MSc in Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester
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. Operations management is all about how to organise the production and delivery of products and services.
During the course, you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semesters one and two total 120 credits and consist 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 procurement and supply-related theme.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
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 CIPS.
- As the course is accredited to CIPS, students with the required work experience will not need to take any further examinations to become full members of CIPS (as long as they have completed the required modules and the dissertation should focus on a procurement and supply related theme as part of the MSc).
- Students without the required work experience (for example, recent graduates) can take the required modules and dissertation element of the MSc programme and on completion of three years of relevant work experience can apply for full membership of CIPS.
- We are unable to answer individual enquiries about CIPS membership and you should apply directly to CIPS. Details of membership options can be obtained from the CIPS website.
Coursework and assessment
Assessment across the course units varies and includes a combination of examinations, course work and group project assessment and presentations, in-class tests and assignments. A dissertation is normally undertaken.
- Gain the knowledge and skills to ensure that processes run smoothly, particularly in the face of opportunities and challenges arising from the increasingly global reach of the business.
- Cover the service, manufacturing, public and private sectors, showing how operations management, project management and supply chain management work.
- Opportunity to concentrate on particular aspects of operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement.
- Prepare for a career as a professional operations, project or supply chain manager.
- A strong foundation for progression to a PhD or an academic career within the field.
- Opportunity to concentrate on particular aspects of operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement, helping towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.