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Operations & Project Management - MAN00024M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Xiao Lin
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2021-22
B Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

This module introduces the role, objectives and activities of operations and project management. Examples and case studies are drawn from a variety of organisations with an emphasis on the fit of operations and project strategy. The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of a portfolio of techniques for operations and project management and their selection and use in appropriate situations. This includes an appreciation of the development of alternative theoretical perspectives behind management thinking in this field. On completing the module students should be able to recommend a complete operational and project management strategy for a given business context.

Module learning outcomes

Successful completion of the module will demonstrate that students are able to:-

  • Assess the impact of operations on competitiveness
  • Articulate the complex role of the operations manager and the interrelationships with other key management functions
  • Recognise the similarities and differences in service-based and product-based operations
  • Analyse operations using a variety of process models and management theories
  • Propose an appropriate operations strategy for a given business context
  • Apply lean management techniques to improve firm s performance
  • Plan and execute a complex project


Task Length % of module mark
Individual Essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Individual Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

  • Slack, N., Brandon-Jones, A. and Johnston, R. (2013), Operations Management, 7th ed., FT Prentice Hall

Other textbooks:

  • Shook, J. and Rother, M. (2003) Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate Muda, Productivity Press
  • Greasley, A. (2013) Operations Management, 3rd ed., John Wiley & Sons



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