MSc in Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management

General

Program Description

Put your organisational skills to the test and learn to help businesses manage the production and delivery of products and services in an increasingly globalised marketplace. This course covers operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement in one challenging and rewarding degree.

Operations management is all about how to organise the production and delivery of products and services. From banks to factories, 90% of people are involved in operations. This course gives you the skills to ensure that process runs smoothly, particularly in the face of challenges and opportunities arising from the increasingly global reach of business.

The course covers the service, manufacturing, public and private sectors, showing how operations management works, whether the customer is a patient in a hospital, a traveller on a transport system or a consumer buying a new iPod.

You have the opportunity to concentrate on particular aspects of operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement.

The course provides you with the knowledge and practical skills vital for the professional operations, project or supply chain manager in a globalised environment. It also gives you a strong foundation for any subsequent doctoral work or an academic career within the field.

Aims

During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits and consists of both compulsory and optional taught units which can be viewed in the list below.

By agreement with the Course Director, one elective unit may be taken from another Masters course - note that all elective units are subject to availability, timetabling constraints and what you have studied previously.

Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. Certain units must be chosen in order to become a member of CIPS, and the dissertation must be on a procurement and supply-related theme.

Special features

CIPS accreditation

On completion of the MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management course, students with three years' work experience in a relevant field of supply chain management can apply to become full members of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Compulsory course units include:

  • Global Operations Management
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Professional skills: Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Stategic Project Organising

Optional course units include:

  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Megaproject Leadership and Strategy
  • Modelling Operations Processes
  • Operational Excellence: The Toyota Production System
  • Simulation and Risk Analysis
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management

By agreement, you may choose one elective from other masters courses. This is by arrangement and subject to timetabling and your previous studies.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment across the course units varies and includes a combination of examinations, coursework and group project assessment and presentations, in-class tests and assignments. A dissertation is also undertaken and normally ranges between 12,000 and 25,000 words.

Entry requirements:

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent in any discipline.

When assessing your academic record we take into account; your grade average, position in class, references, and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

Last updated Jul 2019

About the School

Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK. Manchester is recognis ... Read More

Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK. Manchester is recognised for its original thinkers: our long and proud history of research excellence continues the spirit of innovation and achievement for which the city is renowned. Read less