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Course title Operations Management
Course code EBC2064
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 31-8-2020 16-10-2020 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Christof Defryn, Célia Paquay
For more information: c.defryn@maastrichtuniversity.nl; c.paquay@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
* Know the important role and nature of operations management in international business;
* Be able to apply and develop techniques for understanding, design, and management of operations;
* Understand and be able to judge the role and functioning of quantitative models for decision making in the management of operations;
* Be able to derive managerial decisions based on the outcome of these models.
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

The course focusses on the application of techniques in the area of Operations Management. Covered topics include forecasting, material requirements planning, routing, scheduling of assembly lines. Addressing these topics, several quantitative techniques (mostly heuristics and metaheuristics) that have shown to be successful in these areas are applied to examples and exercises. The course combines cases, exercises and discussions, facilitated by your tutor and the students themselves.
Literature
Course notes will be made available by the coordinator. No additional textbook is required.
Prerequisites
* Basic knowledge on the role and scope of Operations Management within Business.
* Advanced mathematical skills; ability to understand quantitative models and concepts, and apply these.
* An advanced level of English.
* Some level of expertise in PBL (Problem Based Learning).

From the above, it can be assumed that students taking this course have at the very minimum obtained the necessary knowledge in order to pass the course Management of Operations and Product Development (MOPD).
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam / Assignment
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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