Manufacturing Operations Management

Operator in Manufacturing Facility

About the Major

Please note: The Manufacturing Operations Management major will discontinue Fall 2022. Resources remaining in this section of this website are intended for students currently in the program.

A major in Manufacturing Operations Management prepares you for a career in the manufacturing industry. Students in the program gain knowledge and skill in the areas of manufacturing process and technology, quality engineering and process improvement, global supply-chain management, regulatory affairs, innovation, global business technology, business acumen, and management strategies.

Career Outcomes

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Where do students work after graduation?

Where do students work after graduation?

Job titles and employers for graduates reported within 6 months of graduation
Job Title Employer
Buyer Zero zone
Data analyst Cognizant
Director of Operations Northern Brewer
Engineer Livanova
Engineering Technician Medtronic
Freelance Self-Employed
Owner/Operator Freshii
Planner Boston Scientific
Production Supervisor Cargill
Production Support Leader Resound
Project Manager Nol-Tec Systems
Quality Assurance Specialist Great Northern Corp
Quality Engineer Anderson Dahlen

Where do students continue education after graduation?

Where do students continue education after graduation?

List of programs and schools students enrolled in after graduation
Program School
Manufacturing Engineering University of St. Thomas
Security Technologies University of Minnesota

Full outcomes report including salary, locations, satisfaction, and more

Common Entry-Level Job Titles

  • Team Leader
  • Materials Manager
  • Project Leader
  • Order Process Analyst
  • Business Analyst 
  • Lead Technician

Top Employers

  • Anderson Dahlen
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cargill
  • Cognizant
  • Great Northern Corp
  • Livanova
  • Medtronic
  • Nol-Tec Systems
  • Northern Brewer
  • Resound

Types of Employers

  • Global manufacturing companies
  • Aerospace manufacturers
  • Health product manufacturers
  • Plastics manufacturers
  • Printing companies 
  • Motor vehicle manufacturers

Additional Resources

In addition to these resources we recommend the following strategies to locate more information about careers related to your major:

  • O*NET and Careerwise. These tools provide comprehensive information about a wide range of careers including typical duties, salaries, employment outlook, skills and interests.
  • Locate professional associations related to your major or career interests by conducting a Google Search on “(Name of major/career area/industry) professional associations.” Try these keywords: manufacturing, operations, management, aerospace, materials, supply-chain, business
  • Get involved in one of the many industry-related student groups on campus. These groups provide links to experiences, guest speakers, and discussion with like-minded students.