Modern supply chain management is about much more than warehousing and transport – it considers every step of the carefully balanced process between procurement of raw materials up to receipt by the final consumer, and those working in this industry need to have academic underpinnings to their experience to reach senior roles.
Our MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics* has been developed to impart the knowledge that a logistics professional needs to know to succeed within the field, with a particular focus on procurement, sustainability, and the use of major developments in digital business management such as artificial intelligence and big data. Tutors will make use of a simple t-shirt example to contextualise their course material throughout the entire programme, encouraging students to see beyond the seemingly straightforward product to the complexities within every stage of its supply.
Modules have been integrated within the programme as a whole to provide a comprehensive and logical progression of course content. Examples of topics you will study include:
- the role of finance, including corporate finance, economics and management accounting
- how the sustainability agenda has driven profound changes in the management of supply chains
- the management decisions, marketing channels and relationships between trading concerns and transport channels
Towards the end of your degree, you will apply the new skills and knowledge you have gained to an individual research project on the topic of your choice.
*The start date and details of this course are still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund given. If we need to make changes to this programme as part of the University of Essex validation process, we will communicate these to you at the earliest possible date.