The Operations Excellence MSc has been developed in conjunction with Rolls-Royce plc and is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) for meeting the further learning requirements for Chartered Engineer registration.
The course is delivered at both Cranfield and the University of Cambridge.
The course is not intended to be a knowledge transfer exercise, but an educational experience that will help develop students to lead the implementation of change in business. Rather than just being presented with accepted classic business theory, students are exposed to the latest research and thinking, challenging them to debate and test what they have learned.
Students study all aspects of the supply chain, from introducing new products, operating effective factories, through to managing new technology and working with suppliers.
The course comprises eight one-week taught modules, in which students gain an understanding of world-class business practice and work on a group project as well as an individual thesis project.
In the group project, students apply their learning in delivering major change to the business. For the thesis, they research, develop and apply frameworks in their chosen area, developing a breadth of understanding in delivering a world-class business. There is also a non-assessed one-week study tour.
- Business and Manufacturing Strategy (Cambridge)
- Effective Factories (Cranfield)
- Management Accounting and HRM (Cranfield)
- Manufacturing Assessment and Improvement (Cranfield)
- Innovation Management (Cranfield)
- Production Planning and Control (Cranfield)
- Realising Competitive Manufacture (Cranfield)
- Technology Management (Cambridge)