Master's Programme in Operations Management and Control, 120 credits

About the education

The Master programme in Operations Management and Control at Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University will prepare you for an exciting and challenging future career in services and manufacturing, in Sweden and around the world. Operations management is the activity of managing the resources devoted to the production and delivery of products and services. It involves the design, management and improvement of services, processes and supply chains.

Over the course of two years, you will learn advanced theories and methods for analyzing and improving operations. You will also analyze and gain a deep understanding of the financial implications of operations improvements. The programme takes a strategic perspective with focus on business development.

The programme collaborates closely with businesses and society to ensure high employability and that the courses address relevant challenges.

Upon completion, common positions include: management consultant, management trainee, supply chain planner, operations developer, strategic buyer/procurer, business controller, production/services leader and project leader.

Stockholm Business School use GMAT and/or GRE as a selection tool for all masters programmes.

Step one: Upload your score report on your account at universityadmission.se.

Step two: Make sure your test-center submits your verified result to SBS.

For more information please look at SBS website.

Subject: Business Administration

Business administration provides you with knowledge about the function of companies and other organisations, as well as their role in society. Issues covered are useful for work in companies, both in the private and the public sector, as well as for non-profit organisations.

The subject opens many doors on the labour market. It gives you an overview of the main areas in business, and at the same time gives you possibility to specialise within one of the main areas: Financial analysis and calculation, Management/Organisation, Marketing, or Accounting and financial control. The ability to solve problems analytically and critical thinking are important elements in all areas covered.

Financial analysis and calculation examines how to make decision-making easier through the analysis of a company’s income and expenses. Other important topics, such as investments and financing, the company’s raising and use of capital as well as the assessment of companies on the stock market, will be reviewed.

Management/Organisation deals with leadership, control and organising in companies and other organisations. The interplay between the individual, group and organisation are fundamental aspects here. Project management and change are other vital topics covered, as well as issues regarding company- and organisational culture.

Marketing analyses how markets work and how best to handle the flow of goods and services to consumers. In a broad sense marketing thus regards communication and impact. Issues such as brands, consumer behaviour, market surveys and marketing strategies are other topics that are covered.

Accounting deals with how financial information can be compiled to measure and follow up the performance of the business and how information in accounting systems can be used as data for control and decision-making. Issues regarding companies’ external accounting, financial control and auditing as well as financial company analysis are other important topics to be covered.

Area of interest: Business and Economics

Business and Economics is important at all levels in society. Business Administration teaches you how companies and other organizations work and how they can achieve their goals in the best possible way.

Do you want a long-term perspective and are you interested in what causes financial crises and why certain economies grow faster than others? Then Economic History is the subject for you.

If you wish to study how decisions made by human beings affect society, then Political Economy is a wise choice.

Department responsible for education

Stockholm Business School