The MSc Supply Chain Management is designed to meet the needs of recent graduates and those already in employment who wish to acquire specialist skills and knowledge in Supply Chain Management, in order that they may embark or progress successfully on their chosen careers. This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
On successful completion of this programme, students are expected to have knowledge and understanding of:
- strategic decision-making/policy and practice in the context of the business environment locally, nationally and internationally - the contribution of wider aspects of business areas, to be able to integrate Supply Chain strategy/policy and practice with business and organisational strategy - theoretical and applied perspectives of Supply Chain Management and Logistics - specific areas of supply chain management through the study of specialist modules. These areas include: relationships, partnering, ERP, simulation, purchasing, contracts, planning and optimisation.
This MSc requires the student to undertake 10 taught modules, together with the completion of a major project of up to 20,000 words. Each taught module involves 22 teaching hours, which may include tutorials, case studies, and guest lectures. The programme runs from October to September with examination weeks in December and March/April. The project occupies the final six months, being submitted in September.
Qualifications from outside the UK (or a combination of qualifications and experience) will also be considered: the course administration office will advise as to whether these qualifications are the equivalent of the level of Honours Degree required. International students whose native language is not English will also need to demonstrate English Language ability (e.g. IELTS 7.0, TOEFL score of 620 or equivalent).
A first or good second class Honours Degree from a UK academic organisation or a degree-equivalent professional qualification.
UK and EU students: £6,175 (2010 fee), International students: £14,280 (2010 fee)
Recipient: Aston University
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