You are able to pursue the Master of Science in Operations Management degree with any undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college/university. The admissions process will look at your undergrad courses and determine what, if any, prerequisite courses you may need to take.


(4 credit hours) ACCT-518 Accounting/Financial Concepts
(4 credit hours) ECON-513 Micro/Macro Economic Concepts
(4 credit hours) MGMT-521 Statistical and Quantitative Methods
(2 credit hours) MGMT-550 Management Concepts & Applications
(2 credit hours) MRKT-570 Marketing Concepts & Applications

You may wish to test out of these prerequisites. Each test is $30.00. You may attempt each test one time only. 

You are not required to complete all of the prerequisites prior to beginning your core curriculum, but you must meet the prerequisite for each individual course.

Business Core (7 courses)

FINC-619 - Financial Management
ISYS-669 - Managing an e-Business
MGMT-629 - Management Science
MGMT-639 - Managing People and Technology
MGMT-661 - Operations Management
MGMT-659 Strategy

Plus one of the following:

BUSN-659 - International Business
MRKT-679 - Business Marketing Management

Electives (3 Courses)

Students choose three courses from the following list of electives. Courses can come from more than one category.


IME-656 Healthcare Systems Engineering
HMGT-609 Healthcare Management
Additional healthcare courses taken by dual enrollment at other institutions


IME-601 Fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering
IME-674 Quality Assurance and Reliability
IME-683 Elements of CIM for Management
MFGO-633 Lean Production Systems

Operation Management Tools

IME-540 Environmentally Conscious Design
IME-676 Lean Six Sigma
MGMT-619 Project and Change Management

Supply Chain and ERP (using SAP)

IME-652 Designing Value in the Supply Chain
IME-654 Enterprise Resource Planning
MGMT-669 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
MGMT-674 Advanced Supply Chain Management

Dual Degree Option Pursuing a Second Masters Degree in the Department of Business

The Department of Business encourages interested graduates of Kettering University’s MS and MBA programs to pursue a second master’s degree subject to the following policies (effective July 1, 2010).

  • Students pursue a single master’s degree at a time. Students desiring a second master’s degree must apply online
  • To earn a second master’s degree, students must complete all degree requirements for the degree. In so doing, students must complete additional credit hours equal to a minimum of 40% of the second degree’s requirements:
    1. For MBA (or MS) graduates pursuing a 10 course MS degree – minimum of four additional courses (16 credits)
    2. For MS graduates pursing a 12 course MBA degree – minimum of five additional courses (20 credits)
  • In order to gain maximum advantage from prior work, graduates must apply for their second master’s degree within three years of graduating from their first degree program. The admission committee will review applicants beyond the three-year time limit to establish the currency of their course work. Students in this case may be required to complete more than 40% of the second degree’s requirements.
  • Students can transfer a maximum of 8 credits to Kettering University for use in their graduate studies. Pursuit of a second master’s degree does not raise this limit.