MSc in Supply Chain Management

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Program Description

MSc in Supply Chain Management

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

MSc in Supply Chain Management

Starting: September

This programme is open to graduates from all subject areas and is especially suited to those from a business, social science, economics or engineering background. The MSc in Supply Chain Management is ideal for anyone who is keen to enter this fast-growing business profession.

What is the programme about?

Supply chain management is the management of all the activities in business networks. This means managing the resources and relationships of not just your company but also your suppliers and your customers. Supply chain management is one of the fastest-growing business professions and gives companies a strong competitive advantage. The MSc in Supply Chain Management is designed to help you succeed in this complex and varied environment. As well as modules on supply chain skills you will also take part in a supply chain consulting project with the leading companies in Ireland and internationally. This will give you the real experience of supply chain issues as well as a great boost to your hiring potential.

Course objective

We teach you to develop your thinking and management skills across the entire supply chain, including supplier development and management, innovation generation, customer relationship management and systems thinking.

What will I learn?

You will learn the skills and techniques you need to succeed in supply chain management: strategy, management, leadership, critical thinking, negotiating and organisational skills. Through the supply chain consulting project you will also learn the skills of scoping, planning, managing and executing a consulting project, communicating with senior managers, and delivering consulting solutions.

How will I benefit?

This programme will give you the skills and knowledge to work in this exciting and varied discipline. Companies such as Zara, IBM, Aldi, Microsoft, Mars, Dell and Diageo use supply chain management techniques to differentiate themselves and maintain their world-class status and many of our students have gone on to work with these companies. Students have also gone on to careers in Accenture, United Drug, KPMG, Deutsche Bank, Abbott Labs, Aldi, Wincanton, PWC, and Intel. The careers in supply chain management are as diverse and varied as industries and companies. Supply chain management is central to multinational management giving our students excellent opportunities for travel and diversity in their careers. Industries as diverse as fashion, retail, electronics, music, and travel all rely on supply chain management in order to give customers the right product, with the right innovations, at the right time, and at the right price.


Fees Full Time:

€11,900 EU
€14,500 Non-EU

Fees Part Time:

€6,500 pa EU
€7,800 pa Non-EU


Applications are now being accepted for this programme for the 2013/14 academic year. All applications must be submitted online.

Applications will be accepted from graduates of all disciplines. It is especially suited to graduates with a degree in Business/Commerce, Social science, Economics or Engineering but we will consider applications from graduates of all disciplines.

Supply Chain Management is a diverse and varied MSc and many different skills are needed. Students who are people-oriented, good communicators and want to work in the management field tend to perform well on the MSc, as well as students with more specialized numerical skills. The MSc in Supply Chain Management caters to all these skill sets.

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline or
  • An honours Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or
  • A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ work experience in Supply Chain Management.

Please Note: Degree awards (levels, categories, classification) vary greatly across countries. International students are urged to contact the Admissions Office to get clarification on equivalent grades and the grades required for entry to this Masters programme. The UCD GPA system ranges from 4.2 downwards, unlike many other universities for which it is 4.0.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
11,900 EUR
(EU), 14500 EUR (Non-EU)
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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