Operations Management (Short Course)

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Why Study Operations Management?

The field of operations management is broad and multifaceted, incorporating a long list of interconnected tasks, responsibilities and initiatives.  Ultimately, it is the job of the operations manager to maximise efficiency and minimise waste, through the effective utilisation and allocation of resources.  An experienced operations manager will play a major role in almost all key operational aspects of the business they work for.  Their influence extends to sales and marketing, purchasing and manufacturing, material handling, HR management, communication management, financial planning and more.  To build a career as an operations manager is to gain access to a privileged and enviable job market.  One where high earnings potential and lifelong job security come as standard.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss techniques for setting up an effective and efficient system for hiring, retaining, and succession planning
  • Explain how to apply financial and accounting terms correctly.

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This Operations Management Short Course covers the following key topics:

  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Types of Operations
  • Practical Application
  • Understanding Financial Terms
  • General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Key Reports
  • Getting the Right People in Place



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing