Business Operations Management - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Analysis Task (60%) , Case Study (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,200.00
International 4,450.00

The unit will provide you as entry level managers with the knowledge, skills and ethics to manage business operations in an internationally competitive environment. You will be introduced to key business operations concepts and undertake the functional roles of business operations managers in a simulation. In addition, you are provided with lectures on contemporary business operations issues such as manufacturing, occupational health and safety (OH&S), and contracting.

This unit includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience where your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry is integral to your experience.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Create a business operations strategy that recognises the limited nature of organisational resources and the competitive international environment
  2. Research and apply solutions to contemporary business operations issues such as manufacturing, occupational health and safety (OH&S), and contracting
  3. Apply ethical decision making in managing the business operations of a company.
  • Analysis Task (60%)
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Journal (10%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Business Operations Management
2Forecasting, vision and strategy, design thinking, concepts, OH&S
3Supply chain management
4Operations strategy
5Vision and strategy, design
6Assessment: present team vision and strategy report
7Managing projects
8Ethics in business
9Managing quality
10Managing risk
11Gap analysis
12Gap analysis assessment, finalisation of course

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