KUEC launches new online bachelor’s in operations management

This new online bachelor’s program prepares graduates with the skills to succeed in leadership roles across a variety of career sectors. 

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OVERLAND PARK, KS – As organizations grow, they are constantly on the lookout for well-educated professionals to manage teams and oversee operations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in all management occupations is projected to grow 8% by 2031 – faster than the national average – with financial management, social services management, and health services management projected to grow 17%, 12%, and 28%, respectively. To meet this growing need for well-trained leaders across industries, locally and nationwide, the University of Kansas School of Professional Studies is launching a new online bachelor’s degree in operations management, with the first classes being offered in academic year 2023-2024. 

KU’s online Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management prepares students to develop, improve, and manage the processes used to produce and transport products and services. Designed with transfer and degree-completion students in mind, the operations management bachelor’s degree program focuses on preparing students with professional and workforce ready skills to ensure employment immediately following completion of the program.

“With this new online bachelor’s in operations management, we’re providing students with the foundational management skills necessary to become successful business leaders,” said Stuart Day, dean of the KU Edwards Campus and School of Professional Studies. “We’re confident students will build a valuable knowledge base and practical skill set.”

The operations management bachelor’s program is offered in a hybrid format so all of the operations management core classes can be completed 100% online while additional degree requirements may be online or in-person at the Edwards Campus. Graduates with a bachelor’s in operations management find themselves in management positions across a variety of industries, and can earn jobs as project managers, operations specialists, business analysts, human resource managers, construction managers, and more.

About The University of Kansas
The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. Its mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world. The KU Edwards Campus at 127th Street and Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, brings the high-quality academic, professional, and continuing education programs as well as research and public-service benefits of KU to the Greater Kansas City community in order to serve the workforce, economic, and community development needs of the region.

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