Steps to become an Operations Manager | FAQs

2 minutes   |  CAREER ADVICE

Interested in a career in operations management? Wondering about the best way to become an Operations Manager?

In this short video, Lerisa Roberts, Head Tutor for the UCT Operations Management online short course, gives you some insight into the steps you’ll need to take to enter the operations management industry and take on operation management jobs, or take on the role of an Operations Manager.

When it comes to pursuing a career in the field of operations management, you have a few options at your disposal, two of them being:

Get a degree in Operations Management

This is dependent on where you want to work, as some organisations are strict with their job requirements, and may want you to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Some organisations may even want you to have a Master’s degree in order to get the job.

Get work experience as an Operations Manager

If you don’t have the time or finances to study a full degree in operations management, you could take up an internship or job shadow position with an operations manager in an existing organisation. This will give you valuable work experience in the field – something that every company values. This will enable you to build your experience for a while before taking an operations management course or an advanced operations management course in order to grow your expertise. One additional way to assist your experience is to ensure your skills are relevant throughout your career with online operations management courses.


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Transcription

There are many paths to becoming an Operations Manager. Some organisations may require you to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, or even a Master’s degree. Alternatively one can gain experience working closely with an operations manager in an existing organisation, then take an operations management course or an advanced operations management course.