Supply Chain Management involves ensuring the smooth running of business processes. Studying the MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a great way to advance your business career through gaining a strong academic grounding in the field. This prestigious course is taught by industry experts and focuses on the necessary skills needed to succeed in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
About the course
The MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management offers a key insight into this continually changing, yet crucially important business area. This one-year, specialist course has start dates in January, May, and September, and it offers graduates with substantial supply chain management experience the chance to enhance their career.
The MBA component of this programme offers students the opportunity to study the nature of global businesses on a broad level. Students will examine the fundamentals of business, gaining a strong understanding of how intertwined different business areas and operations are.
The logistics and supply chain management part of the course takes a more narrow and focused approach to learning. Students will closely analyse real-world logistical scenarios and learn how to apply strategic thinking and project management skills to deliver results. Areas covered include procurement and inventory management, logistical strategy, and global supply chain management.
The MBA Pathways program has a number of core modules, which will enable students to lead from within through innovation and creative thinking, shaping them into a leader for the ever changing context of Business. The modules are interdisciplinary in nature enabling students to critically demonstrate and understand the integration of key business functions enhancing their ability to design and deliver effective organisation wide strategies across sectors.
Students are required to complete the following three core modules:
- Leading and Managing Business (30 Credits)
- Professional Management Skills (30 Credits)
- Creating Business Advantage (30 Credits)
Students undertaking the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Pathway complete the following modules:
- Supply Chain Management (15 credit points)
- Logistics Management (15 credit points)
At the dissertation stage there is an option of either the Strategic Business project or the Developing Professional Practice module which will enable students to work with an employer on a project related to Banking and Finance.
- Strategic Business Project (60 credits)
- Developing Professional Practice (60 credits)
The Business project is theory based and can include the gathering of primary data. It challenges students to integrate their past learning from the previous stages of the MBA in a rigorous research project, which will be of value in better understanding a key business issue. In so doing, students will develop their knowledge and confidence in designing, developing , compiling and delivering strategic business projects.
The Developing Professional Practice module is designed to put theory into practice within a real world setting across and within Sectors: local, national and global. The module will enable students to develop skills and knowledge, both specialist and transferrable, enhancing their employability. It will enable students to build networks by connecting and working with professionals in industry.
A recognised innovative feature of our MBA programme is the fact it is supported by its own virtual learning environment – Moodle which provides access to MBA core materials and allows students to study and interact online with their peers.
You will be taught through a combination of:
- Practical workshops
Learning and teaching
- Scheduled learning: 16%
- Independent study: 84%
- Coursework assessment 100%
Assessment methods will include:
- Oral presentation
- Written reports
- Case studies
Why Study MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management?
This programme is a specialist course that takes a highly practical perspective. This approach means that students can develop in-demand skills that are attractive to employers. This way, the MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management can significantly advance graduates’ career prospects and salary expectations.
For example, common career paths of those who graduate from this course include joining government bodies, consultancies and manufacturers as senior logistics and supply chain managers.
Another reason to study this programme is that it is a London-based programme. This means you will be studying in the financial capital of the UK and allowing you the opportunity to network with other business professionals.
Finally, students are taught the most relevant and current theory by industry experts. This ensures accurate and applicable industry knowledge is passed to students.
The minimum entry requirements for this programme are a 2:2 honours degree in a business subject along with substantial work experience in a managerial role within supply chain management, procurement, or logistics. However, applications are assessed on an individual basis, so it is always best to consult the admissions contact to discuss your application.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate sufficient English Language capabilities.
Below are some of the accepted English Language qualifications:
- IELTS (gained in the last 2 years). Score: 6.0 overall and no lower than 5.5 for sub-tests.
- Cambridge certificate of advanced English (CAE) and certificate of proficiency in English (CPE). Score: 176.
- Trinity College Integrated Skills in English. Score: ISEII.
- Pearson Academic English. Score: 61.
- TOEFL IBT. Score: 78.
You may also be permitted to take a supplementary English language programme prior to the start of the programme. All applications are considered on an individual basis, so it is always worth discussing your options with an admissions officer.
The cost of this one-year course is £13,325 for UK and international students. Funding options for students are also available.