The OM module is assessed by an individual written report that deals with the application of one or more aspects of the theory taught on the course in the context of an organisation you are familiar with or of your own choice. OR. To discuss any of the operations management topics as it applies today:
Thus your options are:
To apply the material covered in any one of the operations management topics in your own sphere of influence.
Evaluate the utility and relevance of any one of the operations management topics to the contemporary business environment.
The assignment should not exceed 3500 words and should draw on appropriate literature, which must be fully referenced. Guidelines for presentation are given in Blackboard, under assignment as well as in the course manual. Assignments that exceed the maximum permitted length will be subject to a penalty deduction of marks equivalent to the percentage of additional words over the limit. The limit excludes bibliographies, diagrams, tables, footnotes, tables of contents and appendices of data.
The standard coursework pro forma will be used to provide project feedback. You should familiarise yourself with the criteria on this document, as your work will be assessed against this. You should also note that each category is not equally weighted. In particular, you must demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical concepts and frameworks in your chosen operations management topic. Thus more credit will be given to analytical material rather than simply descriptive material.
The assignment must be handed in to the course administrator on the specified date. The course administrators set this. You are reminded that work submitted after this date without "good cause" will be awarded a mark of zero.