Logistics and Supply Chain Management efficiency is a critical success factor for most organisations. Strength in this area is often the key competitive advantage for market leaders.
The MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management equips you with advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in order to identify areas for improvement within an organisation to gain the competitive edge.
The programme is for graduates from business, management, science and engineering disciplines, seeking to gain skills to work at operational to strategic level. It is delivered by world-class, research-active staff from the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation - https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/research/research-centres/clho/
The programme enables you to develop enhanced quantitative and qualitative skills to support decision making in any logistic area within an organisation. Logistics and supply chain management problems may include inventory, transportation, warehousing, location, reverse and green logistics and customer and supplier relationships. Graduates of this MSc are able to respond to the challenges in an area that is constantly evolving.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)(https://www.ciltuk.org.uk/
), the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership 9http://ciltuk.org.uk/TrainingCPD/CPD/CharteredStatus.aspx), and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.
The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/courses/msc/funding.html
) for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for progressing University of Kent
undergraduates and our Early Bird Scheme.
For more information on funding available from the University of Kent
visit Student Funding.
About Kent Business School
Kent Business School has over 25 years’ experience delivering business education. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/courses/msc/index.html
) demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/whychooseus/rank-accred.html
) as a top 30 UK business school for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies - https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/whychooseus/rank-accred.html
Studying at Kent Business School (KBS) gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were placed 25th (out of 101 institutions) in the UK for research intensity in business and management studies and 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.
The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools - https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/
You study six compulsory modules and two optional modules. The compulsory modules are: Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and Transport Management, Contemporary Issues in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management of Operations, Spreadsheets and Decision Support Systems, Data Mining and Forecasting and a Dissertation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
You benefit from project work, live case studies with real organisations, including a visit to a company, and guest lectures that may enhance your employability.
The course structure below provides a sample of the modules available for this programme. Most programmes require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.
Based on sector research and curriculum developments, we intend to offer the following innovative new module on this programme from 2015/16, subject to availability:
CB9027 - New Product Development and Innovation Management - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB9027
The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation:
CB8023 - Contemporary Topics in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (15 credits) - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB8023
CB9040 - Data Mining and Forecasting (15 credits) - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB9040
CB9058 - Warehousing and Transport Management (15 credits) - http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB9058
CB921 - Spreadsheets and Decision Support Systems (15 credits) - http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB921
CB932 - Management of Operations (15 credits) - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB932
CB996 - Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management (15 credits) - http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB996
CB997 - Management Science Modelling (15 credits) - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB997
CB933 - Marketing (15 credits) - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB933
CB935 - Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (15 credits) - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB935
CB937 - Financial and Management Accounting (15 credits) - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/CB937
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The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June.
Once these are completed, you work full-time on the project with a real company, or use related data that contextualises real-world logistics and supply chain management to write a dissertation. This dissertation is an opportunity to apply the techniques and insights presented in the programme and apply them to a particular problem area.
This programme aims to:
- provide you with advanced study in the design, analysis and implementation of the techniques used in the area of logistics
- educate you as logistic specialists, and thus to improve the quality of management as a profession
- prepare you to be operationally effective in the area of logistics and prepare you for an academic career in logistic research, if desired
- foster the enhancement of your lifelong learning skills and personal development so you can work with self-direction and originality and contribute to business and society at large
- provide you with a range of conceptual, analytical and research skills in logistics that enhance company visibility and add value to its products, so as to gain a competitive advantage
- educate you as a manager and logistics specialist to operate in co-ordinated, multi-enterprise organisations and thus improve the quality of management as a profession
- provide career development opportunities by enhancing the understanding and professional competence in individuals who are already experienced managers and who wish to enhance their competence through a structured course of study
- add value to your first degree by offering you a theoretical and practical examination of the main activities that have an impact within the supply chain to respond to today’s global and highly competitive markets
- develop an appropriate range of cognitive, critical and intellectual skills, research skills and relevant personal and interpersonal skills
- enhance the quality of applicants to Kent Business School programmes, both from the UK and overseas
- use the expertise and experiences of the members of the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation.
- build an effective performance within team environments and the ability to recognise and use individuals’ contributions in group processes and to negotiate and persuade or influence others; team selection, delegation, development and management
- the ability to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues, applying ethical and organisational values to situations and choices.
You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate from Kent Business School – we enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects.
In today’s business climate employers are increasingly demanding more from new employees, we are therefore proud that they continually target our graduates for their organisations across the globe. Employers respect our robust teaching and reputation for delivering international business expertise, leading global research and an outstanding international learning experience.
From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)(https://www.ciltuk.org.uk/
), the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership (http://ciltuk.org.uk/TrainingCPD/CPD/CharteredStatus.aspx
), and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.
Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD) and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS); and the Kent MBA is an Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited programme. In addition, KBS have accreditions with The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
KBS is a signatory of the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which provides a global network for academic institutions to advance corporate sustainability and social responsibiity.
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Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a quantitative discipline, such as engineering, logistics, mathematics, economics or statistics. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree.Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.