Module Identifier MBM1110  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Barrie Oxtoby  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  80%
Semester Assessment Case Study 1,500 words  20%

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module, students will be able to explain clearly the subject matter and its pertinence to/implications for the wider business. Students will also be expected to identify the various key components of Operations Management. Students will be able to address (both on an academic and practical basis) a variety of operations management issues both through a process of discussion and written work.


The main aims of the proposal are:

To introduce students to and develop their understanding of the discipline, concepts, theories and practical models of Operations Management in the context of modern, well-integrated businesses; to build students' ability/skills to approach and analyse a variety of operations management issues and problems.

To familiarise students with the use of case study material as a form of learning, and to improve students' operations management topic-discussion skills.

Reading Lists

N Slack, S Chambers, R Johnston (2004) Operations Management 4th edition. Prentice Hall (Main text)
D Waller Operations Management, A Supply Chain Approach Thomson Business Press
E Galdratt and J Fox The Goal Gower Press
J Kotter Leading Change
M Christopher Supply Chain Management
Selection of relevant Case Studies


This module is at CQFW Level 7