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.
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.
“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.”
— VISHA GOVENDER, OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT ONLINE SHORT COURSE
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.
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When do I start?
Our next available short course starts 27 January 2020.
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.
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.
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.