Western's Business Administration programs explore leadership roles in business and the community, providing students with the perceptual and analytical skills necessary to make decisions and evaluate policies in business, and develop an understanding of the social, economic, and regulatory environments in business. All students earning a degree in Business Administration develop significant understanding of management information systems and computing.
Operations Management determines what equipment, labor, tools, facilities, materials, energy, and information are required, how these can best be obtained, and how they are used to satisfy the requirements of the market place. Operations managers are concerned with each step in providing a service or product — from acquisition of the raw materials and component parts to delivery to the customer. Managers are also responsible for critical activities such as quality management and control, capacity planning, materials management, purchasing, and scheduling.
Western’s Decision Sciences Department is part of the College of Business and Economics.