International Program: Strategic Operations

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Program Name: Strategic Operations offered by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany


Be prepared for the digital era!

In a complex and dynamic world managers have to know about current developments such as digitalisation and the best practices that are essential for gaining competitive advantage.

Frankfurt School’s programme “Strategic Operations” offers participants to learn state of the art concepts and techniques for improving underlying processes. Strategic Operations are streamlined operational business processes such as the transformation process or B2B-relationships that support a company’s competitive strategy. Hence, the programme includes modules on Operations Strategy, Digital Transformation, Performance Management, Strategic Supply Chain Management, as well as Digital Marketing and Innovation Management.

All modules are exclusively offered by highly experienced professors of Frankfurt School. By joining this programme managers prepare themselves for future challenges like digital transformation.

Programme Highlights

  • Challenging content and intensive discussions
  • Interactive sessions with leading academics
  • Peer networking with top management

Target Group

Managers with an academic degree (in management or related fields) that want to deepen their knowledge in strategic operations.

Lessons learned

This programme on Strategic Operations has been designed for managers that want to:

  • Deepen their knowledge in the strategic role of operations and its contribution for improving a company’s strategic position.
  • Get a comprehensive understanding of a supply chain and the strategic role of supply chain management.
  • Capture the potential of Digital Transformation and `Industrie 4.0` for their own business.
  • Develop a substantial comprehension of the opportunities of Operational Excellence for improving strategic operations.
  • Learn the potential of Digital Marketing and Innovation Management for a better customer understanding and innovative solutions.
  • Know how to control and manage their business effectively by goal-oriented performance measurement.


Participants will be able to:

  • Effectively align operations to business strategy and improve efficiency.
  • Analyse supply chain risks for gaining competitive advantage.
  • Apply techniques of Digital Transformation and `Industrie 4.0’ for streamlining the own business.
  • Use methods of Digital Marketing for better reaching the customer.
  • Apply elements of Operational Excellence for developing strategic resources in operations.
  • Use innovation management for profitable growth.
  • Implement a goal-oriented performance measurement system and prevent typical managerial flaws.

Time Model

The five modules will be offered within one semester (always on Friday).

  • Operations Strategy
    & Operational Excellence: 13.01.2017
  • Strategic
    Supply Chain Management: 20.01.2017
  • Digital Marketing
    & Innovation Management: 27.01.2017
  • Performance Management: 03.02.2017
  • Digital Transformation
    & 'Industrie 4.0': 10.02.2017


Frankfurt School Campus, Germany