Operational management in Industry

Spring programme

Do you have the ambition of becoming a manager of a production department? Do you want advanced knowledge about production and operations management? You want extra certificates on top of the courses?

This minor deals with the day-to-day management of operations, either in production or in logistics.

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About the course

This programme is a must for students aspiring to become managers of a production department. It deals with the day-to-day management of operations, either in production or in logistics. You obtain advanced knowledge about logistics, human resource management and decision making.

Practice what you learn

Small groups of students actively engage in a real life problem. You will work for two days every week at a company, this company provides a highly complex situation. Based on previous knowledge and the courses provided you will be able to come up with improvements. This all happens in a structured way and most of the time you will be able to implement your solution in the company.

Tactical and operational level

The focus is on processes at a tactical and operational level from a strategic point of view. You will enhance your knowledge of logistics, human resource management and decision making. Moreover, you look into management control systems within a company. After completing this minor you will be able to develop a strategy for an operational department. You will develop a vision on staffing issues and be able to implement this. You will have knowledge of the standard tools used to manage and plan such a department.

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Credits back home

As an international exchange student at Windesheim, you get study credits that can count towards the qualification you are studying for back home. So coming to Windesheim doesn’t have to mean extending your studies. You make a ‘learning agreement’ covering your stay. Operational Management in Industry starts every year in spring (February up to June).

Academic Calendar

Windesheim's academic year is divided into two semesters. One starts in autumn and the other starts in spring.


Windesheim has an International Office to help students from other countries. The Office can give you advice about applying for a place at our university and will provide support while you are here. Contact the International Office for help on:

Admission requirements
Visas and residence permits
Student facilities
Living in the Netherlands
Working while studying

Also, you can find an online checklist on our website for studying in the Netherlands. Just enter your personal data and you'll receive information about visa, insurance, resident permit and grants.


Windesheim does not charge fees to students on exchange programmes or to international students doing double degrees. However, if you have to pay fees back home, you’ll probably have to go on paying them while you’re here. And coming to Windesheim may involve some extra costs for you.


If you come to study at Windesheim, you'll need somewhere to live. Windesheim has several housing facilities for students on the various study programmes.

How to apply

If you want to come to Windesheim as an exchange student, you'll need to complete an application form and send it in. A Learning Agreement and other documents need to be sent along with the form. We'll guide you through each step of our admissions procedure.


Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter the Netherlands and a residence permit to study here for more than three months. If you work while studying, you may need a work permit.

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