Courses Master Display 2014-2015

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Course title Operational Strategy
Course code EBC4123
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 13-4-2015 5-6-2015 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Peter Bollen
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Language of instruction English
The course is directed at the following learning and competences:
developing an awareness of the range, scope and complexity of the phenomena, issues and problems related to operational strategy;
developing an integrated and process oriented perspective on manging complex projects and team work;
acquiring competencies in the usage of tools, techniques, methods and models for operational strategy.
Good business strategies plot changes in where a company is going. A winning operational strategy translates that direction into operational reality, creating strategic competitive advantage in the process. Operational strategy finds new ways to structure business operations and economics to create better results in growth, earnings and valuation. The operational strategy should support an organisation's overall corporate strategy. It should define the tactics and processes to support the corporate strategy. The course is centered around the following topics:
- operational strategy: concepts and frame work
- competition, competencies and operations
- capacity sizing and investment
- capacity timing and expansion
- location, global networks and offshoring
- strategic sourcing and structuring of opertional processes
- demand and revenue management
- process improvement and processs innovation
Jan A. van Mieghem, Operations Strategy, 2008, Dynamic Ideas, 0-9759146-6-9
Reader with articles
Basic mathematics
Introduction to (operations) management
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Attendance / Participation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research IB Electives
Master Business Research Track OR IB Electives
Master Human Decision Science Electives
Master International Business Track Accountancy Electives
Master International Business Track Controlling Electives
Master International Business Track Entrepreneurship Electives
Master International Business Track Finance Electives
Master International Business Track Organisation Electives
Master International Business Track Strategy and Innovation Electives
Master International Business Track Sustainable Finance Electives
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