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    Operations management majors use their creative problem-solving skills to come up with solutions to various production problems. In addition, they oversee the development, production, and manufacturing of products and services for an organization. In essence, directing and controlling all processes within an organization from purchasing raw materials to delivering the final product. Courses such as inventory management, managerial accounting, marketing and logistics, operations analysis, and product development will help develop your perceptual and analytical skills. Graduates land positions such as production supervisor, quality control specialist, administrator, operations manager, buyer, supply change consultant and logistics manager. Opportunities include financial institutions, manufacturing and retail as well as service industries and the public sector.

    Henry Ford’s success came, not from his innovations in the automobile, but in the innovations of production, including conveyor belts to increase production, and creating a manufacturing plant where the processing of raw materials and final products (the automobile) were produced in one place.

    • Washington University in St Louis

      Washington University in St Louis Save

      One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130
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      Using Archer Daniels Midland money to offer generous scholarships to National Merit Scholars starting in the early years of rankings 30 years ago, "Wash U"-as most call it—has attracted legions of students who have either fallen just short of the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Notre Dame

      University of Notre Dame Save

      400 Main Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556
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      Catholic priests were on their way to found a college in California when they came upon a lake in Indiana, prayed, and decided Notre Dame had her home. Its Golden Dome has been famous since Knute Rockne's football triumphs of ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Carnegie Mellon University

      Carnegie Mellon University Save

      5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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      "School, friends, food, sleep: Choose three. That's Carnegie Mellon," according to the "incredibly intelligent engineer types" and "flamboyant drama majors" at this "rigorous" school. Excellent programs include engineering, computer science, business, architecture, and a well-respected School of Drama with several ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Boston College

      Boston College Save

      140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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      A Jesuit institution on the far end of the mass transit "T" serving the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is more university than college. Its enrollment, graduate programs, and commitment to Division I sports—including a colossal football stadium ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Muhlenberg College

      Muhlenberg College Save

      2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104
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      "Muhlenberg is "a beautiful college" with a "gorgeous campus," "personable" and "friendly" professors who are "dedicated to teaching," and a definite Greek flavor to its social life. Yearly, a significant number of Muhlenberg grads proceed to medical school--not too shabby ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Illinois Institute of Technology

      Illinois Institute of Technology Save

      3300 S Federal St, Chicago, IL 60616
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      Illinois Institute of Technology - a demanding, math and science oriented school on the South Side of Chicago - requires students to complete two Interprofessional Projects before graduation. IPROs, as they're known, bring together undergrads and grad students from different ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Campbell University

      Campbell University Save

      450 Leslie Campbell Ave, Buies Creek, NC 27506
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      "Campbell is a Baptist-affiliated university the "peaceful" central North Carolina community of Buies Creek. The focus here is largely pre-professional; notable majors include pharmacy, education, and a unique PGA-approved Golf Management program especially designed for students seeking careers in the ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Save

      601 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820
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      The University of Illinois is a very big state school with a very big Greek system that is a great bargain for in-state students (which is pretty much everybody). A good education is easily within reach here for students who ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Christian Brothers University

      Christian Brothers University Save

      650 East Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104
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      "All students receive a solid liberal arts education at Christian Brothers University, an affordable Catholic school "in the heart of" Memphis that is "small, yet diverse and rich in resources." Personal attention is available to the 1400 or so students ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Brenau University

      Brenau University Save

      500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, GA 30501
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      "Students at this private women's college in Gainesville, GA have all the comforts that a small and intimate women's liberal college can provide and, with the University of Florida not far away, all the social and academic amenities offered by ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Mercer University

      Mercer University Save

      1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, GA 31207
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      The Atlanta-based Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus of Mercer University enrolls about 2,400 students, large numbers of whom are non-traditional, part-time, and continuing education students. With a focus on graduate and professional studies, six of the University's eleven ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Oklahoma Christian University

      Oklahoma Christian University Save

      2501 E Memorial Rd, Edmond, OK 73013
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      "Oklahoma Christian University is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution on the north side of Oklahoma City that prepares about 2,220 students "for the spiritual and educational challenges of the 21st century." Try to schedule a visit in the spring to ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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