UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2019-2020

About the Department

The Systems and Operations Management program focuses on developing skills for problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and the use of constantly changing technology. These skills are needed to deal with a variety of decisions made by managers in manufacturing, service and public organizations. These encompass strategic long-range decisions (such as product, service and process design, facility location and capacity planning), as well as operational decisions (such as operations planning and scheduling, purchasing and inventory, quality assurance and project management).

Academic Advisement

All lower division program advisement is through the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Student Services Center/EOP in BB 2113. Upper division students who are currently enrolled in or have completed BUS 302/L are encouraged to seek advisement through upper division mentors from the department of their major.

Careers

The Systems and Operations Management option prepares students for careers in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, electronics, automotive, healthcare, entertainment, transportation, biotechnology, software and banking. The range of positions includes operations planning and scheduling, inventory and materials management, quality management, project management, systems analysis and design, decision support systems and supply chain management.

The Global Supply Chain Management option prepares students for careers in a variety of supply chain activities. The range of positions includes sourcing and procurement, demand planning, logistics and transportation, warehousing, materials handling, inventory control and supply chain analysis.

Accreditation

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Honors

The Business Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated high academic standards and to encourage these students to continue their record of excellence as business and economics majors at CSUN. The program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, or Business Administration with an option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management; who meet all Business Honors Program admissions criteria; and who apply and are selected for admission to the program. The Business Honors Program offers rigorous courses that emphasize communication, critical reasoning, complex problem solving and teamwork skills. Students accepted into the program are offered a variety of benefits; for example, Business Honors-designated courses, smaller class sizes, priority registration, Honors Mentorship opportunities and a Business Honors dedicated student workspace. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit the Business Honors Program website.

Clubs and Societies

Career Education and Professional Development Center

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics offers students the opportunity to gain real-life work experience by completing an approved internship. Internships are available in a wide variety of organizations and cover all business disciplines. Not only does an internship provide students with an opportunity to obtain experience, but in many cases the internship leads to employment with that organization. For more information, please call (818) 677-4697 or visit the Career Education and Professional Development website.

Contact

Department of Systems and Operations Management
Chair: Seung-Kuk Paik
Bookstein Hall (BB) 3121
(818) 677-2470