Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

Operations Management: this course is part of the subject "Business Organization" and is taught in the second half of the first year of the degree. This course is intended for students to understand the problems of operations in the company and its relationship with other functional areas and business strategies. It also discusses planning and control tools in the area of operations, and improvement processes of the organization in the context of operations management. This subject is studied after "Fundamentals of Business Economics" and it provides basic knowledge on the administration of organisations. Thus, the discipline, "Operations Management" focuses on the study of one of the business organisations subsystems, operations / production, keeping a relationship with other subjects of business administration in the degree in which other business subsystems are studied and other more specific leadership and management concepts, such as:

• Introduction to Marketing, 1 st year.
• Organization Design, 2nd year.
• Finance, 3 rd year.
• Strategic Management of Companies I, 3 rd year.
• Strategic Management Companies II, 3 rd year.
• Strategy and International Business Management, 4 th grade.
• Entrepreneurship, 4 th grade.
• Human Resource Management, 4 th grade.
• Quality Management and Environment, 4 th grade.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity to find and analyse information.
  • CG2 : Capacity to work in a team.
  • CG3 : Capacity for self-learning.
  • CG4 : Apply professional criteria based on using technical instruments to analyse problems.
  • CG5 : Capacity to make decisions by putting theoretical knowledge into practice.
  • CG6 : Obtain important information that is impossible for non-professionals to recognise from the data.
  • CG7 : Ethical commitment and social responsibility at work, respecting the environment, being aware of and understanding the importance of respecting Fundamental Rights, Equal Opportunities for Men and Women, Universal Accessibility for the Disabled and respect for the Values of Peaceful Culture and Democratic Values.
  • CG8 : Analyse problems using critical reasoning, without prejudices, precisely and rigorously.
  • CG9 : Capacity to synthesise.


General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA3 : Capacity for oral and written communication.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE10 : Know how to use different technical instruments for the analysis of operations and assimilate the main theories of organisations to be able to analyse a company in its context.
  • CE15 : Prepare decision-making in companies and organisations, especially at operational and tactical level.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

1. Understand the problems of operations in the company and its relationship with other functional areas and business strategy.

2. Knowing and applying planning and control tools in the area of operations.

3. Identify opportunities for improvement in the organization in the context of operations management.

4. Learning to use mathematical models of decision making.

5. Develop a critical mind to the business situations.





Code: 22008
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught