Sustainable Operations

The details
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
10 October 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MBA N20012 The Essex MBA,
MBA N20E24 The Essex Executive MBA,
MBA N20E36 The Essex Executive MBA

Module description

Operations Management is the management of the resources and processes that create and supply the services and/or products of an organization or function. As such Operations Management is relevant to all sectors and most functions within an organization. This module will equip students with the skills to manage operations in a sustainable way that helps deliver the triple bottom line or people, planet and profit.

The module introduces a range of models that help students manage a range of operations from high volume batch processing to low volume bespoke businesses. It considers both production and service organizations and address the increasing blurring of the distinction between the two.

Module aims

To develop an understanding of how to design, manage, measure and improve the operations of an organization in a sustainable manner

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
•Determine the effect that operations can have on the sustainability of an organization
•Critically examine the main performance objectives of operations as they apply to all organizations
•Design processes appropriate for the product or service being delivered
•Critically assess and select appropriate planning and control tools for an organization
•Assess and select appropriate process improvement methods for organizations

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module is made up of a mixture of lectures, case studies and simulations.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework 3,000 word Essay 10/02/2020

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Marco Nowinski



External examiner

Dr Bidit Dey
Brunel University London
Senior Lecturer
Available via Moodle
Of 30 hours, 30 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Essex Business School

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