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Supply Chain Management

This course offers a robust understanding of the concepts and practices of Supply Chain Management with academic and practical applications being incorporated into it. Supply chains and sourcing have become a central focus for companies due to the rapid changes in demand for products and services, globalisation and technology. With operations becoming more complex, companies in the manufacturing, retail and technological sectors are searching for individuals with supply chain expertise. This specialised Masters is relevant to individuals who wish to pursue careers in management consulting, managing information systems, product management and supply chain management. Graduates of this course will be well prepared to work as supply chain analysts, project managers, logistics managers, operations consultants or manufacturing or service operations managers.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
• Provide participants with a detailed knowledge of the theory and practice of Supply Chain Management;
• Develop graduate-level staff from all functions to initiate and manage multi-discipline teamwork aimed at radical improvements in supply chain capability;
• Prepare graduates of all disciplines for upward job mobility;
• Provide personal development opportunities for staff in parallel with their meeting job requirements

Entry requirements

What are the minimum entry requirements?
Entry requirements are a Level 8 degree, minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade 2 in a related discipline or equivalent. IT Carlow operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) scheme whereby applicants may be considered, based on relevant work and other experience, for exemptions from programme modules and advanced entry.

All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme


Full Time Day - one calendar year
Part Time Day - typically over two years

Careers or further progression

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
Graduates of this programme will find in all manufacturing sectors including: electronics; pharmaceuticals and food processing - as Buyers and Materials Planners. Many opportunities also exist in logistics and distribution. This work involves using sophisticated computerised planning tools such as MRP/ERP, interacting and negotiating with external suppliers and internal customers and contributing to project management as members of cross-functional teams.

Some examples of potential job opportunities:
• Supply Chain Manager
• Purchasing Manager
• Operations Manager
• Production Manager
• Procurement Manager
• Business Development Manager
• Supply Chain Consultant
• Logistics Consultant
• Inventory Control Manager
• Warehouse Manager

Further enquiries

Michael O'Fearghail
Programme Director

Martin Meagher
Head of Department
T: 059-9175300


Exit Award - Yes

Application date

Closing Date The closing date for receipt of Online Applications is 30th June 2017

How to Apply

• Applicants should complete the Application Form

• Supporting documentation such as Examination Transcripts, Employment Details, Personal Statements etc can be emailed to

• Applicants due to take examination in Summer 2017 must forward transcripts of results as soon as they become available

NOTE: Your application cannot be processed until all the relevant supporting documents have been received

How are the Masters/Postgraduate/Higher Diploma applications evaluated?

Where demand for programme places exceeds supply, all eligible applicants will be ranked in accordance with their academic and/or academic equivalent experience. Entry requirements are outlined in the course information details.

When will Place Offers be issued?

First Round Offers: Date to follow
Closing Date for Acceptance of Place Offer: Date to follow

• Applicants are advised to review the status of their Masters/Postgraduate/Higher Diploma application regularly.

• Applicants eligible for a place offer will receive an email advising them to check the status of their application on the IT Carlow website

• There will be a facility to Accept place offers online

• The Institute will issue a formal letter to all Applicants who have accepted a place offer at the beginning of August 2017.

• Some additional offers may be made mid-August 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Course will commence in September 2017. Courses are offered subject to viable numbers.

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