Do you want a managerial career in logistics or supply chains? Are you hoping to understand the processes and systems crucial to the world of business? If so, this is the course for you.
In just one year, you will cover operations management, logistics and supply chain consulting, forecasting, modelling, enterprise systems, e-procurement and strategic purchasing.
You will also learn practical business skills such as budgeting, problem solving, managing groups and teams, and consultancy skills.
The University of Brighton is a member of the SAP University Alliances Programme. You will gain experience of using SAP software, one of the world's most widely used enterprise planning systems.
Later in the course, you will take part in consultancy workshops and use the knowledge you've acquired to solve business problems. with the option of undertaking a consultancy project for a real client.
Graduates from this course will be equipped for work as purchasing managers, supply chain analysts, consultants, logistics analysts, manufacturing managers or sales and operations planning managers.
Scholarships are available for this course.
- UK/EU (full-time) 8,550 GBP
- International (full-time) 14,400 GBP
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2016. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
For non-native speakers of English
In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.
Degree and/or experience
Normally a good honours degree or equivalent is required. Work experience is useful but not essential. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications will be considered. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements then please contact us.
International students who need help meeting the academic entry requirements should contact our International College.
Careers and employability
There is a significant demand for logistics and supply chain analysts with good modelling and forecasting skills.
This course has been designed for people wanting to start careers in:
- supply chain management
- consulting and e-business
- manufacturing management
- sales and operations planning
You could work for a wide variety of organisations, such as:
- procurement divisions of companies
- third-party distribution companies
- the retail industry
- logistics and distribution divisions of manufacturers
- manufacturing logistics
- freight forwarders
- parcel delivery services
- local and central government consultants
- road freight hauliers
- supply chain consultancies
- the Armed Forces
- the health services
Many job advertisements state that it is highly desirable to have SAP enterprise planning experience or a CIPS-approved qualificaton. This course fulfils both requirements. Today's jobs market is highly competitive and a postgraduate degree can command a premium with employers. A survey of destinations six months after graduation – carried out by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (Hecsu) – found that postgraduates were more likely to have found employment and be working in a professional role than those with only a first degree.
This course has strong links to a number of local companies with significant supply chain operations. Industry-based projects provide valuable experience.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Throughout the world CIPS qualifications are recognised as driving leading edge thinking and professionalism in procurement.
Graduates with sufficient work experience may apply for the internationally recognised MCIPS status. This signals your professional credibility to employers, clients and peers.
Links with industry
"Our students engage with industry through work placements, projects and guest speakers. This close link with industry often provides our students with opportunities to get a job. This is what the business school is all about."
Aidan Berry, Director of Brighton Business School
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Last updated April 12, 2016