Executive MBA in Business Operations

Executive MBA in Business Operations,
Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain
Certified Manager Programme,
Awarded by Chartered Institute of Management (CMI), UK

In the past decade, the business landscape has undergone significant transformation, necessitating professionals to expand their expertise beyond their respective fields in order to contribute effectively to their organizations. Recognizing this need, Westford Uni Online has collaborated with UCAM, Spain to offer the Executive MBA in Business Operations program, catering to the current demands of businesses.

This program is designed to equip learners with a deep understanding of diverse business domains in a process-oriented manner. It aims to facilitate professionals in three key areas of development. Firstly, it enables them to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of business operations and their underlying processes, providing them with a holistic view of organizational dynamics. Secondly, the program focuses on adapting to the latest methodologies and technological advancements, ensuring that learners stay up to date with the evolving business landscape. Lastly, it emphasizes specialized subject matter, allowing participants to achieve expertise in specific areas relevant to business operations.

The Executive MBA in Business Operations program comprises two distinct parts.

The core modules provide a comprehensive and all-encompassing perspective on various aspects of business, including its fundamental processes.

These modules lay the foundation for learners to develop a well-rounded business acumen.

The final two modules concentrate on cultivating a specialized outlook, enabling students to delve deeper into their chosen areas of specialization.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants can earn up to 60 ECTS credits, demonstrating their academic achievements.

  • This MBA degree is awarded by UCAM under the provision of university private degrees – TítuloPropio
  • Learners will not receive any equivalency as it is a distance learning program.

Part One

The first part of the program consists of seven modules that make up 46 ECTS. It forms the foundation on which the specialised modules will be taught.

 Module NameECTS
International Human Resource Management
Learning Outcomes
  • Critically review and analyse the importance of HRM and its practices in an organization, and how it can be linked with an organizational behaviour activity in overcoming business issues and challenges for a better performance of the organization.
  • Critically review and analyse the framework of leadership and consider the nature, strengths, and weaknesses of the various approaches: traits; functional; behavioural; style; contingency. The continuum of leadership behaviour should be explored in some depth with consideration of the factors determining the chosen leadership style.
  • Discuss the concept of organizational behaviour and its interface with management. Review and critically synthesize the various influences on behaviour in organizations and the interface with management in integrating and balancing these.
  • Assess the role of IHRM and its impact on global organization. Identify some of the key HRM challenges facing organizations working internationally. Discuss the prevalent HRM practices in global organization.
7
Operations Management
Learning Outcomes
  • Know the various tools, techniques and apply suitable tools and techniques in different alternative scenarios of Operations Management.
  • Apply information management techniques and evaluate them in context of operational functions to achieve competitive advantage and make the organization globally competitive.
  • Apply and critically evaluate the importance of project management to given business situations (Using PERT / CPM).
  • Demonstrate operations strategy in domestic and global context and evaluate how the use of technology has impacted the operational functions.
7
Strategic Change Management
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and analyse the implications of managing strategic change in supporting Organizational transformation.
  • Analyse the organizational management challenges faced during the transformation changes experience by the organization.
  • Analyse and evaluate the significance of strategy employed in trying to bring about an effective change management in an organization. How it impacts leadership and human behaviour in the organization.
  • Evaluate different change management theories propounded on management and leadership attributes which leads to enhanced contribution by managers and the employees.
7
Strategic Management and Leadership
Learning Outcomes
  • Analyse the concepts and theories of strategic management and critically evaluate the relationship between strategy, stakeholder expectations and organizational performance.
  • Evaluate the impact of current and emerging Economic, Political and Cultural factors on strategic management in an international context.
  • Formulate business strategies under challenging circumstances of Innovation and Change and evaluate those that contribute to the success of a particular organization.
  • Develop plans for the implementation of business strategies and enhance Stakeholder Expectations.
7
Socio – Economic – Legal Environment
Learning Outcomes
  • Critically analyse the knowledge economy and the various drivers of economic changes which impact business activities.
  • Understand the legal framework and its implications in the wider context of business management.
  • Critically evaluate the political factors which influence company management and dynamics.
  • Analyse case scenarios and case studies on the various economic drivers and legal frameworks practiced in business management.
5
Digital Marketing Strategy
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the evolving trends in business environment globally and analyse how they pose challenges to marketing management functions in organizations.
  • Assess the marketing mix of organizations and evaluate how they offer sustainable competitive advantage to organizations.
  • Analyse the impact of consumer behaviour, integrated marketing communications and social media marketing and how they are driven by digital marketing strategies in organizations.
  • Assess the use of digital marketing tools by applying relevant marketing theories and frameworks in the context of emerging trends in digital marketing.
7
Introduction to Data Analytics in Business Processes
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand how to critically analyse business data in an organizational decision-making context.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of business analytics.
  • Demonstrate proper application of data management and data analysis techniques.
  • Application of different statistical data analysis methods and data visualization techniques to arrive at sound business decisions
6
Total 46

Part Two:
The second part focuses solely on specialisation modules. There are a total of two modules that make up to 14 ECTS.

 Module NameECTS
Engineering Optimization and Technology Management
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the application of integrated management control systems, tools and techniques to schedule, control and evaluate engineering project scenarios.
  • Understand the process of innovation, research and development management and protection processes in managing technology-oriented engineering projects.
  • Examine the role of technology audit, technology transfers and global technology strategies in the wider context of delivering engineering products and services.
  • Analyse the role of decision making, risk and uncertainty appraisals in delivering engineering products and services.
7
International Supply Chain Planning, Design, and Implementation
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand cross functional drivers of supply chain in a globally competitive context.
  • Understand Multi-model logistics systems, shipping strategies, stockholding, inventory, and warehousing management in a global context.
  • Understand supply chain management system models and techniques like SCOR and CPFR.
  • Analyse financial agreements within supply chain management systems and the issues surrounding tariffs, taxes, and payment methods in supply chain networks.
7
Total 14

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    Awarded By

    UCAM, Spain

    Duration

    12-15 Months

    Total Credits

    180 Credits

    Mode

    Online synchronous learning and onsite workshops

    Dual Certification

    Career Prospects

    Here are potential career prospects for someone who graduates with an Executive MBA in Business Operations:
    With a focus on business operations, graduates can pursue managerial roles overseeing and optimizing various operational functions within organizations. They may be responsible for streamlining processes, improving efficiency, managing resources, and ensuring smooth day-to-day operations.

    Operations Manager

    Graduates can explore careers in supply chain management, where they oversee the movement of goods, materials, and information from suppliers to customers. They may be involved in strategic sourcing, logistics management, inventory control, and developing efficient supply chain strategies to enhance operational performance.

    Supply Chain Manager

    With their strong business acumen and operational expertise, Executive MBA graduates can excel as project managers. They can lead and manage cross-functional teams, drive projects to successful completion, and ensure efficient resource allocation, budgeting, and risk management throughout the project lifecycle.

    Project Manager

    advertising Graduates can leverage their specialized knowledge in business operations to work as consultants, providing valuable insights and recommendations to organizations seeking to improve their operational efficiency and effectiveness. They can offer strategic guidance, conduct process assessments, and implement innovative solutions to enhance overall business performance.

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    About Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia

    UCAM is a university with excellence based out of Murcia, Spain. Starting in the year 1995, UCAM has an active student base of 21,000 learners and has an academic staff of more than 1000. It is a fully accredited European University with a clear mission to provide students with knowledge and skills to serve society, contributing to the further expansion of Human Knowledge through research and development. UCAM empowers students to develop their real-world skills. The MBA in Healthcare Management at UCAM, Murcia, Spain is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and is accredited by National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA). UCAM has established more than fifty research groups in close collaboration with enterprises such as Coco-Cola, Danone, Vodafone, Siemens, providing students with the opportunity to contribute academically. UCAM is strongly linked to the business world through study plans responsive to market exigencies, internships in public and private institutions and enterprises as part of every undergraduate and master’s degree as well as research programs in collaboration with large regional, national, and multinational companies.

    Why UCAM?

    • UCAM is accredited by ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain)
    • UCAM has around 200 renowned international strategic partners, including leading colleges and universities in the world, such as UC Berkeley, Stanford, NTU, NUS and Università Degli Studi di Bologna.
    • UCAM has been awarded an overall score of 4 stars in the QS Stars Rating and obtains the highest rating (5 stars) in the categories of teaching, internationalisation, social responsibility, and inclusiveness.
    • UCAM was ranked tenth by Times Higher Education (THE) Times Higher Education (THE) in quality of teaching and student general assessment.

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    CMI works with businesses and educational institutions to inspire people to become skilled, confident, and successful managers and leaders.

    Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

    Over 100,000 managers use CMI’s unique services regularly. Organizations like Jaguar, Land Rover, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fujitsu, Allianz, Silverstone, Royal Air Force, London South Bank, and Royal College of Physicians amongst others use Chartered Management Institute certifications for certifying their professionals.

    Key Highlights

    • CMI promotes the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.
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    • Provides practical insight for both today’s leaders and the next generation.
    • Currently has 100k active learners and boasts 12000+ Chartered managers.
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    Why you should do this Program

    Enhanced Business Operations Knowledge

    An Executive MBA in Business Operations provides in-depth knowledge and skills specifically tailored to managing and optimizing operational functions within an organization. It equips students with a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management, process improvement, resource allocation, and other critical aspects of operations management. This paves the way for career advancement as professionals are equipped with the necessary traits to contribute towards organisational growth.

    Affordability

    Westford Uni Online stands on four pillars of strength: quality education, accessibility, credibility, and affordability. Students at Westford can enjoy the flexibility of multiple payment methods, ensuring convenience. Moreover, the institution offers various scholarships, supplementing its commitment to affordability and accessibility. With a focus on delivering high-quality education, Westford Uni Online provides students with the opportunity to pursue their academic goals in a flexible and affordable manner, supported by accessible payment options and scholarship opportunities.

    Dual Certification

    Individuals pursuing Executive MBA in Business Operations with Westford Uni Online are provided a with unique opportunity to graduate with two certifications. This helps professionals receive an edge over their competitors.
    ✓ Executive MBA in Business Operations, Awarded by UCAM, Spain
    ✓ Certified Manager, Awarded by Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK

    Blended Learning Format

    Blended onsite and synchronous learning combines the advantages of in-person and real-time online learning, offering a range of benefits to students. This approach provides flexibility in terms of time and location, allowing students to attend on-site classes while also participating in synchronous online sessions. Blended learning also provides access to a wide range of digital resources, encourages interaction among peers and instructors, and ultimately leads to improved learning outcomes.

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