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Operations & Information Management
Key Fact
  • Program name
    Operations & Information Management
  • Program code
    OPIM
  • Dept. chair
    Dr. Mohammed Baymout
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    129

 About the Program

​​Operations and information management is about getting things done properly and to a high standard in the shortest amount of time, and with as little waste and expense as possible. Superior management of the operations function is vital in all types of businesses today. This is due to the increasing demand for successful project management and continuous business-process improvements that address product or service quality, better customer service, and intense time-based competition. 
The Operations and Information Management Program (OPIM) provides an in-depth study of the major concepts and tools in the theory and application of ‎modern techniques such as project management, quality management, forecasting techniques, service and product design, supply chain management, and logistics.
Graduates in the field have a wide variety of opportunities to work across the manufacturing and service industries (or to own a business) in the private and public sector such as health care, aerospace, retail, petrochemicals, banking, insurance, fast-moving goods, and technology etc.  This is why, through the program's interdisciplinary curriculum, students will develop skills and gain knowledge mainly in the field of operations and information management, but also in liberal arts and the other business functions such as human resource management, marketing and finance. 

Vision

We aspire to be an internationally recognized and revered program that nurtures highly qualified women in the field of operations and information management.

Mission

The OPIM Department aims to develop the core competencies of our students and graduating individuals who could contribute effectively to local Saudi and international organizations through the use of state-of-the-art information and operation management techniques. The department is therefore committed to continuously improving the quality of the program and to encouraging applied research activities which support the growth of the community while respecting its ethical values. 

 Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Skills  
  • Develop a solid foundation in the liberal arts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different functional areas in organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of principles, tools, models and approaches in operations management and management sciences.
  • Recognize the impact of management decisions on the different functional activities in organizations.

Cognitive Skills

  • Analyse and interpret business information for decision-making purposes.
  • Analyse and solve structured and unstructured operations and management problems.
  • Identify, evaluate and develop innovative solutions for business issues.
  • Conduct research on operations and management issues in general through the collection, creation and analysis of data from a range of sources.

Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

  • Operate in diverse groups to demonstrate group dynamics and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic ethical, legal and social considerations of business organizations.
  • Learn independently and engage in life-long learning skills.

Communication, IT and Numeracy Skills

  • Employ a range of appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and methods for decision making.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written digital forms.

 Career Opportunities


  • Operations Management Consultant
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Logistics Manager
  • Quality Assurance Operations Manager/Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Product Forecaster
  • Production Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Service Operations Manager
  • Service System Planner/Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • IS Project Manager
  • End-user Support Analyst
  • Application Developer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Web/eCommerce System Developer​

 Graduation Requirements

​​​​General Education Requirements:​ 42
Core Requirements: 51
Technical Requirements: 15
Technical Elective Requirements: 6
Business Elective Requirements: 6
Free Elective Requirements: 6
Supervised Internship: 3
Total: 129​​

 Program Plan

Foundation Year
Semester 1 – Foundation 1 Semester 2 – Foundation 2
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
LANG 011 Reading & Critical Thinking-I 3 LANG 012 Reading & Critical Thinking-II 3
LANG 013 Academic Writing - I 3 LANG 014 Academic Writing - II 3
LANG 015 Listening  and Speaking - I 3 LANG 016 Listening  and Speaking - II 3
SSKL 021 Independent Learning & Research Skills - I 2 SSKL 022 Independent Learning & Research Skills - II 2
BUS 051 Introduction to Business - I 3 BUS 054 Concept & Terminology in Business - II 3
BUS 055 Case Studies in Business - I 2 BUS 056 Case Studies in Business - II 2
MATH 041 Basic Math - I 3 MATH 042  Basic Math - II 3
CL 031 Computer Literacy 0 IL 032 Information Literacy 0
Total Credit Hours 19 Total Credit Hours 19
Freshman Year
Year 1 – Semester 1 Year 1 – Semester 2
Information, Media & Technology 3 ACCT 140 Financial Accounting 3
GMTH 141B Pre-Calculus 3 MATH 160 Mathematics for Management – Applied Calculus 3
Scientific Literacy Requirement 3 GSTA 140 Elementary Statistics 3
GENG 161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2 Linguistic Communication (English) 2
GISL 171 Social and Moral Values in Islam 2 Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2
Linguistic Communication (Arabic) 3 Physical and Environmental Wellbeing 2
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Year 2 - Semester 3 Year 2 - Semester 4
ACCT 240 Managerial Accounting 3 MKT 210 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 270 Microeconomics 3 ECON 271 Macroeconomics 3
OPIM 230 Decision Sciences 3 Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement III 2
MGT 220 Principles of Management 3 MGT 223 Business Communication 3
Cultural Literacy Requirement 3  FIN 240 Finance 3
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages I) 2
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 16
Junior Year
Year 3 - Semester 5 Year 3 - Semester 6
MGT 325 Business Legal Environment 3 MGT 326 Organizational Behavior 3
OPIM 330 Operations Management 3 OPIM 335 Database Systems 3
OPIM 338 Enterprise IT Systems 3   OPIM 339 Systems Analysis and Design 3
MKT 414 E-commerce 3 GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3
  Business Elective I 3   Global Awareness Requirement 3
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages II) 2   Civic Engagement 2
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 17
Summer Session
OPIM 480 Supervised Internship in OPIM 3  
Senior Year
Year 4 - Semester 7 Year 4 - Semester 8
MGT 427 Strategic Management 3 MGT 428 Business Social Responsibility 3
OPIM 424 Business Application Development 3 OPIM 426 Web Based Systems 3
  OPIM Elective  I 3   Business Elective II 3
  OPIM Elective  II 3 MGT 490 Research Project 3
  Free Elective I 3   Free Elective II 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 15​
Admissions
Hi-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
80%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math Level *DTMS
Part
Part 1 - 2
Cut-Score
512, 612
Effat Placement Tests
*TOEFL+ *TWE
525
**IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Recommendation
Letter
3
Personal Statement
Required
Contact Information
Dept. Chair
Tel.+966 122137814
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137811 

    Accreditation

    Our qualifications are recognised globally, so you can study safe in the knowledge that wherever your path may lead, you have the whole wide world to choose from.

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