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Advanced Study of Air Mobility (ASAM) – MS in Operations Management

Advanced Study of Air Mobility (ASAM) – MS in Operations Management

Program Description

The OPSMGMT program is the formal graduate study portion for various Intermediate Developmental Education (IDE) programs in the US Air Force. The goal of the OPSMGMT program is to cultivate a core of officers with an in-depth education in operations management, quantitative decision making, and critical thinking skills to lead the Air Force in the future. The IDE programs consist of the degree granting portion, plus additional professional development courses combined with trips to joint and major commands around the globe. As such, this enhances the AFIT degree portion of the IDE program, providing the military with a professional, degree-granting program, similar to executive management degree programs in civilian institutions.

The curriculum consists of eight core courses in the areas of operations management, process improvement, organizational management, quantitative decision making, and research methods. The remainder of the curriculum is tailored for each of the IDE programs using specialty tracks. Each specialty track has between 18-19 hours of electives available to complete the degree requirements for the program. Courses are taught individually in a compressed schedule. The program also requires a graduate research paper that examines a topic pertaining to the operational Air Force. Each program will be 12 months long (four academic quarters) and will involve a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) to various locations, depending on the particular IDE program. Class size is limited to 16 students. Students typically come from operational and support AFSCs in the Air Force.

All OPSMGMT students are required to complete a graduate research project under the direction of a faculty advisor.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Mathematics Required: College Algebra with a grade of B or higher

Test Required: GMAT score of at least 550; or GRE - 153V/148Q (within the last five years)

GPA Required: Overall - 3.0; Mathematics - 3.0; Major - 3.0

NOTE: Only students selected for in-residence IDE may be enrolled in the program. This program is located on-site at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst.

Waivers to the above requirements may be granted on an individual basis by the Department of Operational Sciences. Admission procedures can be found at www.afit.edu/ADMISSIONS

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Outcomes & Objectives

Program Education Objectives (PEOs)

  • Breadth. Apply foundational managerial and leadership concepts and sound analytical principles to efficiently and effectively advance Air Force and DoD capabilities.

  • Depth. Are well educated, highly-valued, and successful officers within their respective career field.

  • Professionalism. Professionally communicate technical solutions and results.

  • Lifelong Learning: Continue to pursue lifelong multidisciplinary learning and to become a well-informed and well-educated consumer of analysis.


Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • Intellectual skills (analytic inquiry). Disaggregates, adapts, reformulates, and employs in a paper or project principal ideas, techniques, or methods at the forefront of the field.

  • Intellectual skills (quantitative fluency). Articulates and undertakes multiple appropriate applications of quantitative methods, concepts and theories.

  • Intellectual skills (communication fluency). Creates sustained, coherent arguments or explanations and reflections on his/her work of that of collaborators (if applicable) in two or more media to both specialized and general audiences.

  • Specialized knowledge. Initiates, assembles, arranges, and reformulates ideas, concepts, designs, and techniques in carrying out a project directed at a challenge in the field beyond conventional boundaries.

Program Chair

Dr. Adam Reiman

Degree Information

Degree Type: Master's


Delivery Method: On-Site


Degree Requirements

Core Coursework (33 hours)

  • LOGM 791 – Graduate Research Project
    (7 hours)
  • LOGM 545, 568, 613, IMGT 669, & LOGM 569 or 636 – Management (15 hours)  
  • LOGM 525, 601; OPER 501 – Research Foundation (11 hours) 


Specialty Sequences (15 hours)

Logistics and Air Mobility (LOGAIR) 

  • LOGM 674 – Joint Mobility Modeling (3 hours)
  • LOGM 622 – Transportation Systems and Strategic Mobility (3 hours)
  • LOGM 639 – Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability (3 hours)
  • LOGM 621 – Air Transportation Management
    (3 hours)
  • LOGM 626 – Supply Chain Management Capstone (3 hours)


Graduate Research (7 hours)

  • LOGM 791 – Research Project Completion
    (7 hours)

Graduate School Catalog

Faculty Research Areas

  • APPLIED STATISTICS
  • DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS
  • FORECASTING
  • INNOVATION
  • INTEGER PROGRAMMING
  • LEADERSHIP
  • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
  • QUALITATIVE METHODS
  • RELIABILITY
  • RESEARCH METHODS
  • SCHEDULING
  • SIMULATION MODELING AND ANALYSIS
  • SIX SIGMA METHODS
  • STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • SURVEY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
  • SURVEY METHODS
  • SURVIVAL/RELIABILITY ANALYSIS
  • WAREHOUSING
  • ACQUISITION LOGISTICS
  • COMBAT MODELS
  • COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE OPERATIONS
  • DECISION SUPPORT
  • DELPHI METHODS
  • DESIGN OPTIMIZATION
  • ECONOMICS
  • FACILITY LOCATION
  • INVENTORY
  • IT/IM/KM STRATEGY
  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
  • LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
  • LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
  • LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS
  • LOGISTICS PLANNING
  • MAINTAINABILITY
  • MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING AND OPTIMIZATION
  • MISSION ASSURANCE
  • MOBILITY MODELING
  • MODAL CHOICES
  • MULTICRITERIA ANALYSIS
  • MULTIMODAL REGISTRATION
  • NETWORK SECURITY
  • OPERATING SYSTEMS
  • ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION SHARING
  • QUEUING NETWORKS
  • REENGINEERING
  • RESEARCH DESIGN
  • REVERSE LOGISTICS
  • RISK AND DECISION ANALYSIS
  • SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION
  • SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
  • SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN
  • SYSTEMS DYNAMICS MODELING
  • THEORY OF CONSTRAINTS
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • QUANTITATIVE METHODS
  • ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
  • REGRESSION
  • AIRCRAFT SURVIVABILITY
  • PROBABILITY THEORY
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