Knowledge and expertise in operations management is an important requirement of managers across all business functions and there is an increasing demand for operations management specialists in all types of organisations.
Our MSc Operations Management aims to develop a critical understanding of the role of operations management in relation to organisational performance and competitiveness. It will build knowledge of operations management principles and concepts, and how they can be applied, across different organisational functions including finance, sales, marketing, human resource management and design. It will also develop expertise in the use of various quality, process and supply chain management tools and techniques for analysing and improving operations in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, services, the public sector and the third sector.
On completion of the programme, students are able to identify, conceptualise and define new problems and issues and have the ability to contribute towards the competitiveness of any organisation.
- Global Purchasing and Supply
- Operations Management
- Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
- Contemporary Consumers
- Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma
- Strategic Project Management
- Supply Chain Risk & Adaptation
- Quality Management & Engineering
- System Thinking & Analysis
- Research Philosophy and Practice
- Project Management
- Demand & Inventory Planning
- Humanitarian Logistics
A dissertation on a related topic is completed over the summer months
English language requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one-year full-time study in English will be required.
Our Dubai Campus operates a rolling year-round admissions process: as soon as one intake has closed we begin accepting applications for the next one. It is also possible for you to defer your start date for up to a year.
Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake but you should note that a late application will almost certainly mean a delay in the provision of essential administrative services, such as your student matriculation card (without which you won't be able to access the library or online services).