The Business Management Operations degree prepares students to manage the essential, core business functions like forecasting, new product introduction, purchasing, production, product distribution, customer service, and replenishment and inventory planning. The placement rate and starting salaries are relatively high for this degree.

Business management operations students

Manage and Improve Business Operations

Are you goal-oriented? Organized? Analytical? Like to solve problems and make things run smoothly? If so, the Business Management Operations degree is for you! Perhaps more than any other business degree at BYU-Idaho, graduates have launched their careers in large corporations like 3M, Amazon, Boeing, Honeywell, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Micron, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Toyota, and Walmart (headquarters). Others find success in smaller companies or launching their own business. 

In the workplace, graduates of this degree have built a growing reputation for outstanding spreadsheet and problem-solving skills, deep knowledge of business processes, and excellent communication and people skills.

I love that each day I have no idea what Intel's global supply chain is going to throw at me. BYU-Idaho's Business Management Operations program has given me the skills to effectively own and manage a large supplier relationship where I interact with people and find that I’m constantly positioning and influencing.

Blake B.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Business Management Operations have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Business Analyst

Business analysts gather and analyze data, identify user needs, evaluate business systems, make recommendations, and lead projects that improve company performance.

Buyer/Purchasing Agent

Buyers gather requirements from internal and external customers and then analyze, select, negotiate with, and manage suppliers in order to meet those customer needs.

Forecast/Inventory/Replenishment Analyst/Manager

Forecast analysts gather customer data and recognize trends in the market in order to develop predictive models that help inform marketing, inventory and production strategy decisions.

Logistics/Transportation Analyst/Manager

Logistics analysts manage the forward and reverse movement of goods, build and manage relationships with carriers and international business partners, and identify process improvement and cost savings opportunities.

Operations Manager

Operations managers oversee activities such as forecasting, planning, scheduling, purchasing, production, quality assurance, and distribution in order to support the delivery of products and services.

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Getting started in this degree

As early as possible, students should take the following courses:
  • BUS 100 - Business Exploration and Orientation
  • BA 211 - Business Fundamentals
  • BA 215 - Spreadsheet Analysis for Business
  • ACCTG 201 - Financial Accounting
  • ECON 150 - Economic Principles and Problems – Micro
  • MATH 221A - Business Statistics

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