Operations Management online short course

Course starts 27 January 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
21 January 2020
Course Starts:
27 January 2020
10 weeks online
7 hours per week
ZAR R14,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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In a world defined by who can get the most done in the shortest amount of time, businesses rely on operations managers to ensure efficient systems are being used to minimise effort and maximise profit.

Is it time for you to master planning, scheduling, capacity and process optimisation, qualifying you to fill the increasing number of operation management jobs? Your solution could be an operations management course.

Ensure quality operations management in your organisation by finding the perfect processes for the people who have to get the work done with this operations management course.

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What will set you apart

This UCT online operations management course will improve your skills as an operations manager by:

  • Helping you improve internal processes and systems through relevant operations management training
  • Expanding your knowledge on operational problems and how to solve them before they affect workflow by exploring the most relevant skills on this operations management course
  • Focusing on how different facility layouts will help or hinder production
  • Providing you with operations management skills focused on manufacturing but which are transferrable across any industry

Course curriculum

In this online operations management course from UCT, you’ll cover the most important lessons needed to improve the way your business is managed as an operations manager. With a personalised and supported framework, you will study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to operations management
  • Course Module 2: Process types, management and measurement
  • Course Module 3: Location and facility design
  • Course Module 4: Organising and managing people
  • Course Module 5: Forecasting, demand and capacity management
  • Course Module 6: Production and service planning
  • Course Module 7: Project management
  • Course Module 8: Inventory and supply chain management
  • Course Module 9: Quality management
  • Course Module 10: Operations strategy and lean thinking

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

Visha govender

“I have been able to apply much of what I have learned from the course in my day-to-day activities. Most importantly, I now use more efficient ways of process mapping and management.”


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 27 January 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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