Qualification name:Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree from British University or international equivalent)
Including:Engineering Science or Business
Other requirements:For international equivalences, the entry requirements for non-uk countries can be found at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/msc/admissions.html
IELTS:7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any element)
TOEFL IBT:100 (with no less than 20 in speaking and 19 in any other element)
This course is accredited by EQUIS
The school offers five closely-related MSc courses in the field of Operations Management:
MSc Operations Management
MSc Operations Management and Manufacturing Systems
MSc Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
MSc Supply Chain and Operations Management
MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The MSc courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Logistics focus on the management of operations in manufacturing, service and distribution enterprises. They will prepare you for a career in working with companies to build a competitive edge based on high levels of technical and managerial competence. The courses aim to integrate management techniques and the technologies that they control, with emphasis on the strategic relevance of solutions. Our strong links with the University’s Engineering Faculty mean that you can also choose modules from their programmes.
We welcome applications from graduates in engineering, management, and related disciplines. The courses are suitable for you if you want to pursue a career in operations management whether or not you have a first degree in a closely related area.
The full-time courses require a major individual dissertation project that is undertaken in the summer, which is intended to integrate knowledge, methodology, and practical skills. When these projects are successful in advancing knowledge, we encourage our students to present their findings as conference papers or journal articles.
The Business School is a top 10 UK business school: Finance, Accounting and Management ranks sixth in the 2009 Independent Good University Guide
Our Postgraduate Careers Service places third in the UK for career placement success
We regularly review and update our MSc programmes to ensure that their content is relevant to the changing global business environment
The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management is taught on a full-time basis over one year.
During this time, you must accumulate 180 credits to qualify for the award of MSc.
You will take 120 credits worth of taught modules, which are examined during two 15-week semesters.
Each taught module typically consists of 10 two-hour sessions. Assessment is by a combination of individual essay or group project and written examination.
The remaining 60 credits of this course are allocated to a dissertation, which is completed over the summer period for submission in September.
The course structure for the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management Programme are:
Finance and Accounting
Introduction to Managing Operations
Quality Management and Quality Techniques
Supply Chain Management in Practice
Modelling and Simulation
Performance Measurement and Lean Techniques
Design of Operations Facilities and Systems
International Logistics and Transport
Management Science for Decision Support
Design of Operations Facilities and Systems
Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing
A 20,000 word Logistics and Supply Chain Management dissertation is completed over the summer.
For more details on our modules, please see the Module Catalogue.
Postgraduate Careers Service
The School has its own fully qualified postgraduate careers advisers providing career support for all postgraduate programmes. In addition to individual careers consultations, skills development events, recruitment events and guest lectures, you will also have access to a comprehensive career management skills programme. The content of the programme has been developed specifically to suit the needs of the MSc students and sessions are built into the MSc timetable.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2012, 81.7% of postgraduates in the Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £25,547 with the highest being £45,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2011/12.
Previous graduates have entered career areas such as Continuous Improvement, IT, Operations Management, Pharmaceuticals, Supply Chain/Logistics, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Planning and Production Management. Some graduates have gone into self-employment.
Career Prospects and Employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.
Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.