The course will present a strategic perspective of the operations function in any business. As a part of the course, the student will develop an appreciation of the fact that operations management is closely linked to competitive success of a firm. After taking the course the student should be in position to analyze the key role of operations in the entire corporate strategy framework and formulate a consistent operations strategy. The focus will be on the analysis of business operations and the design of appropriate processes that ensure the most effective and efficient utilization of resources. During the sessions we will constantly juxtaposition operations concepts with the elements\basic inputs from finance, economics and strategy so as to appreciate the impact of operations on the overall business strategy.