Leadership in Supply Chain Management

Institute of Supply Chain Excellence

Leadership in Supply Chain Management

The aim of this programme is to provide you with the key skills to perform as a supply chain practitioner – be you engaged in: industrial processing; the retail sector; transport and logistical service companies, a private enterprise or a public service organisation.

Our broad-based vocational postgraduate educational programme will provide you the learner with a comprehensive knowledge of the key elements of leadership and supply chain management.

This course will broaden your conceptual thinking ability and equip you with the tools and techniques to implement decisive change in your organisation.

You will develop your competence in formulating and implementing innovative strategies to meet the shifting requirements occurring in domestic and global supply chains – such as the demands brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic

Successful completion of this course will lead to the award of a Level 9, Honours Master of Science Degree: Leadership in Supply Chain Management.

Who should apply?
This post-graduate programme is designed to suit the needs of career-minded practitioners who work in the area of supply chain management, or in associated disciplines, who are actively pursuing continuous development of systems and processes arising from strategic and operational alignment of their supply chain.

Study in small classes, minimum 10 of learners, to a maximum of 25 very much Covid-19 compliant

Part-time learning programme – with opportunity to develop business contacts

Experience a mixture of relevant mandatory and elective modules

Schedule your own course of study – choose which module you wish to attend and when you want to do it

Complete eight [8] modules from a syllabus of ten [10] – design a learning path to suit your needs

Acquire the skills of research and gain the ability to produce a substantial Dissertation, showing evidence of critical analysis of the theory and practice of supply chain management.

Pay as you go – fees are based on a staged payment plan, phased over the period of your course of studies.

Subjects taught

What will I learn?
Learn to leverage the latest tools and technology to create a more sustainable supply chain management plan as you follow your learning path through the modules of this programme:

Module 1 – Induction Module – Welcome to MSc Leadership in Supply Chain Management.
Module 2 – Business Strategy
Module 3 – Developing Leadership & Management Capability
Module 4 – International Supply Chain Design
Module 5 – Procurement
Module 6 – Operations Management
Module 7 – Contemporary Supply Chain Logistics
Module 8 – Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Module 9 – Human Resource Management
Module 10 – Change Management
Module 11 – Project Management /Research Methods
Module 12 – Dissertation Project

Modules are planned to be held in Dublin and Cork. If there is sufficient demand, modules can be scheduled to take place in in other main cities.

Entry requirements

Senior Supply Chain Practitioners
Ideally applicants should be senior supply chain practioners holding an honours Batchelor Degree [NFQ Level 8]. Also in this category are recent graduates, who have come directly into the supply chain sector from college and who have the experience of working in supply chain disciplines.

Mature Learners
We also welcome mature learners who have the experience of working in supply chain disciplines with a strong record of career achievement at management level but without formal degree level qualifications, who are now seeking to certify their experiences or to learn best practice in the field .

Application dates

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No


Modules are taught over two weekends with 38 contact hours plus an assignment designed to be completed within a six-week period.

The programme requires the learner to successfully complete eight Modules and a Dissertation.

A module consists of two consecutive weekends consisting of Thursday evenings [6 to 9pm], All day Fridays and Saturdays [8.30 to 4.30] – totalling 38 contact hours.

This is a modularised programme and is not based on normal academic semesters. A learner can attend a module every 6 weeks provided they have completed the module assignment. The programme can be completed in a minimum of two and a half years and a maximum of four years.


PhD Inclusive Design & Creative Technology Innovation (T310) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7120
non EU fee per year - € 13695

PhD Inclusive Design & Creative Technology Innovation (T311) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4745
non EU fee per year - € 9140

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment dates

Next Intake:2020/2021 September

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening,Daytime,Weekend

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