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Who is it for?

This degree is for you if you want to learn about the latest thinking and business practices in global supply chain management generally. It is not suitable if you’re already very experienced and looking to specialise. You must have a general interest in various supply chain processes including procurement, logistics and supply chain analytics.

You may hold a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or social sciences and either have a basic level of understanding of statistics or be up to the challenge of learning more about quantitative analysis.

Objectives

On graduation, you’ll have a 360º perspective of global supply chains, an essential first step in building your career in the discipline. You’ll be ready to identify the opportunities and risks facing supply chains and provide both strategic and analytical tools to manage them. All based on the most recent academic research and innovative current business practices.

In this most global of sectors you’ll be equipped with cultural sensitivity, and effective business communication, networking and time management skills.

What will you learn

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of key supply chain subjects ranging from procurement and operations to supply chain analytics.
  • Experience a range of international perspectives from your collaboration with peers from up to 20 countries.
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the internal and external factors affecting successful supply chain management.
  • Formulate decisions in complex, interrelated areas of supply chain, finance, operations, management and strategy.
  • Analyse international business trends that shape global supply chain thinking from businesses around the world.

Assessment

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • twelve core courses (10 - 15 credits each) and
  • a Business Research Project (30 credits) and one elective (10 credits) or
  • four electives (10 credits each)

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

The course consists of compulsory core modules, as well as a choice of electives, including some international elective options in term three.

The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.

Induction weeks

The course commences in September with an induction programme which includes careers and professional skills development workshops.

Career pathways

Our aim is to develop graduates with strong strategic supply chain knowledge and advanced analytical and consulting skills. These characteristics are highly valued across industry sectors. For this reason, you would continue your careers in a diverse set of sectors from retail to consulting to production to logistics.

Some examples of where our graduates from the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management started their post-graduate career:

  • Amazon – E-commerce Brand Specialist
  • KPMG UK – Technology Delivery Graduate
  • Rolls-Royce - Project Management Graduate
  • Novo Nordisk – Global Procurement Graduate

Visit the Global Supply Chain Management (MSc) page on the Cass Business School website for more details!

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