FdSc Operations Management | 100% Online Degree

This degree is an online work-based distance learning programme. 

100% Online Work-Based Distance Learning Programme

The FdSc Operations Management programme offers students the opportunity to advance their career through engaging in personal and professional development, increasing management competence, and enhancing overall employability. As a Work-Based Distance Learning (WBDL) student at the University of Lincoln, you will study remotely, as part of our global learning community.

As the first step on the University's WBDL honours degree pathway, this foundation degree realises the study needs of individuals in full time employment, working within an operations management environment. By breaking down the barriers between learning at work and learning at university, we recognise the high level of skills and learning that are demonstrated every day in the workplace, accrediting this experience, to allow you to maximise your previous learning and work-experience, to achieve your academic and professional goals.

Why Lincoln?

Programme Overview

 A Benchmark for Online Student Experience 

This Operations Management Foundation degree from the University of Lincoln has been created for individuals who want to gain a recognised university qualification whilst remaining in employment. The programme has an applied focus and is designed to develop the skills that are deemed most valuable to employers, to support career progression.

Importantly, our programmes provide students with an expertly designed and interactive learning experience. Built in a digital environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, and active learning, supporting you to achieve your ambitions of further study anywhere, anytime, on any online device.

Skills Taught on this Programme 

  • Operational acumen based on critical appreciation of theory and its application to practice within the organisation, to manage your work areas effectively and efficiently.

  • Academic skills, operational processes, critical enquiry, logical thought, creative imagination, and independent judgement, as well as a pragmatic and practitioner focus, applying learning to real-life situations.

  • Understanding operational processes through the prism of new technologies and how this will impact operations management.

  • Skills to successfully manage people, to help deliver operational outcomes.

What You Will Study

The Degree is delivered sequentially, developing key study skills before moving onto research skills with a focus upon the realities of practice. Focussing on the role of people in delivering the operation, to further develop basic management skills, you will complete modules exploring the role of the individual in leading and managing a team within the operational context.

Modules include Academic Study Skills, Managing People, Introduction to Operations Management, Planning and Control Systems, Developing as a Leader and Manager, Digital Technologies in Operations, and an Operations Work-Based Project.