1. A Baccalaureate Degree (4-year undergraduate degree) or its equivalent
2. Transcripts from all previously attended educational institutions. (All transcripts
from foreign institutions must be certified by a third party NACES certified
3. Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
4. Submit two letters of recommendation from persons with whom the applicant has
maintained a business / employment relationship.
ADEN University reserves the right to deny admissions to any applicant based on their
overall application. An interview with the Dean or designee to assess a student’s
suitability for the program and online environment may be conducted. The interview
will be completed under the guidance of the Dean and a student may receive further
guidance if deemed unsuited for the program at the time of the application.
Upon completion, the student should have mastered the following:
- Attainment of new skills to enhance strategic thinking to more effectively and efficiently manage projects
- Learning enhanced management methodologies and skills designed to improve productivity
- Understand the importance a healthy work environment that fosters a culture of cooperative and collegial relationships necessary to successful management projects
- Understand the value of aligning all stakeholders with the strategic objectives and goals of projects
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the objectives and functions of operations management. Importance of operations for increasing competitiveness, productivity, effectiveness and efficiency to the corporate value chain. Explores the relationship between operations and other areas of the company keys to achieve operational excellence Evolution of the different models of companies with best practices in operations.
Quality Controls and Continuous Improvement
This course explores quality as a business imperative. Considers different definitions and approaches to quality, quality Gaps. Quality and non-quality costs Postulates of the quality management and total quality management. Introduces models of excellence in management including the concepts and benefits of the application of ISO norms, BPM, HACCP, BRC and others. Reviews tools and processes of continuous improvement.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
This course explores in-depth strategies for logistics and supply-chain management. Analyzes competing theories, managing customer expectation pre and post-transactions. Defines modern logistics management models, reviews best practices from merchandise and stock management to the effective talent management for logistics and supply chain management.
Lean Operations Management
This course reviews the functions and objectives of production management under lean management principles. Explores the paradigm shift: from Fordism to the Toyota manufacturing system and the benefits of lean practices and waste reduction. Explores the polyvalence of workers, teamwork, systems suggestion schemes, effective communications and effective management meetings and other tools to optimize operations with lean thinking.
Lean Strategy Implementation
This course takes lean operations strategies in-depth with case review of application of lean management principles reviewed in Lean Operations Management. Explores the challenges of adapting to lean operations.
Prerequisite: OPMA 5304.
Advanced Operations Strategies
This course reviews the support and commitments required for advanced operations strategies including Six Sigma principles and implementation Student gain understanding of the relationships between maintenance mission strategies and functions: reliability, availability and maintainability. Explores current approaches to maintenance. TPM. SMED. Kanban. Poka Yoke. Benchmarking implementation of LEAN management tools.
Prerequisite: OPMA 5405.
Service Optimization and Human Capital
This course underscores the importance of human capital in services optimization. Empowerment, delegation, Negotiation, teamwork. Techniques to avoid and resolve conflicts. Recruitment and induction of persons. Features of training programs to optimize results. Explores conventional vs. best practices, risk. Salary alignment for compliance results. Compliance and control of human capital. Customer education and service cycle. Quality standards in the provision of service delivery in globalization.
This course associates operations strategy with financial performance. Analyzes the value of applied to the business accounting information. Importance of budgets, costs, financial leverage as factors in operations performance. Explores the use of management technology as a competitive advantage. Reviews implementation of an ERP, application of MRP and communications strategies.
Creating Value through Operations
The course considers Operations within the context of business strategy and the creation of value. Analyzes the interaction of operations with other departments (human resources, marketing and finance. IT, sales, etc.). Internal Feedback. Critical and strategic thinking for operations professionals.
From analog to digital, the transformation from a traditional company to a digital company, and its impact on the business. New trends, models and the development of a digital revolution within an organization that promotes change and focuses on the client.
The objective is to deepen the understanding and knowledge of the complexity of business operations in a dynamic and competitive environment. The game pushes the teams to compete and make decisions in an ever-changing environment. The participants develop and execute strategies for their simulated business.
The students will work with the professor to develop a business project where they will apply the theory learned during the Master’s program in a specific case of a business, it can either be a project within a specific area in an already working business or the development of a new business.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all other MS in Operations Management Degree courses and Departmental approval.