ProgrammesModule: Operations Management
Course Title: Operations Management
Course Code: UU-MAN-3604(1)-UUG
Programme: Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting and Financial Management - BL
This module considers the essential, underlying theory and concepts that are involved in the operations management of an organization, as well as to how they can maintain it successful and functional.
The main objectives of the course are:
- To introduce students to the basic concepts of operations management
- To introduce students to the transformation process that converts organizational resources to finished products
- To help student understand the nature of the external business environment and its effect on the organization
- To help students understand the systemic nature of organizations
- To develop students’ critical thinking and their ability to develop an argument and to defend a position. To encourage students to engage in debates on management issues, including controversial management topics.
Course/Module Learning Outcomes:
After completion of the course students are expected to be able:
- To discuss the role of the operations, function and of operations management in organisations and to demonstrate how good management of the operations function can help an organisation become effective and efficient
- To view organisations as complex human activity systems
- To critically discuss the importance of the external business environment and its effect on the organisation and the importance of team work in operations management
- To carry out independent research using a variety of resources
- To participate in debates on controversial management issues.
Prerequisites Categories: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3
Typical Module duration: 4.0