Operations Management Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Specialty Operations Manager

Expected Salary


Job Growth


These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The role of an operations manager is fairly self-explanatory: they coordinate the inner-workings of an organization. They make decisions on how the company’s facility should be run, control the distribution of inventory and develop the schedules of the workers within the organization.

You may obtain an associate’s degree in operations management or have the option of obtaining a business degree with a focus in operations management. They both prepare you to become operation managers and you may use the associate’s degree to transfer the skills to other areas or to a bachelor’s degree in the subject. The integration of a curriculum that includes areas of expertise in management rather than a broader liberal arts curriculum will give you the 0pportunity to become a more creative force in integration within the organization you choose.

The focus of an associate’s degree in operations management will include:

  • micro- and macroeconomics
  • managerial policy and accounting
  • mathematical courses such as trigonometry and calculus
  • informational technology
  • theory in administration and human resources
  • qualitative and quantitative methodology
  • analysis of business systems

All of these are essential in order to maintain competitiveness within a quickly growing international marketplace.

Operations management is endemic within a company and is essential to its success and therefore are sought-after jobs. Competition for these careers is tough but the jobs will be around for years to come. It is also important to remember that all operations managerial degrees should be accredited so that if you wish to seek an advanced degree, you will be able to do so with no problem whatsoever.

Operations Management Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Keiser University eCampus Online

For more than 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, career-focused education in fields such as health care, business, criminal justice and information technology. Our one-class-at-a-time schedules allow busy students to focus on their education and balance the demands of work and family. Whether you choose to attend online, on campus, or both you will be part of a caring learning environment led by experienced faculty who bring textbooks to life with real-world challenges and solutions. Our unique combination of a curriculum that is in pace with technology and the skills employers value along with our “students first” approach provides an outstanding academic experience.

Why Keiser University Online

Online Convenience to Help You Achieve Your Goals

From faculty to admissions, our staff is dedicated to your success.

  • Accessible faculty and staff with small classes to ensure personalized attention for each student
  • State-of-the-practice online classroom technology in a user-friendly format to enhance learning
  • Extensive online resources with access to all student services, including registration, instructional materials and an online library system with a wide range of academic journals, e-books, streaming videos, print titles and research databases
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools1
  • Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify
  • Military-friendly and committed to serving active members of the military, veterans and their families, with scholarships available for those who qualify.
  • Approved for veterans training
  • Transfer credits accepted subject to university approval

Keiser is one of Florida’s largest independent universities and is a valued choice for career-motivated students. We offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in fields that are in demand, and we provide job placement assistance to students and alumni.

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

1 Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.