Northwood University offers new management program

Starting in the fall semester 2012, Northwood University will offer a new degree program in Operations & Supply Chain Management (OPS). Northwood says graduates of the program will be equipped to lead operations and supply chain management activities around the world.

According to Northwood University professor Douglas Hentschel, the match between Northwood and the OPS degree offering “makes perfect sense.”

“Industry professionals have advised us that there is a very high demand for staff who are competent in these areas and that there is a shortage of graduates with proficiency in these disciplines,” Hentschel says. “The growing globalization of supply chain management dovetails with our mission to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society so the program offering makes perfect sense,” he continued.

The OPS program is said to complements Northwood’s existing offerings in management and entrepreneurship.

“Operations and supply chain management has rapidly grown in terms of importance,” says Joseph Wulffenstein, chair of Management Information Systems and division chair of Quantitative Studies at Northwood University. “As global competition increases, industries must strive to become as efficient as possible. Well trained, quantitatively proficient professionals in operations supply chain management are as vital to today’s global enterprises as blood flow is to the body.”

Students graduating from Northwood’s degree program can pursue careers as: supply chain managers, purchasing managers, project managers, quality managers, business process manager, inventory control specialists, logistics analysts and supply chain analyst.

Questions about the degree program in Operations & Supply Chain Management may be directed to Douglas Hentschel at 989.837.4270 or

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