Operations and Logistics Management MSc

This programme provides the theoretical framework and practical skills needed by management professionals working in multinational corporations in order to thrive in a supply management environment.

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At Surrey Business School, we offer a diverse range of business and management programmes that are fuelled by a common approach: encouraging you to be entrepreneurial and innovative, providing opportunities for you to engage with real-world business problems throughout your programme.

Programme overview

Our MSc in Operations and Logistics Management is distinctive in the wide range of business and management-orientated modules it offers in comparison to other similar programmes. This integrated approach ensures that your specialised education in operations and logistics is balanced with a wider appreciation of core business and managerial issues.

This programme will provide you with an understanding of the scoping, planning, direction and control of the facilities, processes and people required to transform resources into products and services. You will also focus on the supply chain management and logistics initiatives of international and UK businesses, essential factors in meeting customer expectations whilst minimising service costs.

The programme also offers the vital benefit of training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. Our alliance with SAP allows us to provide hands-on training with the system in the lab and ensures that you will be thoroughly acquainted with this important software application. SAP experience is in high demand within the professional world, so an education in the area at graduate level – along with the opportunity to attempt the initial gateway certification – will help set you apart in the graduate employment market.

Programme structure

The programme comprises seven compulsory modules, one optional module and a dissertation.

Compulsory modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • Strategy

Optional modules:

  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Analytics

Example module content

Operations Management

This module relates to the scoping, planning, direction and control of the facilities, processes and people required to transform resources into products and services. The principles of operations management are used in every industry and every environment.

Supply Chain and Logistics Management

This module will focus on the supply chain management and logistics initiatives of international and UK businesses. Successful supply chain management is critical at both an operational level and increasingly at a strategic level. Effective logistics is essential to meeting customer expectations whilst minimising service costs.


This module will provide a comprehensive framework for understanding marketing. Integrating theoretical concepts and models with practical application, you will explore the contribution that marketing can make to business success.

Research Methods

This module introduces the process of research project formulation and the key elements of research design. It will prepare you to design and carry out your research study for the dissertation in a systematic and scientific manner.


This module provides you with a holistic understanding of the most relevant theoretical approaches to strategy formulation, implementation and control, in the context of either a single-business or a multi-business  organisation.

Project Management

This module develops a practical understanding and ability to plan and manage a small to medium-sized project to its successful conclusion. It encourages you to think across management disciplines and to appreciate the significance or impact of their application on the success of a project.

Business Process Management

In this module you will learn about the relationship between operations management and information systems. In addition, this module involves hands-on experience with an enterprise software system (SAP), to put theory into practice. Today, SAP systems enable the global operations and logistics of over 40% of the world’s largest corporations.

Accounting and Finance for Business

This module provides the foundations for understanding, analysing and interpreting financial information, and enables you to apply accounting principles and financial theory across management disciplines and business organisations.


Students will also benefit from training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite; SAP experience is in high demand but very difficult to get at the graduate level.

Professional recognition

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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Programme leader

Dr Vikas Grover

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Programme facts

Type of programme:


Programme length:

  • Full-time: 12 months

Start date:

Sep 2016

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (a good UK 2.2) or an equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university.

If an applicant’s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the MSc, some relevant work experience would be an advantage. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.

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English language requirements

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.


Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Sep 2016 £11,000 £17,000

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2016/2017 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

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Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

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