Cases in Operations Management

Cases in Operations Management

YearCourse not being offered in 2018-2019
Course code: MGT4001
Course credits: 15
Taught: Semester 2
Course co-ordinator: Dr. Nuran Acur Bakir
Entry requirements: Normally admission to an honours programme in Business & Management
Available to visiting students: Yes
Contact for more information: Business Undergraduate mailbox

Course description

This course explores, by means of case study exercises, the decisions made in the design of operating systems to deliver products and services to consumers of the outputs of a range of organisations.

Course Aims

The course aims to develop students’ understanding of the decisions faced by managers of operations in a range of contexts, and their ability to identify and use appropriate frameworks and tools to assist them in making those decisions.

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. select and evaluate appropriate frameworks and tools to analyse operations management decisions;
  2. use these tools and frameworks to analyse real world problems in operations management;
  3. design implementable solutions to specific problems in operations management;
  4. present the conclusions of analysis of operations clearly and concisely

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures: 2hrs x 10 weeks

Please refer to MyCampus for timetable.

Core Text

The required textbook for this course is Slack, N., and Lewis, M. (2015) Operations Strategy (Edn TBC.)


Group Project (30%). 

Degree examination (2 hours) on a previously circulated case study (70%).