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Global Supply Chain Management MSc

Course Description

The MSc Global Supply Chain Management is an exciting and focussed programme for those considering a career in Supply Chain or Logistics. You will study issues relating to the development of supplier relationships, operations improvement, procurement strategies, inventory control, logistics operations, sustainability, as well as contemporary issues affecting these areas

The aim of this programme is to equip students with the tools, techniques and skills necessary to secure employment in this exciting and increasingly important area.
Specifically, students will be able to:

Explain and critically apply theories on logistics and supply chain management, operations and project management, business modelling and simulation;
Integrate theories and appraise strategies on managing supply chain operations (stemming from logistics and operations management frameworks) within the context of global business management;
Understand the inter-relationship between logistics and supply chain management and contemporary social issues;
Gain insightful knowledge into the development of outsourcing and the role played by outsourcing organisations.

Special Features

The programme includes a series of guest lectures, supply chain and procurement conferences, company visits and employability workshops. In addition, successful graduates can apply to become full members of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

One of the few supply chain Masters programmes in the United Kingdom to have received accreditation from the top Supply Chain and Logistics bodies.

Includes a series of guest lectures, supply chain and procurement conferences, company visits and employability workshops; past visits have included site tours of Mini and Jaguar car plants, as well as visits from LEAN specialists at Rolls Royce and Wiles Greenworld.
Tutors are internationally recognised academics and Industry Practitioners.
Students will acquire a wealth of networking and knowledge opportunities to bring them close to a growing supply chain community.
The opportunity to present research to Industry specialists.


The Brunel MSc Global Supply Chain Management is one of a small number of programmes in the United Kingdom to receive accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Students on this programme will automatically become members of these organisations and receive invites to Procurement and Supply Chain activities in and around London.

Brunel Business School is ranked amongst the Top 20 UK Business Schools in the Financial Times Business Schools table.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
A number of Associate memberships to the CMI are open to graduates of Brunel Business School postgraduate programmes, offering discounted full membership rates upon application. Members of the CMI may use the following letters as appropriate: Associates can use ‘ACMI’, Members ‘MCMI’ and Fellows ‘FCMI’

Core modules

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
International Management
Financial Resources Management
Operations Management
International Business Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Governance
Understanding Business and Management Research

Elective Modules

One elective module from the following:

Strategic Analysis and Management
Knowledge, Innovation and Learning
International Business Strategy

Teaching and LearningOver the course of two semesters, students take six core modules and one elective. For each of the modules, key principles and concepts are outlined and discussed through a series of lectures. To gain a deeper and broader understanding of the subject matter, students are expected to carry out extensive study of the relevant academic and professional literature.


Assessment of the seven taught modules is by a mixture of examination and coursework with the ratio of examination to coursework being roughly 50:50. Students take examinations in May.

Particular importance is attached to the dissertation that students undertake after they have completed their examinations in May. The dissertation offers students the opportunity to demonstrate their academic competence and professional potential. There are few constraints on the actual topic other than it might be directly relevant, amenable to enquiry and of appropriate intellectual depth.

Visit the Global Supply Chain Management MSc page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

(Student Profile)


1737.jpg I’d already made up my mind to do a masters in Supply Chain Management before graduating in Automobile Engineering. I was particularly interested in a university with a good reputation that was located in a cosmopolitan city (like Mumbai my home city). Brunel University ticked all the boxes: MSc Global Supply Chain Management offered exactly the right modules and the University has an excellent international reputation with high calibre teaching staff. Added to that the location couldn’t be better – just 45 minutes to the centre of one of the best cities in the world. I’ve not only studied alongside students of different nationalities and different cultures, but of different viewpoints, too. Living on campus has been amazing, especially the sporting facilities, indeed, life at Brunel is one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had so far in my life.


Brunel University International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.For 2013/14 we are please to be able to offer 30 awards, which will comprise of a 15% discount off the cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.

Value of Scholarship(s)



In order to apply for the Brunel International scholarships, applicants must:1.Have applied for a full time course for the 2013/14 academic year at Brunel University and been given an applicant number.
2.Be classed as an international fee paying applicant (students from the EU are not eligible)
3.Not be a current Brunel student, unless they are applying for a course of a higher level (for example you are a final year undergraduate and are applying for a Postgraduate Course)

Application Procedure

Applications can be made from January 2013 and should be made electronically via the Brunel International website.

Further Information



Academic Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Academic Excellence Scholarships will be awarded in August for courses starting in September and in December for courses starting in January to all students meeting the eligibility criteria. The University will offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad. This equates to an average as follows:Home students discount for MSc programmes – £1200
International students discount for MSc programmes – £2025
MBA discount (Home and International) – £2775

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2775


Anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

The Scholarships are automatic as long as the student meets the entry criteria.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (2:1 or above) in management, business studies or a cognate discipline. Mature candidates with nonstandard qualifications; graduates with lower class degree (2:2), or those with relevant professional qualifications may be considered provided they can demonstrate significant, relevant occupational experience. Candidates from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be eligible if they have a first class honours degree or the overseas equivalent.Students whose first language is not English will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in English, typically IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in Writing and at least 5.5 in all the other sub-tests).

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