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Mannheim Master in Management: The Specialization in Operations Management

Operations Management is responsible for creating and delivering a company’s products and services. In other words, Operations Management is about delivering on the promises made to the customer – and about allowing these promises to be made in the first place. As such, it is paramount to the creation of any business value. Carefully designed and well executed operations provide an important source of competitive advantage.

A specialization in Operations Management within the Mannheim Master in Management allows you to gain an intimate understanding of a company’s value creation processes. You will become familiar with concepts and tools to design, plan, and run these activities – applicable to a wide range of industries and with an overarching perspective on procurement, production, supply chain management, and service operations.

The corresponding course portfolio of the Area Operations Management is based on the following four pillars:

  • End-to-end coverageof operations management tasks along the supply chain
  • Analytics-oriented approach
  • Focuson manageriallevers and trade-offs to optimize performance
  • High relevance: Practice- and application-driven

The specialization equips you with an optimal basis for wide-ranging career options in procurement, operations, and supply chain management in manufacturing industries, retail, or a service business. The broad understanding of value creation and the practical skillset also provide an excellent starting point for a role as consultant or business analyst. Last but not least, it allows you to pursue an academic career in operations management.


The Course Offering for a Master's in Operations Management: A Selection*

  • Advanced Procurement
  • Business analytics: Modeling and Optimization
  • Inventory Management
  • Production Management: Lean approaches and Variability
  • Revenue Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management

In addition, OPM courses can be complemented with selected modules from other areas. Namely courses in marketing and in information systems provide natural interfaces for this specialization.

* The range of courses is constantly being developed, so it cannot be guaranteed that courses will be offered every semester.

Our complete, current course offer for the Mannheim Master in Management can be found in the module overview

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