03 Jul 2008 11:15:00.000
Business leaders are being offered the chance to tap into the latest world-class research into logistics and supply chain management with the launch of a specialist masters course at Nottingham University Business School.
The new part-time Executive MSc in Global Supply Chain Management will allow senior professionals to claim the competitive edge for themselves and their companies in a key area of growth across the manufacturing and service businesses.
It will offer a global perspective on current issues in supply chain and logistics management — an advantage for career progression and promotion, while providing immediate benefits to current roles.
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The course will feature specialist core modules on supply chain strategy and performance measurement and process excellence and lean thinking and customer care, as well as the chance to study elective modules on e-business and knowledge management; supply networks simulation; and managing international operations.
Designed with the ambitious but busy professional in mind, the course will be offered in self-contained, one-week modules to enable it to reduce the impact on work schedules.
The flexible nature of the course means that professionals can join at various times throughout the year and choose to spread the programme over three or four years or, by the fast track route can complete it in just two years.
Developed in partnership with the Supply Chain Planning and Control Function at Rolls Royce plc, the course will bring together excellence in research-led teaching and a prestigious qualification from a leading business school with a practical understanding of the concepts and principles of supply chain management.
Scott Goddard, Director of MA/MSc Programmes at Nottingham University Business School, said: “The course is targeted primarily at staff and managers of larger manufacturing companies who have a complex, probably global supply chain to design and manage.
The connection with Rolls-Royce means that it is particularly relevant to those working in complex industrial settings — sectors such as aerospace, as well as other areas such as engineering, automotive and metals industries. It will also be of interest to specialist logistics companies.”
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 70 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher (THE) World University Rankings.
It provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's "only truly global university", it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation — School of Pharmacy).
Its students are much in demand from 'blue-chip' employers. Winners of Students in Free Enterprise for four years in succession, and current holder of UK Graduate of the Year, they are accomplished artists, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and fundraisers. Nottingham graduates consistently excel in business, the media, the arts and sport. Undergraduate and postgraduate degree completion rates are amongst the highest in the United Kingdom.