Operations Management

As an operations manager, you will be to plan strategies to convert the production process in to more effective process and thereby increasing profit of the business. You have to analyse and evaluate the current process and suggest changes if required.

What do Operations managers do?

An operation manager communicates job expectations, planning, monitoring and evaluating their performance. They play an important role in recruiting, coaching the employees. They also have to forecast the market trends, prepare budget, and plan for efficient production process.

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Setting Goals,objectives and establishing policies for various departments in the organisation
  • Checked Keeping the financial track of the organisation by playing key roles in Budgeting and controlling costs
  • Checked Facilitating communication between employees and departments
  • Checked Helping in resolving disputes and disagreements of employees
  • Checked Cooperating and participating in high-level decision making with top executives of the organisation
  • Checked Overseeing inventory , Purchasing and supplies
  • Checked Handling Human resources tasks such as determining needs,hiring employees and planning staff development

How to become an Operations Manager?

Step 1
Take any stream at +2 Level

To take up an undergraduate course in Operations Management you may take any stream at +2 level but taking commerce stream will give you a better foundation for the course.

Step 2
Take BBA with Operation Management / Bachelor’s degree in any discipline

Taking BBA in Operations Management or a bachelor’s course in any discipline including BTech/BE will make you eligible to take up postgraduate studies in Operation Management. These programs are usually of 3 or 4 years duration.


A certificate program in Operations management is offered in distance mode by some institutes (NMIMS) for candidates with 2 years relevant experience after +2 qualification.

Step 3
Take MBA with specialization in Operation Managements

Postgraduate studies in Management (PGDM/PGPM or MBA) has specialisation in Operations Management and is available in many Universities and Institutes of Management. This is a 2 year program which can be taken up after graduation. An MSc-Business program with Operations Management is offered by some Foreign Universities.


A postgraduate diploma program in Operations management is offered online (by IGNOU) which has a minimum duration of 1 year.

Step 4
Take a Doctoral program in Operations Management

The Fellow Programme in Management (Operations Management) offered by IIMs is equivalent to a PhD . The Programme which includes two years of course work followed by upto three years of research, aims to prepare students for careers in teaching and those that require advanced analytical research in management.

Operations Management Colleges

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Requirements for masters in operations management

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (For admission into MBA (with a specialisation Operations) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune)

  • A graduate degree in field.
  • 50% marks or equivalent grade at graduation level.
  • On the basis of Symbiosis Entrance Test.

Foreign ( for admission into MSc Business with Operations Management, Warwick Business School,United Kingdom)

  • An upper second class honours at Undergraduate level or its international equivalent ( 60 % or above)
  • English Language Proficiency :An Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 or an overall score of 100 in TOEFL

To see the entrance exams, scholarships and UG admission details, click here

Skills Required

Interpersonal skills

Having a deeper understanding of what makes the customers happy is an essential quality for operations managers to have. Giving immediate responses to the inquiries of customers ,providing them a safe environment and fair price assurances ,etc would help them connect better to the customers.

Communication skills

It’s important for operation managers to communicate effectively as they have to pass the message across people at different levels among staff and superiors.

Financial awareness

Operation managers to have to prepare sales projections ,expense budgets , analyze profit and loss statements . Financial awareness is an essential skill for them to be efficient in creating financial projections.


Operations Managers have a role to play in developing a strong team and building a positive relationship among team membership.To achieve this they need to address the needs and concerns of the themselves and the team to stay constantly motivated.


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