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IB120 - Operations Management

  • Module code: IB120
  • Module name: Operations Management
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module looks at the design and management of these operations, looking at the challenges that organisations face in effectively and efficiently managing their operations. The module looks at four aspects of operations management: design of operations; delivering operations; development of operations capabilities; and directing operations and the link between operations management and operations strategy.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will have developed a basic knowledge and understanding of: the main critical works in Operations Management; the organisational and strategic context within which operations managers function; processes, their design and management; product and service design; fundamental concepts relating to operations planning and control; broad principles of and methods used in operations improvement.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour lecture per week, and a 1 hour seminar session usually spent analysing a case study

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB120-12)
C (Assessed/examined work) Group Presentation 20%
  Individual In-Class Assignment 20%
  15 CAT Assessment 10%
  IB1200 exam (1.5 hours) 50%
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Group Presentation 20%
  Individual In-Class Assessment 20%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 60%
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Group Presentation OVERFLOW PAPER 20%
  Individual In-Class Assessment OVERFLOW PAPER 20%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) OVERFLOW PAPER 60%
D5 (Assessed/examined work) 500 word assessment (NF) STAFF USE ONLY 10%
  Group Presentation (NF) STAFF 15%
  IB1203 (2 hr exam - Summer) (NF) STAFF USE ONLY 75%
15 CATS (Module code: IB120-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) Group Presentation 20%
  Individual In-Class Assignment 20%
  15 CAT Assessment 10%
  IB1200 exam (1.5 hours) 50%
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Group Presentation 20%
  Individual In-Class Assessment 20%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 60%
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Group Presentation OVERFLOW PAPER 20%
  Individual In-Class Assessment OVERFLOW PAPER 20%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) OVERFLOW PAPER 60%
D5 (Assessed/examined work) 500 word assessment (NF) STAFF USE ONLY 10%
  Group Presentation (NF) STAFF 15%
  IB1203 (2 hr exam - Summer) (NF) STAFF USE ONLY 75%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate International Business with French (N1R1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate International Business with German (N1R2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate International Business with Italian (N1R3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate International Business with Spanish (N1R4) - Year 1
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 1
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Management (with Foundation Year) (N20A) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 1
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German and Business Studies (RN21) - Year 1
Optional
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (F3ND) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 3
  • Chemistry and Business Studies(with Intercalated Year) (FN12) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (G5N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (with Intercalated Year) (G5NA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (N211) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (N211) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (with Intercalated Year) (N214) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (with Intercalated Year) (N214) - Year 3