Module/Course Description

Course Title: Operations Management

Course Code: UU-MAN-4010-ZM

Programme: Bachelor of Business Administration - ZM

Credits: 12.00

Course Description:

The main objectives of the course are:
to introduce students to the basic concepts of operations management
to introduce students to the transformation process that converts organisational resources to finished products
to help student understand the nature of the external business environment and its effect on the organisation
to help students understand the systemic nature of organisations
to develop students’ critical thinking and their ability to develop an argument and to defend a position
to encourage students to engage in debates on management issues, including controversial management topics.

After completion of the course students are expected to be able to:
1. discuss the role of the operations function and of operations management in organisations
2. demonstrate how good management of the operations function can help an organisation become effective and efficient
3. view organisations as complex human activity systems
4. critically discuss the importance of the external business environment and its effect on the organisation
5. critically discuss the importance of team work in operations management
6. carry out independent research using a variety of resources
7. participate in debates on controversial management issues.

Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 3, Semester 4, Semester 5, Semester 6

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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