Albers course information comes from Seattle University's 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog. All undergraduate courses are 5 credits, unless otherwise noted. Syllabi information is for reference only. Information may not be current.
OPER 360 Manufacturing and Service Operations
Operations function, including operations strategy, operations analysis, service delivery, quality improvement, inventory systems, facility layout, materials management, scheduling, aggregate planning, project management, and international operations. Student teams visit a local factory or service operation and prepare reports relating their observations to course topics. Prerequisites: MATH 130, ECON 260, advanced standing in the Albers School. (fall, winter, spring)
Syllabus: OPER 360 Al Ansari - Spring 2013
Syllabus: OPER 360 Michael Ervick - Spring 2013
Syllabus: OPER 360 Kylene Johnson Quinn - Fall 2012
Syllabus: OPER 360 Tamara Reid - Winter 2011
OPER 362 Managing Processes
Focuses on customer requirements and introduces tools available for improving manufacturing and service processes. Topics include process analysis tools, customer needs assessment, societal and ethical issues, customer interaction, quality function deployment, benchmarking, quality costs, statistical concepts in quality analysis and control, organization for quality, quality information systems, and motivational issues. Prerequisites: OPER 360, ECON 310; MKTG 350 recommended.
OPER 464 Supply Chain Management
Introduces concepts and tools required to manage the network of suppliers producing goods and services which are subsequently converted by the buying firm. Topics include supplier evaluation/selection, development and certification; logistics; partnering; technology; modeling; just-in-time purchasing; managing risk; inventory management; international issues. Student teams will visit local firms to analyze supply chain management practices. Prerequisites: OPER 360.
OPER 466 Project Management
Addresses the managerial concepts and technical tools required for evaluating, planning, managing, and controlling projects. Topics include strategic issues, project selection, risk analysis, work breakdown structures, PERT / CPM, resource management, conflict issues, project scheduling software, cost / schedule control systems, team-building, and matrix organization. Guest speakers from industry highlight implementation issues. Students apply course concepts to real and simulated projects. Prerequisite: OPER 360.
OPER 391 - 393, 491 - 493 Special Topics Courses
See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (2 - 5 credits)
OPER 494 International Study Tour: Accounting
The study of international operations in the context of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.
OPER 495 Internships
(0 - 5 credits)
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OPER 396, 496 Independent Study
Supervised individual exploration. Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student’s adviser. Will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits)
OPER 497 Directed Reading
(1 - 5 credits)
OPER 498 Directed Research
(1 - 5 credits)