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BSc Management / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
Operations Management and Strategy
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The course is designed to give students a first look into one of the most fundamental functions of any organisation, its ‘operations’ and its relationship with strategy. The operations function of a business, whether it be in manufacturing or services, has the responsibility of making whatever it is the organisation will sell (whether it’s a product or service). During the semester, we will study this core function extensively and see the vital role it plays in strategy as well as analysing some of the important decisions that must be made by operations managers when it comes to design, planning and control and improvement of the organisation’s industrial engineering system.
Only available to students on: Mgt/Mgt Specialism; IMABS and IM ITMB.
On completion of this course unit the student should be able to use the operations management frameworks and techniques presented to develop strategies, design, plan and control operations.
- To give the students a general understanding of how a business operates, both in manufacturing and services.
- Students should understand the range of frameworks, tools and techniques taught in this module and how they relate to an organisation.
- Students should be able to analyse the operations of an organisation using the tools taught in this module.
- Students should be able to evaluate the operations of an organisation and understand how this output relates to strategy.
Introduction to Operations Management and Strategy
|Design in Operations Management – Process Design|
|Design in Operations Management – Layout and Flow|
|Supply and Demand|
|Supply Chain Management|
Lean and Improving Operations
Teaching and learning methods
9 two hour lectures
- There will be discussions around real-world case studies in each topic which will give students advice on how to approach operations management and strategy problems in real life.
This course has two forms of assessment, including 20% multiple choice quizzes (MCQ) and 80% closed book examination. Four MCQ’s will be given throughout the semester each taken place asynchronously for 30 minutes and sworth 5% of the total mark.The exam will be 1.5 hours (90 minutes) long. Special Assessment for exchange students only. The special assessment for this course is an essay weighted at 100% (3,000 - 3,500 word limit). Details of the topics and submission procedures will be made available on Blackboard. Resits - The resit examination will be taken by any student who fails the course unit. This will also be a 2 hour exam to take place during the resit examination period. Formative feedback - Students will be provided with formative feedback in breakout sessions, in addition turning point quizzes administered in lectures will give real time formative feedback to learners.
Extensive break-out sessions in lectures provides students with real time, targeted and specific formative feedback.I In addition turning point quizzes administered in lectures will give real time formative feedback to learners.
Slack et al. (Operations Management)
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||1.5|
|Independent study hours|
|Ali Hassanzadeh Kalshani||Unit coordinator|
|Arijit De||Unit coordinator|
Dependent courses: None
Programme Restrictions:BSc Management and Management (Specialisms), BSc International Management with American Business Studies, BSc International Management, Information Technology Management for Business.
For Academic Year 2022/23
Updated: March 2022
Approved by: March UG Committee