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Supply Chain Management

What will I learn?
The course offers both a solid academic grounding in the concepts and practices of Supply Chain Management and direct contact with the experience and expertise of professionals from the field.

1. A 360-degree view of the profession, from supplier development and management, through to innovation generation, customer relationship management and sustainability.

2. The skills and techniques required to succeed in the industry: strategy, management, leadership, critical thinking, negotiation and organisation.

3. Market-relevant experience and the benefit of professional know-how via a consulting project conducted with a leading MNC.

How will I benefit?
The course has been structured to ensure that students simultaneously learn the theories and practices integral to the profession whilst also boosting their suitability for recruitment by the very companies that employ supply chain management techniques.

• The combination of cutting-edge theory and knowledge dispensed by leading academics in the field and real experience of supply chain issues via corporate involvement in the course.

• Opportunities for students to showcase their knowledge and employability are boosted by the dedicated supply chain careers fair held during the course.

• Diverse, international job opportunities with multinational firms from a variety of countries and industries, including Accenture, Apple, Facebook and Zara.

Course Structure
Semester 1
3 Core Modules

Semester 2
2 Core Modules
1 Option Module
Semester 3

Consultancy Project
1 Option Module

Entry requirements

A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.


A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ work experience in Supply Chain Management.

Where an applicant has a good GMAT or GRE test score, this should be submitted with the application as it will be considered and will add weight to that application. Having a GMAT or GRE is not a requirement for admission to this programme and not having one does not therefore preclude someone from applying.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

What can I do?
Graduates of the Programme have gone on to work in a variety of different industries, including consulting, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, retail, logistics, internet and technology-related companies.

Procurement Analyst
Supply Chain Development Manager
Global Supply Chain Lead
Project Manager
Purchasing Officer

Further enquiries

The Admissions Office can be contacted at:
T: 01) 716 8885

Subjects taught

Core Modules
Supply Chain Analytics
Supply Chain Operations
Procurement and Supplier Management
Cases in Supply Chain Analytics
Negotiation Supply Chain Managers
Supply Chain Consulting

Option Modules
Business Logistics
Project Management for Supply Chain Managers

Summer Term
Cross Cultural Management
Managing Leading and Coaching Change
Global Operations Simulations


Course features
Consulting Project – conducted over the summer term in groups of students supervised by leading companies, the project offers the ultimate bridge between the theory learnt and the realities of the supply chain profession.

CIPS accreditation - the MSc in Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, the UK professional body for purchasing and supply.

Academic prizes – the James Crowley Memorial Medal is awarded to the best student on the course, whilst the IPICS Supply Chain Institute offers €500 to the top consulting project.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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