Established over 28 years ago, the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management course has been developed to produce expert logistics and supply chain professionals. Whether you are already a professional in this field or are looking to move into this area, this Masters will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills to further your career in supply chain management.
The Cranfield MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a full-time one-year programme that begins in September each year. The course develops your knowledge and skills in logistics and teaches you how to apply them through: discussion of international case studies, visiting speaker events; a global supply chain simulation game, and the option to complete a company-based project.
The programme also places emphasis on personal and professional development, helping you to manage yourself, collaborate with others, operate effectively within organisations and progress your career. You will have the opportunity to use psychometric tests and self-assessment tools to understand more about how you work and what you value, and you will have support to improve your resilience, teamwork and communication skills.
The MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been developed to produce expert logistics and supply chain professionals who can take the skills they develop here at Cranfield and make a significant difference in the marketplace.
As a student on the programme, you will complete 10 core modules and then select 5 elective modules designed to help you realise your personal career plan. The programme includes a personal element, which will focus on your improvement of effective communication skills. There is also the opportunity to complete an optional logistics consultancy project, undertaken with a company, and culminates in a thesis which may be company-based or research-based.
As a student on the programme, you will complete 10 core modules and then select 5 elective modules designed to help you realise your personal career plan. The programme includes a personal development element, which will focus on your improvement of effective communication skills. There is also the opportunity to complete an optional logistics consultancy project, undertaken with a company, and culminates in a thesis which may be company-based or research-based.
- Supply Chain Strategy and Sustainability
- Principles of Strategic Procurement
- Accounting and Finance for Supply Chain Management
- Analytical Techniques for Supply Chain Management
- Freight Transport
- Inventory and Operations Management
- Information Systems and eBusiness
- Project Management Induction
- Physical Network Design
- Supply Chain Resilience
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Master Data
- Planning and Resourcing for Road Freight Transport
- Humanitarian Logistics
- Six Sigma in the Supply Chain
- Performance Measurement
- Sales and Operations Planning
- Negotiation and Contract Management
- Supplier Selection and Evaluation
- Retail Logistics
At the end of the programme, you will write a thesis which will be either company-based or research-based.
A company-based thesis takes place within a real organisation. You will undertake a relevant individual project, identified through our close links with industry and commerce. You will have an academic advisor at Cranfield, but will also work closely with the sponsoring organisation. Recent project sponsors have included: the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority and Exel Logistics Automotive Europe.
A research-based thesis allows you to develop a topic that is practical, innovative and of particular interest to you. You will be supported by faculty whose expertise lies in your chosen area, and will be assisted in developing and following a research plan. This will enable you to formulate the problem, undertake the necessary empirical analysis and draw appropriate conclusions.
Learning is assessed through a combination of assignments and written exams. Modules containing a high theoretical content are assessed by examination, and written assignments are used where practical application is more relevant, or where knowledge and understanding may be demonstrated through discussion or critique of a particular topic.
Our Career Development Service will help you to plan an effective strategy for your personal and professional development, and to develop a set of career management skills that will remain with you throughout your career.
Services available to students include: interview skills workshops; career planning workshops; CV and cover letter workshops; searchable online CV service; job matching service; networking opportunities; on-campus company presentations; careers fair; sector events; individual career consultations.
Whether you are looking to secure your first role in logistics, or wanting take your supply chain career to the next level, you will receive support and guidance to help you plan an effective strategy for your personal and professional development.
Graduates of the Cranfield MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management go on to work as supply chain managers, purchasing and business development managers, freight specialists and business analysts. Previous employers of our graduates include:
- AT Kearney
- Cadbury Schweppes
- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
- COSCO Logistics
- Jaguar Land Rover
- Kuehne & Nagel
- Hewlett Packard
- Johnson & Johnson
- LEGO Systems
- London Underground
- Polo Ralph Lauren
- Proctor & Gamble
- Rolls Royce
- Travis Perkins
For further information
On this course, please visit our course webpage http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Courses/Masters/MSc-in-Logistics-and-Supply-Chain-Management
Either: a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours Degree (or equivalent Bachelors Degree); OR a professional qualification with logistics related work experience