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Senior Leader Apprenticeship+ Logistics and Supply Chain MSc (Executive)

Senior Leader Apprenticeship+ Logistics and Supply Chain MSc (Executive)

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26 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Supply Chain Management Leadership

Course type


Course Summary

The Cranfield Senior Leader Apprenticeship+ Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) programme has been designed in two parts. Part I provides a distinctive and collaborative learning experience, with intense and interactive classroom sessions. Students’ develop their procurement, logistics, and supply chain management skills, knowledge and confidence, enabling them to be more effective leaders within their organisations. Our world-leading teaching team place huge emphasis on real-life challenges and industry best practices, which students can apply back to their own organisation. This programme will improve their ability to critically select the tools and techniques that are most relevant to the challenges their organisations are facing.

Students, subject to successful completion of the taught modules, are qualified to progress onto Part II, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive), which enables them to cement their learning and complete a significant work-based project within their organisation. Successful completion of the MSc provides graduates with a unique opportunity to gain full membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), and European Logistics Associations (ELA), the three world-leading professional bodies in the fields of logistics, procurement and supply chain management.

Students benefit from a diverse student cohort and our faculty’s direct involvement with global businesses. On successful completion of Part I and Part II graduates will be awarded the Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) and will have a deep understanding of contemporary business issues and a capacity to assume active leadership roles.

Who is it for?

  • Supply chain, logistics or procurement managers who want to enhance their skills, knowledge and confidence to take on more demanding executive roles in the future.
  • Individuals with business or organisational experience in a non-supply chain area who are intending to move into the supply chain field or have recently had a change in career track.
  • Ambitious professionals who are keen to develop themselves and want a "real-world' education delivered by faculty who are actively engaged with business and can bring their knowledge to the programme.

Your career

The Senior Leader Apprenticeship+ Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) will enhance your supply chain management skills, knowledge and confidence, enabling you to develop your career and take on more demanding projects and roles in the future. The broad course content will allow you to bring the latest academic insights and industry best practice back to your own organisation, or to apply your knowledge from the course to a wide variety of roles and industrie.


The course will explore the subject of procurement and supply in the industrial and commercial context, explaining its role and purpose within the supply chain. Students will learn how procurement has developed, the skills and information needed by procurement professionals, the academic theory and knowledge accumulated on the subject area and the use of specific tools and techniques employed in managing the procurement function. In addition we will explore and use some of the recently emerged technologies within e-procurement which are designed to improve both process and cost management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

PgDip Part-time £14,000. This includes tuition fees and endpoint assessment only. Under the Apprenticeship Levy scheme employers can fund apprenticeships for any new and current staff with the right to work in the UK and whose main place of work is England. This programme meets the requirements of the Level 7 Senior Leader apprenticeship standard. Part II can be funded by employer or employee and is priced at £5,000 which will be due for payment at month 16.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Each application is considered on its individual merit, considering both qualifications and work experience. Usually candidates must have two years' work experience and hold either first or a second-class UK honours degree in a relevant discipline, or international relevant degree - equivalent of UK qualifications. Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered if they have a professional qualification (e.g. from ClPS, CILT, and APICS) together with 5 years' post-qualification relevant work experience. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

Department profile

A world-leader in management education, research, and consultancy for over 50 years, Cranfield School of Management is an exclusively postgraduate business school whose mission is to improve the practice of management. We have a global reputation for developing high-performing leaders in technology and management - encouraging them to transform their organisations and wider society. Renowned for our strong links with industry, Cranfield is...more

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