Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Operations Management M.S.

PROGRAM SUSPENDED

Department of Management and Marketing

Department Chair: 
Constance Milbourn

Program Director: Paul Jacques

Management Program Faculty: Casey, Farinella, Jacques, Sahba

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  4. An applicant’s letter describing the applicant’s professional goals including how the program will help the applicant achieve these professional goals.
  5. Three letters of recommendation that address professional or practical/applied experience in the field of Operations Management as a whole. At least one of the letters of recommendation must be from a professional employed within the field of Operations Management or a Management instructor in higher education.
  6. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Note: Candidates with a degree in business from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, with a 3.00 GPA in the major, or students who complete a Certificate of Graduate Study in Project Management or Supply Chain Management with a 3.0 GPA, will be exempt from the GMAT/GRE requirement.

  7. An interview may be required.

Course Requirements

Electives

Twelve (12) credits from either content area listed below, in any combination.

Health Care Administration Operations

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HCA 501/HCA 401WHealth Law and Ethics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HCA 537Performance Improvement in Health Care

3

Fall, Spring.
HCA 547Transformational Leadership in Health Care Organizations

3

Spring.

Project Management

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MGT 542Project Risk and Cost Management

4

Annually
MGT 543Project Communications Management

4

Annually.
MGT 544Program Management

4

Annually.

Supply Chain Management

PROGRAM SUSPENDED
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MGT 545Production and Inventory Management

4

Annually.
MGT 546Logistics

4

Annually.
MGT 547Supply Chain Management

4

Annually.

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MGT 455Global Logistics and Enterprise Management

4

As needed.
-Or-

MGT 501The Strategic Nature of Operations Management

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

MGT 530Analytics, Data Analysis and Decision Making

4

Annually.
MGT 536Creating and Leading High-Performance Teams

4

Annually.
MGT 537High Performance Project Management

4

Annually.
MGT 591Directed Research Capstone

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Total Credit Hours: 32

Accelerated B.S./M.S. Admission Option:

Undergraduate students matriculated at Rhode Island College can apply for conditional admission to the Master of Science in Operations Management program after completing 72 credits, at least 12 of which must be in Business courses taken at RIC. If conditionally admitted to the M.S. program, students will begin taking graduate courses after completing 90 undergraduate credits. Students will take MGT 455 and one 500-level Business course (i.e. MGT 530, MGT 536, MGT 537, MGT 542, MGT 543, MGT 544, MGT 545, MGT 546, MGT 547) which will count for both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Additionally, students may take up to two additional 500 that will count towards only the M.S. degree. These courses will be taken in the student’s senior year which can include the early spring or summer sessions. If students are still in good standing upon completion of the B.S., they are fully admitted to the M.S. degree program, which could be completed in two semesters.