Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations in service, public, not-for-profit, manufacturing, and other sectors. Whether producing goods or services, operations is the backbone of a business. The AIB Fast-Track MBA subject – Operations Management – pulls back the curtain on this essential, strategic function.
Studying Operations Management, you’ll learn how small to large organisations create and deliver value to their customers by strategically engaging a set of processes, resources and supply chains. Over 8 weeks, you’ll engage with operations management principles and emerging topics so that you can effectively manage processes and operations to enhance strategic impact.
Through the introduction in this subject to the concept of the supply chain, you’ll gain valuable perspective on how to analyse and understand how an organisation fits in a bigger picture. This is powerful for managers in all functions and industries because a modern business’s operating context cannot be properly understood by looking at the business alone. With a broadened understanding and perspective, you’ll be better equipped to identify opportunities for improvement and growth through an all-of-business lens.
On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
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Operations Management students complete two assessments in the subject to demonstrate their critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills, as well as their ability to effectively communicate their ideas to a relevant audience.
The first assessment involves a critical analysis and evaluation of an operations strategy. The aim is to re-think and shape operations strategy to be the central driver towards achieving competitive advantage and contribute to sustainability development. The second assessment seeks to implement operations strategy with actionable process and supply network improvements capable of delivering superior value to customers and respond to sustainability pressures.
100% Online MBA Learning
Our innovative Student Learning Portal is your ultimate digital resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete this subject and your online MBA, with the flexibility to access your learning materials, videos, podcasts and other multimedia on any device. You’ll engage with fellow students and have key concepts explained by your Online Facilitators in webinars and forums.
In addition to the Student Learning Portal, the myAIB app allows you to download modules and full subjects to view offline to save your cellular data, receive notifications for assessments and webinars, listen to audio versions of modules through Soundcloud and enjoy many other useful features.
When you study with AIB, you’ll be supported by our skilful team of over 180 academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your MBA journey.
Studying Operations Management, you will learn how organisations create and deliver value to their customers by strategically engaging a set of processes, resources and supply chains. The aim is to pull back the curtains on the backbone of a business, revealing how small or large organisations design, make and deliver services and goods in any sector. Operations Management will help you build responsiveness and resilience within your processes and supply networks capable of facing unprecedented disruptions across all industries.
This subject provides an in-depth knowledge of issues critical for the efficient and effective management of operations in service, public, manufacturing, not-for-profit and other sectors. The subject covers operations management principles, frameworks, and contemporary topics, including taking a process perspective; operations as a driver for strategic impact; designing process and operations; delivering services and goods through a robust and responsive supply chain; simplifying and improving operations; risk, resilience, opportunity management and sustainability in operations; operations transformation and digitalisation.
Operations Management is a core subject within the AIB MBA, which means it is a compulsory unit undertaken by all students in their MBA journey to meet the requirements to be awarded the degree. Operations Management can be studied from the third subject onward, following the completion of Leadership and Strategic Management, which are the first and second subjects in the MBA timetable.
Students are encouraged to contact their Enrolment Advisor for timetable advice and support.
AIB’s Operations Management MBA subject provides essential foundation knowledge in managing an organisation’s operations, equipping students with the tools to optimise operational processes, improve efficiency and drive sustainable growth for an organisation. The subject offers insights into universal operations management principles and frameworks that you can apply to develop innovative solutions for complex operations issues. Be sure to highlight your Operations Management MBA learning when applying for operations roles to help you stand out from the pack.
AIB’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management MBA specialisation may be a suitable option for you if you would like to expand your career in operations, logistics, supply chain and other relevant fields. Undertaking this specialisation, you will study the following electives in the final stage of your MBA: International Business, Integrated Logistics Management and Strategic Supply Chain Management. If you would prefer to complete some of these subjects but not all, you may pick and choose the electives that suit you from all of AIB’s discipline areas and graduate with a General MBA.
For advice on choosing a specialisation and elective subjects, students are encouraged to contact their Enrolment Advisor.
If you’re interested in studying Operations Management and the AIB MBA, get in touch with an AIB Advisor to discuss your application and timetabling.