Micro Bachelor's Degree in Operations Management

Level 6 is equivalent to Bachelor's level

This Micro Bachelor program aims to provide learners with an understanding of the production/operations management function in both manufacturing and service industries and to introduce key issues and techniques in operations management.

Level 6 is equivalent to Bachelor’s level and could transfer 20 credits and total tuition fees to Bachelor programs of Paris-U.

Programs in details

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand the nature and importance of operations management.

1.1 Explain why operations management is essential for organisations.

1.2 Analyse the operations functions of a selected organisation.

1.3 Evaluate the operations management process of a selected organisation using relevant models.

2. Be able to evaluate the link between operations management and strategic planning.

2.1 Appraise the importance of the ‘Three Es’ to organisations.

2.2 Assess the impact of the tension between cost minimisation and quality maximisation.

2.3 Evaluate the significance of the five performance objectives that underpin operations management to the organisation.

3. Be able to assess how to organise a typical production process.

3.1 Assess how linear programming adds value to a given production process.

3.2 Evaluate critical path analysis and network planning.

3.3 Analyse the need for operational planning and control in a selected production process.

4. Be able to apply relevant techniques to produce an operational plan for an organisation. 

4.1 Produce a set of clearly defined operational outcomes for a selected organisation.

4.2 Produce a network plan indicating the resultant critical path.

4.3 Assess how quality management techniques are applied to improve operations in a selected organisation.


Nature and importance of  operations management 

Course Coverage:
  • Operations management: A definition of Operations  Management (OM) and its key elements; importance of OM  for all organisations; impact on OM of changes in the business environment and in achieving strategic objectives;  activities of core functional areas and their interrelationships;  differences and similarities between services and products

Operations functions and  processes

Course Coverage:
  • Operations function: the management of resources for the  production and delivery of goods or services; the role of OM in achieving strategic objectives; activities of core functional  areas and their interrelationships; differences and similarities  between services and products; the impact of environmental  issues; the impact of ethical behaviour; the role of the supply chain; 
  • Processes: input-transformation-output process; processes  hierarchy; characteristics of operations processes, e.g. four Vs – volume, variety, variation, visibility; business process  modelling, lean management techniques, integration of supply chain, e.g. Just in Time (JIT); 

Operational efficiency and  strategic operations

Course Coverage:
  • The 3 Es: economy, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Time, resources, budgets; external analysis, e.g. PESTLE; links and differences between operations management and  strategic planning; the paradox: efficiency (thrift) versus  effectiveness (quality)
  • Time, resources, budgets, external analysis, e.g. PESTLE; links and differences between operations management and strategic planning; the paradox: efficiency (thrift) versus effectiveness (quality) 
  • The five OM performance objectives: cost, dependability, flexibility; quality and speed; internal and external benefits of  excelling in each performance objective; trade-offs between objectives;

Operational techniques,  planning and control

Course Coverage:

  • Linear programming – definition and applications in planning  and production; Critical Path Analysis; flow charts, network planning; activities involved in capacity planning; inventory planning; project management and quality assurance/ control

Operational plan, monitoring and control

Course Coverage:
  • Using planning techniques, e.g. Critical Path Analysis, meeting the requirements, Outcome determination: the five performance objectives.
  • Quality assurance and quality control mechanisms, fish bones; quality circles; variance analysis, Six Sigma, product  quality and service quality, benchmarking, best practice; self-assessment, vision; continuous improvement, quality characteristics, importance of quality
  • Chaffey, D. (2009) E-business and e-commerce management: Strategy, implementation and practice. Harlow: Financial Times/Prentice.  
  • Greasley, A. (2007) Operations Management. Hampshire, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons 
  • Hugos, M. H. (2011) Essentials of Supply Chain Management. Chichester: Wiley.  
  • Mahadeva, B. (2010) Operations Management: Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Dorling  Kindersley (Pvt.) Limited.  
  • Sheffi, Y. (2005) The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive  Advantage. Cambridge, MT: MIT Press.  
  • Slack, N. (2006) Operations Management. 5th edition. London: FT/Prentice Hall 
  • Stadtler, H. and Kilger, C. (2008) Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning:  Concepts, Models, Software and Case Studies. Hamburg: Springer.
  • Turban, T., Lee, J. K., King, D., Liang, T. P. and Turban, D. (2010) Electronic Commerce  2010: A Managerial Perspective. 6th Edition. New York: Pearson Education.

Entry requirements

To enrol in the Micro Bachelor program, the learner must possess the following:

  • Graduated vocational schools or College or having completed 2nd year of Bachelor’s or
  • Relevant NQF / QCF / RQF Level 5 Diploma, or equivalents; or
  • HNDs/ NVQs/ Foundation degrees/ Diploma of higher education (DipHE) or
  • At least two years of working experience.
  • And learners must be over 18 years old.

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating. For the fake university or diploma mills, Paris-U shall not be accepted.

English language requirements

Proof of English proficiency must be provided if a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country.

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent

Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent.

After graduating from the Micro Bachelor program, students receive all certified documents from Université Libérale de Paris. 

Certified Documents:

  • e-Certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Hard copy certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Accreditation of Prior Experimental Learning for Qualification (APELQ) certified from Paris-U for credit and tuition fee transfer.
  • Accreditation & Recognition certified letter from Paris-U.

Because the program is accredited and recognized, students can easily use certified in the working environment and have many opportunities for career advancement. In addition, if you want to study for a university degree, students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the program Paris-U.

Micro Bachelor’s Degree from Paris-U is certified at the bachelor level and is equivalent to:

  • Level 6 Certificate of Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) of the UK
  • Level 9 Certificate of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • Level 6 Certificate of Credit and Qualifications Framework (CQFW)
  • Level 6 certificate of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Level 7 & 8 certificates of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
  • Level 6 certificate of ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
  • Level 7 & 8 certification of the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF)

Students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the Paris-U academic programs if they want to study for an academic degree.

Credits transfer:

Learners can accumulate 20 credits from the Micro Bachelor program when participating in the Bachelor of Business Administration with Hons – final year. Please see the credit transfer policy HERE.

Tuition fee transfer:

When participating in the BBA with Hons program, students who have graduated with 1 Micro Bachelor Degree will receive a discount equivalent with short courses tuition fee. Please see the tuition fee transfer HERE

[APEL.Q] – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Award (APEL) of Academic Qualifications (Q) is the award of academic qualifications to individual learners by evaluating and assessing prior experiential learning towards fully accredited programmes offered by Paris-U. A degree with [APEL.Q] pathway is granted based on the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired through formal, informal, or non-formal learning.

As a crucial component of Liberal Education, Paris-U is the first university in the world to implement the APEL.Q approach to acknowledge experience and knowledge fully. Assist students in becoming rapidly recognised and entering the labour market.

Short Courses Certified programs are wholly approved and recognised, according to the same rigorous standards as academic degree programs. Learners might include this qualification in their portfolios when submitting for the APEL.Q examination.

Please note that the APEL.Q process will lead to only an MBA degree from Paris-U, not a dual degree. For more information, read more HERE

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Certified program is not-for-profit, so the tuition fees are fully supported by Paris-U and its partners. Université Libérale de Paris reserves the right not to accept more students if the number exceeds the quotas.

Apply Policy:

  • To participate in Paris-U’s Short courses program, students need to meet the entry criteria corresponding to each level. Please see the “Entry” tab for more details.
  • Paris-U will only accept applicants if their entry qualifications are from diploma mill universities or schools/ universities that are accredited.
  • For Level 6 short courses programs, if an entry diploma is unavailable, students must demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of work experience in the relevant field.
  • English is not a mandatory entry requirement for short course programs, but candidates must ensure that English is used in reading documents, listening to lectures, and doing assignments. Candidates should note that English is mandatory when switching to an academic program at Paris-U.

Apply Process:

  1.  Choose the program that suits your requirements. Note that applicants with a Master’s degree will not be able to participate in the Micro Master program.
  2. Email your application to support@paris-u.fr with all the required documents.
  3. Our admission department will reach out to you and guide you through further processes if the registration documents need to be supplemented.
  4. Université Libérale de Paris will issue the Letter of Acceptant (LOA). You will then proceed to the next steps and pay the tuition fees according to the instructions.
  5. Université Libérale de Paris will issue a student confirmation letter, login account to the e-learning system and related documents.
  6. You have become an official Paris-U student; enjoy your learning journey!

The Short Courses Certified program is a fully online program. You can study anytime, anywhere. The final exam will be uploaded to the system and marked by the academic panel of Paris-U. Students must submit assignments on time. Otherwise, the student is considered not to continue the program.

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Tuition fees

Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and are subject to change without notice. In some cases, Paris-U offers a variety of Scholarships for International Students. 

Level 6 short courses tuition feee & e-certificate
Hard copy certificate & APEL.Q documents
Transfer to Paris-U degrees

Université Libérale de Paris

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) offers higher education programmes in English only and that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector.

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