Logistics and Supply Chain Management forms a significant part of any business and improvement in this area will give the company an added competitive advantage.
At Kent Business School the MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management equips you with advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in order to identify areas for improvement within an organisation to gain the competitive edge.This programme is designed for high-calibre graduates from science, engineering, and business and management disciplines, seeking to gain experience to work at all levels of the company from operational to strategic level. You benefit from project work, live case studies with real organisations, including a company visit and guest lectures, that will enhance your job prospects.
Delivered by world-class, research-active and experienced staff the programme enables you to develop enhanced quantitative and qualitative skills to support decision making in any logistic area within an organisation. Logistics and supply chain management problems may include inventory, transportation, warehousing, location, reverse and green logistics and customer and supplier relationships. These aspects will, without doubt, provide the company with competitive advantage, if approached correctly. Graduates of this MSc are able to respond to the challenges in an area that is constantly evolving.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the UK‘s independent professional body for logistics, supply chains and transport. Students who graduate from MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management are exempt from the academic requirement for Chartered Membership, and while studying your student membership is paid for by Kent Business School. The CILT network connects members worldwide and is the greatest source of professional expertise for the industry. Accreditation and membership deliver significant benefit in terms of career prospects.
The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation:
- Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Contemporary Topics in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Data Mining and Forecasting
- Management of Operations
- Spreadsheets and Decision Support Systems
- Warehousing and Transport Management
- Business Statistics and Database Management
- Digital Marketing
- Financial and Management Accounting
- Heuristics and Optimisation
- Management Science Modelling
- Managing the Multinational Enterprise
- Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
- Performance Management
- Simulation and Optimisation Software
- Structure and Organisation of the E-Commerce Enterprise
- Dissertation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June.
Once these are completed, students then work full time on the project and write a Dissertation based on this. This Dissertation is an opportunity to apply the techniques and insights presented in the programme and apply them to a particular problem area.
Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a quantitative discipline, such as engineering, logistics, mathematics, economics or statistics. Consideration will be given to those applicants holding a good second class honours degree.
Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.
Proof of English language proficiency is required. We do offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
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Last updated August 2, 2017