A "Certificate in Operations Management" can provide you with a solid foundation in Operations Management and potentially make you more attractive to employers. Completion of the requirements will be noted on your transcript, and a certificate will be awarded by the Department of Management.
For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.
A Certificate in Operations Management can be completed by either a business or non-business major. Business majors are eligible when they have attained a Major Status within the Richards College of Business. Non-Business majors are eligible when they have completed 45 hours of classes with at least a 2.0 GPA and have taken the appropriate prerequisites.
Students must maintain a "C" or better in each course.
To apply for the Certificate in Operations Management fill out the Online Application.
Method of Delivery
Face to Face
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required: 12
This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
- Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with fewer fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
- Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
- One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
- For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website
There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Students can formally apply by completing the following Online Application.
MGNT 3625, "Contemporary Issues in Management" can be offered as either "Quality Assurance" or "Social Corporate Responsibility."
For the Operations Management certificate, the student must take MGNT 3625 when it is offered as “Quality Assurance.” For the Certificate in Sustainable Business, the student must take MGNT 3625 when it is offered as “Social Corporate Responsibility.” Click on the course link below for syllabi and specific offerings for past semesters and current semester.
MGNT-3615 - Operations Management
This course is designed to emphasize the strategic importance of operations management to the overall performance of the organization. Students will study the basic principles required to organize and manage both service and manufacturing firms. Topics include issues such as work design, inventory control, supply chains, scheduling, quality control, lean operating systems, and project management.
MGNT-3625 - Contemporary Issues in Management
Title and description of specific courses to be specified at time of offering. Course may be repeated with permission, up to a maximum of 10 hours.
MGNT-4616 - Project Management
This course is a study of the fundamental processes for planning, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, and terminating projects within organizations. There will be an emphasis on utilizing project-related software within the context of completing course assignments.
MKTG-4823 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management represents the market-driven activities necessary to plan and control procurement, production and inventory, and distribution. The planning and control aspects of these activities and the interfaces among these activities are the subjects of this course. Logistics has four major parts: Production and inventory control, procurement, distribution, and the relationships among and integration of these areas.
Guidelines for Admittance
Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: Freshman; Adult Learners; Transfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; Auditor; Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking
Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School
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