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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

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  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Management (Operations and Supply Management) course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    28 June 2019

Do you have strong commercial awareness and an interest in supply management in today’s global and highly competitive markets?

The MSc Management (Operations and Supply Management) programme at Swansea University is for students with a clear interest in understanding how products and services are made and distributed and learning about how this process can be improved for 21st century companies. The degree has been specifically designed with a clear focus on management in an interconnected global community.

The Management (Operations and Supply Management) course offers you the opportunity to focus on modules relating to global supply chain management and project management. It also covers core management concepts such as managing financial resources, operations management, human resource management and marketing management.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence, the course is open to students from any discipline who would like to work in business or management. Once you have graduated you will receive a CMI level 7 certificate.

We know it’s a competitive world out there. To help you get the best from your studies and get ahead of the competition, the programme also includes an academic skills module that covers issues such as research methods.

Why Management (Operations and Supply Management) at Swansea?

  • Open to applicants with no existing experience of business or management related subjects
  • Business Management is ranked in the UK Top 30 for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have industrial and academic knowledge
  • Professional body accreditation, which can help to accelerate your career
  • Swansea University was voted What Uni? Student Choice Award 2017 Winner -Postgraduate study
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
  • Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus

Your Management (Operations and Supply Management) experience

From the moment you arrive as a Management (Operations and Supply Management) student at the School of Management we will work with you to help build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects.

You will have unlimited one to one bespoke careers advice from our dedicated careers team. You can go on a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or the Week of Work initiative.

We have strong links with a range of high-profile organisations including Dell and Ernst and Young.

All our Management (Operations and Supply Management) students benefit from co-location with industry at the innovative Bay Campus, working alongside companies such as Fujitsu, in facilities that boast dedicated teaching space and study areas, and extensive IT facilities equipped with the latest hardware and specialist software.

Management (Operations and Supply Management) employment opportunities

We have an excellent track record of placing our Management (Operations and Supply Management) graduates with major multinational companies.

Your Management (Operations and Supply Management) programme, with its CMI accreditation, will give you the opportunities to work across a wide range of sectors and thrive within this competitive market.  

Your next step could lie in any of these roles:

  • Operations and Supply Consultant
  • Business Development Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Analyst or Researcher

Management (Operations and Supply Management) modules

You will study a range of modules in semesters one and two of the Management (Operations and Supply Management) course, before undertaking an independent project/dissertation in your third semester.

Modules on the Management (Operations and Supply Management) course may include:

  • Dissertation (Directed Independent Learning)
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Research Methods

How you're taught on the Management (Operations and Supply Management) course

The School of Management uses a variety of teaching methods, in the main, through weekly lectures and seminars. 

From the start of your degree in Management (Operations and Supply Management), you will be immersed in our cutting-edge research and industry led teaching, having every opportunity to develop key transferable skills whilst meeting the learning outcomes set out in the module syllabus.

Professional Body Accreditation

Swansea University’s School of Management is an approved HE Partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Upon successful completion of the MSc in Management (Operations and Supply Management) you will qualify for CMI’s Level seven Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.

For more information see our Professional Accreditation page.

What is an accredited course?

One that has been approved by a relevant professional body as meeting its quality standards. It highlights a close link between industry and your course, bringing cutting-edge real-world practice into your studies. Counting towards professional qualifications and registrations, accredited courses can help fast-track you in your chosen career path.

What are the benefits of Professional Accreditations?

- Get a head start: Professionally accredited degrees will exempt you from specific early-stage professional exams/qualifications meaning you get a kick-start in your career.

- Support: Sign up for a student membership and start taking advantage of professional body career support as well as connections with peers and experts. It looks good on your CV and helps prepare you for employment.


For many professions, studying an accredited course is only the first step to becoming fully qualified.

You can check with the relevant professional bodies for other specific requirements.

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