Business Operations Manager

Choose your pathway: Business Operations Manager

Did you know business operations managers are ranked #8 among “Best Business Jobs” and #54 among the “100 Best Jobs” by U.S. News & World Report? (2016) With our online MBA with a General Management concentration, you can pursue your future as a business operations manager.

What do business operations managers do?

Leading corporations know that what happens behind the scenes of a business is just as crucial as what happens on the international stage. Business operations managers help control the foundation of a business — the everyday operations. They work with various departments within a company to coordinate strategies and goals. While business operations managers tackle policy creation, financial planning, and staffing, their responsibilities are too diverse to categorize into one department.

The daily activities of a business operations manager vary depending on the organization, but most typically are tasked with the following responsibilities:

  • Planning, directing, and coordinating the operations of public or private sector organizations
  • Formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning human resources services
  • Staffing, contract negotiation, budget negotiation, and team guidance toward a common goal
  • Strategic decision-making on consumer actions

What is the career outlook for business operations managers?

There are approximately 2,145,140 business operations managers in the U.S. today, and that number is growing, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016). Business operations managers have projected employment growth of 7%, or about 151,100 new jobs from 2014 to 2024 (BLS). With a steady growth rate and a low unemployment rate of 3.7% (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), business operations managers can expect security.

What can you earn as a business operations manager?

Did you know that business operations managers are ranked among the top 20 “Best Paying Jobs” by U.S. News & World Report (2016)? With a median salary of $97,270 and the top 10% earning more than $187,199 annually, business operations managers are one of the highest-paying occupations in the U.S., according to the BLS.

Combine that with the median starting salary for MBA graduates, which reached $100,000 in 2015 — a $45,000 jump from bachelor’s-level business professionals (Graduate Management Admission Council, 2015) — and you have the makings of a great return on your academic investment.

What courses can prepare you for business operations management?

BSCI 650
Personal and Leadership Development Workshop
BSCI 651
Behavior in Organizations
DESC 656
Quantitative Analysis for Business Operations
ECNM 657
Prices, Profit, and the Market Economy
FINC 655
Financial Management of the Firm
Integration in Business Operations
ISTM 654
Information and Process Systems
LEGL 653
Political, Regulatory, Ethical, and Legal Issues of Business
STGY 659
Strategic Management

What can these courses teach you? Find out with an in-depth view of our curriculum now.

What are some related career paths?

If you’re interested in a career in business administration, but business operations management isn’t for you, you have options. Explore these related career paths to see which one works best for your goals.

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