MinorOperations Management

A minor in operations management from Wichita State's AACSB-accredited Barton School of Business will help you build a background in strategic decision-making. You'll gain knowledge and skills in the efficient use of resources to produce goods and services. The minor is a valuable addition to many majors—and is useful in a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors.

Learn how operations management is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Barton School of Business, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Learn more by getting outside of the classroom

You don't have to stay on campus for all of your classes.

Braden McCall, a business management minor, took advantage of WSU's Study Abroad Program, spending a semester studying at the ESCE International Business School in Paris, France.

Taking management classes while fully immersed in another culture will give Braden the experience he'll need as he one day pursues a career in mechanical engineering.


The 15-credit-hour minor is available to business majors and non-business majors. To complete it, you'll take three required courses and choose from six additional hours of upper-division operation management courses based on your interests and career goals.


A management degree from Wichita State will prepare you for high-paying careers with multinational companies, banks, joint venture operations, import-export firms, trading companies, federal government and state trade agencies—and anywhere people and key decision-making processes meet.

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