Purchasing and Supply Chain Management MSc addresses the strategic role of purchasing and supply chain management. It also examines the impact of changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and the effect of new technologies and techniques on current and future problems within the supply chain.
During the course, you will develop your knowledge of best practice purchasing and supply chain management, and enhance your understanding of the importance of business process and activity integration through our range of modules.
The sectors of purchasing and supply chain are expanding, leaving our Master’s graduates attractive on the job market. Depending on your interests and desired career path, you will have the opportunity to specialise in international law or project management as part of this course.
Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours) or international equivalent, and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.
Business Process Integration with SAP
You will consider the role of information and process integration within organisations, focusing on enterprise-wide software and business process integration. Opportunities to study for SAP-accredited courses are offered in association with this module.
Financial Analysis for Managers
This module aims to develop your analytical skills and understanding of corporate financial reports.
Logistics and the External Environment
With this module you will increase your awareness of the external influences that companies must take into account in the design and operation of their logistics systems.
You will develop a range of knowledge about purchasing management, including the purchasing management process, negotiation techniques, supplier appraisal and the buyer’s role.
Research Methods and Project Preparation
These modules will increase your knowledge and competence of the research process and the application of research methods.
Retail Supply Chain Management
By examining retail markets (by country and sector), this module investigates developments in the control of the supply chain between retailers and manufacturers.
Sustainable Supply and Procurement
You will examine topics related to green logistics, procurement and supply chain management.
International Aspects of Business Law
You will gain a greater understanding of different aspects of international law, and be able to apply them to business.
You will examine the importance of projects in modern organisations, with particular reference to managing projects.
Past students of the course have developed successful careers in both supply chain management and procurement. Course graduates work in both large and small to medium companies all over the world. Examples include Unilever, Puma, and Sony. In today´s complex and demanding environment where sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative are sought, this course will help you acquire the qualities to either advance in your current role, or gain new employment. Areas of work you could consider include purchasing and contract management, supply chain management, operations/logistics management and supply chain planning and development. Alternatively, you might want to continue onto research or further study. On successful completion of the course, if you have three years´ relevant work experience you may be awarded Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) status.
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