According to the University of Arkansas's Masters of Science in Operations Management program, operations management is a set of activities that creates value by transforming inputs into outputs. Operations management involves the 10 strategic decisions: design of goods and services, managing quality, process and capacity design, location strategy, layout strategy, human resource and job design, supply-chain management, inventory management, scheduling, and reliability and maintenance.

Active LearningActive Listening
Complex Problem SolvingCoordination
Critical ThinkingInstructing
Judgment and Decision MakingLearning Strategies
Management of Financial ResourcesManagement of Material Resources
Management of Personnel ResourcesMonitoring
Reading ComprehensionService Orientation
Social PerceptivenessSpeaking
Systems AnalysisSystems Evaluation
Time ManagementWriting