Manufacturing Operations Management

About the Major

Please note: The Manufacturing Operations Management major will discontinue Fall 2022. Resources remaining in this section of this website are intended for students currently in the program.

A major in Manufacturing Operations Management prepares you for a career in the manufacturing industry. Students in the program gain knowledge and skill in the areas of manufacturing process and technology, quality engineering and process improvement, global supply-chain management, regulatory affairs, innovation, global business technology, business acumen, and management strategies.
Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Team Leader
  • Materials Manager
  • Project Leader
  • Order Process Analyst
  • Business Analyst 
  • Lead Technician

Types of Employers

  • Global manufacturing companies
  • Aerospace manufacturers
  • Health product manufacturers
  • Plastics manufacturers
  • Printing companies 
  • Motor vehicle manufacturers

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations.” Try these keywords: manufacturing, operations, management, aerospace, materials, supply-chain, business
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.