Why study MBA with Logistics and Supply Chain Management at UWS London?
Learn from industry experts
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Study in a world-leading business centre
Get your MBA in London and you’ll live and study in one of the business capitals of the world.
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Become part of a thriving international network of UWS graduates.
Kickstart your career
97% of UWS graduates are in work or further study within 6 months of graduation (DHLE 2016/17).
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
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
- Manufacturing management
- Management accounting
- Markets research
- Operations research
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
Where candidates do not meet the standard entry requirement, they must demonstrate that they have sufficient relevant professional or practice-based experience to undertake their chosen programme of study. They may be admitted to the programme at the discretion of the programme Admissions Officer/Programme Leader.
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 UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- Overall score 6.0
- No sub-test less than 5.5
Common equivalent english language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
- PTE Pearson Academic English: An overall score of 54 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 61 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0)
- TOEFL IBT*: 78; no sub-test less than 17
For further information on English Language qualifications accepted click here.
For applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements above, there is an option to apply for the pre-sessional English language programme combined with chosen degree programme. Find out more here.
1 Year – Full-time
Intakes in January, May and September
Apply now through our online application system. Before applying, you should check that you meet our entry requirements, and you should have all your supporting documents ready.
The first step is to create a profile. Then, after submitting your completed application, you will be required to upload your supporting documents listed in our documents checklist page.
Most courses don’t have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment.
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