Operations Management is a division of management which focuses on the design and control of the processes used to produce business operations with relation to the goods and services that a business makes or offers.
Highlighted courses and degrees in operations management
Students can study operations management courses at various levels. If you are looking to study at an undergraduate level you can choose to study a Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, or specialise in subject area through an undergraduate business management degree. Those looking to study at a postgraduate level can opt to study a Master’s degree in operations management, or study towards an MBA with specialised operations management modules.
Depending on the degree type you choose, your length of study can vary between 1 and 2 years for a postgraduate degree, and 3 to 4 years for an undergraduate degree. Each institution will have different entry requirements for operation management courses and you will need to contact the institution you are applying to for these details.
Throughout an operations management course you will focus on many areas including leadership, management techniques, finance, accounting, marketing, staffing and project management. Operations management is also studied as a broader specialisation through a business management degree.
For more information about the entry requirements of specific courses, please visit the course pages.
If you do not meet the entry requirements you may want to consider a pathway course.
Most operations management graduates work directly in the field as an operations manager. The general roles and responsibilities include overseeing products, people, processes, and supply chains. Other job roles that can be adopted are HR manager, project manager, sales manager and advertising manager.
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