How to make the right operations decisions, having access to big data, enabled by the latest technology?
Current challenges of operations management relate to people striving to make the right decisions in complex environments while having easy access to large data repositories and being supported by the latest technologies. This programme will provide knowledge on how to master these decisions from a managerial perspective, having at the same time an understanding of the technology-related implications, opportunities, and limitations. You will be introduced to data science, developing competences highly valued by today's and tomorrow's employers like data analysis, visualization, diagnostics, interpretation, and data-driven decision making.
Operations are a core aspect of any business. This programme offers insights from real operational processes and socio-technical systems in areas like logistics, manufacturing, services, energy, healthcare, and governance. You will learn to identify opportunities, analyse, and diagnose operations-related problems, but also to design, develop, and evaluate solutions.
Through the selection of elective courses, you can focus on the technology impact on operations in specific contexts, for example in energy, healthcare, or digitization and big data use. The programme further offers the opportunity to focus on either the Energy Focus area or the Digital Business Focus area. You can also take the programme as a double degree master with Newcastle University (17 months).
I visited the Master’s Day of the faculty and after the presentations, I was certain that I wanted to do this programme. I find the MSc TOM study very practical and mathematical.
For the majority of the courses, I actually work on designing and programming, which I really enjoy. The Master is challenging as it requires a lot of self-responsibility to keep up with all the courses. I have never had experience with programming before but I tried to keep up with the work every week, have a lot of contact with my fellow students and ask for help from the lecturers. Like this, I managed to pass the course without any problems in the end. Overall the programme has shown me that I am particularly interested in working in the operational and technological area in the future.
Groningen is a cosy student city, I have been studying for 6 years now and I still do not want to leave.I like that it’s very easy to make friends in Groningen. (Luuk Platvoet, Dutch | MSc Technology and Operations Management)