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Operations Management

About The Program

operations management aboutWelcome to the Department of Decision Sciences and Management in the College of Business at Tennessee Tech University. We offer the major of Business Management with concentrations in four areas: ​General Management​, ​Business and Information Technology​,​​ Business Analytics and Intelligence​, ​Human Resource Management, and ​Production/Operations​. 

Our Production and Operations Management Program will help you firmly grasp these vital concepts, apply them to real work place situations, and become a valuable asset to any company or organization. Unleash your potential by joining the College of Business today!

Degree Information 

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management has a specialized curriculum designed to effectively prepare students to succeed in the field of Production and Operations Management. Check out what classes you would be taking in our Course Catalog.

 

Career Opportunities in Operations Management

Our events are designed to help you forge connections with other management professionals, learn more about the latest ideas in Operations Management and take the next steps to grow your supply chain organization or enhance your career.

Learn more about career opportunities in Production and Operations Management »

 

Engagement Opportunities

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management seeks to build on students' academic endeavors through co-curricular activities. These include student organizations, leadership opportunities, networking opportunities, and internships. Explore the various options available to you as a College of Business student below.

 

Bloomberg

Bloomberg Market Certification (BMC) ›

BMC is a globally recognized course available for free to TTU students. Successful completion of the BMC signals to prospective employers that you have attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service and optimized your individual job performance. The BMC course consists of 4 modules: Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income, and Equities. YOU CAN COMPLETE THE BMC AT NO COST at the Tennessee Tech Bloomberg Room 155 in Foundation Hall. Please contact Dr. Alma Nunez for further information.

 

College of Business Leadership Retreat ›

The TTU College of Business is dedicated to helping students grow both inside and outside of the classroom! Our COB Leadership Retreat allows students to develop and foster leadership skills alongside their peers in a fun, new learning environment! A new retreat theme is picked every year. Past themes include Lead Like a Pirate and Camp COB: The Search For Bigfoot. The 2024 COB Leadership theme is Leadership on Tour. Students always sincerely enjoy this unconventional learning experience away from campus, and they are thankful for the confidence and skills they gain! Visit our Professional Readiness and Leadership page for more information!

Leadership Retreat

 

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma ›

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Members currently reside in all 50 U. S. states and more than 190 countries. Membership in this organization represents national recognition of scholastic achievement. Membership is by selection and invitation, and those eligible include students who rank in the upper 7% of the junior class, the upper 10% of the senior class, and the upper 20% of the graduate class. Induction is in the spring semester in which students are recognized at an annual induction ceremony and banquet.

 

Study Abroad ›

The College of Business at TTU is proud to offer study abroad programs to its students. We aim to personally customize your trip to best fit your academic and financial needs, location and cultural interests, and desired abroad experiences. Specific to the COB, we have two main study abroad opportunities: 

London Bridge

 

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Internships ›

Internships play a massive role in departments across the entire College of Business. Featured to the left is Addison Dorris, who recently interned with Dollar General. Below is the testimonial she provided about her internship experience.

“During my internship, I developed my skillsets in project management, collaboration, human resources, and professional writing and design. Throughout the summer, I was able to take the lessons I learned in the classroom and apply them real-world situations. After this experience, I better understand how HR operates at a major corporation. This internship experience helped me realize that a career in Human Resources is the direction I want to take for my future!”

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Student Organizations

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management offers a variety of co-curricular leadership and learning opportunities to qualifying students through student organizations and honors societies. Each organization has a faculty advisor, if not multiple. Therefore, our students can network and collaborate with faculty in and out of the classroom. Please check out their spotlight lights below for more information about them and the contact information for getting involved.

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SAM

SAMThe Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the study and application of management theory and practice. The club supports professional development of its members with guest lectures, fund-raisers, social events, and community service. In the spring, members will also have the opportunity to attend the SAM International Conference and compete in the case competition.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools. BGS student members continue to serve in leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Membership is by selection and invitation, and those eligible include students who rank in the upper 7% of the junior class, the upper 10% of the senior class, and the upper 20% of the graduate class.

StudentCPT

Maggie Battilla and Alyssa Bevacqua at Welcome Back Bash
Established in 2018, the SCPT is a student chapter of the National Center for Public Trust, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The organization is focused on helping you develop a solid foundation for ethical decision making in a professional work environment. Membership is open to any Tech student.

Operations Management Faculty & Staff

 
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Curtis Armstrong
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Edwin Baidoo
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Tracy Black
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Grant Clary
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Whitney Cunningham
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Jim Jenkins
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Ryan Matthews
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Debbie Pennebaker
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Jeremy Schoen
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Larry Smith
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Thomas Timmerman
Allison Toth
Allison Toth
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Kyle Turner
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Doc Wells
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Susan Wells
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Jaime Williams
Mick Williams
Mick Williams
Seth Williams
Seth Williams
 

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Accreditation

The College of Business is accredited by the ​AACSB.

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