MSc International Logistics
The MSc International Logistics course will develop logistics and supply-chain professionals for a management-level position. The focus is on real issues in global supply chains, and includes visits to investigate issues in organisations and participation in a realistic supply-chain simulation. This rewarding and challenging course equips you with a range of problem-solving, communication and management skills. It will develop skills in managing processes, facilities and relationships, and how to monitor performance and implement improvements. Throughout the course, you will benefit from learning from logistics and supply-chain professionals in an interactive learning environment.
The course combines academic study with practical aspects of international logistics. It will enable you to:
•develop a consummate set of skills across a range of aspects about logistics to create knowledge, skills and awareness for working in an international business context
•understand logistical and supply chain issues on a worldwide scale based on a sound knowledge of tools and techniques, the way to apply these in practice and understanding of the difficulties when being brought into practice
•demonstrate the ability to transfer the logistics-specific knowledge and related methodologies to other subjects of business
•gain a thorough insight into contemporary research and cutting-edge practice within the field of logistics and supply chain management
•develop considerable autonomy in their individual learning and enhance their ability to work in inter-cultural teams
•demonstrate self-direction and autonomy in research and scholarship towards a contribution to knowledge in the field of logistics and supply chain management.
The MSc course connects with the world of business practice and therefore prepares you for international business and management. You will hone and develop key transferable skills alongside developing content expertise.
-- Core modules: PG Cert
•Logistics Principles and International Supply Chain Management Concepts
•Supply Management: Processes; Facilities and ICT
•Plus two optional modules.
-- Core modules: PG Dip
•Managing Logistics and Supply Chains in Practice
•Plus three optional modules.
-- Core modules: MSc
-- Optional modules
•Independent Learning Module
•International Business Environment
•Lifecycle and Globally Sustainable and Logistics
•Management Theory into Management Practice: Global Perspectives
•Performance Measurement and Management
•Research Methods for Managers in an International Context
The MSc in International Logistics can prepare students for careers including: buyer; channel manager; controller; logistics manager; materials planner; operations manager; outsourcing manager; production planner; procurement manager; project manager; quality manager; relationship manager; supply-chain customer services channel manager; and supply chain manager.
Normally, entrants will be expected to hold a first degree from an internationally recognised university, which has a business or management component. Usually, this will be at a minimum of lower second class honours. 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. Requests for admission with APL (admission with credit) will be managed via standard university procedures.
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Last updated June 15, 2016