Operations Management

This certificate program will be available beginning in Fall (August) 2015.

Today’s marketplace demands that professionals make the best use of resources in order to maximize efficiency and minimize costs. The certificate in operations management provides an in-depth understanding of decision models used to organize, structure, interpret, and manage organizational information to provide value to your business and increase your success.

You’ll study and analyze project management, production and distribution planning, linear programming, and economic principles. Upon completion of the certificate, you will be prepared to use simple models and spreadsheets to turn data into useable information that can inform strategic decisions, and be able to develop powerful tools to implement decision models in functional areas throughout your organization.

Through a course schedule that can be completed through both face-to-face and online classes, the certificate in operations management program’s flexibility and affordability will allow you to complete your certificate in as little as 12 months. All certificate courses can also be applied toward a degree, such as an MBA or master of organizational leadership.

With small class sizes and respected professional faculty who will help you achieve your goals, our certificate programs are one of the options that the School of Business and Nonprofit Management offers to students committed to becoming successful, ethical business leaders.


The certificate requirements listed below are for students who begin their program during the 2015–2016 academic year (August 2015 and later). Some of these courses will be new as of August 2015, and their course descriptions are not yet available in the catalog.

Please review the full academic catalog for the year you enrolled at North Park for official requirements for completing your certificate. The catalog, a School of Business and Nonprofit Management advisor, and our course schedules can assist you in planning your course sequence to complete your program.

Required Courses

  • SBNM 5212 Microeconomics for Managers
  • SBNM 5411 Quantitative Decision Analysis
  • SBNM 5412 Operations and Supply Chain Management

Electives — Select two courses from this list

  • SBNM 5413 Project Management
  • SBNM 5420 Quality Management and Productivity
  • SBNM 5450 Information Systems

Gainful Employment Information

North Park University is required to provide detailed information about the gainful employment of our students who enroll in School of Business and Nonprofit Management certificate programs. These disclosures will assist students in making informed enrollment decisions with regards to the possible employment opportunities that accompany each of the certificate programs.

Operations Management Certificate
Academic Advising and Planning
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