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Business Knowledge. Tech Skills.
Your operations-focused AACSB-accredited MBA from the Kania School of Management will equip you with advanced business knowledge and a specialized skill set combining the problem-solving, technology and communications proficiencies relied on by operations professionals.
With Scranton’s AACSB-accredited MBA specializing in Operations Management, you’ll gain the skills you need to drive production and optimize value.
Become a leader in your organization with a combination of proficiencies in areas like project management, quality control, supply-chain management and financial management.
You’ll learn to coordinate employees, resources, equipment and information with a quantitative approach to process improvement. Plus, you’ll gain expert decision-making abilities relying on principles of supply chain management, production planning and quality control. You’ll also improve your skills with the technology that operations management is reliant upon.
With tuition rates much lower than similarly top-ranked competitors, we’re proud to provide you an exceptional value for your investment.
Career Outlook: Find Your Path in Operations Management
Job growth for directors of operations is strong at nearly double the national average, 9.1% over the next decade. Directors of operations earn a median income of $94,996 annually, with the top 10% earning more than $136,654. Your MBA can position you to become one of these top earners.1
Your MBA with a specialization in Operations Management can prepare you to lead in a wide range of industries, and succeed as an executive in your field.View Career Outlook
Curriculum: Manage the Big Picture
Coursework for the Operations Management specialization includes Production Planning and Control, Project and Change Management, and Supply Chain Management.
The MBA program is guided by Scranton’s Jesuit tradition and is hosted in the Kania School of Management, one of an elite few of online schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). You’ll graduate with a mastery of business competencies rooted in ethics and sustainability.
This specialization is taken as part of the 36 total credits required for the MBA degree.Curriculum
Program Outcomes: Efficiencies With Impact
The Operations Management specialization of Scranton’s MBA curriculum will prepare you to:
- Drive supply chain performance using quantitative models and management approaches, managing risk and uncertainty and coordinating between stakeholders.
- Employ Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, and effectively apply concepts of material flow and production.
- Analyze big data to evaluate processes and improve operations.
- Apply project management concepts such as scheduling, resourcing and reporting techniques.
- Forecast business events to influence decision-making.
- Improve processes and maintain high standards of production quality.
We offer eight robust specializations and a customizable general MBA option, so you can gain exactly the skills you need to succeed in the area you’re passionate about.
Develop accounting skills to solve complex business problems and maintain a financially healthy organization.
MBA: Business Analytics
Make sense of big data to help companies survive and thrive with theory and new hands-on skills in business strategy.
MBA: Enterprise Resource Planning
Learn real-world methodologies to lead in enterprise resource planning in a program that’s officially partnered with SAP.
Get the skills to conduct financial analyses, develop capital budgets and assess an organization’s overall financial health.
MBA: Healthcare Management
Supervise healthcare facilities, plan and direct operations and manage teams to ensure excellent patient care.
MBA: Human Resources Management
Acquire skills in strategic staffing, evaluating workplace operational goal setting and enterprise-level human resource management.
MBA: International Business
Navigate global business well-versed in global finance, international politics, cross-cultural differences and supply chain management.
To apply for Scranton’s Master of Business Administration program, you’ll need:
- Completed application
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
- Professional résumé
- 3 years of professional or supervisory experience
- Statement of intent
- 3 letters of reference — at least 1 from a supervisor or other professional reference
- A written response to a case study*
- No GMAT/GRE required
*May be required for some applicants. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.
Find more details on the MBA Admissions Requirements page.Admissions Info
The MBA program at The University of Scranton consists of 36 credits and costs $965 per credit hour.
We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.2See Tuition
Faculty: The Kania School’s Team of Specialized Experts
As a student of the Kania School of Management, you’ll have access to industry experts, each with a focused background that aligns with our specialized curriculum.
No matter what you’re passionate about in business, you’ll connect with a network of mentors who share your enthusiasm and can teach you exactly what you need to know.Kania School Faculty
Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.Scranton Online
Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.Financial Aid Details
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.
Yes, three years of professional or supervisory work experience is required, along with an affidavit of work experience signed by a supervisor or employer. To learn more, contact a recruitment team representative by calling toll-free at (866) 373-9547.
The University of Scranton does not require any entrance exams. Three years of management experience is required for admission.
The online Master of Business Administration program accepts up to six transfer credits with program director approval. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.
Yes, the online MBA program offers eight specialization options, including accounting, business analytics, enterprise resource planning, finance, healthcare management, human resources management, international business, and operations management. Learn more about our selection of MBA specializations here.
- Burning Glass Technologies: Labor Insight™. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
- U.S. News & World Report (2019). The University of Scranton Rankings. Retrieved November 25, 2019, from https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/university-of-scranton-3384/overall-rankings.