MSc in Operations Management

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai

Program Description

MSc in Operations Management

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai


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.

Course content

Semester 1

  • Global Purchasing and Supply
  • Operations Management
  • Strategies for Managing Supply Chains

One from:

  • Contemporary Consumers
  • Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Supply Chain Risk & Adaptation

Semester 2

  • Quality Management & Engineering
  • System Thinking & Analysis
  • Research Philosophy and Practice

One from:

  • Project Management
  • Demand & Inventory Planning
  • Humanitarian Logistics

MSc Dissertation

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
75,600 AED
All tuition fees inclusive of VAT
United Arab Emirates - Academic City, Dubai
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
United Arab Emirates - Academic City, Dubai
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