MSc International Business: Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management covers all aspects of creating customer value in the global competitive economy. This includes new product development, the management and planning of international supply chains and cooperation with other parties in the chain such as suppliers and distributors. You will gain the theoretical, practical and managerial skills to be able to interpret customer wishes and translate these into supply chain improvements that will keep companies competitive.
What will you learn?
Supply Chain Management’s focus on every link in the supply chain will show you how each link is interconnected. Courses such as Purchasing Management, Distribution and Retailing and the unique Supply Chain Metrics course for measuring the value of a supply chain will give you a systems view and the analytical skills to evaluate where processes are weak or could be improved.
At the end of the track, you will be able to:
• identify problems and offer commercially viable solutions that will make and keep supply chains competitive
• interpret customer wants and needs, and translate these into value propositions
• communicate effectively with different groups of internal and external stakeholders
As competition in the global marketplace increases, so does the demand for Supply Chain Management experts. As a graduate of this track, you will have the theoretical, practical and managerial skills to analyse supply chains and develop solutions that will lead to their overall improvement.
These skills will be an asset to smaller companies that are looking to expand and large multinationals that want to become or remain competitive. You can expect to find a job as a supply chain manager, logistics manager, supplier relations manager or purchasing manager in almost any industry. These positions often lead to more senior managerial positions where you will be responsible for how and why companies stay in business.
Graduates have found positions in:
- large multinationals
- logistical service providers
- Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
- first- and second-tier suppliers