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Master's Programme in Operations Management and Control

Are you interested in finding solutions to complex managerial problems and creating value for customers? Our two-year master's programme in Operations Management and Control will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to manage the dynamic challenges of modern businesses and organizations.

The Master programme in Operations Management and Control at Stockholm Business School 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. For instance, operations management makes sure the right product reaches the right store at the right time; it makes sure staffing levels are sufficient to meet demand at a hospital or at a call center; and it is makes sure a product is manufactured and delivered to the consumer in the most resource efficient way.

Managing operations efficiently and effectively is thus crucial not only to businesses but to society as well. During the course of the programme, you will learn advanced theories and methods for analyzing and improving operations, as well methods for analyzing the financial implications of operations improvements. This is an exceptional opportunity to study operations management from a strategic perspective with focus on business development.


High employability

The programme is given in close collaboration with businesses an other organizations to address relevant challenges for managers in the field.


Renowned faculty and institution

Stockholm Business School is one of the top Scandinavian business schools. Creative thinking and critical reasoning are guiding principles and courses are based on the latest scientific research. Stockholm University is on the list of the 100 best universities in the world and has been characterized by openness and innovation since 1878.


Unique programme

This programme offers a unique possibility for students to learn operations management and control from a strategic, financial and business development perspective. Moreover, this programme benefits significantly from being given by a university integrated business school that cooperates closely with other faculties.

What you will learn

As a graduate of this programme you will be able to see the big picture and evaluate all the different steps that go into producing and delivering a product or service and locating areas of improvement. You will learn to handle the often complex process of change in businesses and organisations.

The mandatory courses address the topic area at three different levels:

  • Fundamental tools, which include methods and tools used to analyse, understand, improve and visualise processes and financial figures.
  • Value creating processes, which for example concern models that aid the design of effective flows of products, services, capital and information from suppliers to end customers.
  • Strategic impact, which includes perspectives and models about leading organisations and understanding the financial and strategic implications of transforming an organisation’s operations.