Technology and Operations Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
How can resources be used efficiently and how can technological innovations contribute to gaining competitive advantage? This Technology and Operations Management Master's programme from the University of Groningen will teach you.


The Technology and Operations Management Master's programme from the University of Groningen 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. 

Job prospects

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.


EQUIS and AACSB accredited

Programme Structure

Programme options:
  • DDM - Operations Management (Newcastle) (specialization)
  • Healthcare Management Specialist (specialization)
  • Master Internship (specialization) 
Courses included:
  • Asset Management 
  • Behavioural Operations Management 
  • Elective(s) MSc TOM
  • Facility Design and Planning / Data-driven Business Innovation 
  • Master's thesis TOM
  • Operations Management and Control 
  • Operations Modelling and Simulation 
  • Research Methods for TOM 
For more information, please visit the programme website.

                            Detailed Programme Facts

                            • Programme intensity Full-time
                              • Full-time duration 12 months
                            • Credits
                              60 ECTS
                            • Languages
                              • English
                            • Delivery mode
                              On Campus

                            English Language Requirements

                            You only need to take one of these language tests:

                            • Minimum required score:


                              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                              The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                            • Minimum required score:


                              The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                            Academic Requirements

                            You only need to take one of these tests:

                            • You need the following GMAT score:

                              Required score: 500

                              The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GRE score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

                            • This programme accepts GRE scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

                              The GRE - or Graduate Record Examinations - is a standardized test administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is part of the admission requirements at many graduate schools and business schools. The GRE score uses a range between 130 and 170 and measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

                            • Certified competences - GMAT/GRE; 
                            • Grade list - A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.
                            • Language test - TOEFL, IELTS 
                            • Previous education -  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 Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Industrial Engineering, Technology Management.

                                              StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

                                              • You are considered ineligible for admission
                                              • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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                                              Tuition Fee

                                              • International Applies to you

                                                14200 EUR/year
                                                Tuition Fee
                                                Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                2006 EUR/year
                                                Tuition Fee
                                                Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                              Living costs for Groningen

                                              750 - 1000 EUR/month
                                              Living Costs

                                              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                              Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

                                              StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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