Online MSc Operations Management - University of Salford (UK) Robert Kennedy College
In this programme, you will study in-depth the function of operations management and its role within a successful organisation. You will look at managing operations and complex situations while developing the skills to work closely with marketing and sales, research and development, procurement and supply chain functions. There is a high level of technical input and your learning will be informed by examples from numerous manufacturing and service settings.
Accreditation and Recognition
This programme is offered in exclusive partnership with the University of Salford.
The University of Salford received a Royal Charter in 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen.
The University is fully recognised by the British Government and duly listed on the United Kingdom’s Department for Education list of recognised UK awarding institutions.
After successfully completing your studies online at Robert Kennedy College you will receive an Internationally recognised British degree from the University of Salford.
Minimum 12 months, maximum 3 years.
100% online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration.
The scheme has been designed to meet the aims of the online MSc in a flexible manner and can be tailored to the individual preferences of each student. The MSc requires you to complete four courses plus a final dissertation. The programme consists of the following modules:
This is the first module of the programme which gives an orientation to the course and the online learning style. It does not carry credits, and students are encouraged to go through the material in this module at their own pace and get accustomed to the online medium.
120 credits - Four taught modules
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Operations and Information Management
- Project Management, Leadership and Skills: Planning and Control
- Customer and Supplier Engagement
Research Methods Live Class
- One week of intensive live lectures online to prepare for your final dissertation.
60 credits - Individual dissertation
A conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of the research question, aims and objectives, the rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.
There are no average courses within our MSc programme. We are bound to provide an exceptional learning experience, and there is no better way to achieve this aim than with outstanding courses. They have been carefully crafted by experienced professors and are all meant to make you a more successful and efficient manager.
There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead, you are given real-life case studies and essays, which allow you to think critically about your company and your own career. All this might seem too glossy but there is one catch: we do not accept average candidates. Only individuals as outstanding as our values can find their way toward admission at Robert Kennedy College.
A not-for-credit induction module will be the starting point of the programme. The induction process is designed to familiarise you with the programme design, requirements and resources, as well as with the way online interaction, learning and grading will take place. After the induction, you should be familiar with academic life, including academic writing, library services and library access, OnlineCampus access, and academic support services.
Global Supply Chain Management
The aim of this module is to enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of the critical nature and meaning of global supply chain management and its application across a range of organisations and sectors internationally. You will learn how to critically evaluate the contribution of global logistics and supply chain to an organisation’s competitive advantage and improve your ability to recognise and implement sustainable approaches to supply chain management.
Operations and Information Management
Through this module, you will critically analyse the theory, concepts and models of operations and information management. Operations and Information Management provides you with an overview of how to improve different types of operations and information systems as well as contribute to a company’s competitiveness and strategy.
Project Management, Leadership and Skills: Planning & Control
You will learn about the approaches, skills and methods of effective project management, and the tools and techniques required for planning, control, teamwork, leadership and other key processes. All of these qualities will develop your ability to lead complex projects.
Customer and Supplier Engagement
Customers and suppliers are key stakeholders of most organisations and the marketing and supply chain management functions are the external interfaces for firms to engage with these respective stakeholders. This module will not only develop your understanding of marketing and supply chain management but will also enable you to develop a critical awareness of the collaborative and integrative synergies between these functions, which are often portrayed as being at opposite ends of an organisation’s value chain, in the international business environment.
3 good reasons to study Operations Management
- Explore key concepts of operations and information management, supply chain and project management
- Learn how to critically evaluate the contribution of global logistics and supply chain to an organisation’s competitive advantage
- Learn the tools and techniques required for planning, control, teamwork, leadership and other key processes