Technology and Operations Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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How can resources be used efficiently and how can technological innovations contribute to gaining competitive advantage? This Master's programme will teach you.

The programme focuses on operations management aspects during the entire life cycle of products and services and on the introduction of technological innovations in organisations. Graduates can approach technology-related questions from a managerial perspective, a unique skill, highly valued by employers.

Within the product life cycle, design is the first step. Then comes production and customer's supply and the final step includes warranty and product replacement. The programme teaches you how to organise all phases. You will learn to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and cost efficiency.
The courses focus on core operations management aspects, such as asset management, facility design and planning, production planning and control, and inventory management. You will learn to define, diagnose and analyse problems that relate to the manufacturing or service processes in organisations and develop and evaluate solutions. You will also assess the impact of product, process, and technological innovations on the organisation. You can also take the programme as a double degree master with Newcastle University (17 months).

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diplomaMSc Technology and Operations Management
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesAACSB, NVAO
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Studying Economics and Business in Groningen

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

The entire life cycle of products and services and the link with practice is the focus of the programme: you learn to plan and control operations during this life cycle and to introduce technological innovations. You learn to approach technology-related questions from a managerial perspective. It's an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.

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opbouwCheck for in-depth info on all courses:
The core courses within the programme are operations management and control, operations modelling and simulation, behavioural operations management, asset management, and you need to choose either Data-driven Business Innovation or Facility Design and Planning.
Master's thesis TOM afstuderen
Behavioural Operations Management
Asset Management
Operations Modelling and Simulation
Operations Management and Control
Elective(s) MSc TOM
Research Methods for TOM
Facility Design and Planning / Data-driven Business Innovation keuzevak


  1. DDM - Operations Management (Newcastle)
  2. Master InternshipOpportunity for an internship between February and June. You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the first semester of your next study year.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
27% theorie
33% praktijk
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
Learn to plan and control operations during the entire life cycle of products and services; Learn to introduce and design technological innovations for organisations; Learn to define, diagnose and analyse operations management problems in technology intensive industries.
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
Study abroad is compulsory when you choose the Double Degree Master.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 november 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14350
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Industrial Engineering.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see:

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our 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
28510 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

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Martin Rouby
I particularly liked the international orientation and the support provided by the University.

"After two years of work experience, I decided to continue my studies at the University of Groningen by doing the MSc in TOM, following the advice of a friend who had graduated from the programme. I have always been interested in overseeing, designing and controlling the production process and redesigning business operations. This Master's was therefore an opportunity for me to enhance my knowledge in this area of management and to achieve my career goals. I particularly liked the international orientation and the support provided by the University...
I would advise prospective Master's students to stick with it, not be discouraged by the workload and never forget they are not alone. They can always find helpful support from other students or the lecturer."

lees verder ...
Ewout Verweij
Understand the language of the work floor

Graduates of the programme understand the language of the work floor and during your studies you learn how to make the theoretical issues concrete. You're trained to search for solutions to problems and to improve processes.

During the Master's phase you're thrown into the deep end almost immediately, and you're expected to try to resolve business issues together with your fellow students. After I graduate I'd really like to work in the business world. Graduates understand the language of the work floor and during your studies you learn how to make the theoretical issues concrete...
I'd really like to use this knowledge within a production company or in consultancy. During my degree I did miss attention to the social side of business life. I gained that experience by being a member of the EBF committees for the Bèta Business Days, for European Study Research and for the day organisation of the Business Congress. I've also travelled a lot and I'm a member of a student society. I think that it's very important for students to develop themselves as individuals alongside their studies.

lees verder ...


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1/2 Rijksuniversiteit
Technology and Operations Management
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
12 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/2 Rijksuniversiteit
DDM 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
algemeen oordeel4.33.9


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.

Technology and 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

You will be prepared for a career as an operations manager in a production, distribution or service environment. You may also pursue a career as a consultant or project manager in the field of innovation and technology of products and processes. It is possible to work in the industry, or the government. Alternatively, you may opt for an academic career and start a career in research at a university.

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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Potentiële beroepen

  • actuaris
  • adviseur e-business (wetenschappelijk)
  • bedrijfshoofd actuarieel adviesbureau
  • it-auditor
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker actuariaat, econometrie
bron: CBS

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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