The major goal of this program is to show the principles of operations and their influence on the competitiveness of firms. Another objective is to teach the strategic importance of designing a good supply chain as well as planning and producing individual products. An operations manager understands how any weak spot in the design, planning, and operation of a supply chain can jeopardize the entire performance of a firm. This program identifies inventory, transportation, information, and facilities as the key drivers of successful operations management.
We also offer this program as a bachelor's or Ph.D.
Operations Management Online via distance learning
This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma, or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is an enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example: Industrial Engineering - Industrial Production - Logistics - Maintenance Engineering Management - Occupational Safety & Health - Petroleum & Natural Gas Production - Process Instrumentation Technology - Project Engineering Management - R & D Research & Development - Robotics & Automation - Total Quality Management.
Method of instruction: Distance Learning Higher Education
This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflects your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide.
Students enrolling in this distance education program should be aware that:
Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
Language: Book reading and report writing in another language other than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs, or religion.
Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program.
Duration - Operations Management Online via distance learning
For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.
Master's Degree - Operations Management Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) | Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 - 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Operations Management via distance learning = 36 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Business & Media from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example Total Quality Management. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course.
This course of industrial production deals with how to optimize production and the importance of the industrial sector. Industrial goods are materials used in the production of other goods, while consumer goods are finished products that are sold to and used by consumers. All goods result from machinery, manufacturing plants, raw materials, and any other good or component used by an industrial production process.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf DettmerOperations Planning & Control
This course addresses the need for planning and control in operations management. It shows how to identify operations problems and how to use software tools and new technologies to implement solutions. Operations problems covered are demand forecasting, aggregate planning and scheduling, material requirements, just-in-time systems, facility location, inventory planning, and personnel scheduling.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf DettmerSupplier Quality Management
This course reviews supplier quality assurance principles and techniques while stressing the methods to obtain quality products and services from suppliers. It discusses supplier evaluation and selection, communication of quality requirements, legal aspects, performance measurements, and solving supplied item quality problems.
Academic Supervisor: Ronald D. FiteProduction Strategy
This course shows the importance of production planning, control, and strategy in modern manufacturing organizations. It covers production and operations strategy, subjective and objective forecasting, inventory planning, and control. It also reviews Just-in-time Production (JIT), Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), and Optimized Production Technology (OPT).
Academic Supervisor: Wolf DettmerManufacturing Systems Integration
This course explains the need for the integration of manufacturing systems and deals with the multitude of their practical problems. The engineering details covered include the types of communication links available between systems, communication standards, and hardware platform alternatives. The management concepts discussed are namely the top-down design/bottom-up implementation approach to system integration, long-range planning and management of integration projects, security issues, and human factors.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf DettmerLogistics
This program addresses today's complexity of logistics. Logistics is the management of the flow of goods, information, and other resources between the points of origin and consumption. Logistics involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, packaging, and occasionally security.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf DettmerTransportation & Logistics
This course emphasizes the optimization of managing, planning, and controlling all the steps involved in the transportation processes from supplier to customer. It covers various transportation modes, tactical and strategic uses of freight consolidation, warehousing operations, and international shipping. It deals with the logistics choices and decisions on strategic, tactical, and operational levels.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf DettmerSoftware & Hardware Management
This course explains the use of hardware and software functions to solve applications and fulfill the needs commonly found in information technology systems, computer environments, database systems, networks, peripherals, and telecommunication systems.
Academic Supervisor: Humayun Bakht Dr.Supply Chain Management
This course focuses on the analysis and management of material and information flows throughout the supply chain; including aspects of product design and configuration, inventory modeling and planning, network configuration, and supply channel flow management and forecasting.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf DettmerProcess Improvement Management
This course focuses on the technical and teaming skills necessary to achieve quality processes. Topics include understanding quality, the improvement cycle, quality tools, eliminating complexity from work, and implementing quality in processes, activities, and organizations. It also covers statistical process control and methods employed in the assurance of product conformance to quality specifications. It provides an analytical approach to solving problems in quality engineering process design and costs.
Academic Supervisor: Ronald D. FiteOperations Management
This course provides an analytical approach to solving problems in production and operations management. It examines quantitative methods for designing and analyzing manufacturing operations, simulation of manufacturing operations, and recent issues in manufacturing including just-in-time production, synchronous manufacturing, and agile manufacturing. It also covers current competitiveness-enhancing techniques like continuous improvement, benchmarking, and business process re-engineering.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf DettmerComputer Integrated Manufacturing
This course explores manufacturing principles, metal cutting technology, and forms and methods of computer integrated manufacturing. It explains the planning, combination, and design of machines, robots, and control systems for handling equipment and manufacturing, and the integration of information, and material flow in manufacturing to develop a successful computer integrated manufacturing strategy.
Academic Supervisor: Wolf Dettmer
Admission requirements - Operations Management
For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.
Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the number of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the number of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.