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:
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:
- regional, national and international thought leaders
- leading professions
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
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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: £18,600
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
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
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.
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.