Supply Chain Management - Conversion Course - Bolton Street
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Supply Chain Management - Conversion Course - Bolton Street

What is a Postgraduate Conversion Programme?

A conversion programme enables graduates of one discipline to acquire a qualification in a different discipline at Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Level. Having studied a particular degree you may decide that you wish to change your career path and consider undertaking a conversion programme at TU Dublin.

What is... Supply Chain Management?
Supply chain management (SCM) and logistics are critical success factors as Ireland attempts to build an export-driven economic recovery. Despite the continuing economic challenges, there continues to be strong demand in the market place for suitably qualified SCM professionals. NITL's full-time and executive postgraduate programme provide an ideal opportunity for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to build a career in this exciting and rapidly developing field. Supply chain managers play a critical role in all main sectors in the economy including life sciences, electronics and IT, food and drink, third-party logistics (3PL) and retail, as well as in many parts of the public sector. NITL's programmes provide a solid grounding in all aspects of SCM based on the principles of world class practice and relevant to the evolving needs of business in Ireland.

There is a growing recognition of the importance of logistics and Supply Chain management issues in companies in Ireland. The necessary improvements cannot be achieved without properly educated and trained "supply chain professionals". There is a prime need for the best young brains to provide a fresh, innovative impetus. In support of this need the MSc in Supply Chain Management provides training and education of a high academic standard and relevant to modern industry. This full-time programme allows graduates, often with limited practical experience, to gain an MSc in Supply Chain Management by following a structured programme of modules which address both the theoretical and applied aspects of the subject. The M.Sc. in Supply Chain Management is aimed at the "high-flyers" who will be the world-class managers of the future.

The aim of the full-time M.Sc. programme is to develop these professionals - the leaders of change and business improvement in manufacturing, process, retail, transport and logistics service companies. IT achieves this through broad-based vocational postgraduate education, providing the student with a thorough knowledge of and competence in the key elements of logistics and Supply Chain Management.

The overall learning outcomes of the programme are to:

- provide participants with a detailed knowledge of the theory and practice of SCM

- develop graduates to contribute effectively to multi-discipline teamwork aimed at radical improvements in supply chain capability

- prepare graduates of all disciplines for a variety of roles in SCM

- provide personal development opportunities for students in parallel with their meeting career development objectives

Subjects taught

The modules on 'Logistics' provide a detailed understanding of all aspects of Supply Chain Management philosophy and operational practice. The 'Tools and Technology' modules address the role of technology, in particular IT in facilitating business improvements. The modules on Supply Chain Management Skills cover all aspects of operational management including quality as well as providing an understanding of the main issues involved in people management. It is imperative that participants appreciate the role of logistics and Supply Chain Management in the context of the overall business. The programme modules on 'Business Context' address this requirement. There are currently over twenty modules available. Modules are added regularly to meet the requirements of partner companies.

Logistics

Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Inventory Management
Partnerships in SCM
Purchasing Management
Transport and Distribution Management
Understanding Customer Service
Warehouse Management
Outsourcing

Tools and TechnologyIT in the Supply Chain

Management of Information Systems
Project Planning, Management and Control
Quantitative Modelling
Simuation of Supply Chains

Supply Chain Management SkillsAnalysing Organisations

Change Management and Organisation Development
Human Resource Management in the Supply Chain
Managing People

Business Context

Business Strategy
Essential Finance for Supply Chain Managers
International Supply Chain Design
Manufacturing Strategy and Operations
Marketing and Supply Chain Integration
Sustainable Supply Chain Design and Operations

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Participants are Bachelor Degree holders in any discipline (2.2 grade or higher) or equivalent.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Application dates

Applications open from November 2021

Duration

3 years part-time

It is a part-time modular programme designed specifically to meet the needs of busy graduates and other professionals. All modules are of 40 hours duration and take place on two consecutive "weekends" – Friday and Saturday. Each subject is delivered as a discrete module and by putting together a set of these modules, the precise content of an individual's programme is tailored according to their requirements and/or the company's needs. Participants will attend a minimum of 9 modules and complete the related assignments and a project, leading to a dissertation, over the duration of the programme (usually up to 3 years).

All modules are delivered by a mix of professional trainers, academics, consultants and practitioners. Modules are categorised into logistics, tools and technology, Supply Chain Management skills and business context.

The structure is based around intensive 40 hour modules.NITL also recognises that for learning to be really effective mechanisms must exist for transfer of knowledge and skills from the classroom environment into the real business environment.There is a strong emphasis on work-based assignments and projects. Finally, module design, delivery and assessment is carried out jointly with partner companies in line with NITL`s guiding principle of partnership. This ensures that all programme modules are based on world-class best practice as well as being relevant to the real needs of companies.

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date: 19/09/2019.

Post Course Info

What are my career opportunities?
Participants following the programme will generally aspire to a career in the logistics/supply chain management field in manufacturing, process, retail, transport and logistics service companies. Supply chain management (SCM) and logistics are critical success factors as Ireland attempts to build an export-driven economic recovery.

Despite the continuing economic challenges, there continues to be strong demand in the market place for suitably qualified SCM professionals. NITL's full-time and executive postgraduate programme provide an ideal opportunity for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to build a career in this exciting and rapidly developing field. Supply chain managers play a critical role in all main sectors in the economy including life sciences, electronics and IT, food and drink, third-party logistics (3PL) and retail, as well as in many parts of the public sector. NITL's programmes provide a solid grounding in all aspects of SCM based on the principles of world class practice and relevant to the evolving needs of business in Ireland.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Weekend

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    Course provider