Join Warwick's practice-focused Business with Operations Management MSc. Ranked 3rd in the UK, for 'research power', by REF 2014, Warwick Business School offers you a grounding in business while specialising in operations management.
Our MSc Business with Operations Management has been designed as a practice-focused course for those early in their career. Build upon the core disciplines of business to learn how to design, run, and manage effective operations across service, manufacturing, public, and private sectors. Operations management can make or break an organisation, which is why you’ll cover a range of crucial elements, from project management to supply chain management, ensuring you gain a forward-thinking and career-driven learning experience that will help you to make a significant difference in the world of business. There is a choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route. If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to operations management, the dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with one additional elective module and our applied Business in Practice module.
- Operations Management
- Quantitative Methods for Business
- Foundations of Financial and Management Accounting
- Operations Analytics
- Project Management
- Fundamentals of Economic Behaviour
- Supply Chain Management
- Strategy Analysis and Practice
- Research Methodology and Dissertation or Business in Practice
A selection of the following options are offered:
- Governance and Corporate Responsibility
- Ethical Leadership
- Forecasting for Decision Makers
- Business IT and Services
- International Business
Students on this MSc will typically receive between 27 and 30 contact hours per module.
Assessment on the course will be comprised of a mix of exams, individual and group work, and tests.
To complete your degree, you will have the option to choose between the Dissertation or Business in Practice route:
If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to operations management, the dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. You will be supervised and supported throughout and will usually submit your dissertation in early September. The Research Methodology module will help prepare you for the dissertation. In total you will study eight compulsory modules and one elective, and complete the Research Methodology module and a dissertation.
Business in Practice route
If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with two additional elective modules and our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus and Corporate Relations team. In total you will study eight compulsory modules, two optional modules and also complete the compulsory Business in Practice capstone module.
Skills from this degree
- Get a grounding in business whilst specialising in operations management
- Tailor your degree to your own interests with our range of optional modules
- Put your learnings into practice with the applied Business in Practice module
- Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches
Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. This course will suit a wide variety of candidates looking to break into business, and we welcome applicants from all academic fields.
English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. We accept a range of language tests. Please refer to our website for more details.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Additional Course Costs
Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.
This course may also include additional costs.
We have over £1 million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 15% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.
WBS CareersPlus service
We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.