Operations Management Programs at UT Dallas

Jindal school graduates on UT Dallas commencement day Operations Management Programs at UT Dallas

The world needs efficient and creative problem-solvers.

A degree in Operations Management at UT Dallas will position you to lead in an exciting, rapidly-changing global economy.

Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Operations Management?

Bachelor’s Degree Program

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Build the skills to do rigorous analysis of operational information through various courses in supply chain and logistics. These skills are in high demand across the corporate world and prized in government and not-for-profit sectors.

BS in Supply Chain Management

Master’s Degree Programs

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Find the Operations Management graduate degree that matches your interests. Visit a program below for more information.

MS in Management Science MS in Supply Chain Management

PhD Concentration in OM

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Develop strong research skills that are especially relevant for students interested in an academic career. Research seminars are held weekly, and each year the Operations Management area sponsors a seminar series to bring researchers from other universities to UT Dallas.

PhD in Management Science, Operations Management Concentration

Operations Management Academic Programs

All Operations Management Area degrees are STEM-certified.

Bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management

The Bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management (BS SCM) is a STEM degree program that provides a managerial perspective on production and service operations. Upon completing the BS Supply Chain Management program, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to help future employers maximize efficiency and profitability.

BS in Supply Chain Management (STEM)

Bachelor’s Fast-Track to Master’s in Supply Chain Management

The Fast-Track programs are designed to permit undergraduate students enrolled at UT Dallas to begin work on their graduate degree before graduation. Qualified seniors may take graduate courses in Management that will apply toward the Bachelor of Science degree and also satisfy requirements for the Master’s degree.

Fast-Track to MS in Supply Chain Management

Master’s in Supply Chain Management

The Master’s in Supply Chain Management (MS SCM) is an STEM degree program that teaches design and management of industrial supply chains, including how to improve operations and how to resolve related key issues. SCM graduates use their analytical decision-making skills and advanced knowledge to address supply chain concerns that arise as operations become increasingly more sophisticated. In addition, we offer an MBA degree with concentration in Supply Chain Management.

MS in Supply Chain Management (STEM)

Master’s in Management Science

The Master’s in Management Science (MS MSc) is a 36 semester credit hours STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree program. Within the program, you will have the chance to study quantitative and qualitative decision making methodologies along with a tailored concentration track based on your interest.

The primary goal of the program is for each student to develop a broad set of skills in such topics as data analytics, project management, team development, technology enablers, and general management foundations such as Marketing and Operations. The flexibility in the degree program curriculum (4 core courses and 8 elective courses) allows graduates to work in a variety of roles such as Senior Consultant, Business Analyst, and Implementation Specialist as well as industries such as aerospace, banking, logistics, and healthcare.

MS in Management Science (STEM)

PhD with Operations Management Concentration

The goal of the doctoral program in operations management is to educate future practitioners and researchers in the concepts and analytical techniques needed to understand and advance scientific solutions to the problems currently faced by operations managers. Students may combine a major in finance, information systems or marketing with one in operations management/supply chain management.

PhD with Operations Management Concentration

Student Experiences

Current Operations Management students and alumni share their academic experience, outcomes, and insights. Read their stories and discover how OM has made an impact on their professional and personal lives.

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Shrutik Dode MS management science alumn

From Entrepreneur to MS Management Science Student

The professors, my classmates, non-teaching staff and every single person I had any interaction with offered help, taught me something new, motivated me to push my boundaries, and showed me how to do things differently than I already knew.

Emily Wu

Growing Up Overseas and Feeling at Home at UT Dallas

I chose to study supply chain management because it is a field that has a lot of potential for growth. In the past few years, a lot of companies have come to realize just how essential the supply chain is to their overall business landscape.

Richard Jones

Supply Chain: A Great Career for Veterans

I chose to specialize in supply chain management. I thought it was best for me because not only does every company have a supply chain, you also have the real opportunity to make a difference for your customers, your company and, if you do it right, you can even help the planet too!

Aagosh Bansal operations management student

UT Dallas MS Management Science: The Mini-MBA

I was astounded by the level of interest shown when I applied for my internships and the variety of the options available to me. The University of Texas at Dallas Management Sciences program was the best fit for me. It allowed me to select courses from various technical and managerial domains, which helped me build a dynamic skillset and provide me global exposure.

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How I Went From Football to Supply Chain Management

I chose to study supply chain management because it is a field that has a lot of potential for growth. In the past few years, a lot of companies have come to realize just how essential the supply chain is to their overall business landscape.

Shannon Hannibal

MS in Management Science Helped Me Achieve My Purpose

The MSc in Management Science program is an extremely flexible academic program that allowed me to pursue my unique combination of interests, which I determined to be most appropriate for the career I wanted to pursue.

Hashir Syed operations management student

How the MS Management Science Degree Sets You Apart

I am nothing but thankful to the Management Science team, the Jindal School of Management faculty, some wonderful peers, and that program ambassador for a wonderful experience. If you are reading this to learn about the program, I would like to pay it forward by shedding some light on my own experience.

Anagha John

The Conduit Between the Student and the Brand

The course structure helped me identify my skills, crack interviews and land three internship experiences with Texas’ top companies like Baylor Scott & White Health and Vistra Energy.

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Resource Articles

Discover how Operations Management faculty are researching, publishing, speaking and engaging in the business community. The authors of these articles also include Operations Management students, staff and friends.

Supply Chain Leadership Council students at the case competition, which includes logistics problems

Logistics vs. Supply Chain Management: What’s the Difference?

Written by David Widdifield

Logistics vs Supply Chain Management: In short, logistics pertains to only one part of the supply chain, so it is not to be confused with Supply Chain Magagement as a whole.

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The Goods Market Conundrum and the Supply Chain Crisis Explained

Written by Monica Brussolo

From the consumer’s point of view, one of the biggest mysteries in the pandemic crisis is: What happened to the toilet paper? As I think about it, the toilet paper shortage initially appeared an odd case, but it gave us a glimpse of what was to come

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Main Obstacles and Rewards for Supply Chain Management Professionals

Written by Ramesh Subramoniam

The most common obstacles that I have seen in the operations area, especially for young employees coming into the job, are working in a solo environment, lacking a holistic view of the enterprise and not establishing communication.

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My Journey From Boots to Business

Written by Richard Jones

I’ve always known I wanted to be a part of something bigger; I have regularly strived to make an impact and grow in every situation. That is why the world of business has fascinated me from an early age.

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Shivam Patel’s Internship with Toyota

Written by Kelsi Edwards

In this interview, Shivam shares his newfound passion for his industry and tells why other students should seek this same passion through their internships.

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What is Supply Chain Management? The Supply Chain Coffee Shop

Written by Julia Cocco

When I’m meeting someone for the first time, I’m proud to announce my major as supply chain management — or SCM. Seven times out of 10, I’ll be saying a string of words they’ve never heard before. The answer is very simple: I can do nearly anything.

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What I Learned When I Switched Majors to Supply Chain Management

Written by Noah Miller

Switching majors to supply chain management was not an easy decision to make but I felt attracted to all the possibilities I could have as a professional. Every business connects to a supply chain that connects to many parts of the business as well.

Ray Yewle

Sometimes You Lead and Sometimes You Follow

Written by Ray Yewle

What makes a great leader? Supply Chain Management graduate student, Ray Yewle, discusses this topic in an interview with Mike Wheeler.

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Operations Management Program Resources at the Jindal School

Academic Programs – Primary

The Operations Management area offers one bachelor’s, two master’s and one PhD program.

Academic Programs – Additional

The Operations Management area also offers online and hybrid paths for you to pursue your degree, as well as a capstone project.

Faculty and Community Activity

Discover how Operations Management faculty are researching, publishing, speaking and engaging in the business community. Industry partners and students also play critical roles in OM activities.

Career and APICS Exam Prep

Find out about certificate programs and APICS certifications that can help you deepen your knowledge and gain a competitive edge in the job market.