This course is a unique dual award degree. It provides you with the opportunity to engage with the study of operations management. You will explore different business environments and cultural contexts.
You have the opportunity to study at Newcastle University and the University of Groningen. You study different cultural contexts and business environments. You will apply the knowledge and understanding that you develop to:
- improve business performance
- develop operations strategies
- organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries
This will enhance your employability for operations management roles within international and multinational companies.
You will learn how to:
- analyse operations functions in different countries
- understand various institutional environments
- develop a sharp eye for operations management within multinational enterprises
We arrange an industry visit each year and invite guest speakers from industry to share their experiences and insights with you.
The course will suit those looking to develop the necessary specialist knowledge and skills to pursue careers in:
- operations management
- technology management
- supply chain management
- general management
On successful completion of the course, you will receive two MSc degrees with the following awards:
- Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc from Newcastle University
- Technology Operations Management MSc from the University of Groningen
This course conceptualises real world problems using analytical frameworks drawn from operations theory. You will identify key factors and theories, critically analyse and evaluate the concepts and practices of operations strategy in different contexts.
Operations strategy is a key element of this course and you will solve operations problems within different business environments.
You will learn to integrate evidence from a variety of sources to effect improvement in the operations performance.
You will also gains skills that will help you advise within the workplace on operation functions and strategy in both national and international contexts.
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- Business Analyst
- Offshore Bid Manager
- Senior Consultant
- Management Trainee Supply Chain
You will have the opportunity to study abroad at two highly respected and traditionally focused universities and live in two of Europe's friendliest cities.
You will experience two distinctive, but complementary approaches:
- a focus on the academic theories underpinning your topic of study, University of Groningen
- a strong emphasis on how to apply your understanding to solve current business issues, Newcastle University
You will develop skills to communicate and co-operate efficiently with people from different cultural backgrounds, harnessing the international experience of the course and the international cohort and staff teaching the modules.
Practitioner and research led teaching
Profiles of Newcastle University academic staff teaching on this course:
- Dr Ying Yang
- Professor Chris Hicks
- Dr Lana Liu
- Dr Jingxin Dong
- Dr Susan Addison
- Dr Philip Dawson
The course is a modular, comprising:
- 180 credits
- full time over 17 months
Semester one is at Newcastle University Business School. Semester two is at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language.
The joint dissertation involves undertaking a research project on a topic that you have studied during the course. Supervision for this is managed jointly across the institutions and you can elect to be based either at Groningen or Newcastle. You receive support and guidance from two supervisors.