Certificate Course in Strategic Operations Management

Strategic Operations Management Course

The Certificate in Strategy and Operations Management is an embedded certificate semester programme at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications and the certificate bears 20 ECTS made up of two 10 credit modules at Stage 3 on the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Enterprise Management Level 8.

Who is the Certificate in Strategic Operations Management for?

The certificate is ideal for managers in industry and those who wish to up-skill to secure employment or career progression in strategy and operations management capacity. It can be a first step for new entrants into the area of strategy and operations management or it can validate skills gained in the workplace with a formal award.

The aim of this programme is to develop your knowledge and skills in the area of strategy and operations management. If you are already working in industry and wish to upskill to secure employment or progress your career in strategic and operations management capacity, than this is the right course for you.

Overall, the Certificate in Strategic Operations Management is designed to provide a comprehensive education in the strategic aspects of managing operations, enabling you to drive efficiency, innovation, and competitive advantage in your organisation.

  • Duration

    One academic semester

  • Next Start Date


  • Mode

    Full-time Day
    Part-time Evening

  • ECTS

    20 ECTS

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment

  • Level

    NFQ Level 7 (National Framework of Qualifications)

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent

  • Accrediting Body

    Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Reasons to take a Strategic Operations Management Course?

Organisations are now focusing more on the operations function than ever before. This is a strategic management course through which you will gain a working knowledge of the techniques, approaches and skills required to balance supply with anticipated demand. You will also understand how to manage quality, plan for capacity, and develop and implement short and long-range plans for improving productivity and competitiveness.

There are many strategic operations attributes which you will acquire throughout the programme.

Strategic management is about the long-term direction of an organisation and you will be able to evaluate the internal and external business environments to analyse and assess trends, opportunities, challenges and risks to gain competitive advantage in the operations of the organisation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this programme you will be able to:

  • Recognise the strategic contribution of enterprise management to organisational performance
  • Assess the impact that internal and operational processes have on the key performance indicators of an organisation
  • Display technical skills when developing strategic and tactical plans
  • Apply current enterprise management and business theories to propose innovative and practical solutions in a business context

What to expect from our Certificate in Strategic Operations Management

Our Certificate in Strategic Operations Management focuses on equipping professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to optimize and oversee an organization's operations.

Here’s what you can generally expect from the programme:

  • Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of operations management
  • Understand how to align operations with overall business strategy
  • Gain skills in project planning, execution, and monitoring
  • Learn to make data-driven decisions that enhance profitability
  • Develop leadership skills necessary for managing teams and driving change within an organization

Strategic Operations Management Career Opportunities & Progressions

The certificate will help you develop critical skills that can lead to improved job performance and career advancement. It can open doors to new roles such as Operations Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Project Manager, and other leadership positions in operations.

If you are looking for job opportunities or changed into your career, having a certificate on strategic operations management course on your CV can make you a more competitive candidate in the job market and enhance your ability to contribute to organizational success.

Course Structure

The Certificate in Strategic Operations Management will share two modules:

  • Strategic Management (10ECTS)

This module provides learners with a firm theoretical and practical grounding in the intended and emergent initiatives, which senior managers take on behalf of the owners or shareholders of an organisation to develop and maintain long-term competitive advantage.

  • Operations Management (10 ECTS)

The primary aim of this module is to equip learners with a comprehensive understanding of the core concepts, principles, and practices that underpin the effective management of operations in various industries.

Entry Requirements

  • Higher Certificate in Business (Level 6) 120ECTS or equivalent
  • Non-standard applicants: Programmes equivalent to a Level 6, e.g. a National Diploma, may be considered for admission
  • RPL/RPEL: The Quality Assurance Handbook in Appendix 3 outlines the procedures to allow for entry based on relevant industry experience in Section 4.3.
  • International Learners: International candidates are required to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above accompanied by IELTS of 6.0 if not English native speakers.

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Certificate Course in Strategic Operations Management (Level 7)

At Galway Business School you can choose between the following undergraduate programmes:

Bachelor of Business (Level 7)

Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business (Level 8)

Bachelor of Arts in Enterprise Management (Level 8)

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