Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Operations
Colum FoleyEmail Phone
National Institute for Digital Learning
Bea Orpen Building
Postgraduate Programme Chair
This Programme is designed to build on the skill-sets of learners in an operations environment, developing their knowledge and skills to enable them to assume leadership roles in the field of operations management. This programme is currently attracting a very high concentration of learners from the Pharma/Biopharma and Medical Devices industry along with learners from a range of environments including supply chain, public sector, finance and self-employed practitioners. This facilitates participants gaining fresh insights into operations management from a range of different disciplines in various settings. The Programme holds the internationally highly respected American, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, which is only held by two Irish Universities.
There are five entry routes to this Programme:
1) A level 8 or higher degree in a relevant discipline (Business, Engineering, Science or Information Technology)
2) Chartered membership of a professional body or institute (Institute of Engineers of Ireland, Institute of Chartered Accountants)
3) A level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline or non-chartered membership of a professional body, along with at least three years relevant
Managerial work experience.
4) A level 8 qualification in a non-relevant discipline along with at least three years Managerial work experience.
5) Evidence of substantial relevant Managerial work experience. Such applicants will have to submit a C.V. in support of their application and will have to attend for interview
This Programme is designed to build on the skill-sets of learners in an operations environment, developing their knowledge and skills to enable them to assume leadership roles in the field of operations management. This programme is currently attracting a very high concentration of learners from the Pharma/Biopharma and Medical Devices industry along with learners from a range of environments including IT, public sector, logistics, finance and self-employed practitioners. This facilitates participants gaining fresh insights into operations management from a range of different disciplines in various settings. The Programme holds the internationally highly respected American, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, which is only held by two Irish Universities.
The aims of the Programme are to provide a firm foundation in:
The concepts and principles of modern operations management including an in-depth understanding of the role of operations in eliciting and satisfying the ever-changing needs of diverse stakeholders.The methods and theories of project management and change management empowering learners to lead and implement change.Research skills which include evaluation of sources, ethics, data analysis (statistics), data presentation to provide learners with the tools to research any subject, evaluate and communicate solutions. The programme also covers sustainability, entrepreneurship, supply chain, law and strategic management to provide learners with a synergistic approach to operations management. Learners will also develop a comprehensive understanding of ethical and professional standards.
Assessment of the programme is designed to develop the following skills:
Information literacy where a considered and critical approach to sourcing, evaluating and using information is required.Evidence of critical, analytical, creative and reflective thinking.The ability to communicate on (academic) discussions with confidence within a group. The ability to collaborate with fellow learners from a range of industries and diverse cultures in the form of group/team work and peer review, to develop soft skills such as interpersonal, communication, networking and problem-solving skills.Self-assessment and the ability to recognise both the possibilities and the boundaries of their knowledge and the confidence and skills to seek expert advice, where appropriate, to guide decisions and actions.
Our flexible delivery mode means that if the student gets a job before completion of their studies, they will still be able to complete the program over a longer time frame. In addition, because the program is provided through online distance learning, it is possible for people located anywhere in Ireland to complete this program. Students are fully supported with specialist course texts and tutor support. Students can store their work on our E-portfolio platform which they carry with them after the programme has finished, showcasing their development. Tutorials will be provided using a web-based tutorial system, in which students can participate from home or anywhere with a reasonable internet connection or catch up later if more convenient. All modules are assessed via continuous assessment, with no year-end exams. On successful completion of the programme, students can apply to complete a dissertation to achieve an MSc qualification. ( Springboard do not fund this additional Module)
Contemporary Operations Management demands flexibility, creativity, and pragmatism. This online programme enables students to grow into senior operations management roles in technology-intensive organisations, in the financial sector, in supply chain management, manufacturing or services organisations, in both the public and private sectors. Learners will gain a critical awareness of current opportunities and new insights into operations management in varied environments. They will also develop new flexible, transversal skills in business management and be able to apply these to a wide range of business challenges. The programme is designed to provide graduates of different disciplines with a unique opportunity to develop the hybrid, interdisciplinary knowledge and skills considered essential for modern business development and management. Learners will also develop the range of investigative and analytic skills and techniques required to equip them to assume senior roles within organisations in the public and private sectors.
Graduates of this programme tell us how they have grown in confidence as a result of coming to understand the theory underpinning professional practice brought about by their studies. This confidence, together with their increased understanding and knowledge, has helped them to become more strategic and meaningful contributors in the workplace, with the ability to engage at a more senior level. As high-level academic qualifications are becoming increasingly important to organisations' recruitment and promotion policies, this degree will add long-term value to your career.Graduates of this programme are currently employed in manufacturing and service organisations across a wide range of sectors including the financial services, supply chain, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries. Many Graduates are also self-employed.
Bea Orpen Building
Applications are submitted through the Springboard Application Website: www.springboardcourses.ie
Upon Review, applicants may be requested by email to forward on the following documents
1) A scanned copy of all relevant academic transcripts
2) A current C.V.
3) Telephone contact details for two referees
4) Personal Statement(max 500 words ) detailing your reasons for applying for the programme.
5) A current telephone contact number
6) Applicants full current address details
Decisions of the applications committee are final.