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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 14350

All study options

About Technology and Operations Management at University of Groningen

How can resources be used efficiently and how can technological innovations contribute to gaining competitive advantage? This Master's programme will teach you.

The programme focuses on operations management aspects duringthe entire life cycle of products and services and on theintroduction of technological innovations in organisations.Graduates can approach technology-related questions from amanagerial perspective, a unique skill, highly valued byemployers.

Within the product life cycle, design is the first step. Thencomes production and customer's supply and the final step includeswarranty and product replacement. The programme teaches you how toorganise all phases. You will learn to ensure high levels ofcustomer satisfaction and cost efficiency.
The courses focus on core operations management aspects, such asasset management, facility design and planning, production planningand control, and inventory management. You will learn to define,diagnose and analyse problems that relate to the manufacturing orservice processes in organisations and develop and evaluatesolutions. You will also assess the impact of product, process, andtechnological innovations on the organisation. You can also takethe programme as a double degree master with Newcastle University(17 months). 

How can resources be used efficiently and how can technological innovations contribute to gaining competitive advantage? This Master's programme will teach you.

The programme focuses on operations managementaspects during the entire life cycle of products and services andon the introduction of technological innovations in organisations.Graduates can approach technology-related questions from amanagerial perspective, a unique skill, highly valued byemployers.

Within the product life cycle, design is the first step. Thencomes production and customer's supply and the final step includeswarranty and product replacement. The programme teaches you how toorganise all phases. You will learn to ensure high levels ofcustomer satisfaction and cost efficiency.
The courses focus on core operations management aspects, such asasset management, facility design and planning, production planningand control, and inventory management. You will learn to define,diagnose and analyse problems that relate to the manufacturing orservice processes in organisations and develop and evaluatesolutions. You will also assess the impact of product, process, andtechnological innovations on the organisation. You can also takethe programme as a double degree master with Newcastle University(17 months). 

After your studies

Job prospects

You will be prepared for a career as an operations manager in aproduction, distribution or service environment. You may alsopursue a career as a consultant or project manager in the field ofinnovation and technology of products and processes. It is possibleto work in the industry, or the government. Alternatively, you mayopt for an academic career and start a career in research at a university.

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

FEB Careers Company:

To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

You will be prepared for a career as an operations manager in aproduction, distribution or service environment. You may alsopursue a career as a consultant or project manager in the field ofinnovation and technology of products and processes. It is possibleto work in the industry, or the government. Alternatively, you mayopt for an academic career and start a career in research at a university.

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.


FEB Careers Company
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB CareerServices

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

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Business EconomicsAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Econometrics and Operations ResearchAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Economics and Business EconomicsAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
International BusinessAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Technische BedrijfskundeAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Technologie ManagementAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
Business AdministrationAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
certified competences

GMAT/GRE; for specific scores (and exemptions), see http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

grade list

A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.

language test

TOEFL internet based (IBT): 90, IELTS Academic: 6.5; for specific scores, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessEconomics, Business Administration, Econometrics and OperationsResearch, Economics and Business Economics, International Business,Industrial Engineering, Technology Management.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessAdministration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics andBusiness Economics, International Business, IndustrialEngineering.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication/nl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based575
TOEFL internet based90

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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