Postgraduate taught 

Biotechnology & Management MSc/PgDip

Operations Management (Biotechnology) MGT5306

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces students to elements of operations management, showing how transformation processes sit at the heart of all organizations. It examines tools, techniques and frameworks that are used in operating, analysing and improving processes.


14 hours of lectures and 6 hours of tutorials.

Excluded Courses





The course will be assessed through a 120 min examination (100%). The examination will be composed of unseen essay style questions and/or a seen case study with associated unseen questions.

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The course aims to introduce students to a range of operations theories, frameworks and tools that will equip them to analyse organizational processes.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ identify the main elements of organizational transformation processes;

■ identify the operations performance objectives and show their use in process design;

■ describe and critique key concepts in operations management, including lean/JIT, supply chain management, quality management and operations risk management;

■ apply a range of appropriate tools to analysing operations problems;

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.