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voltijd master Technology and Operations Management - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Technology and Operations Management

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Study technology and operations management in Groningen and learn to use big data, analytical tools, and real-life experience to shape a sustainable, human-centric, resilient business environment.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee

Are you eager to help today’s organisations make the most of the vast volumes of data they collect? Would you like to apply your expertise in data and tech at the operational heart of a company for the benefit of that company, the environment, and society?

In the MSc Technology and Operations Management, you will learn how to master these from a managerial perspective, having at the same time an understanding of the technology-related implications, opportunities, and limitations. The programme has a strong emphasis on data analytics, data science, programming skills, and the use of simulation and mathematical models. These will provide you with the ability to gather data from complex data sources and use it to make effective managerial decisions so that you can help companies realise their objectives — let these be related to sustainability or operational excellence.

Following your graduation, you will have a large variety of career prospects. Our graduates become, among others, data analysts, supply chain professionals, project managers, production managers, maintenance engineers, and consultants. They work at companies such as ASML, Philips, KPMG, FrieslandCampina, and Accenture.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Choose a unique design-oriented programme with a strong focus on data-driven decision-making and a curriculum that balances design science with mathematical modeling and simulation methods.
  • Develop insights into operational processes and socio-technical systems in logistics, manufacturing, services, energy, healthcare, and governance.
  • Learn how to identify opportunities, analyse and diagnose operations-related problems, but also to design, develop, and evaluate solutions.
  • Learn how to program with Python (no prior knowledge required) and use it for data processing and visualization as well as mathematical modeling and simulation.
  • Benefit from courses on the latest technologies and their relationship with humans and artificial intelligence.
  • Be the perfect bridge between engineering and business departments of organisations.
  • Tap into our strong connections with companies and conduct your research project with an industrial partner.
  • Engage in societal problems, ranging from sustainability, carbon emissions, and energy transition to healthcare economics, business ethics, and labour welfare. Did you know that the University of Groningen is the academic lead on an ambitious project to transform the Northern Netherlands into a hub of green hydrogen energy?
  • The programme has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.


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Operations Management and Control
5 EC
Data Analysis and Programming for OM
5 EC
Elective(s) MSc TOM
10 EC
Facility Design and Planning keuzevak
5 EC
Sustainable Energy Supply keuzevak
5 EC
Operations Modelling and Simulation
5 EC
Research Methods for TOM
5 EC
Smart Industry Operations keuzevak
5 EC
Technology-enabled Innovation keuzevak
5 EC
Master's Thesis TOM
20 EC
Asset Management
5 EC
Inventory Management keuzevak
5 EC


specialisatie Master Internship

Opportunity to gain work experience by doing an internship in the second semester of your study.

You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the third semester.

specialisatie Energy Focus Area

Focus on the serious changes within the energy sector by dealing with issues such as how firms adapt to renewable energy, how the higher taxes are managed during this transition and how to deal with the weather dependent production of energy systems. Gain the knowledge and skills to shape a sustainable future in this evolving energy sector.

specialisatie Digital Business Focus Area

Focus on the digital transformation within our society and understand how to successfully implement digital transformation in business. A successful digital transition allows businesses to conquer markets, witness industries converging, and step into the realm of winner-takes-all dynamics, like dominating tech-giants like Google and Facebook.


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, computer exercise, excursion, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, research, research project, research proposal, oral presentation, poster presentation, practicum, project, self evaluation, self study, seminar, tutorial, working group, workshop
The courses provide a good mix of theory and practice, including company visits, guest lectures, and working on real-life consultancy projects.
We use challenge-based learning to engage you in solving real-world problems and help you develop skills that are highly valued by today's and tomorrow's employers, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and adaptability. A few examples are as follows. In Asset Management we analyze the process of designing, building, operating, and maintaining an all-electric hospital in participation with Isala and EQUANS. In Technology-Enabled Innovation, we use company cases and work with a consultancy company. In Data Analysis and Programming for Operations Management, we use huge datasets originating from real-life applications. In Research Methods, we provide you with the skills needed to do a successful Master's thesis project.

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.

Toelating en kosten


1 februari 2024

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2023
wettelijk tarief : € 2530 (€1265 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 19900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 20800

1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2024
wettelijk tarief : € 2530 (€1265 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 19900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 20800

Students with a Dutch diploma can apply directly to Studielink. More information on the steps to apply.


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. For more information, please visit:

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De stad


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.
TeMa is the study association specialised in the masters Supply Chain Management and Technology and Operations Management. TeMa organizes social, study and career activities, like monthly socials, the TeMa Conference and the Inhousetour.

Na de studie

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You graduate with a varied set of skills such as:

  • Analytical skills: you know how to analyse data and information to understand technical systems and processes within their context

  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills: you can come up with different designs to solve complex problems, and test the effectiveness of these designs using various quantitative techniques such as mathematical modeling and simulation

  • Strategic decision-making skills: you make decisions on the most suitable design using various performance criteria, restrictions, and characteristics of the broader context of the system.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Our graduates can take on a large variety of roles in a diverse set of companies in the public and private sectors. For instance, you will be qualified for a career as an operations manager or data analyst in a production, distribution, or service environment as well as a consultant or project manager in the field of process improvement, innovation, and technology of products and processes.

Below are a few examples of common job titles and employers of our graduates:

  • Accenture, Arriva, ASML, Belsimpel, EQUANS, Fokker, FrieslandCampina, Douwe Egberts, NS, Philips, Scania, Tata Steel, Van Oord, Yamaha

  • Business Analyst, Consultant, Data Analyst, Logistics Manager, Maintenance Engineer, Material Planner, Mechanical Engineer, Operations Manager, Process Engineer, Production Planner, Project Manager, Quality Engineer, Supply Chain Manager.

Alternatively, you may opt for an academic career and start a career in research at a university (see also the Research Master programme).

Potentiële beroepen

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


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