,739 respondents)

Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

Call us at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 14 hours a day, 5 days a week. 

Computer requirements for courses

Many course assignments will require you to use a computer to complete and submit your assignment. 

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Faculty Spotlight

Professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our deans and faculty members. They bring an average of 29+ years of experience and hands-on perspective to the classroom, and help bridge the gap between academics and industry knowledge.

Doris Savron

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader.

Doris Savron
Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader.

Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic Accreditation

Our BSB has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards. The quality of the program is regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for the business industry. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

View the completion and first-year persistence rates  (PDF) for the University of Phoenix ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

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Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Business with an Operations Management Certificate degree

An operations management certificate requires 18 total credit hours and 6 operations management courses. By including an online bachelor’s business degree, you receive a broader scope of business knowledge and skills that can enhance your professional education beyond an operations management certificate.

You can take an operations management certificate online while concurrently enrolled in a traditional college or university.

You can also enroll in the Bachelor of Science of Business with an Operations Management Certificate degree. The core operations management certificate courses are included in the program. This way you gain the specialized skills of an operations management certificate and the broader scope of knowledge and skills learned in a bachelor’s degree. You can strengthen your professional contribution to an organization that goes beyond operations management.

While enrolled at University of Phoenix you can also check out other business certificates online to enhance your business skills.

Depending on the transfer requirements of the college or university, you may be able to transfer your operations management certificate credits.1

You can also enroll in the Bachelor of Science of Business with an Operations Management Certificate program at University of Phoenix. The core operations management certificate courses are already included as electives in the program.

At University of Phoenix, if you choose to enroll in another online business degree you may be able to transfer business certificate credits, depending on the program.

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1Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.