Graduate Certificate in Operations Management

United International Business Schools

Program Description

Graduate Certificate in Operations Management

United International Business Schools

Graduate Certificate in Operations Management consist of a minimum of 12 European credits and take 1 academic year of 9 to 12 months of part-time studies to complete (3 to 4 quarters).

Program requirements

  • Total 12 credits
  • Courses (GCCOMxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses

CORE COURSES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

GCCOM501 - Operations Management

This course introduces the students to the field of Production and Operations Management. The course is decision-oriented and devotes significant time to the explanation of quantitative methods that are of particular use to operations managers. The limitations of these methods are discussed, as well as their utility. Topics, such as facility layout, process design, and job design are discussed.

GCCOM502 - Production Management

The main objective of this course is to provide the students with the necessary concepts, tools and methods that allow them to familiarize themselves with POM and the logic behind the various planning, control and decision techniques used by the industry today. The impact of process and system design and several quantitative business methods are thoroughly discussed.

GCCOM503 - Project Management

This course focuses on the management process that is used in relation to the management of projects. After a discussion of the nature of projects and how the management process for projects differs from the management process of ongoing operations, the main sections deal with the environment in which both project management and project control take place, and the steps in both the project management and the project control processes. Project planning, project execution and project evaluation are discussed in depth.

GCCOM504 - Management Science

This course is dedicated to mathematical models and modeling, using spreadsheets. Modeling is the process of creating a plain version of reality and using this version to get an understanding of this complex reality. Among others, strong points for using business models are that these models benefit business decision making; allow making inexpensive errors; improve business intuition; and reduce costs.

GCCOM505 - Total Quality Management

This course explores the major topics of TQM and focuses on the commitment to quality of organizations both in the service and manufacturing industries. The five functions of TQM, planning, organizing, leading, staffing, and controlling are discussed in depth, together with statistical process control and quality standards. Nowadays, customer orientation, satisfaction and support are very important objectives for any quality-oriented organization. We explore the ideology, the philosophy, the methods and the actions, that are designed to satisfy consumers’ demands to their complete satisfaction.

GCCOM506 - Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning applications are paramount to a fast growing business and help organizations become more efficient and expedient because they integrate an entire organization with a single application. Through ERP all members of an organization are connected. This course offers insights that help you stay on top of the latest ERP evolutions.

GCCOM507 - Operational Decision-making Tools

In this course we demonstrate operational decision-making tools such as decision analysis, linear programming, etc. Decision analysis is a generic technique that can be applied to a large number of different types of operational decision-making areas. As such, it is an important technique that is very useful because it reflects a structured and systematic approach to decision making. Linear programming consistently ranks as the most useful of the quantitative techniques used by the business community at large. Linear programming is a model consisting of linear relationships representing a firm’s objective and resource constraints. In this course we describe several different classes of problems for which linear programming and specialized linear programming models can bring the optimal solution (cost minimization, profit maximization, capacity planning, aggregate production planning, etc.).

GCCOM508 - Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence is a decision and management support systems oriented course that provides a comprehensive contemporary guide to today's ground-breaking management support system technologies and shows how these technologies can be used for better decision-making.

Admission requirements

proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details)

Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

  • No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees.
  • Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent.
  • Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs.
  • Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses.

e.g. Students who wish to earn a Master degree and who are required to complete the full Pre-Master program will need to earn 30 + 60 credits.

CAREER PERSPECTIVES

Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their graduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities.

Graduate programs are an excellent choice for recent college and university graduates who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging graduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of business and management.

Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with mid to upper-level management positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Others decide to launch a new business venture or join an existing family business. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 30, 2016
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