Chair: Dr. Mario A. Ferrer, Ph.D.
Web address: https://cob.alfaisal.edu/en/opm
General Department Information
With increasingly competitive businesses environments, corporations are relying on operations and project managers to achieve strategic goals through effective management of innovative solutions. To achieve this target, many organizations are adopting a business-based project management approaches and methodologies to manage and deliver these solutions through projects. This triggered a high demand for experienced operations and project managers with knowledge in project management frameworks, lifecycles, processes, tools, and data analytics techniques.
A business degree with operations and project management major will develop the competence of our graduates and equip them with the required business analytics skills to plan, control, execute, and manage all project management attributes for the successful delivery of the scope, in a timely manner and within budget. With such skills, our graduates are qualified to work in virtually all industries both in the public and private sectors.
Recognizing the growing importance of business analytics and the need for these skills, the department faculty developed a minor, designed to introduce students to the fundamental tools of business analytics and visualisation. Business analytics impacts how we gather data, process information and how business decisions are made. This rapid growth of available information is transforming every function of business and turning business analytics into a fundamental skill for decision makers at every level of a firm. Learning the fundamental tools of business analytics (e.g., SPSS, Tableau, Power BI, Power Query) gives students the skills to present data in a clear and understandable way and opens doors to a rewarding career.
A survey course of selected topics in operations management in order to supplement available offerings. In this course, important concepts, and the state-of-the-art analytical techniques essential for managing the operations of any organization are covered. Topics such as MRP and ERP, scheduling, management of waiting lines, location planning and analysis.