Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

International Supply Chain Management

Whatever the industry, and whether operating globally or nationally, it's more important than ever for businesses to manage their supply chains and ecosystems carefully in order to succeed. Companies, government departments and international organisations cannot survive for long without rigorous, efficient and strategic management of supply chains and logistics. They need to demonstrate their resilience against disruption and adversity, the incorporation of new technologies, and the application of e-security, location and outsourcing decisions in a world of rapid technological change, global industrial restructuring and retrenchment and onset of dangerous climate change. On our one-year International Supply Chain Management MSc you'll gain a thorough understanding of the forces at work and knowledge of sophisticated tools to strategically manage both large, complex, technology-based supply chains, as well as more traditional ones. You'll cover logistics and procurement often across national boundaries, companies, regions and time-zones. Our focused and highly relevant curriculum is based on current thinking and real world experience and needs in managing supply chains globally as technologies, markets and the international business and trade environment are changing fast. You'll learn from senior academics and experienced practitioners, with input from CEOs and senior executives across a range of industries. These industry connections have informed the content and design of the course. We recruit students from arts, sciences, manufacturing, business, management and services and prepare them for successful careers across many industries: high technology manufacturing, engineering, electronics and computing, service sectors, fashion and clothing, food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals and bio medical, aid agencies, disaster relief and NGOs. The Centre for Professional Studies was founded in 2013, recognising that international industries, firms, organisations and governments are demanding exceptional candidates who have the knowledge base and practical skills to finance, manage and execute processes and projects successfully. Our courses combine theory with industry related knowledge and expertise to provide you with an excellent headstart for a challenging career. - You'll be equipped with the practical and intellectual skills you need to become a professional supply chain manager in any industry. - You will gain an advanced understanding of the international supply chain and the approaches to finance, manage and execute supply chain excellence - You will learn about the tools and techniques used by best practice companies and their applicability in different contexts - You'll learn from highly experienced practitioners, including input from CEOs and senior executives from international firms across a range of industries.

Entry requirements

- A UK upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent

- Those with a lower second class honours degree (2:2) will be considered on a case by case basis depending on previous experience and references.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Course modules

Mandatory modules: International supply chain management; global logistics and international trade; operations and quality management; supply chain and financial performance; introduction to project management; risk management and resilient supply chains; sustainability and megatrends; information systems and technology; global sourcing and procurement; business research methods; project by dissertation.

Assessment methods

Over the 12 months of this course, you will take ten taught course units, attend various seminars and workshops and complete a final project or dissertation. Each term is made up of five taught course units. And at the end of the year, you will apply the techniques and theories you've learned during the taught elements in a Masters level thesis of 12,000 - 15,000 words on a supply chain related topic. The dissertation will typically consist of a literature review followed by empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research.

You'll learn from highly experienced practitioners, including input from CEOs and senior executives from international firms across a range of industries. These industry connections have informed the content and design of the course, in a way that will not only build on your existing knowledge and experience, but increase your chances of finding employment at a salary level higher than the graduate national average wage in your chosen sector.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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