Graduate Minors

Sustainable Operations Management Graduate Minor

Sustainable Operations Management involves the design, analysis and operations of waste-free manufacturing system. Students in this minor will develop a through understanding of decision making within a manufacturing firm and a supply chain as a whole, while learning the principles of six sigma through hands-on applications.

This minor would pair well with many graduate degree programs across all disciplines, specifically:

  • Biomedicine
  • Culinary arts
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion design
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Project management
  • Public health
  • Retail and merchandising

This minor can be pursued by students studying in both full and part-time programs and is completed in person.


Program Learning Priorities and Outcomes

This program focuses on the following Drexel Learning Priorities:

  • Communication
  • Creative and Critical Thinking


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 12

See the Drexel Course Catalog for complete requirements and course descriptions.

Course Title Credits
POM 620 Management of Manufacturing Firms 3
POM 625 Supply Chain Management 3


Select one of the following:

Course Title Credits
STAT 634 Quality and Six-Sigma 3
ET 635 Engineering Quality Methods 3
ET 730 Lean Manufacturing Principles 3


Select one of the following:

Course Title Credits
ECES 811 Optimization Methods for Engineering Design 3
EGMT 573 Operations Research 3
MATH 670 Methods of Optimization I 3
OPR 601 Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 3


Plan of Study

Term Course
Term 1 POM 620
Term 2 POM 625
Term 3 Elective
Term 4 Elective