About the Course
The MSc Global Supply Chain Management is an exciting and focussed programme for those considering a career in supply chain or logistics.
You will study issues relating to the development of supplier relationships, operations improvement, procurement strategies, inventory control, logistics operations, sustainability, as well as contemporary issues affecting these areas.
Our students come from a number of countries, including Brazil, Mexico, USA, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Germany, France, Greece, Turkey, China and South Korea. Typically Brunel students have work experience in the supply chain or logistics areas or are those seeking employment in these areas.
This programme will equip students with the tools, techniques and skills necessary to secure employment in this exciting and increasingly important area.
Specifically, you will be able to:
- Explain and critically apply theories on logistics and supply chain management, operations and project management, business modelling and simulation.
- Integrate theories and appraise strategies on managing supply chain operations (stemming from logistics and operations management frameworks) within the context of global business management.
- Understand the inter-relationship between logistics and supply chain management and contemporary social issues.
- Gain insightful knowledge into the development of outsourcing and the role played by outsourcing organisations.
The programme includes a series of guest lectures, supply chain and procurement conferences, company visits and employability workshops.Past visits have included site tours of Mini and Jaguar car plants, as well as visits from LEAN specialists at Rolls Royce and Wiles Greenworld.
In addition, on completion of the MSc GSCM programme, successful graduates can apply to become full members of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, subject to having satisfied the three year relevant work experience requirement.
Also, graduates successfully completing this degree will have met the educational requirements for Chartered Membership (CMILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. When applying for Chartered Membership, applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the experience requirements of four years relevant experience including two years at senior level.
This is one of the few supply chain master's programmes in the United Kingdom to have received accreditation from the top Supply Chain and Logistics bodies.
The course is taught by internationally recognised academics and industry practitioners who are active members of world-class Operations and Supply Chain Systems Research Centre (OASIS).
Students will acquire a wealth of networking and knowledge opportunities to bring them close to a growing supply chain community.
They will also get the opportunity to present research to industry specialists.
Teaching and Assessment
As a research active university, international level research findings by Brunel Business School tutors are regularly used in student lectures. Professor Michael Bourlakis, Professor Emel Aktas and Dr Afshin Mansouri are active researchers in the field of global supply and logistics management and active researchers within the school’s Operations and Information Systems Management Research Group (OISM).
Modes of Study
1-year full-time in September: The taught element of the course (September to April) includes eight modules; delivery will be by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials/group work. A further four months (May to September) is spent undertaking the dissertation.
- Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment, or an examination in May.
- Teaching methods include lectures and informal small study groups.
- Coursework and examinations place considerable stress on the ability to think and reason critically, but constructively.
- The dissertation (12,000 words) is the capstone demonstration of these skills, requiring students to conceive, justify, design and execute a major project.
- Individual and/or group presentations using laptops, PCs and digital projectors.
The School’s Business Life Employability Programme is designed to help students to acquire a range of employability and networking skills, enabling them to gain a distinct edge in the labour market and to manage their career search and development more effectively. Typical events have included:
Meet the Professionals Showcase
A professional association is an organisation formed to unite and inform people who work in the same occupation. There are many advantages to joining professional bodies: typically they offer training and access to research, as well as networking opportunities like conferences and forums. Brunel Business School regularly invites key professional bodies to showcase these benefits to Business School students on campus. Professional bodies who regularly take part in the showcase include: ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CIMA, BCS, OR, CMI, CILT, CIPD, CII, CBI, CFA, CIM and CIPR.
This exciting programme is suitable for recent graduates and those seeking to enhance or extend their career opportunities in the field of supply chain and logistics management.
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Cost & Fees
UK/EU students: £9,400 full-time
International students: £15,400 full-time
Brunel University is offering Academic Excellence Scholarships to postgraduate students (15%) and scholarships for Brunel Alumni (15%).
UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.
Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).
Last updated September 13, 2016