Route to the Top: Operations

Did you know ...? Across 12 Western European countries and the U.S., 25% of all CEOs have previously served as a COO, the largest proportion among the C-Suites (followed by the CFO role with 21%). The U.S. has the largest proportion of CEOs who have been COOs before, at 47%, followed by the Netherlands, at 32%, and France, at 31%.

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How Operations Leaders Create Value

The key objective of the firm is to create value – how do operations leaders help? Through building the infrastructure to make better decisions, good planning, better functional integration, and decreasing complexity.

Target Job Profiles

With a broad mix of management concepts and state-of-the-art analytics content, our course programme prepares students for a variety of potential target jobs, such as

  • Management functions in organizations (with a focus on OM/SCM up to the COO or also general management functions for which an understanding of operations is useful);
  • General Management Consulting;
  • Operations Consulting in Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Service Operations, Procurement, Product Development, Project Portfolio Selection, Sustainability, etc. (see e.g. McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Kearney);
  • A doctorate in Operations and Supply Chain Management.