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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

Our recent graduates from this programme have gone on to work for industrial and commercial giants including Nissan, Alstom Power, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Royal Air Force and Royal Mail.

The course concludes with a Business Project; a substantial piece of work designed to provide you with an opportunity to analyse a business problem and practically apply the knowledge and skills developed during the course.

Accreditations

MSc Supply Chain Management is fully accredited by:

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
  • On successful completion of the degree, you will also be awarded a CMI Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Course outline

MSc Supply Chain Management is delivered in a collaboration between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Aston Business School which makes this course distinctive from other universities. You will receive a broader knowledge from academics across both schools who work closely with business and industry.

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and applied perspectives of supply chain management and logistics, along with specific areas of supply chain management by studying specialist modules. These areas include: relationships, partnering, ERP, simulation, purchasing, contracts, planning and optimisation.

Assessment

Assessment methods are designed to meet the particular requirements of each module. These methods vary from 100% examination to 100% continuous assessment. Currently the balance for the taught element of the course is approximately 65% examination and 35% continuous assessment. The major project accounts for 60 of the 180 credits required for successful completion of the degree.

Career opportunities

This programme is suitable if you are seeking a career in the supply chain management sector, particularly if you aspire to senior management positions.

Upon completion of this course, you will enter the workplace with a degree that was delivered by a triple accredited Business School, and is professionally recognised and accredited by the CIM and CIPS. This gives you a real edge.

Recent graduates from this programme have gone on to secure roles such as Supply Chain Analyst, Assistant Purchasing Manager, Corporate and Planning Strategist, Quality Controller, Planning Executive, Procurement & Logistics Expeditor, Junior Resources Manager and Content Operations Executive. They work at some of the major companies in the industry, including Nissan, Accenture, Royal Mail, Royal Air Force, and Singapore Airlines Cargo.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 123 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    133 61%

    45th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    64th

    20

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