The master OML for Health Care (OML for HC) is a special track within the program of Operations Management & Logistics. It can be seen as the follow-up of the bachelor program ‘Industrial Engineering for Health Care’, although it is open for the same students that can enroll in the regular OML master program (e.g.: students from the bachelor program Industrial Engineering, the pre-master OML etc.).
The most important difference between this track and the regular master program OML is that students OML for HC will execute their master thesis within a health care organization. Apart from that, a few health care specific subjects are obligatory for OML for HC students, in order to fully prepare them for their master thesis at a health care organization. More information about the program can be found at this site.The focus on type of organizations differs from the regular OML program, but the rest of the program is generally the same.
Operations Management & Logistics is a multidisciplinary field that comprises disciplines such as product development, quality management, logistics, information systems and human resources management. Operations extend from the performance management of a group of design engineers or building-in quality-feedback loops to the precise prediction of production and delivery performance. Supply chain management and the design of information architectures for e-business are also part of operations management.
The objective of this two-year OML for HC master program is to educate academic engineers who have scientific knowledge and insights on the design, behavior, and performance of operational processes in health care organizations. Graduates of the program are able to use this knowledge and these insights to develop, conduct, and test design-oriented research within the domain of the program. Knowledge and insights in the domain originate from the disciplines information systems, systems engineering, operations research, psychology, and management accounting.