Aston University: Global Operations and Service Management

InstitutionAston University View institution profile
Department Aston Business School View department profile
Web www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school
Email ask@aston.ac.uk
Telephone 0121 204 4810
Study type Taught

Summary

Our Masters in Global Operations and Service Management will prepare you for a global approach to business operations and the growing service sector. This includes rethinking the role of globalisation on multi-national business models, particularly when it comes to strategy, location, supply chains, logistics, sustainability, and product design and innovation.

Attracting students from all over the world, this course is a great opportunity to mix with people from different cultures and with diverse backgrounds. You’ll enhance your communication, teamwork and management skills, all whilst building a network of international contacts. It will also help you to appreciate the various approaches to manage operations and services in multicultural environments.

**How will my skills develop?**
As well as developing an in-depth understanding of advanced strategic operations on a global scale, you’ll learn how to apply theories and techniques in diverse socio-economic contexts, industrial sectors and cultural environments when designing, producing, transporting and selling a product or a service for a global market.

This course will help you to become critically aware of key issues such as sustainability, globalisation, digitisation, advanced manufacturing services and the impact of emerging technologies.

You’ll study The Aston Global Advantage module which focuses on professional development and employability, helping you to apply the key skills that you will gain throughout the year.

You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad with one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK or overseas or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.

**Practical experience**
You’ll use recent real-world cases and practical experiences to bring your learning to life.

From critically evaluating key concepts of global operations and service management and learning how to formulate and communicate context-specific strategies, to gaining invaluable experience through The Aston Global Advantage and investigating a topic of your interest for your dissertation.

As well as a range of core modules, the specialist modules you can choose from, such as sustainable operations management, big data for decision making and services marketing, allow you to tailor your learning and practical experience towards areas that interest you most.

As well as lectures, seminars, and presentations, you’ll also learn from leading academics who’ve carried out detailed research in this field and give you a deeper understanding the challenge businesses are facing and the skills required to drive more efficient and effective strategies.

**How will this course help my career?**
This course is designed to enhance your employability prospects. As well as being developed with industry experts through our advisory board, we also ensure you gain exposure to opportunities throughout your studies. In your third term you’ll have the choice of studying abroad or pursuing an internship.

Our courses offer a range of opportunities to gain practical experience through things such as, consultancy projects and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The course concludes with a Business Project or Dissertation, giving you the opportunity to analyse a business problem and practically apply the knowledge and skills developed during the course to outline your recommendations. This will also help to show prospective employers how you are able to impact their business.

This course offers an opportunity to study a second degree at one of our international partner institutions once you have completed your year at Aston.

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At Aston Business School we believe that our students deserve the very best of opportunities to experience the real business environment, with live projects and internships to prepare them for the real world.

Our postgraduate portfolio has been designed in close partnership with business and industry in the UK and internationally, giving you an ideal platform to build you future career. Impressive accreditation, a worldwide reputation, and staff who can pass on the benefit of genuine commercial experience will enhance your prospects and progression.

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