Our Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc provides in-depth knowledge of the major areas that underpin operations and supply chain. You’ll learn how to improve business performance with an integrated approach to operations, logistics and supply chain management.
Organisations are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times and better manage risk. This allows them to develop and maintain a competitive advantage.
The course will suit those who wish to pursue a career in either operations or general management including:
- operations, distribution and supply chain management
- logistics and transport management
- engineering, purchasing or quality management
- manufacturing management
- management accounting
What you'll learn
You will improve your knowledge and understanding of how an integrated approach to operations management can impact on business performance.
You will learn how to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations. You will do this by applying the knowledge you develop in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way.
This course will shape your understanding of:
- quantitative analysis approaches in logistics and supply chain management
- how the mainstream supply chain information systems work
- how information technology can improve the efficiency of supply chain management
- how an integrated approach to operations and supply chain management can impact on businesses
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- critically evaluate, synthesise and apply theories and concepts in operations and supply chain in a national and international context
- demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills in the application of operations and supply chain
- use reflective skills to enable you to become a lifelong learner and problem solver
- critically apply relevant theory and concepts to a range to complex, open-ended problems
- provide technical, commercial and managerial leadership
- communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills
As a student, you receive free membership to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), free membership to the Intelligent Transport Society (ITS), and a discounted student membership to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) allowing full access to their globally renowned library and research services (membership is compulsory).
Modules for 2018 entry
- NBS8118 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
- NBS8221 Operations Management
- NBS8222 International Logistics
- NBS8224 Performance and Decision Management
- NBS8229 Quality Management, Tools and Techniques
- NBS8300 Dissertation in Operations and Supply Chain Management
- NBS8325 E‐Logistics Management for Supply Chain Competitive Advantage
- NBS8372 Research Methods (OSCM/OMLA)
You take optional modules to the value of 10 credits from the following list
- NBS8135 Introduction to Financial Reporting
- NBS8324 Supply Chain and Logistics Modelling and Control
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.