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Supply Chain and Sustainability Management MSc/PgDip/PGCert

Supply Chain and Sustainability Management MSc/PgDip/PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Supply Chain Management Sustainability

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why this course?

Supply chain management is widely accepted as a critical business competency. It encompasses procurement of materials, processing and distribution of products and services to customers. In many companies, 80% or more of their turnover is spent outside the organisation and this course helps you become effective in managing this.

The course is aimed particularly at who will work within supply chain management and is suitable for those with a background in support functions such as sales, maintenance, finance and marketing. It has been designed to cover the latest industrial environmental issues, for example:

  • extended producer responsibility
  • the philosophy of design, manufacturing, and engineering management for the circular economy

This course is delivered in partnership by the Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management, and the Department of Management Science. This collaboration between engineering and business benefits from the combination of technical and organisational expertise.

What you'll study

Drawing on the expertise of two leading academic departments, we offer courses which combine skills in leadership, production planning and strategic business management in the context of supply chains.

You'll gain an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues relating to the management of supply chains. You'll focus on the improvement of process performance from a sustainability perspective, taking into consideration new demands such as green operations and green supply chain management. To do this, you'll be equipped with concepts and methods to contribute towards the competitiveness of industrial and commercial organisations worldwide.

These courses allow you to advance your career within the broader area of supply chain management, for example:

  • operations
  • process management
  • operations planning and control
  • purchasing and procurement
  • logistics and distribution

The course comprises compulsory modules and specialist modules as well as a Masters dissertation. The specialisation allows you to choose an area of interest, Operations Management, Logistics Management or Procurement Management. You'll choose your area at registration.

Specialism (compulsory) classes for the MSc Supply Chain and Sustainability Management are:

  • Sustainable Product Design and Manufacturing
  • Lean and Green Logistics
  • Remanufacturing

Major projects

You'll undertake a research dissertation related to supply chain management. This is an opportunity to showcase the skills acquired in classes during the year and to apply research practice. Supervised by a member of academic staff, you'll conduct a literature review and carry out an appropriate study.

Accreditation: Chartered Institution of Procurement & Supply

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

Careers

Demand for qualified supply chain management practitioners is increasing worldwide. This is a result of globalisation with the adoption of information and communication technology. It makes 24/7 business operations worldwide possible. Global supply chains are commonplace.

This course allows you to advance your career within the broader area of supply chain management, for example:

  • operations
  • process management
  • operations planning and control
  • purchasing and procurement
  • logistics and distribution amongst others.

Different course options

Full time | University of Strathclyde | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The class is devoted to the concepts and approaches to effective performance measurement and management at an organisational level. Performance Measurement and Management (PMM) is one of the key factors for survival and prosperity of business systems. Business analysts can typically expect to be involved in the design of PMM systems and in the evaluation of performance information. This class focuses on the different approaches to performance measurement and management commonly use across public and private sectors. The class focuses at the strategic, organisational level of PMM while providing the essential knowledge and skills at the technical level. The class starts with presenting the background to performance measurement to provide the students with an understanding of the roots of some of the common problems in measuring and managing performance in organisations. This will follow with discussing PMM from five different but highly inter-related perspectives, namely stakeholder, customer, comparative, operations and integrative perspectives. You're encouraged to get more insight into the techniques and concepts by carrying out directed readings as well as completing a group and an individual assignment. The class will be concluded by discussing implementation and managerial issues in measuring business performance.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or business related discipline.

University information

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