Today’s competitive corporate landscape requires leaders who can remove bureaucracy and complexity to maximize their people’s and companies’ efficiency and productivity. The MBA with Operations Management Concentration delivers practical leadership skills, focusing on the analytical and quantitative tools needed to optimize processes and outcomes that will reduce costs, improve quality, and create a competitive advantage.
Jack Welch popularized Operations Management (OM) tools such as Six Sigma. He advocated approaching OM not as a discipline reserved for a select few job titles but as a broad approach that applies to all business aspects.
The Jack Welch MBA with Operations Management Concentration combines the leadership and business skills from our core MBA curriculum with courses that focus on operational efficiency and effectiveness, people management, organizational change, and strategy. Students will take the following courses:
Leadership is different from management. Managers get predictable things done predictably. Leaders inspire action and adaptability in an unpredictable world. This course delves into the concepts, tools and skills leaders need today. It combines theory and practice to examine such topics as strengthening emotional intelligence, motivating people to achieve strong results, managing conflict, leading change, aligning teams and eliciting support from colleagues and bosses. In addition, this course lays out Jack Welch’s time-tested techniques for high-performance team leadership.
The final course in the Operations Management concentration is a capstone course in which students tackle a real-world project to develop an operations strategy supported by a detailed operations plan to improve a mission-critical process. The course requires the use of both quantitative and data analyses to evaluate the business and financial impact of the proposed improvements). Students will develop an implementation plan that includes the means to measure outcomes using KPIs and other quantifiable metrics.
By defining an “operation” as every task performed by every employee in every organization, JWMI’s unique approach is guided by Jack Welch's famous motto of “getting every brain in the game” in order to “find a better way every day.”
C-level executives and consultants working within and for Fortune 500 companies will provide insights and share tips on how to gain a competitive advantage regardless of industry.
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