Business Process

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Business Process unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University introduces students to the foundations of operations management, and explains how management thinking and techniques can enhance the provision of products and services.

This unit covers a range of approaches to the management of production systems, describes how the current business context influences management of production and distribution systems, and teaches students the necessary decision-making techniques to effectively manage production facilities.

Modern businesses involve complex managerial processes. This unit teaches essential skills for students to understand the role of management and its function in enhancing productivity and profitability in production systems.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this business unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Foundations of operations management
  • Value chains
  • Measuring performance in operations
  • Operations strategy and the role of technology in operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Product and service development
  • Process measurement and analysis
  • Quality management
  • Lean production
  • Facility planning
  • Production planning and inventory systems

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Business, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By completing this unit, students will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of production systems in advanced industrial economies, the role of management in current business contexts, and how to undertake high-level decision making in order to effectively manage production and service systems.

Successful completion of this unit will also contribute to achieving a bachelor’s degree in a range of areas.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business Process from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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