Operations and Purchasing Minor

Operations is responsible for helping organizations drive customer satisfaction by producing and delivering products and services that meet or ideally exceed customer expectations for cost, quality, service, design, customization, and sustainability. The Operations and Purchasing Minor trains students with tangible, marketable skills for their careers, including process improvement, quality management, supply chain, purchasing, logistics, operations management, and service operations.

Course Information

You will take courses in management and operations that give you solid leadership skills and the knowledge you need to become a valuable member of your organization.

To read a full list of courses available to you and their descriptions, browse the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

Read more about the requirements and rules for all Minors here.


Department Faculty

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Declare a Minor

Let us know if you intend to complete a Minor by using this form.

Contact the Department

Burruss Building 304; 470-578-6552
Email the chair, Robin Cheramie.



Leslie Brown"Completing the operations and purchasing concentration made sense for me because the classes teach real-world concepts used in my intended career field and more broadly in business operations all over the world. The classes provide a logical approach to critical thinking as it relates to quality improvement and supply chains. The courses have encouraged me to pursue a career in logistics and have presented me with opportunities to delineate myself in the workplace both through academic knowledge and internship and job prospects.”

Leslie Brown
Operations and Purchasing Minor