Procurement and Supply Chain Management MSc

Cranfield University    School of Management

Full time September MSc Full-time: 1 year
Business & Management (5) Engineering (12)

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Embark on a transformative journey with our esteemed Procurement and Supply Chain Management MSc programme, meticulously crafted in collaboration with industry experts. Designed for recent graduates seeking a comprehensive understanding of procurement and supply chain management, as well as professionals aiming to elevate their careers, this course equips you with specialised knowledge and practical skills essential for success in the field. Delve into supply chain strategy, negotiation techniques, inventory management, and more, guided by our renowned faculty known for their expertise and real-world experience. Benefit from our top-ranking institution's international recognition and extensive resources, including study tours, simulation games, and a diverse student body from over 50 countries. Our flexible entry requirements cater to a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring that talent and experience are valued alongside academic qualifications. Join us to unlock your potential and thrive in the dynamic world of procurement and supply chain management.

About the course

Our Procurement and Supply Chain Management MSc has been co-designed with senior procurement and supply chain professionals. This purchasing postgraduate course will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills in procurement and supply chain management that you need to further your career in this sector. It shares course content, including modules and other course activities, with our world-renowned Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc course, which is ranked 2nd in the UK and 11th in the world in QS World University Rankings: Masters in Supply Chain Management Rankings 2022.

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Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and each application is considered on its individual merit. Usually candidates must hold either a:
First or a second class UK honours degree in a relevant discipline, or
an international qualification of a standard equivalent to a First or second class UK honours degree

Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered if they have a professional qualification (e.g. CIPS, CILT, APICS) together with 5 years' post-qualification relevant work experience. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.



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Mehdi Benaiche

The study tour was very helpful. I went to Stuttgart in Germany and we visited many companies including Mercedes, where we visited the fully automated plant. We were able to see all of the practical and theoretical aspects that we learned in class like Just in Time, Just in Sequence and fishbone manufacturing. We also saw the challenges that this industry faces which was really useful.

Mehdi Benaiche (2019)
Alumnus, Cranfield School of Management

Abigail Dzomeku

Every lecture, course activity and guest speaker session has been well thought out and planned. I now understand and am aware of the huge wealth of opportunity that exists in industry for us on completion of this course. I feel very motivated and well equipped for working in industry.

Abigail Dzomeku (2018)
Alumna, Cranfield School of Management

Scholarships

Cranfield University’s School of Management is delighted to announce that we will now offer generous and competitive scholarships of up to 20% to all students, who would like to join our fantastic triple-accredited business school.

We greatly value the experience and diversity of our thriving international community of students alongside our pool of UK based nationals. Our scholarships are designed to support and attract the best quality students from a wide range of countries both home and abroad, so that we can secure the best possible mix of individuals within our MSc cohorts in the next academic year.

Eligibility

Awardees must be in possession of a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or international equivalent.
If you are currently studying towards your qualification, you will still be considered for a Cranfield School of Management Scholarship. If offered a place, the scholarship will be subject to meeting the entry requirements of the course.
Cranfield School of Management Scholarships are available for eligible applicants to all full-time postgraduate taught MSc degree programmes, offered on-campus through Cranfield School of Management for September 2024 entry, which you have accepted and paid your deposit.

Application Procedure

Cranfield School of Management Scholarships are automatically considered as part of the full-time MSc programme application.

If you are still studying towards your qualification, you will be offered a scholarship amount subject to you meeting the minimum entry requirement of an upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent.

Your scholarship amount will be increased if you exceed the minimum entry requirement. You are required to provide sufficient evidence that you have been awarded your qualification prior to your offer being confirmed.


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Cranfield University’s School of Management is delighted to announce that we will now offer generous and competitive scholarships of up to 20% to all students, who would like to join our fantastic triple-accredited business school.

We greatly value the experience and diversity of our thriving international community of students alongside our pool of UK based nationals. Our scholarships are designed to support and attract the best quality students from a wide range of countries both home and abroad, so that we can secure the best possible mix of individuals within our MSc cohorts in the next academic year.

Eligibility

Awardees must be in possession of a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or international equivalent.

If you are currently studying towards your qualification, you will still be considered for a Cranfield School of Management Scholarship. If offered a place, the scholarship will be subject to meeting the entry requirements of the course.

Cranfield School of Management Scholarships are available for eligible applicants to all full-time postgraduate taught MSc degree programmes, offered on-campus through Cranfield School of Management for September 2024 entry, which you have accepted and paid your deposit.

Application Procedure

Cranfield School of Management Scholarships are automatically considered as part of the full-time MSc programme application.

If you are still studying towards your qualification, you will be offered a scholarship amount subject to you meeting the minimum entry requirement of an upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent.

Your scholarship amount will be increased if you exceed the minimum entry requirement. You are required to provide sufficient evidence that you have been awarded your qualification prior to your offer being confirmed.


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About School of Management

Renowned for our strong links with industry, Cranfield is both about business and for business. We are a centre of world-class research, expertise, and teaching, providing practical management solutions through a range of activities including leadership, finance, marketing, logistics and supply chain management.

We are one of an elite group of Schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (the Association of MBAs).

Cranfield School of Management consistently performs well in the major school and programme specific rankings, reinforcing our position as a top global management school: See our rankings

Our Alumni

Cranfield School of Management is renowned for producing inspirational leaders who make a genuine global impact on business and society. With over 70,000 alumni Cranfield University is committed to providing a world-class programme of inclusive and lifelong services to our alumni. Find out more about our alumni.

Location

Cranfield University campus is 40 minutes away from central London by train, with nearest towns being Milton Keynes and Bedford. London Luton airport is the closest to the University, while Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are all easily accessible via train and coach.

Cranfield Defence and Security is around 50 mins from London by train and around 25 mins from Bristol by train. Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.




Cranfield is at the centre of two very beautiful and interesting worlds, the modern city of Milton Keynes and the country town of Bedford. Both options are just a few miles away from campus and are accessible by car, or by public transport.

On campus, there is a true sense of community, helping you to forge friendships during your studies and leisure time, in a safe and peaceful environment. Whatever your recreational, social, or sporting interests, there are many opportunities to make friends and have a great time.

Living on campus can be a great way for you to meet and socialise with other students, and to benefit from the supportive infrastructure and sense of community spirit this brings. However, we also understand that many students will still want to have the opportunity to live with partners and families, which is why we also offer affordable family homes and apartments for couples.

All our accommodation is within easy reach of the campus buildings and all the great amenities Cranfield University offers. There is plenty of parking space available for students who wish to bring their car. Chilver Hall - Fully furnished single or double standard ensuite rooms Stringfellow Hall - Fully furnished single ensuite rooms Lanchester Hall - Fully furnished single and double ensuite and shared bathroom option rooms Baroness Young Hall - Fully furnished premier single ensuite rooms and studio apartments Mitchell Hall - Fully furnished standard and ensuite rooms both fully catered Family Homes - Two, Three and Four bedroomed furnished family homes Apartments For Couples - Furnished Studio Apartments. Take a look at our full range of accommodation options


Cranfield University’s School of Management is delighted to announce that we will now offer generous and competitive scholarships of up to 20% to all students, who would like to join our fantastic triple-accredited business school.

We greatly value the experience and diversity of our thriving international community of students alongside our pool of UK based nationals. Our scholarships are designed to support and attract the best quality students from a wide range of countries both home and abroad, so that we can secure the best possible mix of individuals within our MSc cohorts in the next academic year.

Eligibility

Awardees must be in possession of a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or international equivalent.
If you are currently studying towards your qualification, you will still be considered for a Cranfield School of Management Scholarship. If offered a place, the scholarship will be subject to meeting the entry requirements of the course.
Cranfield School of Management Scholarships are available for eligible applicants to all full-time postgraduate taught MSc degree programmes, offered on-campus through Cranfield School of Management for September 2024 entry, which you have accepted and paid your deposit.

Application Procedure

Cranfield School of Management Scholarships are automatically considered as part of the full-time MSc programme application.

If you are still studying towards your qualification, you will be offered a scholarship amount subject to you meeting the minimum entry requirement of an upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent.

Your scholarship amount will be increased if you exceed the minimum entry requirement. You are required to provide sufficient evidence that you have been awarded your qualification prior to your offer being confirmed.


I have been able to apply the skills and knowledge I learnt on the course in my current role. Prior to undertaking the course I wasn’t confident with financial concepts, but since completing the course I feel much more adept at solving problems, and understanding the basic and more complex situations I encounter at work.

Lauren Burns,
Operations Manager, CRX Markets AG

We have guest speaker sessions on Fridays where established professionals in the industry come and talk to us about topical issues that they are facing. We have been visited by individuals that work in Asset Management and Private Equity. Alumni have even come back to campus to talk to us about their journey. The course has been very practical and that’s what I have found really interesting.

Kingston Nwosu,
Alumnus, Cranfield School of Management

The study tour was very helpful. I went to Stuttgart in Germany and we visited many companies including Mercedes, where we visited the fully automated plant. We were able to see all of the practical and theoretical aspects that we learned in class like Just in Time, Just in Sequence and fishbone manufacturing. We also saw the challenges that this industry faces which was really useful.

Mehdi Benaiche (2019)
Alumnus, Cranfield School of Management

Every lecture, course activity and guest speaker session has been well thought out and planned. I now understand and am aware of the huge wealth of opportunity that exists in industry for us on completion of this course. I feel very motivated and well equipped for working in industry.

Abigail Dzomeku (2018)
Alumna, Cranfield School of Management

We’ve learnt so many different processes and process improvement techniques that are 100% takeaway and applicable to what we do day-to-day.

I’ve been able to take some of those back into the business and have made some continuous improvements to our processes at work.

Roisin Weaver
Service Delivery Manager, Fujitsu, current student,
(Management and Leadership MSc)

For me, what I love about the programme is that you cover everything you need to know about logistics and supply chain operations from warehousing, freight and sourcing to re-designing and networking a supply chain. It’s very broad-based and it gives you a lot of options to specialise in any of those areas.

The teaching style is very practical and business orientated. Other business schools have a very theoretical curriculum, with Cranfield what you get is a mix between business and professional, so you can quickly apply what you have learnt to your job. I don’t know of anywhere else where you get such a mix of people and can cross pollenate ideas.

At Cranfield we have the opportunity to apply everything that we learn on the course and we also have the chance to take on the role of consultants which prepares us for the real world.

Throughout the course we took part in a number of activities that allowed us to apply the knowledge that we gained in class. The main activity being the Marketing Consultancy Project which required us to create a Marketing Plan for a client. We had the chance to apply various concepts including; Strategy, Branding, CRM, Communications and Digital Marketing.

Shivangi Mody (2018)
Brand Management Executive, Bisleri International Private Limited


Culture and diversity is what I found most enjoyable and inspiring whilst studying the Strategic Marketing MSc. The amazing blend of nationalities led to social relationships, which made working together much more fun and enjoyable.

Studying in one of the UK’s top universities has opened up a lot of opportunities for me. International companies and recruiters reached out to me with job offerings while I was still working on my thesis project.

Karl-Khalil Sarraf (2019)
Trade Marketing Specialist, Ferrero

Two months after completing the Strategic Marketing MSc, I was offered a Marketing Executive role in a company that manufactures British vitamin supplements. And now, after seven months in the company, I have been promoted to a Marketing Manager. I had to design a three-year Marketing Strategy for the brand; this is the reason why the Marketing Consultancy Project as well as the Marketing Communication modules were really useful and helped me to define the best option for the brand.

Cristina Gavilan (2019)
Marketing Manager, AvaCare

After a career in Commercial Finance, I chose the Cranfield MBA to close my c-suite skills gap, gain access to the prestigious alumni network and take advantage of Cranfield’s entrepreneurial focus. An unexpected by-product of the latter is that during the MBA programme I co-founded a sports media business, JAFA, with one of my MBA colleagues. Two years since its inception it has already been downloaded by tens of thousands of users.

Critical to this has been the support and input from Cranfield’s Bettany Centre, without which we would never have connected with some of our key investors to-date. Cranfield’s business focus makes it an obvious choice for future budding entrepreneurs.

The Cranfield MBA has challenged me, pushed me to my limits and made me develop huge inner confidence. I know whatever happens in the future, I will have the incredible support of the Cranfield community, and I look forward to flying the Cranfield flag high.

I was offered a full-time job at the company where I did my internship. The course really gave me the confidence by providing me with all the knowledge that I needed to push me forward.

Ebun Akinyele (2017)
ERP Analyst, Skanska

The highlight of the course for me was the balance of theory that we learnt and being taught how that theory can be applied in the real world. Modules such as Management Consulting allowed us to use what we had learnt and we then had the opportunity to apply it to a real business challenge. So once you have learnt the theory, you have the opportunity to test and apply it.

Aditya Pai (2017)
Business Controller, Telia Company

For me one of the most useful parts of the course was the internship, I sourced my internship through the university at Finning in Cannock. It was really useful for me because I got real life work experience. I also got to study with a diverse cohort, I had never experienced that before because I did all my studying and undergraduate studies in India.

Lakshme Srada Srinivas (2019)
Rupa Engineering Industries



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