Operations management is a specialized profession which includes implementing strategies, designing and controlling the process of converting raw material into the final products. It deals with wide range of responsibilities related to decision making such as product designing, maintenance, quality management, technology to be implemented, and management of the supply chain process, inventory and forecasting.

A person who is eager to build a career in this field must be competitive at national and international level. Operations manager must have deep understanding of the processes in the field which are common in the current situation. He/she must have leadership qualities, decision making abilities, and problem-solving skills and good communication skills, better understanding of computers and responsibility are the prerequisites for this job.

 

Few courses in this field: -

 

  • Certificate course in Operations Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Operations Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Production & Operation Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Operations Management
  • Master of Science in Operations Management

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission into bachelor’s degree program a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 with a minimum 50% marks from a recognized university / institution. The duration for this program is of 3 years.


PG:

 

For admission into master’s degree program a student must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline from any recognized University/ Institute/ College. The duration for this program is of 2 years.


Others:

 

Eligibility Criteria for Advance Certificate Courses: -

For admission into Advance certificate course a student must have a higher secondary education or 10+2 or equivalent. The duration of this program is of 6 months to 1 year.

Eligibility Criteria for Certificate Courses: -

For admission into Certificate course a student must have a higher secondary education or 10+2 or equivalent. The duration of this program is of 6 months to 1 year.


Job Prospects

Immense career opportunities are available for the students in Operations management amongst the youth in India and abroad. Wide range of career opportunities is available in the field of Insurance, Consulting Firms, Retail, Information Technology, Financial Institutions, Construction, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Transportation.

An individual can work as a Forecasting Manager, Customer Service Support Manager, Operations Planner, Inventory Planner and Control, Scheduling and Control Manager, Project Manager, Process and Methods Planner, Purchasing and Materials Manager, Plant Engineering Manager, Operations Process Manager, Traffic Manager, Quality Manager, Warehouse Manager and Distributor etc.

There are numerous employment sectors mainly in service sector industries which offer Operations Management jobs for freshers. They can apply for jobs in industries such as ITES, KPO, BPOs, Collection and Recovery. Apart from these sectors, there are other industries also where an individual can apply for operations management jobs at the entry level.

 

Few job sectors in this field: -

 

  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • ITES
  • Construction
  • KPO
  • Insurance
  • KPO companies
  • Retail
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation and Logistics

 

Few job profiles in this field: -

 

  • Retail Operations Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Executive
  • Assistant Manager Operations
  • General Operations Managers
  • Plant Manager
  • Area Operations Manager
  • Process re-engineering Managers
  • IT Operations Administrators
  • Deputy Manager - Cinema Operations
  • Manufacturing consulting Managers
  • Channel Manager for GSM operations

 

Pay package: -

Pay scale for operations managers depends on factors such as qualification, efficiency, job profile, knowledge, skills and experience. For a fresher in this field he/she can earn a salary of Rs.15,000 to Rs.20,000 per month, whereas for a person with 2-3 years of experience can earn even higher.

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