The M.B.A. in Operations Management programme introduces production and operations management, the business function responsible for creating goods and services. In recent years, the scope of production management has broadened considerably. Production concepts and techniques are now being applied not only to manufacturing concerns but also to a wide range of service industries. These include health care, food service, recreation, banking, hotel management, retail sales, education, transportation, and government. This programme examines the design and control of systems needed for the efficient use of materials, human resources, and equipment. It also delves into the allocation of financial resources, facilities, and information in the development of competitive products and services.