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What will I learn?

About this course

Master the planning, creation and delivery of products and services on a global scale. You’ll learn the skills necessary for designing and operating supply chains, all whilst navigating changing economic conditions, emerging technologies and consumer expectations.

From supply chain sustainability to advanced operations management, this course explores topics that are critical to gaining a competitive advantage in the global business environment.

You’ll graduate with skills that are in growing demand across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, retail and fast-moving consumer goods.

This MSc will provide the foundations that professionals in operations and supply chain management require for successful decision-making in the future.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • explore and develop strategic perspectives on supply chains and logistics systems
  • learn how to manage buyer-supplier relationships within supply chain networks
  • plan and implement sourcing strategies that are resilient in the face of pandemics or political change
  • gain the support and insight of groups like CORMSIS and CentasPM, including a mentoring scheme, practitioner talks and company visits

Some students on this programme will also have the opportunity to experience an industrial placement in the context of the dissertation.

After a successful interview with a sponsor organisation, a student will undertake research around a specific problem encountered in this organisation in close collaboration with this firm and under supervision of a business school academic. Consequently, said student will write the dissertation on this research project and its outcome.

This programme is currently seeking professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Careers

Graduates of this MSc typically work in innovative companies that wish to future-proof themselves by ensuring that they take the right strategic decisions when it comes to procurement and operations.

Our graduates will be aware of the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be implemented in international operations and supply networks, responding to an increasing global need for Corporate Social Responsibility.

The module MANG6390 Academic and Professional Skills for Business will further boost your employability by providing you with transferrable skills that are essential in the modern business world.

You will also have access to resources available via the UoS Careers and Employability Service and the Careers, Employability, Placements and Alumni Relations (CEPAR).

Which department am I in?

University of Southampton

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£25,000.00 (US$ 30,269) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 September 2022

Venue

Highfield Campus

Highfield,

Southampton,

SO17 1BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution minimum GPA 3.0 out of 4. UK 1st degree equivalent: GPA 3.6 out of 4.0, UK 2.1 degree equivalent: GPA 3.2 out of 4.0; GPA 3.0 depending on awarding institution. IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking.

For international students

A 2:1 degree is required for entry onto this programme. These requirements are preliminary, and may by subject to change. If English is not your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English. You'll need all of the following scores as a minimum: IELTS overall score:7.0; reading: 6.5; writing: 6.5; speaking: 6.5; listening: 6.5. TOEFL: 100.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Southampton

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  • Global Top 100 university
  • Large and diverse international student population
  • Multiple award-winning careers service
  • Global No.1 business incubator (UBI Global)

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