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MSc Operations Management

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Business and Management


  • You’ll explore world-leading practice and theory, including the latest innovations in supply chain decisions, operations control, sourcing, inventory management, digital communication technology and corporate responsibility
  • Tackle real-world issues to consider how operations will address the needs of the 21st Century and the strategy, skills and technology required to effectively meet them
  • Taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research, and integrate the latest thinking their teaching
  • Gain the skills and understanding to thrive in a changing, global workplace
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Discover MSc Operations Management at the University of Exeter.

UK Business School of the Year

Times Higher Education Awards 2022

Triple accredited

Accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB

Top 10 in the UK for world-leading research in Business and Management

(Based on research rated 4* and 3* in the Research Excellence Framework 2021)

Top 100 Financial Times ranked European Business School

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 or equivalent, including at least one mathematical/quantitative module at 2:1 or equivalent. Applicants with a 2:1 or equivalent do not need to meet the mathematical/quantitative module requirement.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

MSc Operations Management aims to redefine operations management to address the emerging challenges in supply and demand. It tackles real-world issues arising from global trading environments and offers solutions using the latest thinking from an operations perspective. You will cover world-leading practice and theory, exploring the latest innovations in supply chain decisions, operations control, sourcing, inventory management, digital communication technology and corporate responsibility. 

Our compulsory module ‘Supply Chain Analytics’ is based on casework with Tesco, HP, Yeo Calley and Lexmark. The Operations Project introduces you to a range of methods ranging from statistical analysis to semi-structured interviews and case study analysis. 

Optional modules enable you to tailor your degree according to your personal interests and career ambitions.


2024/25 entry

UK fees per year:

£17,800 full-time

International fees per year:

£29,500 full-time

£1 million in Business School scholarships available

We want to ensure that postgraduate study remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future. We therefore have a range of full and part-fee scholarships for postgraduate students looking to study at the Business School in 2023. Please see ourscholarships page for more information.


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This includes over £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*.

For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

Teaching and research

Research-led teaching

University of Exeter Business School research has global impact, with the majority of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.*

*Research Excellence Framework 2021

Our research-led teaching is combined with practical experiences such as field trips and project work, so that you can apply your learning to real world scenarios. Upon graduation, you will have the skills and knowledge to pursue the career you want, wherever in the world you choose to work.

Our programmes cover a range of disciplines including entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, human resource management, and tourism. With strong links to organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and with professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), we ensure that your Masters degree is widely recognised in today’s global marketplace.

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

The Business School is home to the following research centres:

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Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management, and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

The MSc Operations Management will develop skills and knowledge applicable to a wide range of roles and business environments and you will be able to add real value to business by improving the operational systems, processes and policies, communications, and driving innovation.

Graduates may pursue some of the following opportunities:

  • Operations Management
  • Procurement and Purchasing
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management / Development 
  • Strategy / Process improvement / Business Analysis
  • Logistics 
  • Project Management 
  • Supply Chain

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.

Dedicated careers support

You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the  Career Zone for additional information on their services.

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