Introduction to Operations Management

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Operations Management

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Operations management relates to transformations of materials, people and information for the production of goods and the delivery of services. The working of an operation has always been an enigma. On the one hand, the operation is a visible part of the organisation where people or equipment can be seen to be working away and where something happens. On the other hand, the operation will neither come right nor stay right of its own accord and, even if challenged, answers to the following questions are not obvious:
    • What makes it work as it does?
    • Could it work better in its current form?
    • What different forms could it take and still get the same result?
    • What market, internal or environmental change would cause most disruption to the working of the operation, and with what knock-on effects?
    This module introduces Operations Management as the act of combining people and technology in an organisation so as to produce goods and to deliver services now and in the future.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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