MSc Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting
The Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc programme provides students with an opportunity to study operations management and accounting within the manufacturing and service sectors.
The degree is closely aligned to the Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc but also includes both financial and cost accounting, giving students with an interest in finance a greater knowledge of financial decision-making in areas such as product costing and investing.
Organisations are constantly evaluating ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times, and better manage risk in order to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. The effective management of these functions is therefore of vital importance and qualified practitioners are increasingly in demand.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a career in either operations management or management accounting and provide them with the necessary specialist knowledge and skills appropriate to work in a variety of sectors including health, manufacturing, transport, engineering, and purchasing.
Professional skill development
On a professional level, students will:
- critically evaluate, synthesise and apply theories and concepts in operations and accounting in a national and international context
- demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills in the application of operations and accounting theory and concepts to conduct independent research
- learn independently and inter-dependently and use reflective skills to enable them to become lifelong learners and capable problem solvers in a business environment
- critically apply relevant theory and concepts to a range of complex, open ended problems, and use a full range of transferable professional skills
- provide technical, commercial and managerial leadership
- communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills
The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on both a full-time (12 months) basis.
All students will take the following compulsory modules (180 credits):
- Semester one:
- Introduction to financial reporting (10 credits)
- Operations management (20 credits)
- Supply chain logistics modelling and control (10 credits)
- Modules taught in both semester one and semester two:
- Managerial decision making and control (20 credits)
- Research methods (20 credits)
- Semester two:
- International logistics (10 credits)
- Quality management, tools and techniques (20 credits)
- Supply chain information systems and technology (10 credits)
- Semester three:
- Dissertation in operations management logistics and accounting (60 credits)
Modules will be offered subject to availability.
Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.5 in written English, and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub skills.
Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry.
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