Why operations management?

Operations management is the activity of managing the resources devoted to the production and delivery of products and services. It involves the design, management and improvement of services, processes and supply chains. For instance, operations management makes sure the right product reaches the right store at the right time; it makes sure staffing levels are sufficient to meet demand at a hospital or at a call center; and it is makes sure a product is manufactured and delivered to the consumer in the most resource efficient way. Managing operations efficiently and effectively is thus crucial not only to businesses but to society as well. This is an exceptional opportunity to study operations management from a strategic, financial and business development perspective.

  • High employability. The programme is given in close collaboration with business and society to address relevant challenges for managers in the field.
  • Renowned faculty and institution. Stockholm Business School is one of the top Scandinavian business schools. Creative thinking and critical reasoning are guiding principles and courses are based on the latest scientific research. Stockholm University is on the list of the 100 best universities in the world and has been characterized by openness and innovation since 1878.
  • Unique programme. This programme offers a unique possibility for students to learn operations management and control from a strategic, financial and business development perspective, rather than a technical perspective. Moreover, this programme benefits significantly from being given by a university integrated business school that cooperates closely with other faculties.

 

Program information

What you will learn

As a graduate of this programme you will be able to see the big picture and evaluate all the different steps that go into producing and delivering a product or service and locating areas of improvement. You will learn to handle the often complex process of change in businesses and organisations.

The mandatory courses address the topic area at three different levels:

  • Fundamental tools, which include methods and tools used to analyse, understand, improve and visualise processes and financial figures.
  • Value creating processes, which for example concern models that aid the design of effective flows of products, services, capital and information from suppliers to end customers.
  • Strategic impact, which includes perspectives and models about leading organisations and understanding the financial and strategic implications of transforming an organisation’s operations.
     

Your future career

This programme provides a solid platform for a future career of managing operations in Sweden and internationally. To ensure high employability we collaborate closely with business and society, making sure the courses address relevant challenges for managers in the field. Upon completion, common positions include: management consultant, management trainee, supply chain planner, operations developer, strategic buyer/procurer, business controller, production/services leader and project leader.
 

Eligibility requirements and selection of applicants

The lenght of this education is 2 years and you will obtain 120 ECTS credits and a degree in Master of Science. The language of instruction during the programme is English. Eligibility requirements is a Bachelor’s degree and 60 ECTS in Business Administration, English level B/6. The ranking and selection of Master Students is based on GMAT or GRE. The deadline to apply for this programme is January 15.

Please note, it is not possible for SBS students with a "Master´s degree in Sceince with a main filed of study in Accounting", to pursue another Master´s degree with a main field of study in Accounting, through this program.


Program overview effective autumn 2015

Semester 1 and 2

The first and second semester consists of four mandatory courses on each semester. To continue onto year 2, students must have accomplished a minimum of 52,5 ECTS during year 1. 

Courses semester 1 ECTS Rate of studies
Production Management and Services Delivery 7,5 100%
Management Control and Financial Analysis 7,5 100%
Purchasing and Distribution Logistics 7,5 100%
Society and Industry in Transformation 7,5 100%

 

Courses semester 2 ECTS Rate of studies
Performing Management 7,5 100%
Product and Services Design 7,5 100%
Project Leadership and Change Management 7,5 50%
Advanced Research Methods in Accounting and Operations Management 7,5 50%

 

Semester 3

During the third semester students take elective courses either at Stockholm Business School or abroad at one of partner universities. To enter the fourth semester and the degree project the student should have completed a minimum of 75 ECTS within the programme.

Course ECTS Rate of studies
Elecrive courses 30 100%
or    
Studies abroad at one of our international partner studies. 30 100%

 

 

Semester 4

The fourth semester consists of writing a master's thesis with relevance to the programme. The thesis is expected to give a substantial contribution to research. 

Course ECTS Rate of studies
Master's of Dissertation in Accounting 30 100%
or    
Master's of Dissertation in Management 30 100%

 

 

Program overview effective autumn 2018

Semester 1 and 2

The first and second semester consists of four mandatory courses each semester. 

To continue onto year 2, students must have accomplished a minimum of 52.5 ECTS during year 1. 

Courses semester 1 ECTS Rate of studies
Operations Strategy 7,5 100%
Management Control and Financial Analysis 7,5 100%
Business Analytics: Data, Models and Decisions 7,5 100%
Supply Chain Management 7,5 100%

 

Courses semester 2 ECTS Rate of studies
Advanced Operations Management 7,5 100%
Advanced Research Methods in Accounting and Operations Management 7,5 100%
Society and Industry in Transformation 7,5 100%
Project Leadership and Change Management 7,5 100%

 

Semester 3

During the third semester students take elective courses at Stockholm Business School or study abroad at one of our international partner universities. To enter the fourth semester and the degree project the student should have completed a minimum of 75 ECTS within the programme. 

Course ECTS Rate of studies
Elective courses 30 100%
or    
Studies abroad at one of our international partner universities 30 100%

 

Semester 4

The fourth semester consists of writing a master's thesis with relevance to the programme. The thesis is expected to give a substantial contribution to research. 

Course ECTS Rate of studies
Master's of Dissertation in Accounting 30 100%
or    
Master's  of Dissertation in Management 30 100%

 

 

Program overview effective autumn 2019 - for newly admitted students

Semester 1 and 2

First and second semester consists of 8 mandatory courses. 

Courses semester 1 ECTS Rate of studies
Operations Strategy 7,5 100%
Business Analytics: Data, Models and Decisions 7,5 100%
Financial Statement Analysis 7,5 100%
Supply Chain Management 7,5 100%
Courses semester 2 ECTS Rate of studies
Current Research in Accounting & Operations Management 7,5 100%
Advanced Research Methods in Accounting and Operations Management 7,5 100%
Advanced Operations Management 7,5 100%
Management Control Systems in Private and Public Sector 7,5 100%

 

Semester 3

During this semester you have several options - either take elective courses at Stockholm Business School or at any Swedish university, go abroad for one semester to study elective courses or choose the Reflective Practice course that combines internship with the academic work. 

Course ECTS Rate of studies
Elective courses 30 100%
or    
Studies abroad at one of our international partner universities 30 100%

 

Semester 4

The fourth semester consists of writing a master's dissertation in Accounting with a specialization in Operations Management. The thesis is expected to give a substantial contribution to research.

Course ECTS Rate of studies
Master's of Dissertation in Operations Management 30 100%

 

How to apply

Read more about our application process and how to apply.

Contact

For more information about this programme, please contact our Academic Advisors.

 

"The shift from selling point products to value based solution sales processes require organisations to transform their operations strategy. Operating models of tomorrow must be able to integrate processes, governance and performance metrics across functional borders and company brands in order to deliver a cohesive and superior customer experience while at the same time staying profitable through operational excellence. The new master’s programme in Operations Management and Control at Stockholm University is well positioned to equip students for leading roles on this transformation."

Dag Sagfors, IBM Global Services - Strategy & Transformation