Global Operations and Service Management MSc

Course overview

  • Course level
    Postgraduate
  • Course type
    Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration
    FT 12 months, PT 24 months
  • UCAS code(s)
    n/a
  • School

Entry requirements

  • One of the following:
    A good UK honours degree (2:1), or an equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.
  • For International students:
    A good UK honours degree (2:1), or an equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. An official academic transcript, with official English translation, of your university grades to date, students whose native language is not English also need to satisfy our English language requirements.
  • Full entry requirements
    See entry requirements below for full details
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Key dates

In the top 100 QS World University Rankings

Study abroad and internship opportunities

Select from a range of elective modules

Course summary

 

Management needs to be thought about globally and globalization has forced a huge rethinking of multi-national business models, particularly with regards to strategy, location, product design and logistics. The Global Operations and Service Management MSc will prepare you for a global approach to business operations.

It provides an in-depth understanding of advanced strategic operations, on a global scale, familiarising you with the strategic thinking needed when designing, producing, transporting, and selling a product for a global market.

You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • A good UK honours degree (2:1)
  • An equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University

As well as:

  • Two references – at least one must be from an academic referee
  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
  • A completed application form

For International Students

  • A good UK honours degree (2:1)
  • An equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University
  • An official academic transcript, with official English translation, of your university grades to date
  • Students whose native language is not English also need to satisfy our English language requirements.  Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualifications fall just short of these requirements. Find out more about our English language requirements. 
  • Postgraduate masters students enrolling with Aston Business School with a 5.5 in one of the 4 IELTS sections will be required to engage with English language tuition as part of the Professional Development Programme (PDP).  There will be no extra cost to the student

Applicants with extensive work experience

We recognise the value of extensive professional experience. If you do not have the academic qualifications, but have extensive and relevant professional experience and a proven ability to succeed, we would welcome your application.

Why choose us?

Hear from Course Director Breno Nunes about how this new course is preparing students to think about management operations on a global scale.

Fees and scholarships

Fees for 2020 are to be confirmed

Scholarships
Find out about our scholarships here.

Course outline

The course focuses on management in all service sectors including areas such as digital and professional. It is ideal for those who wish to become global leaders in the service industries for internet-based businesses, data management, banking and finance and law firms. 

You will develop knowledge of the latest global, economic, environmental and social challenges and strategic management operations and become critically aware of key issues such as sustainability, globalisation, digitization, advanced manufacturing services and the impact of emerging technologies.

You will learn how to apply theories and techniques of operations management in diverse socio-economic contexts, industrial sectors and cultural environments.

Course modules

Core Modules

  • International Operations Strategy
  • Managing Multi-organisational Enterprises and Enterprise Systems
  • Managing Projects
  • Management of Innovation
  • Operations Management
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Business Project 

Optional Modules - choose two from the list below:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Big Data for Decision Making
  • Service Operations Management
  • Sustainable Operations Management
  • Industrial Service Innovation
  • Simulation for Managerial Decision Making 
Professional Development Programme (PDP)

The Aston Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout the course.  Focusing on professional development and employability, this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year.  You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop your academic skills
  • Build a portfolio of professional business skills
  • Study abroad with one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK or overseas or get involved in a global business challenge simulation

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