Students taking this course will develop their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts affecting Logistics and Supply Chain Management today. Whether they intend to specialise in International Logistics as a career, or enter General Management, today´s professionals require a deep and systematic understanding of the technology, staff, infrastructure and operational processes that define this important business sector.
This programme is externally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Successful completion of the course will facilitate admission as a full member (MCIPS).
to develop proactive managers who, understanding their organisation, are confident in managing projects and business improvement of functional areas through effective leadership
to allow students to follow a programme of management study containing a considerable element of specialism related specifically to the supply chain of both local and multinational companies
to provide both pre-experience career preparation and post-experience career progression opportunities for students from any disciplinary background at first degree level, but with the aspiration to enter or progress more rapidly in careers in logistics management or business
to build on students´ existing capabilities and transferable skills in order to develop masters level knowledge and skills in the business and logistics management field, so enhancing the utility of their first disciplines, their employability and their future career prospects especially in the field of logistics
to enable them to develop a strong, conceptual and theoretical understanding of logistics management issues, problems and opportunities
Special course features
Throughout the course you are taught by experienced academic staff with specialist knowledge of their own subject areas. Taught modules are delivered using a combination of lecture and workshop sessions, with an emphasis on participation and discussion. Extensive use is made of case studies and exercises to bring concepts and theories to life.
A modular approach to teaching is employed at Northampton Business School. MSc International Logistics shares a number of key features with our other postgraduate study programmes in Management.
All our Masters students will follow a core programme of study designed to broaden and reinforce their management knowledge:
accounting and finance
Students following the MSc International Logistics will additionally cover a range of topics specific to their chosen subject:
perspectives of applied logistics
strategic issues in logistics
sustainability and environment
Students are given a further opportunity to explore these subjects, or subjects of their own choosing, in their final Logistics Research Project.
The logistics faculty has extensive links with local and international industry, which may lead to opportunities for students to undertake their research within logistics businesses.
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