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Course Content

Course content

In an increasingly interconnected global economy, all businesses have to compete within complex supply networks in order to survive and prosper. The effective management of supply chains and logistics is recognised as key to sustaining a company?s competitive advantage, and this accredited course will enable you to successfully negotiate the uncertain economic environment now facing businesses across the world.

Tutored by industry specialists, you will develop your understanding of core business topics such as corporate strategy and the improvement of business processes, and you will become a skilled and knowledgeable procurement expert. Using established management tools and techniques, you will then be able to apply your knowledge of supply chain management and logistics to complex regional, national and international issues in a variety of settings.

If you are already a member of either of the accrediting bodies for this course, you could apply for accreditation of prior learning to gain exemptions from some modules.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Course Benefits

A major strength of our course is professional accreditation and the access and opportunity to develop career networks and contacts within these institutions. The additional work experience will contribute to your employability on completion of the course. As the course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), this will enable you to gain the academic element needed to achieve Professional Membership status of CIPS/CILT, and also offers free student membership of CIPS. If you are already a CIPS or CILTS member, you can apply for standard accreditation of prior learning, be exempt from some core modules and pay a reduced fee.

You will also have the opportunity to attend and engage in professional networks and regional events as part of the accreditation. You will learn with and from supply chain professionals providing you with valuable opportunities to develop your expertise and career networks.

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here.

Core modules

  • Logistics & Supply analysis using SAP
  • Business Process & Operations Management
  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Sourcing & Supplier Management
  • Dissertation

Option modules

  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Contemporary Marketing
  • Managing People & Organisations

Job prospects

On completion of this accredited course, you will be well placed to pursue the increasing employment opportunities in supply chain management and logistics that exist around the world. You could develop a career in purchasing management, or your enhanced expertise could be applied to a variety of other business-related careers.

  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Transport Planner
  • Purchasing Manager

Visit the Supply Chain Management & Logistics - MSc page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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