Begin Date: Spring Semester 1995
End Date: Summer Session 1998 (Name change to OISIB)
PROFESSOR J. KEITH ORD, in charge
This major presents the concepts and tools that correspond to the issues of manufacturing and service systems. In addition to courses that focus upon facilities management, operations planning and control, materials management, and quality assurance, students choose elective study in quantitative methods, applied behavioral science, and general business.
The major in Operations Management and International Business recognizes that manufacturing and service markets are worldwide. And that international manufacturing strategy, global sourcing of materials and components, the multinational structure of business organizations, availability of telecommunication networks, and cross-cultural differences in designing the workplace represent new opportunities for management.
For the B.S. degree in Operations Management and International Business, a minimum of 145 credits is required (at least 15 credits must be taken at the 400 level).
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(12 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 5-17 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94-106 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; and 6 credits of GQ courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (57 credits)
CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 301(3), 302(3), 303(3), 304(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
M I S430(3),OISM 401W(3), 418(3), 455(3), OPMGT 416(3), 419(3) (Sem: 5-10)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from OISM or MS&IS 400-level courses (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30-42) credits
[Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.]
Attainment of third level proficiency in a single foreign language (0-12). Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work. See the admission section of the general information in this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 15 credits of business and related nonbusiness courses in an approved Education Abroad Program in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-6)
Select 15 credits of international business related courses in consultation with adviser (see department list) (Sem: 5-10)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 1995
Blue Sheet #: 23-02-008
Review Date: 7/09/98