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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please see the University website for details

  • Last Updated

    19 December 2018

Course content

Overview

This course explores the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector, with a focus on industrial engineering.

Any of our closely related operations management courses will suit you if you have qualitative and quantitative skills and want to pursue a career in operations management:

  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Management MSc
  • Information Systems and Operations Management MSc
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management MSc

They explore the decisions made to tackle management problems in business, industry and the public sector. They look at the methods, models and techniques that are used to resolve organisational difficulties.

Integrating management techniques and the technologies they control, they will equip you with the analytical skills to understand the complexity of operational management challenges in business as well as fostering your creative thinking to generate potential solutions.

Depending on your chosen course, you will undertake modules in management science for decision support; managing contemporary operations, and supply chain planning and management in semester one. During semester two, you will be able to develop in depth knowledge and skills in your chosen course and will be able to choose from a variety of options in order to focus on your career aspirations.

Key facts

  • Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching underpinned by the latest developments
  • An inspiring research portfolio worth £799m
  • 91.1% of MSc graduates from Nottingham University Business School secured work, self-employment or further study within six months of graduation
  • More than 19,000 Business School alumni connect you to a powerful global network of business contacts

Course details

Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.

You will complete a 60-credit dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of individual assignments or group projects and written exams.

Modules

Semester one

Core modules

  • Management Science for Decision Support
  • Managing Contemporary Operations: Fundamentals and Challenges
  • Supply Chain Planning and Management

Optional modules

One of:

  • Project Management
  • Systems Engineering and Human Factors

Semester two

Core modules

  • Advanced Operations Analysis
  • Design of Operations Facilities and Systems
  • Quality Management and Quality Techniques

Optional modules

One of:

  • Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Technology

Summer

  • Dissertation

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers and professional development

Career destinations for our postgraduates include:

  • accountants
  • finance and investment analysts
  • higher education teaching professionals
  • investment bankers
  • IT business analysts
  • management consultants
  • marketing professionals
  • public relations professionals
  • university researchers

Postgraduate careers team

Our in-house Postgraduate Careers Team provides expert advice and guidance so that you can make an informed decision about the right career path for you.

As soon as you have accepted your offer of a place at the Business School, we can begin working with you to support your career planning needs. You can take part in pre-course careers discussions and take advantage of remote and online support through Career Leader, an online assessment tool which helps you to measure your business interests and motivations before starting your course. Our support continues throughout your time at Nottingham and after you graduate.

Employability and average starting salary

91.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £25,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £57,200.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.


Visit the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management MSc page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!

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