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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    17 months full time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    02 August 2019

Our Operations Management Dual Award engages you with the study of operations management. You will explore different business environments and cultural contexts.

About this course:

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.

Your development

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.


Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

Successful completion of this course leads to associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Chain(CIPS).

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


The course is modular, comprising 180 credits. 

Semester one is taught at Newcastle University Business SchoolSemester 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.


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
  • alumni
  • 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.

View some of the Business School facilities.

Visit the Operations Management (Dual Award) - MSc/MSc page on the Newcastle University website for more details!





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