Managing Business Operations - 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 2017: Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assignment (60%) , Case Study (40%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,320.00
International 4,570.00

Understanding business operations assists executive managers to manage local and international business operations as an executive in an internationally competitive setting. In this course you will draw upon your executive experience to explore design thinking when exploring business operation problems and opportunities.

Through this unit you will learn how to create value for business stakeholders. You will learn of research principles and methods to develop ethical and sustainable solutions for problems and issues in contemporary business operations practice.

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.

You will be introduced to key business operations concepts and major functions through a business simulation in which either as individuals or as a competitive ‘company’, you will undertake the functional roles of business operations managers.

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

  1. Create a set of client focussed business operations options to create value for business stakeholders
  2. Apply design thinking when exploring business operation problems and opportunities
  3. Apply research principles and methods to develop ethical and sustainable solutions for problems and issues in contemporary business operations practice.
  • Assignment (60%)
  • Case Study (40%)

Recommended prerequisites

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

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

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to managing business operations
3Supply chain management
4Operations strategy
5Company vision and strategy report
6Vision and strategy report and presentation
7Managing projects
8Ethics in business operations
9Managing quality
10Managing risk in business operations
11Gap analysis report
12Gap analysis presentation and report

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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Operations Management for MBAs 5E International Student


    ISBN: 9781118379790


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