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MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management

Course Description

Learn how to manage the creation and delivery of products and services in organisations across a wide variety of industries – public and private, small and large.

This course gives you the knowledge and skills to ensure that processes run smoothly, particularly in the face of opportunities and challenges arising from the increasingly global reach of business.

It covers the service, manufacturing, public and private sectors, showing how operations management, project management, and supply chain management works, whether the customer is a patient in hospital, a traveller on a transport system or a consumer buying a new iPad.

The course provides you with the knowledge and practical skills vital for the professional operations, project or supply chain manager. It also gives you a strong foundation for any subsequent doctoral work or an academic career within the field.

You have the opportunity to concentrate on particular aspects of operations management, supply chain management (helping towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply), project management and process improvement.

Visit http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details.

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Accenture, Aventure, Barinea Partners, Catalent Pharma Solution, Hellermann Tyton Ltd, Hilti GB Ltd, John Lewis, Johnson Matthey, Manchester Airport Group, Micron Technology, North Caspian Operating Company NV, Sandoz International GmbH, Saudi Aramco.

Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
––Global Operations Management
––Managing Projects
–– Strategic Supply Chain Management

One elective unit from:
–– Commercial Management of Projects
–– Decision Behaviour, Analysis and Support
––Games Businesses Play
–– IS Strategy and Enterprise Systems
Semester 2
–– Research Methods

Three elective units, including at least two from*:
–– Business Improvement Tools, Techniques and Systems
–– Business-to-Business Marketing
–– Data Analytics for Business Decision Making
–– Digital Technologies for Marketing
––Global Supply Chain Management
––Information and Knowledge Management
––Megaproject Leadership and Strategy
––Psychology of Behaviour and Decision Making
–– Risk, Performance and Decision Analysis
–– Simulation and Risk Analysis

** By agreement with the Course Director, one elective unit may be taken from another Masters course such as Corporate Communications, Business Analysis and Strategic Management, Computing or Mathematics. All elective units are subject to availability, timetabling constraints and what you have studied previously.

Summer period
Dissertation (60 credits)
–– Apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course
–– Topics reflect the expertise of lecturers and you may be asked to select from a list of options
–– Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or quantitative research.

Examples of recent dissertation topics:
–– The future green supply chain in the retail industry: a shared value strategic perspective
–– Evaluation of cost performance in inventory management in reverse logistics
–– Using e-procurement to improve supply chain management practices
––Globalisation, risk, ethics and global supply chains: an operations perspective
–– The implementation, use and effectiveness of the balanced scorecard

Open Days

Masters information sessions

We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a Master’s course at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 17 courses to choose from. Join us to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.

Also, a number of graduates have the opportunity to progress directly onto the Full-time MBA programme as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them?

Choose from the following dates:
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm

All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the Alliance MBS website: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/meet-us.aspx

Visit the MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1, any discipline. TOEFL/IELTS may be required for non-UK students. Apply now! You can submit your application before you graduate.

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