MAN-40242 - Creating Sustainable Value Through Operations (FTMBA)
Coordinator: Samir Dani
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

To develop an understanding of sustainability theories (such as Triple Bottom line, Circular Economy) and investigate how these will influence
the design and management of operations. The module will also be providing an understanding of how operational performance can be
measured and improved to achieve sustainability.

Intended Learning Outcomes

interpret theories of operations management and their relevance to contemporary organisational practice: 1
critically evaluate the use of performance objectives on the organisation and other stakeholders: 2
critically assess and select appropriate process improvement methods for the organisation: 1
critically evaluate theories of sustainability and their influence on the design and management of operations: 2
design operational processes appropriate for the product or service being delivered, whilst considering the impact to environmental sustainability: 2

Study hours

12 hours of plenary teaching
12 hours of group work / seminar / tutorials
126 hours of independent learning including reading, asynchronous video lectures, specified activities and assessment preparation.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 30%
Video assignment
5 minute video presentation on an operations management concept/ theory and its implementation within a working environment.

2: Report weighted 70%
A report investigating how an observed business operation can be redesigned to meet sustainability parameters. 2500 words.