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Master of Science in

Operations Management

Regional University | National Programs | International Presence


Master of Science in Operations Management You will learn… Do you want to excel in managing manufacturing and service operations? Earning a degree in operations management will make you the expert in efficient and effective provision of goods and services. Learn to manage systems, processes and policies that provide a satisfactory conversion of resources – such as materials and labor – to goods and services with maximum profit to an organization. Study the impact of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma as well as supply chain management. The curriculum provides for a better conceptual understanding of the economic environment in which a business operates, as well as greater familiarity with the technologies used in the field. The Master of Science in Operations Management degree at Friends University provides you with a greater understanding of how the application of business strategies partners with key concepts of operations management to achieve the greatest efficiency and benefit for a company.

With this degree, you can… Operations management is applicable to businesses in nearly any industry. Every organization has an operations function, created to ensure the delivery of a useful product or service to its clientele. This master’s degree in operations management prepares you to manage the processes and policies that provide satisfactory production and delivery of goods and services, benefiting any organization.

You will improve your skills by… With a master’s in Operations Management degree you will be equipped to directly improve the operations, quality and productivity of the organizations in which you work. Hands-on and theoretical experiences in the classroom, as well as real-life scenarios shared by faculty, help you learn to recognize and address real issues in the workplace. This partnership of theories and experience provides a deeper understanding of operations management, enabling you to confidently oversee the detailed planning and execution of processes at the strategic, tactical and operational levels. You will also develop your leadership, communications and team-building skills to make you a leader in managing operations in your business or organization.

Friends University believes in the equity and dignity of all people and our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships.

Learn more: msom@friends.edu | 1-877-857-5424 | friends.edu/msom


FAQ Benefits and features of the degree include... • Understanding theory and application for a broad range of industries. • Learning best practices and how to apply them effectively. • Sharpening critical thinking and reasoning skills. • Developing social and cultural competencies. • Learning from practiced and proven business leaders. • Green Belt certification in Six Sigma.

Students come from a variety of professions, including… • Armed Forces • Banking • Communications • Construction • Finance • Government

• Health Care • Manufacturing • Not-for-profit • Private or public corporations • Transportation

The Friends difference for graduate students… • Immersive, practical experiences. • Distinct, principled qualities that enhance your career personally and professionally. • Networked, practitioner faculty who are scholars, executives and leaders in their fields and businesses. • Global opportunities through local and national connections. • Eight-week courses focused to ensure learning.

Apply now Application requirements • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Official transcripts • Signed application • Two letters of recommendation • Payment of application fee ($35; $50 international)

How to apply Apply online at apply.friends.edu or send your application and fee to the address below. Request an official transcript from the institution granting your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts ordered online should be sent to learn@friends.edu. Paper transcripts should be mailed to:

Friends University Admissions 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213

Where is the Master of Science in Operations Management offered? We offer adult-focused master’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka, the greater Kansas City area and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for more details.

How many credit hours will it take to complete the degree? Each three-credit course is offered in an eight-week session. On-campus courses meet one night a week. The Master of Science in Operations Management degree requires 36 credit hours.

Is the degree accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Will I be required to take a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)? No. Neither test is required for entrance into graduate programs at Friends University. All graduate programs require a pre-admissions interview with the program director.

“Our graduate programs will take you beyond the typical educational experience. Our regionally accredited, nationally and internationally recognized degrees enable you to be a leader no matter where your career takes you. In sum, at Friends University we offer a unique experience and relevant education, and we can be a great fit for you.” — Dr. David Hofmeister, Dean, Graduate School

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Topeka Center 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr. | Topeka, Kansas 66614 785-272-9595 | 800-794-6945, ext. 4300 learn@friends.edu | friends.edu Friends University does not discriminate against academically qualified students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: EEOC/Title IX Coordinator, Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213, (316) 295-5000. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604; www.ncahlc.org; 1-800-621-7440.


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