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Supply Chain Management

What is this programme about?
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

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.


Springboard participants take the MSc 1 year part-time. Option for self financing students to take MSc over two years part-time.

Springboard - 2 days and 2 evenings per week. Self-financing students over 24 months, two evenings per week from 7-10pm.

Further enquiries

Lifelong Learning Centre
Institute of Technology Carlow,
Kilkenny Road,
Tel: 059 9175280
Fax: 059 9175005


Exam Information

Modules completed in Term 1 will, where applicable, be examined in week beginning 12th December 2016. Modules completed in Term 2 will, where applicable, be examined in May 2017.

Course fee

Fees FOR 2016-17 €3,700 per year

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