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BS - Business Administration, Concentration in Global Operations Management

The Global Operations Management (GOM) concentration prepares graduates with state-of-the-art knowledge of managing operations in a global context. The focus will be on contemporary issues related to operations function which are of relevance in a firm's ability to effectively collaborate with its supply chain partners in order to remain competitive in a global economy. The GOM concentration prepares students for careers with global manufacturing, service, and consulting organizations by offering a variety of courses in management of materials, quality, supply chains, services, global projects, and operations strategy. As part of this concentration, students have an opportunity to interact with GOM-related industry professionals as facilitated by the Global Operations Management Association, a GOM-affiliated student club at SJSU. They can also work on real-world consulting projects or explore internships in operations as facilitated by Silicon Valley Center of Operations and Technology Management.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in the Concentration Requirements for Global Operations Management must be completed with a grade of "C- or better".The following Preparation for the Major and Required for the Major courses must be completed with a grade of "C or better": ENGL 2, MATH 71, BUS1 20, BUS2 90.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements35
Core Lower Division General Education24
Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015. Essentials of U.S. HistoryD2+US13
POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentD3+US233
Chicana and Chicano Studies6
CCS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
CCS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation of the Major17
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 002. Critical Thinking and WritingA33
or equivalent.
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Transfer students with MATH 30 (C or better) may use this in lieu of MATH 71.
Complete one course from:
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirements of the Major64
Core Courses43
Lower Division Courses13
BUS3 010. Discovering Business0
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
BUS1 021. Managerial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Transfer students with STAT 095 (C or better) may use this in lieu of BUS2 090.
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis3
BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BUS5 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses15
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
BUS4 188. Business Systems and Policy3
BUS5 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
One non-business global perspectives course in Area V3
Concentration Requirements21
All concentration courses must be passed with a C- or better.
Required Courses15
BUS5 142. Total Quality Management3
BUS5 144. Supply Chain Management3
BUS5 146. Fundamentals of Project Management3
Complete two course from:
BUS5 141. Procurement and Supply Management3
BUS5 142B. Business Process Management3
BUS5 144B. Global Operations Analytics3
BUS5 145. Global Operations Strategy3
BUS5 147. Service Operations Management3
Concentration Electives6
Complete two courses from the following list or from required courses listed above if not already counted:
BUS2 131A. Business to Business Marketing3
BUS3 153. Management of Diversity3
BUS5 141B. Transportation & Logistics Management3
BUS5 145B. Healthcare Operations Management3
BUS5 148. Sustainable Operations Management3
BUS5 162. International and Comparative Management3
BUS5 163A. Negotiating Globally3
BUS5 165A. Global Leadership3
BUS5 167. Managing Environmental Issues3
BUS5 169B. Honors Practicum in Organization and Management3
BUS5 183. Global Entrepreneurship3
BUS5 184A. Management of Innovation3
University Electives4

Total Units:120