The Executive Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a two-year part-time course that begins in January each year. The course is delivered in nine intensive week-long modules with remote study in between, and includes a thesis which can be tailored to suit you and your organisation. The first year modules include a supply chain simulation and the second-year modules include a five-day international study tour.
The course will:
- Raise your awareness of and appreciation of advanced logistics and supply chain practices
- Develop your ability to critically select the tools and techniques that are most relevant to the challenges you are facing
- Teach you how best to provide effective leadership throughout the logistics and supply chain lifecycle
- Enable you to carry out independent and robust research that is relevant to your organisation
- Blend your understanding of logistics and supply chain management tools and techniques with strategic, practical and ethical perspectives
- Ensure you feel confident to take on more senior roles and more challenging projects
- Help you to take your career to the next level.
The programme includes a five-day international study tour, which gives you the opportunity to experience the challenges involved in logistics and supply chain management in a different economic region in the world.
English Language Requirements
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:
IELTS - 6.5 overall and 6.5 in the writing component
TOEFL - 92 and a writing score 21
Pearson PTE Academic - 65
Cambridge English Scale - 180
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency- C
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.
We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).
The course is delivered in nine intensive week-long modules delivered at Cranfield with remote study in between, and a thesis which can be tailored to suit you and your organisation.
- Supply Chain Design
- Logistics Management
- Supply Chain of the Future
- Quality and Performance in Supply Chains; Research Methods
- International Study Tour
- Manufacturing, Inventory and Finance
- Supply Chain Analysis & Modelling Tools
- Supply Chain Concepts
- Supply Chain Information Systems and Procurement Management
Your individual thesis project provides you with an opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest to you and your organisation, and to develop a specialist's capacity to carry out research combining organisational and academic perspectives. You may wish to address a particular problem that your business is facing and create real value for your organisation. Each year, a prize is awarded to the participant writing the best thesis.
The Supply Chain Concepts module includes a supply chain simulation game based on a retail operation. In this game, students take on the role of managing the supply of products into a European fashion business, which involves ordering product, organising international freight movements and distribution into stores. The aim is to maximise profit for the business whilst ensuring a smooth flow of product, and the game simulates many of the typical problems encountered in today's supply chains.
Each module will be assessed through assignments, exams or both. The residential modules will help to prepare you for the assessments but you will be expected to conduct private study in order to complete the assessments.
The programme is designed for experienced professionals working in logistics and supply chain management. It will help you to progress your career in the field by:
- Teaching you how best to provide effective leadership throughout the logistics and supply chain lifecycle
- Ensuring you feel confident to take on more senior roles and more challenging projects
- Giving you the opportunity to carry out a project of real value to your organisation.
For further information
On this course, please visit our course webpage http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Courses/Masters/executive-msc-in-logistics-and-supply-chain-management
You will need: a UK first or second class Honours degree in a relevant subject area or; an equivalent international qualification (find out whether your qualification meets our requirements by visiting our International Students page) or; relevant work experience in combination with a degree below second class Honours.