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MSc Supply Chain Management

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    MSc 1 year full-time

Course Description

Sustainable 21st-century strategies for purchasing logistics and supply chains are critical to the success of any modern global commercial organisation. This course prepares you to be an effective professional in this field opening up career opportunities in various industry sectors.

On this Master’s you explore how the latest theories and practices in logistics and supply-chain management can increase operational effectiveness while developing the critical skills to analyse problems and reach feasible workable solutions. You also learn to optimise management decisions at operational tactical and strategic levels.

With our practice-based approach to learning you develop your understanding of financial analysis; contract and procurement management; digital business management; and research methods. Units may include global logistics and supply-chain management; sustainable business management; and project and operations management.

This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Why choose this course?

  • Start when it most suits you with six entry points through the year; every taught unit is delivered in a six-week block
  • Enhance your management skills through critical insight into the best practices of dynamic modern businesses both nationally and across international boundaries
  • Evaluate and review this subject area through the lens of risk and procurement management set against the need for sustainable business management
  • Explore the legal social and environmental issues faced by modern businesses
  • Gain knowledge of important methodologies tools and techniques such as JIT TQM Six-Sigma and Lean
  • Benefit from interacting with guest speakers from major multinational organisations; making site visits to key logistics centres; and having the opportunity to take PRINCE2 professional exams
  • Study with staff from our Operations and Knowledge Management Research Group enjoying collaborative learning opportunities with students from around the world

Entry Requirements

UK applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

EU/International applicants please visit website for details.

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Fees

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Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and from the University.

Student Destinations

The successful completion of your MSc provides a strong foundation to seek career opportunities in a variety of positions and can open up the potential for fast-track career progression.

You will have the skills to work in logistics and distribution; supply-chain management; purchasing; forecasting and planning; or warehousing.

You will also be well prepared for further research study and many students continue to work towards the MPhil or PhD.

Module Details

  • Business Dissertation (MAR042-6) Compulsory
  • Global Logistics And Supply Chain Management (BSS051-6) Compulsory
  • Performance Achievement Planning (BSS072-6) Compulsory
  • Project And Operations Management (BSS052-6) Compulsory
  • Risk And Procurement Management (BSS054-6) Compulsory
  • Sustainable Business Management (BSS053-6) Compulsory

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