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Systems and Operations Management


Help businesses optimize every aspect of their operations with a Systems and Operations Management major. Learn to use systemic and analytical approaches to solve problems and make informed decisions.

Why Study Systems and Operations Management?

Businesses are constantly looking to manage and improve their operations. By studying systems and operations management, you'll learn to apply systematic and analytical approaches. These skills are increasingly critical for effective management in a wide range of industries across the public and private sectors.

As a result, there is a growing demand for skilled professionals who can understand and utilize these tools and techniques to compete more effectively in the global marketplace. You will also practice critical thinking and problem solving skills through your courses.

Why Study Systems and Operations Management at CSUN?

BSBA Advantage

The Systems and Operations Management option is one of ten Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree options at the Nazarian College. BSBA programs are set apart from other business degrees because they emphasize math and analytical skills. Because the BSBA option prepares you to address complex business problems, you will have an advantage in any competitive job market.

Dedicated Faculty

Our faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research. They have advanced degrees in:

  • Business analytics
  • Information systems
  • Operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • Management science
  • Other closely related areas

They have also published in a wide range of fields, including information security, supply chain management and operations research. Additionally, our faculty have extensive business experience that they incorporate into their classrooms.

AACSB Accredited

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard in business and management education. Only 25 percent of business schools nationwide and 5 percent of business schools worldwide receive this distinction.

Bigger and Better

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is one of the largest business schools in the country, with 7,000 students and an alumni network of more than 50,000. You will have access to more resources, world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities.

What You'll Learn

All Systems and Operations Management majors start with a common business core curriculum to learn the fundamentals of the business world. You will then take upper-division and elective courses on managing business operations and systems. You will also complete a senior capstone course that is the culmination of your degree.

In your systems and operations management core classes, you'll study:

  • Systems and technologies for managers
  • Data analysis and modeling for business
  • Manufacturing resource planning
  • Quality management and control
  • Decision support systems

You will also take a communication course and electives to round out your classes. Communication and elective options include:

  • Business law
  • Rhetoric of business
  • Business ethics and public policy
  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics and transportation management
  • Managing for service excellence


Careers & Outcomes

Our Systems and Operations Management graduates go on to work in a variety of industries to assist with long-range planning and operational decisions. You'll be prepared for rewarding careers in:

  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Transportation
  • Health care
  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • Banking
  • Manufacturing

Employers of recent alumni include:

  • Amazon
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Panda Restaurant Group
  • PepsiCo
  • FedEx

Common career paths for graduates include:

  • Quality manager
  • Operations planning and scheduling
  • Business analyst
  • Inventory and material manager
  • Systems analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Production planner/analyst
  • Project manager
  • Quality control specialist
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Project administrator
  • Operations coordinator
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From student to success.

Learn how to succeed in operations management with the help of CSUN ASCM/ASQ. Join this student-run club to meet industry professionals and even tour firms. You'll also be connected two of the largest operations management organizations, ASCM and ASQ.

Business Honors Program

High-achieving Systems and Operations Management majors may be eligible for the Business Honors Program (BHP). BHP students have access to scholarship opportunities, selective courses, mentorships, priority registration and much more. Find out about the BHP requirements.

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