MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management

2024

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MBA

Duration

1 year full-time

Study mode

Full time

Start date

January, May, September

School

School of Business & Creative Industries

Why study MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management at UWS London?

Learn from experts
Our inspiring team and esteemed guest lecturers bring a wealth of knowledge and global experience garnered from their extensive careers in both UK-based enterprises and across international markets.

Immerse yourself in the world’s capital
Live and study in London; one of the leading cultural, financial and cosmopolitan capitals of the world.

Build your network
Our alumni network spans across more than 100 nationalities, offering a dynamic platform for connections that can drive your career forward. 

Exceptional career prospects
London is a global economic hub, which means there are abundant opportunities for professionals with various skill sets and backgrounds. UWS London careers department will help you to navigate the graduate job market during your studies and up to 2 years after you graduate.

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:

  • Fundamentals of Senior Management (40 Credits)
  • The Strategic Manager (20 Credits)
  • Professional Management and Research Skills (20 Credits)

Students undertaking the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Pathway will complete the following modules:

  • Supply Chain Management (20 Credits)
  • Logistics Management (20 Credits)

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 Leadership

  • Strategic Business Project (60 credits)

or

  • 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 – Aula 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:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical workshops

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 48 hours
  • Independent study: 152 hours

Assessment

  • Coursework assessment 100%

Assessment methods will include:

  • Oral presentation
  • Written reports
  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Case studies
  • Posters
  • Portfolios

Delivery methods for a 20 credit module

  • Lectures: 1.5 hours
  • Tutorials: 2 hours

What is an MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management all about?

Every major business requires supply chain and logistics management to ensure processes run efficiently and companies retain their competitive edge. This is a fast-paced, challenging sector perfect for individuals with a logical mind and plenty of ideas.

The global business landscape is changing, fast. In order to survive, companies must adapt to constantly shifting supply chain demands, bringing value to their customers in increasingly efficient ways. Skilled supply chain and logistics managers are essential for business success. This course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and training to design and manage effective logistics and supply chain systems – from sourcing raw materials and ensuring ethical manufacturing processes all the way up to point of consumption.

Study the MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme and you’ll learn how supply chain and logistics connect with broader business strategy to drive great results. Taught by industry specialists, you’ll be prepared for a dynamic business environment, developing leadership skills and the know-how to apply conceptual management theories to real world scenarios.

You’ll gain competencies in critical thinking, strategic reasoning and creative problem solving —everything you need to succeed at the highest level.

Throughout this programme you’ll study:

  • Global supply chain management
  • Logistical resources and technologies
  • Procurement systems
  • Logistics strategy and inventory management
  • Modelling the supply chain
  • Operations and project management

Where will this course take me?

If you’re aiming for a managerial position in a fast-moving area of business with plenty of opportunities to develop, this specialist MBA could set you up for an exciting future. You’ll find employment opportunities for qualified supply chain managers, logistics and distribution managers and operations managers in a wide range of organisations, including government agencies, consultancy firms, manufacturing, retail and transport companies.

Successful MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management graduates often go on to work for SMEs or global organisations such as Toyota, Premier Foods, HP, BAE Systems, Carrefour, European consultancy groups, and many more.

Everything about our MBA is designed to accelerate and enrich your career in supply chain and logistics. Whichever path you want to take, we’ll help you find your way.

Forbes calculates that MBA graduates pay back their fees within about four years of graduating, and salaries are greatly enhanced by this qualification. *

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is for you if…

  • You’re keen to pursue a career in a fast-moving, challenging area of business management
  • You have a degree, professional qualification or relevant industry experience
  • You’re a logical thinker who enjoys solving problems
  • You have advancement potential and are ultimately seeking a leadership role

What is supply chain management?

Supply chain and logistics covers a whole range of activities associated with the flow and storage of goods, services and related information for a business. It’s a vital part of ensuring businesses deliver efficiently for their customers and stay competitive in today’s markets.

The challenge of procuring, storing and dispatching resources has grown significantly as our world becomes increasingly globalised. Supply chains have become complex, and companies are keen to recruit top talent to keep processes running smoothly and efficiently, and to ensure they continue to innovate and improve.

Supply chain management may cover the following areas:

  • Strategy formation
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing management
  • Management accounting 
  • Markets research 
  • Operations research

 

Course leader profile

Dr Melissa Kerr 5
Dr Melissa Kerr
Programme Leader: Master of Business Administration (with pathways)

Dr Melissa Kerr is the Programme Leader of the Masters of Business Administration (with pathways) within the School of Business and Creative Industries. She has worked as a lecturer in Higher Education on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK and Australia. Her areas of research and teaching include Change Management, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Management and Labour History. Her research examined the impact of public employment services on labour market outcomes. Melissa completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2012.

Further information

You should hold an honours degree or equivalent (minimum 2:2 classification) or a bachelor’s degree with significant and relevant work experience. You will normally be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • A degree awarded by an appropriate institution
  • A postgraduate award (passed at an appropriate level)
  • An appropriate professional qualification such as those from ACCA or CIMA
  • Passed a Pre Master’s programme at relevant level
  • Relevant work or professional experience

Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. For more information on specific academic entry requirements per country, please contact one of our admissions officers.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWSInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
Test Minimum Requirement IELTS (International English Language Testing System)IELTS Indicator Overall score of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 for each component
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)Grade C
Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Int’lOverall score 170 with no element below 163
Cambridge AS and A LevelsGrade C or above
Trinity College London ISEIIReading: Pass; Listening: Pass
ibTOEFL78; no sub-test less than 17: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17
Pearson Test of English (Academic)PTE Overall score of 59 with no element less than 59
Password English Language testGrades equivalent to CEFR B2 for entry at L9 entry and above. Password scores of 6.0 or higher
LanguageCert International ESOLB2 Communicator pass/Communicator High Pass (postgraduate applicants at 6.0)
Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6.
Skills for English (SELT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6

UWS London provides a comprehensive range of student services dedicated to supporting you at every stage of your academic journey, ensuring your success and well-being throughout your studies.

Tuition fees

MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management

2024/25
UK (excluding Scotland)
£15,500
International (including EU)
£15,500

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