Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Operations and Innovation Management
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 6 x 1 Hour Seminars
Lecture 22 x 1 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  Unseen written examination  60%
Semester Assessment Assignment 2500 words  2500 word individual assignment to be completed in the format of a report  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Unseen written examination  Unseen written examination, repeat all failed elements  Repeat failed element  60%
Supplementary Assessment Assignment 2500 words  2500 word individual assignment to be completed in the format of a report  Repeat failed element  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* Discuss the theories, evaluate and implement the knowledge and tools of operations/innovation management;

* Critically review the design of operations systems; analyse the planning and control mechanisms;

* Understand the importance and impact of technological change in business operations;

* Critically identify and discuss the contemporary operational issues that organizations face.


The module provides an introduction to a range of topics: it is designed to give students a general introduction to some of the many topics that come under the general heading of Innovation and Operations Management. Hence it will help students to gain an understanding of key areas of innovation and operations including definitions and examples from existing literature and from a set of example cases that illustrate innovation and operations in many different settings and markets.

The aims of this module are:
- Provide students an understanding of how they can apply relevant operations and innovation management concepts/techniques to manage operations/innovations effectively
- Use a range of operations and innovation management tools and techniques required to solve business problems pertaining to the operations/innovation of a firm
- Build students’ ability/skills to approach and analyse a variety of operations and innovation management issues and problems

Brief description

The purpose of this module is to gradually develop students skills of problem solving and implementation planning, using the structured application of techniques to critically analyse operation and innovation cases. Case analysis/feedback is used to provide formative assessment of students progress in both understanding theory and developing cognitive skills.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Opportunities for use of quantitative and qualitative techniques appropriate to the selected topic.
Communication Read and write in different operations and innovation contexts.
Improving own Learning and Performance Organizational case analysis skills; developing own learning styles, personal preferences and needs, how to learn independently.
Information Technology Accessing internet for appropriate reference material; use of information technology in data analysis, preparation and presentation of report.
Personal Development and Career planning Self-management, initiative, independence and self-awareness.
Problem solving Apply analytical skills to reason and understand the challenging nature of the subject.
Research skills Information gathers from a variety of sources for the Development of the appropriate research skills necessary to produce high quality outputs.
Subject Specific Skills Application of qualitative and quantitative skills to specific operations and innovation management scenarios and current business environment.
Team work N/A


This module is at CQFW Level 6