Our Masters in Operations and Logistics Management at Surrey Business School is distinctive in the wide range of business and management-orientated modules it offers.
This integrated approach ensures that your specialised education in operations and logistics is balanced with a wider appreciation of core business and managerial issues.
This programme will provide you with the knowledge needed to scope, plan, direct and control the facilities, processes and people required to transform resources into products and services in a fast changing global business environment.
You will focus on the supply chain management and logistics initiatives of international and UK businesses and their critical importance in meeting customer expectations whilst minimising service costs.
Importantly, you will receive training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. SAP experience is in high demand, and this programme allows us to provide you with hands-on training and an opportunity to attempt the initial gateway certification.
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation. The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
-Supply Chain and Logistics Management
-Business Process Management
-Accounting and Finance for Business
-Supply Chain Analytics
The programme also offers the vital benefit of training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. Our alliance with SAP allows us to provide hands-on training with the system in the lab and ensures that you will be thoroughly acquainted with this important software application.
SAP experience is in high demand within the professional world, so an education in the area at graduate level – along with the opportunity to attempt the initial gateway certification – will help set you apart in the graduate employment market.
EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme aims to provide the theoretical framework and practical skills that management professionals working in multinational corporations need in order to cope with a management environment characterized by increased globalization, competitive pressures and reliance on complex supply networks.
The programme also offers a business and management-orientated approach to Operations and Logistics Management which ensures that students are fully aware of the core management functions.
An integrated approach is utilised, so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between traditional management perspectives and the modern supply chain logistics, day-to- day lean operations.
The programme provides students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development; and draws on the stimulus of the School’s recent research activities.
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES
The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas:
Knowledge and understanding
-A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the management of operations and logistics in the modern business enterprise
-A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge in the management of OLM business activities
-Understanding and ability to carry out research in the topic space of operations and logistics management
Intellectual / cognitive skills
-An ability to critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to the management of Operations and logistics
-An ability to demonstrate high level of learning and problem solving in the subject area of the modules studied
-An ability to evaluate outcomes and accurately assess and report on work in the subject area of Operations and Logistics Management, using the appropriate justification, and existing knowledge structures and methodologies
Professional practical skills
-An ability to conduct research and produce high quality MSc Thesis, which includes the requisite abilities to:
-Select, define and focus upon topics and issues relevant for the Operations and logistics Management subject area
-Develop and apply the relevant sound methodologies to analyse the specific OLM research problems
-Develop logical conclusions and recommendations, with awareness of the constraints and limitations inherent in the various methodological approaches
-Ability to use tools and technologies required in the day-to day management and running of operations and logistics activities of the business organization
-Awareness and appreciation for ethical and sustainability issues and the associated dilemmas, which may arise during research and day-to- day professional practice
Key / transferable skills
-A range of generic skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation.
These include analysis, synthesis, oral and written communication, basic IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, problem solving, independent and teamwork planning and organising work skills.
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.