Supply chains are essential for the global economy and a strategic function for many businesses. Across industries, there is a massive shift from traditional-to-digital technologies to ensure operations deliver a substantial competitive advantage and ensure supply chains add-value by being lean, fast and agile.
At Surrey Business School, our Masters in Operations and Supply Chain in the Digital Era is distinctive in the range of business and management modules. This integrated approach ensures that your specialised education in operations, logistics and supply chain management is complete and balanced with a wider appreciation of core business and management issues in the digital era.
This programme will provide you with the knowledge needed to scope, plan, direct and control the facilities, processes and people required to transform resources into products and services in a fast changing global business environment.
You will focus on the supply chain management and logistics initiatives of international and UK businesses and their critical importance in meeting customerexpectations whilst minimising service costs.
You will develop an understanding of sustainable practices in global supply networks and purchasing strategies and how to negotiate in a buyer/supplier context.
Importantly, you will receive training in the SAP system, the world-leading enterprise software suite. SAP experience is in high demand, and this programme allows us to provide you with hands-on training and an opportunity to attempt the initial gateway certification.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||Oct 2018|
|MSc||Part-time||24 months||Oct 2018|
|MSc||Full-time (with placement)||15 months||Oct 2018|
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
CILT accreditation offers the students an introduction to a professional body. Students studying on an accredited course will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or membership level of the CILT. It may also reduce the length of experience that they would also require.
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
Operations and Supply Chain graduates can work in any sector that includes integrated logistics services, manufacturing, retail and the public sector. Some of the typical roles include Supply Chain Operations Managers, Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Analysts, Demand Planner and Business Process Analysts.