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Research Seminar "International Business Operations Management"

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
2 year, 1, 2 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This module aims at providing students with knowledge, practical skills and experience to conduct both applied and fundamental research with a substantial emphasis on quantitative studies in business. The module aims to enable students to carry out their individual projects as well as contribute to collective research. The Research seminar covers the most relevant issues of a research process that might be valuable for students. The key idea of the course is to provide insights into philosophy and basics of pure academic as well as applied studies in management and economics. The module is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills, positive values and competencies to solve nontrivial problems and creative tasks in the frame of business studies.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the international business environment
  • Understand tools of analysis in international business
  • Understand the link between operations process characteristics and other strategic choices
  • Understand how to assess process efficiency and effectiveness
  • Understand variability in the environment, processes, and organization
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Explain basic concepts in operations management
  • Explain the effects of the international business environment on operations management
  • Use organizational analysis tools to evaluate international business organizations’ structure and processes
  • Describe various types of production systems
  • Describe the major factors that affect location decisions, and list the decision processes
  • Explain the roles that operations can play within organizational strategy, and models of international market entry
  • Describe computer assisted tools: MRP, ERP, CAD, CAM, etc
  • Discuss recent topics in operations management (TQM, National assessments, Industry 4.0, etc.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • EDX MOOC: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: Audit This Course
  • The International Business Environment
  • Operations Strategy
  • Industry 4.0
  • Computer Based Enterprise Management Systems
  • Manufacturing Quality & Cultural Vales
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking test 1
  • non-blocking test 2
  • non-blocking class activities
  • non-blocking exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * class activities + 0.25 * exam + 0.25 * test 1 + 0.25 * test 2
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Andrew Greasley. (2008). Operations Management. SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • BarCharts, I. (2014). Operations Management. QuickStudy Reference Guides.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Kumar, S. A., & Suresh, N. (2009). Operations Management. New Age International.