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Supply Chain Management (with Placement) (MSc)

Course Description

Get a through grounding in supply chain management and prepare yourself for a range of mid- to senior-level roles in planning and operations management. Our Masters course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and includes a six-month work placement in the UK or overseas.

We’ve designed this course to reflect the practical realities of managing complex, efficient and invariably international supply chains for fast-moving businesses. It covers the latest supply-chain thinking, methods and technologies, while giving you the leadership, planning, operational management and analytical training you’ll need.

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We make innovative use of simulations, welcome industry innovators as guest lecturers and organise site visits, where you’ll be able to observe operations and how they’re run. Site visits include four days at a large international organisation and one of its suppliers in Sindelfingen, Germany. Meanwhile, our guest lecturers have included visiting professionals such as Professor Kuhn of Mercedes Benz Egypt.

Our facilities include the world-renowned LINKS simulation game, an internet-based supply chain simulation game, and the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab which gives you access to rich information about large corporates’ supply chains and, in turn, their suppliers’ supply chains.

More generally, Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the east of England. You'll benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, study areas, campus libraries with online databases containing professional journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.

This course offers a six-month work placement in the UK or overseas. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of businesses including local and international logistics ports (eg London Gateway, UK; ZhouShan logistics port, China), manufacturers (Mercedes Benz, Germany; British Foam Group, Romania; HeRun Group, China), and retailers (The Co-operative food, Tesco). It’s a great chance to get practical experience and improve your employability.

With a Masters qualification accredited by a professional body, you’ll be well-placed to further your career with top-flight organisations.

You might also be interested in our MSc Supply Chain Management.

You might also be interested in our MSc Supply Chain Management. - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supply-chain-management-with-placement


Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, our course offers opportunities to learn from, and network with, practitioners and specialists from many industries. - http://www.cips.org/en-GB/

The knowledge and skills you’ll develop will be useful throughout your supply chain management or general business career. Our graduates occupy all kinds of senior supply chain, logistics, quality, materials, operations and procurement roles.

Modules & Assessment

Core modules, PG Certificate stage:
• Supply Chain Strategy and Operations
• Sustainable Supply Chains
• Human Resources Management and Leadership
• Research Methods for Business and Management

Core modules, PG Diploma stage -
• Managing Supply Chains in Practice
• Supply Chain Performance Management
• Strategic Management

Core modules, MSc stage -
• Postgraduate Major Project
• Project Management


We focus on the knowledge and skills you’ll need as a purchasing, logistics and supply chain professional. Here are some of the ways we’ll measure your progress:

• team exercises
• report-writing
• presentations
• restricted-time assignments
• problem-solving exercises
• development of plans and proposals
• your Major Project.

Where you'll study

The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.

What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.

We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.

Visit your faculty - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/lord-ashcroft-international-business-school

Where can I study?

Chelmsford - Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

Visit the Supply Chain Management (with Placement) (MSc) page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally, entrants will be expected to hold a first degree from an internationally recognised university, at a minimum of lower second class honours. This first degree must include a business or management module within it. Alternatively, entrants with significant management experience within the logistics industry will be considered. Candidates who do not possess any of these entry criteria, but can demonstrate appropriate relevant experience in a post of management or professional responsibility may be admitted if, in the opinion of the admissions tutor, they are capable of profiting from and contributing to the pathway.

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