DDM Operations Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
How should organisations design and manage their operations in the context of globalisation? How to meet customer needs during the entire life cycle of products and services?

The 90 EC programme (in Groningen and at Newcastle University Business School, UK) enables you to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of how to improve business performance and organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries. You study operations management in different business environments and cultural contexts.

Students get the opportunity to study at two highly respected universities while experiencing two well renowned European cities. You learn how to analyse operations functions in a network economy, understand various institutional environments and develop a sharp eye for operations management within multinational enterprises.

You take the 1st semester in Newcastle, the 2nd semester Groningen and write your thesis in the 3rd semester. You will graduate with two degrees: an MSc in Technology and Operations Management from Groningen and an MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management from Newcastle.

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diplomaMSc Technology and Operations Management
typedouble degree, 90 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur17 maanden voltijd
accreditaties, AACSB, NVAO
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

Unique combination of two degrees, in Groningen and Newcastle, in which you will get advanced knowledge of operations management in different business environment and cultural contexts as a means of improving organisational performance. The programme is internationally accredited, ensuring a high quality education that according to the AACSB and EQUIS standards only 1% of universities worldwide meet.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterdag Groningen
Op 29 maart organiseren de faculteiten hun mastervoorlichting op locatie. Ontmoet de docenten en studenten van de Groningse masteropleidingen. En proef de sfeer in de facultaire gebouwen, collegezalen en laboratoria en natuurlijk in de stad Groningen.
Information Event DDM Operations Management Groningen


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1e jaar You will start at Newcastle University Business School. In Semester 1 (30 EC) you will have courses like Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Technology Change and Innovation Management, Advanced Management Accounting, Operations Management. In Semester 2 you will study in Groningen (30 EC). You will follow courses like Asset Management, Process Improvement and Change, Data-driven Business Innovation, Behavioural Operations Management, Inventory Management, and Research Methods.
Study at NUBS, Newcastle
Asset Management
Process Improvement and Change
Data-driven Business Innovation
Inventory Management
Behavioural Operations Management
Research Methods for TOM
Thesis preparation
2e jaar The third semester of the programme will be about writing your thesis in either Groningen or Newcastle.
Master's Thesis


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, workshop, group discussion, poster presentation, self evaluation, individual assignment, practicum, self study, project, seminar
study guidance
Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.
study abroad
Our double degree partner is Newcastle University Business School, UK

► http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nubs/

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 8450
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8900
1 september 2020
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

There are average grade requirements.


EU students from an undergraduate programme of the University of Groningen who have direct admission to the MSc Technology and Operations Management may apply for admission to this double degree programme through the procedure described below. All other students need to apply through the admissions office of http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/

EU students already registered in an undergraduate programme at RUG that grants direct admission to the MSc Technology and Operations Management should submit their applications in English via the double degree programme coordinator: n.b.szirbik@rug.nl (deadline 1 May).
Application includes:

  • writing a motivation letter in English;
  • providing a copy of your university marks (results);
  • indicating that you have completed your undergraduate programme or providing evidence that it will be completed before the double degree programme starts
  • showing proficiency in mathematics through a listing of the grades on relevant courses;
  • providing a certificate and a copy of the written feedback report of the Language Centre English Test (LCET) or a recent (not older than 2 years) English language certificate for another renown language test (Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS). The LCET is offered each month by the Language Centre and has four components (reading, listening, speaking and writing). Note that you have to request for the extra feedback before the test starts. The costs will be EUR 189, to be paid by you. To sign up and see more information, go to: http://www.rug.nl/society-business/language-centre/tests-and-assessments/english/

The coordinator will inform the students before 1 June whether they will receive an offer for this programme or not. Note that several conditions need to be met before you receive a Certificate of Acceptance from the Newcastle University. The most important condition to be met is the possession of a Bachelor degree or pre-MSc certificate with an overall GPA of 6.5 or higher. Applications of students with a final GPA lower than 6.5 will be discussed and may be rejected.

Since it is not allowed to start MSc TOM courses which are in the double degree programme before having followed the Newcastle courses, applicants who already passed MSc TOM courses that are part of the double degree will be rejected.

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/support/admissions-office

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 8000levensonderhoudper jaar
inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


107 studenten volgen deze opleiding
19% daarvan is vrouw
12 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
33% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


The Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.
The Study Association for Technology Management, better known as TeMa, organizes activities especially for students of management studies with a technical approach.
Besides social activities, TeMa also organizes Inhousedays, an Inhousetour and an International Study Project.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/2 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM Operations Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/2 Rijksuniversiteit
Technology and Operations Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

DDM Operations Management aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 32 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Graduates are able to address the need for continuous performance improvement and the quest for efficient resource use in any organization. You are qualified for a wide range of positions, including:

  • Operations Manager
  • Technology manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Consultant in the field of innovation or technology
  • Project manager for product/process innovations
  • Positions in industrial and service organisations
  • Research-oriented positions

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

FEB Career Services
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Career Services empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB Career Services.

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  • bedrijfshoofd actuarieel adviesbureau
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  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker actuariaat, econometrie
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Nick Szirbik

Academic Coordinator: n.b.szirbik@rug.nl

Renny Kooi

Administrative coordinator: r.kooi@rug.nl

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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