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 learnWhat 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.
Your developmentYour development
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
Career focusCareer focus
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:
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Semester One (Newcastle)Semester One (Newcastle)
Semester One - Newcastle University
- NBS8120 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
- NBS8234 Project Management
- NBS8901 Research Methods (Dual Award)
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 take optional modules to the value of 10 credits from the following list:
Semester Two (Groningen)Semester Two (Groningen)
Semester Two - University of Groningen
You take the following compulsory modules:
- GRON111 Process Improvement and Change
- GRON112 Asset Management
- GRON113 Inventory Management
- GRON114 Research Methods for TOM
- GRON115 Behavioural Operations Management
- GRON133 Data-Driven Business Innovation
Semester ThreeSemester Three
Semester three - joint supervision
The compulsory dissertation will be taken over semester three of year one and semester one of year two, and will be jointly supervised and delivered by Newcastle and Groningen.
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £5,200
Full time: £5,200
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.
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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.