(Last Updated on : 12/07/2011)
MBA in Operations Management degree is one of the most widely recognized post graduate degree. Those candidates who are interested in making a mark in business and management world need to pursue this course. Most of the reputed management schools of the country offer this programme. Operations Management is a comprehensive production-related responsibility that includes Inventory Management, Vendor Development, and Purchase Management. It also includes areas that demand multi-disciplinary skills like Supply Chain Management and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). MBA in Operations Management programme include all these areas. This course enables you to be successful in managerial positions.
Eligibility for MBA in Operations Management
Students who have successfully completed their graduation in any stream are eligible to apply for the course of MBA in Operations Management. Further, the candidate needs to have good negotiation skills; they must have the ability to remain calm in the toughest of situations and lastly have good coordination skills. The candidates need to clear the entrance test. Some of the MBA entrance tests are Common Admission Test (CAT)
, Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
and Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). The written test is followed by group discussion and personal interview.
Career Options after MBA in Operation Management
A candidate with a MBA in Operation Management would be able to look after a factory or other operations of the factory in a better manner because of their competency and knowledge regarding handling the operations of an organization. One can start their career as General Operations Managers and Operations Management Engineers. Depending on the type of organization one might be responsible for a few activities or regions in the initial stages and consequently growing up to managing broader areas. This career involves handling a few plants or vendors initially, followed by the responsibility for an entire factory and eventually global sourcing, imports etc. While the demand for Operation Management has reduced in today's markets, there is still a demand in areas like Supply Chain Management and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).
Institutes offering MBA in Operation Management
There are various institutes in the country that offer MBA in Operation management. The list include Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai
, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai and Indian Institute of Management to name a few.
MBA in Operations Management equips the students with complete knowledge of productivity improvement, quality and inventory control, supply chain management, production planning and logistics.