2018-2019 Catalog (Current)

Manufacturing Operations Management

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose the Manufacturing Operations Management Certificate?

The certificate in Manufacturing Operations Management is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the principles involved in developing and managing a process from input through finished product including quality control.

Career Opportunities

Operations individuals work with the business activities that include planning/scheduling, manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain, and other internal related processes. Operations managers typically possess good communication, technical, and organizational skills, leadership ability, a good work ethic, and are high energy. An operations manager replicates an efficient and effective process from one part of the business and implements it in other pertinent areas. They create and support working teams by providing appropriate resources to accomplish specific tasks. The focus is on solving issues to ensure that the processes flow smoothly, resulting in delivering high quality goods or services to the customer. Individuals who acquire the Manufacturing Operations Management certificate are equipped for the following potential occupations: Operations Supervisor/Manager, Plant Manager, Purchasing Specialist/Supervisor, and Quality Supervisor/Manager.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant should show proof of high school graduation with a 2.35 GPA.  If it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office/SAA that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, all college transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office. Once admitted, an advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
  • Dual enrolled/concurrent students must complete the high school degree (provide transcript) before the certificate will be granted from FSU.  
  • Students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree must meet the admission criteria for the program. This criteria review is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed through the COB Dean’s Office/SAA.

Graduation Requirements

A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.

No more than 50% of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this certificate be granted if more than six of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2427
Email:

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Lean Manufacturing
3
Quality-Operations Mgmt
3
Purchasing
3
Choose one of the following:
Production Processes
3
Intro to Indust Engineering
3
Managerial Leadership
3
Minimum credit hours required:
12