The MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management provides a specialised focus on a strategically important aspect of business
This course is suitable for professionals who wish to develop knowledge, understanding and business management skills in the fields of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. It is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and provides a more specialist focus in line with CIPS.
The core subject areas develop transferable management skills enabling organisational and contextual linkage with the specialist areas of Procurement and The Supply Chain. The specialist subject areas aim to develop an understanding and application of the concepts and frameworks which could be taken back into the workplace. The dissertation stage enables in-depth research to be undertaken investigating organisations' challenges in this field.
You can study this course full-time or online.
See the website https://www.rgu.ac.uk/business-management-and-accounting/study-options/postgraduate-taught-full-time/purchasing-and-supply-chain-management
All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.
Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.
What you will study
•International Business Environment
•Finance for Managers
•Purchasing Principles and Law
•Supply Chain Management
•Dissertation in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
How you will learn
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions.
Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.
Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:
•Discussion forums - student and tutor led
•Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
•User friendly material
•Access to our online library
As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.
Placements and accreditations
This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) for all modes of study.
If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline
Applicants will require a good honours degree. Those who do not possess an honours degree but have a degree or degree equivalent qualification and work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time, will be considered. Qualifications from an approved professional body will also be taken into account.