Operations Development and Strategy


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • A coherent and profound understanding of how and why operations globalise, including an in-depth knowledge of the associated theories and strategies
  • Insight into the strategic analysis and synthesis of global operations footprints including the understanding of; the strategic situation; the process of globalisation; and the theory-based conceptualisation of operations strategy
  • Knowledge of  strategic configuration of operations, including structures and infrastructures, the extended operations system and strategic capabilities
  • Knowledge about strategic innovation in an operations system context.


  • Developed skills to evaluate different options and argue for specific choices for strategic design of global operations systems and operations development strategies, including recognising of competitive opportunities, configuring operations capabilities, organisational processes and organisational designs
  • Developed relevant skills to apply theories and methods to the improvement and reorganisation of global operations
  • Developed skills to identify and implement options for reorganisation and improvements in the context of global operations.


  • Be able to discuss the complex of problems associated with globalisation of operations to outline the different paths and strategies a company may choose
  • Develop abilities to craft and implement relevant operations strategies.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • Hand-in of written assignment


Name of examOperations Development and Strategy
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsInformation about allowed helping aids for the examination will be published in the description of the semester/module.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGlobal produktionsudvikling og -strategi
Module codeM-OIM-K1-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Management Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science