Operations roles are essential to business success — after all, they're the leaders who help transform ideas into outcomes. Michigan Ross offers plenty of ways for you to learn more about this career track and determine if it's right for you.

How We Help You Get There

Throughout your BBA experience, you can turn to a career coach who specializes in helping students prepare for and find roles in the field of operations. You can also connect with peer coaches on similar career tracks. Our Career Development Office (CDO) offers personal and career exploration resources, job search coaching, interview preparation specific to operations roles, and job negotiation training, among other resources.

Yelena Aganesova 

Consulting, Human Capital & Operations Career Coach

Explore Courses that Support Operations Careers

Collaborate with academic and peer advisors to develop an individualized course plan to help you meet your academic and career goals. Identify courses and opportunities at Michigan Ross and across U-M that will stretch your skills and help prepare you for success. Examples of elective courses that students interested in operations may want to consider are included below. 

Gain a Real-World Operations Experience 

Experience what it's like to manage operations at a real organization. Through your Capstone Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course, you'll work directly with an organization to apply the operations concepts you've learned in the classroom to an actual corporate challenge. 

PEAK6 Investments, LLC

Chicago, IL

PEAK6 is a private investment and technology firm and founding partner of the Michigan Ross FinTech Initiative. Students will provide recommendations to increase operating efficiencies within the...


Duluth, GA

Develop a detailed and comprehensive action plan to improve FoodFinder's measurement of key impact metrics and collection of user feedback.

Career Outcomes in Operations


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Top operations Employers of Michigan Ross BBA Graduates

Go Further with a Master of Supply Chain Management

If you think a career in operations could be in your future, consider our Master of Supply Chain Management. This immersive, one-year program prepares students for all facets of operations and supply chain management, and includes a consulting project with a real corporation.

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