MBA in Operations Management

Eligibility for MBA in Operations Management

To pursue an MBA in Operations Management, the candidates have to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria of a graduation in any field from a recognized university. They also have to appear for management entrance exams like CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT (Management Aptitude Test), XAT (Xavier’s Admission Test) and SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test). The admissions of the candidates to the various B-schools will depend on their performance in these tests.

List of Institutes that Offer MBA in Operations Management

Given below are the names of the institutes offering MBA in Operations Management:

  • Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Management, Indore
  • Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
  • Xavier Labour Research Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur
  • Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi
  • School of Management Sciences, Varanasi
  • Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB), Bhubaneswar
  • Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
  • S. P. Jain Institute of Management Studies (SPJIMR), Mumbai
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
  • International School of Business and Media – ISB&M, Pune
  • Indian Institute of Planning and Management, New Delhi
  • GD Goenka World Institute, Delhi
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai
  • MITCON Institute of Management, Pune
  • Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
  • New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi
  • T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal
  • Indian School of Business Finance, New Delhi
  • Management Institute for Leadership and Excellence, Pune

How to Prepare for the Entrance Exams

To score well in these management entrance exams, the candidates have to take adequate amount of preparations. That can be done through attending coaching classes and solving practice sets that are available in reference books and a number of websites. The only thing that the candidates need to keep in mind is there is no option of ignoring one subject and focusing on the others. The entire syllabus needs to be covered, be it the quantitative, the verbal, data interpretation, logical reasoning or the general awareness section. These exams are not just a test of the level of knowledge of the candidates. The examiners also gauge the decision-making capability and the time management skills of the aspirants. Some of the recommended reference books have been mentioned below:

  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Entrance Exams, by GKP
  • How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For CAT, by Arun Sharma
  • The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review
  • MAT Management Aptitude Test: Fast Track Preparation, by Ravi Chopra
  • Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension For The CAT And Other MBA Entrance Examinations, by TIME
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R.S. Agarwal
  • Princeton’s Book on Sentence Correction

Career Options

Candidates with an MBA in Operations Management will be able to find suitable jobs in factories, service organizations, and manufacturing firms. The responsibilities of the professional would depend upon the kind of field that he/she is working. An operations manager has to look into the following aspects of the company:

  • Materials Management
  • Logistics
  • Quality Control
  • Production Planning
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Supply Chain Management

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