Manchester Metropolitan University
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Modern business practices rely on accurate logistics and reliable, dependable supply chains. The smooth operation of these crucial aspects of company operations affects the profitability and reputation of any organisation that supplies business-to-business or business-to-consumer. Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), this course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed in this fast-paced industry. Alongside topics such as strategic sourcing, contract and stakeholder management, and risk management, students also study information technology and information systems. This reflects the revolutionary impact the internet and e-commerce have had on logistics and supply chain management and how they continue to drive innovation. Students also engage in contemporary issues that influence industry practices such as ethical sourcing, reducing CO2 emissions and government policies that affect transport and infrastructure investments (road, rail, aviation and maritime). There are opportunities for industry visits and senior staff from within the logistics and supply chain professions often visit the campus to deliver guest lectures. The number of units students study depends on if they choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits of units plus 60 credit dissertation). For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.
Applicants should have a good UK 2.2 degree or equivalent. Professional qualifications and prior management experience may also be considered. Credit for current qualifications at or equivalent to Master's level; applicants whose first language is not English are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency; TEFL minimum score 575 (minimum 4.0 in written test), or IELTS minimum score 6.5. Applicants who have an score of 5.5 may be considered provided they successfully complete an approved MMU English language course.
Core modules: logistics and supply chain concepts and practices; supply chain planning; investigating business practice (consultancy project); research methods; dissertation. Option unit (choose 1 from): business analytics; project management concepts and practices; management practices.
Assessment on this programme includes report writing, group assignments, examinations, a case study, a presentation, a research brief and a 15,000 word dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||-||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||-||24 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||September 2016||-||8 months|
|PgCert||Full-time||September 2016||-||12 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||September 2016||-||8 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||September 2016||-||16 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Business School||Manchester||M1 3GH||North West|
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