Explore & Research Careers, OBA

People in operations and business analytics (OBA) solve business and operations problems through qualitative and quantitative tools. They engage analytical and technical skills to interpret data and information for the development and implementation of new strategies. Careers in OBA range from producing goods, quality control and management, managing supply chain, facilities management and more. Investments in operations and IT capabilities consume the bulk of resources at firms. This creates a wide arena of challenging opportunities.

Types of Companies & Industries

Finance professionals are needed in a variety of companies and industries. Use this list as a starting point to explore and build a “Top Companies List,” a template of which can be found in the Career Resources list below.

  • Big and small brands across industries
  • Logistics companies
  • Government jobs
  • Consulting firms

Internships & Entry Level Jobs to Explore

Use these as a starting point for further research on HandshakeIndeed.com, and Internships.com.

  • Operations Intern
  • Supply Chain Intern
  • Business Intern
  • Business Analyst Intern
  • Business Analytics Intern
  • Supply Chain
  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Business Analyst

Common Skills

Soft Skills

  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Reliability
  • Detail Oriented
  • Teamwork

Hard Skills

  • Database Management Program (ex. SQL)
  • Computer Programming (ex. R, Python, Excel, JS, HTML, SPSS)
  • Data Scraping
  • Linear Programming
  • Tableau