Our Operations Management Dual Award engages you with the study of operations management. You will explore different business environments and cultural contexts.
On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded:
- Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc from Newcastle University
- Technology Operations Management MSc from the University of Groningen
The course will suit those looking to develop the necessary specialist knowledge and skills to pursue careers in:
- operations management
- technology management
- supply chain management
- general management
What you'll learn
You will learn how to:
- analyse operations functions in different countries
- understand various institutional environments
- develop a sharp eye for operations management within multinational enterprises
You will apply the knowledge and understanding that you develop to:
- improve business performance
- develop operations strategies
- organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries
This will enhance your employability for operations management roles within international, multinational or transnational companies.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- conceptualise real world problems using analytical frameworks drawn from operations theory
- identify key factors and theories, critically analyse and evaluate the concepts and practices of operations strategy in different contexts
- solve operations problems within different business environments, with particular emphasis on operations strategy
- integrate evidence from a variety of sources to effect improvement in the operations performance
- advise within the workplace on operation functions and strategy in both national and international contexts
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- Business Analyst
- Offshore Bid Manager
- Senior Consultant
- Management Trainee Supply Chain
The course is modular, comprising 180 credits.
Semester one is taught at Newcastle University Business School. Semester two is taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language.
You will complete a dissertation on a topic that you have studied during the course. You can choose whether to study at Newcastle or Groningen during this process. You will receive joint support and guidance, with a supervisor from each institution.
Practitioner and research led teaching
Profiles of Newcastle University academic staff teaching on this course:
Modules for 2017 entry
Semester One - Newcastle University
- NBS8120 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
- NBS8314 Technology Change and Innovation Management
- NBS8266 Advanced Management Accounting
You will normally take Option A below, but with the approval of the Degree Programme Director, if you have an undergraduate degree in the Operations Management subject area you may be permitted to take Option B instead.
You will take the following 20 credit module:
You take the following 10 credit module:
You will choose one 10 credit module from the following:
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £18,000
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. We would prefer for your degree to be in a related subject, eg:
If your degree is not related then we will still consider your application.
To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:
Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.
The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.
How to Apply
When applying for the course, select ‘Newcastle and Groningen Dual Masters in Operations Management’.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.
Gaining knowledge about operations and supply chain management through this postgraduate programme has enabled me to visualise different aspects and processes of the company and has increased my ability to pursue a career in operations, not necessary just within my own family business, but within other industries as well.
I would like to work in a position where I can contribute to the efficiency of operations and supply chain processes, solve business problems and work with technology. This programme has helped me to move towards my goal by providing me with really helpful subjects such as process design, planning and scheduling, inventory management and supply chain integration.
As a Dual award student, I learned to switch between the two different educational systems which was challenging but it also gave me a broader view of the field of operations management. Through completing the programme, I now have a more holistic view of operations management, combined with supply chain and technology management.
Studying in two different universities exposed me to different educational environments, learning and teaching methods and academics who have different perspectives. This provided me with a set of invaluable skills and gave me a more in-depth understanding of the field of operations. Not only this, but I believe it shaped me into a more well-rounded individual.