Apply by: 22 April 2024 | To start: 06 May 2024
180 credits • 2 years part-time • QS 5-Star UK university • £8,880 total fees
A tailored online learning experience from a QS 5-Star UK university
100% online Master's within 24 months
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Global alumni network of 100,000 graduates in varied professions
Acclaimed student experience and industry links
Option to pay-per-module
Dedicated student support through to graduation
An outstanding student experience from a QS 5-Star rated university
The supply chain is now recognised as a key source of added value and a critical contributor to the success of any organisation. This 100% online MSc Management with Supply Chain Master’s from the University of Lincoln has been created for individuals who want to develop key skills in business, leadership and supply chain management. This management with supply chain programme can be studied anywhere, any time and on any device and is built in a digital learning environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and active learning.
The flexible design of this Master’s degree means you can continue to work full-time and study around current commitments. With six starts a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin your studies within weeks.
Skills taught on the MSc Management with Supply Chain:
- Business acumen based on critical appreciation of theory and its application to cases and class exercises
- Critical enquiry, logical thought, creative imagination and independent judgement, as well as their applications to decision-making processes within management environments
- Understanding of principles of responsible management and leadership
- Skills needed to successfully manage a variety of management decisions and situations – including strong communications skills
What you will study
Our MSc Management with Supply Chain Master’s course will give you the opportunity to evaluate the macro issues and challenges associated with the development of strategic global supply chains and with it the opportunity to develop an awareness of some of the practical tools and techniques available to implement effective and responsible global supply chain management.
The programme will cover key areas of supply chain, including:
- Strategic global supply chain management
- Strategic procurement and supply management
- Logistics and operations strategy
Core modules in finance, risk and procurement aim to equip you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to be able to work effectively in different contexts. You will also be given the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in key areas such as leadership and strategic management, marketing, finance and accounting, and people management.
Benefit from internationally-recognised research and award-winning industry links
This Master’s programme brings together leading academic theories and research with practical understanding of management within organisations. With award-winning industry links and impressive graduate prospect credentials, the University of Lincoln has set a blueprint for excellence in its pioneering approach to working with industry. It is this combination of the practical and theoretical that sets the academic content of our online programmes apart.
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Entry requirements for home and international students
You should have, or be about to complete:
- A recognised undergraduate with honours or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK bachelor’s degree qualification
- If you do not hold a recognised degree, you should have at least two years of relevant work experience
English language requirements
If English isn’t your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept:
- IELTS 6.0
If you do not have an English language qualification we will also consider applications with the following on a case by case basis:
- A degree qualification taught in English
- Evidence that you work in a company where English is the first language
Tuition fees are calculated per eight-week module. You can enrol in and pay for each consecutive session as your studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal and must meet the payment deadline.
Total programme fees: £8,880 / Per 15-credit module fee: £740
If you are based in the UK or the EU, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the programme.
In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.
ELCAS funded studentsELCAS funded student fees are £4,440 per year for online MSc Management and £4,920 for the online MBA programmes, and must be paid module-by-module. You must submit your ELCAS Claim Authorisation Note to the Enrolments Team a minimum of 15 working days before the course start date, before you make any payments for the course. The Student Administration team will then advise you of your personal contribution, which you will pay before the course start date, and your remaining module fees for that year.
This module provides you with opportunities to develop a conceptual and theoretical background in leadership, and to develop leadership competencies in yourselves and others. It covers areas such as leadership style, followership, ethical and responsible leadership, gender and leadership, and cross-cultural leadership. Over the course of this module, you will gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the impact interpersonal skills have on leadership effectiveness. With an applied focus, the module requires you to reflect on and apply theories and techniques to your personal real-world context in order to enhance your leadership practice.
Strategic Global Supply Chain Management
This module gives you the opportunity to examine global supply chains in detail – evaluating issues such as network strategies, supply chain relationships, ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. It covers contemporary phenomena such as offshoring, supply chain disruptions, innovation and future challenges whilst applying a variety of theoretical frameworks to relevant, topical and practical global supply chain issues and challenges. On completion of this module, you will have a robust understanding of the challenges associated with the development of strategic global supply chains and be aware of tools and techniques to implement effective and responsible global supply chain management.
Strategic Procurement and Supply Management
This module introduces you to fundamental concepts, tools and techniques in procurement and supply chain management. It places procurement and supply chain management within the wider context of strategic business networks, with a particular focus on the procurement cycle and management of supplier relationships. The approach taken to this module is interactive, with a focus on industry case studies and insights from experienced procurement and supply professionals.
Logistics and Operations Strategy
This module introduces you to key business concepts within logistics and operations strategy, through a framework within which you can critically analyse the performance of these functions from a sustainable business perspective. It examines the different configurations that organisations may adopt to deliver logistics and operations management in a sustainable way in today’s complex global economy. A range of systemic tools for the analysis of customer requirements and core competencies are also discussed.
Financial Analysis, Appraisal and Decision Making
This module is designed to prepare you to critically analyse financial statements for single and group companies, develop understanding how financial statements are prepared, and learn to consider compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the relevant International Accounting Standards.
The module will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand corporate financial performance and the relevance of accounting information, including the implications for the organisation, stakeholders and for effective corporate governance. It considers the different types of decisions that managers are required to make, and considers how financial and management accounting information can be used in support of these decisions.
This module is designed to equip you with crucial knowledge and strategy making skills to enable you to contribute to responsible and successful business strategies and give your organisation a competitive advantage. You can develop the knowledge and professional expertise on: the formation, implementation and analysis of business strategies; making appropriate choices between strategic options; and following a strategic route that will deliver results that are robust, ethically sound and socially responsible.
Project Planning and Management
This module offers you a foundation in the theory and best practice of project management and develops the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. It examines the system perspective on management and takes a practically oriented overview of the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions, including scope, time, cost and quality. The role and qualities of the Project Manager and the composition of the team are also examined. The material and approach in the module incorporates worldwide best practices from major professional bodies: the PMI Body of Knowledge, APM Body of Knowledge and PRINCE2.
It is focused on transferable skills for boosting your professional development and employability: practical problem solving and decision making in conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity; planning capability; and adaptability to work in different contexts – attributes highly valued by employers.
International Marketing Planning
Business now competes on a global stage where marketers can do much more with small budgets, shrinking the historic chasm between SMEs and large enterprise. Creative marketing that grabs the attention of the ever-changing needs of the consumer takes careful planning. International Marketing Planning provides you with the fundamental building blocks to manage an organisation’s marketing function. By establishing an organisation’s current market position, unpacking their value offering to consumers and formulating a plan to meet strategic marketing objectives, the marketing planning process provides a creative framework to drive organisational success.
Professional Inquiry Project
The Professional Inquiry Project allows you to demonstrate your understanding of management within the field of your degree. It is an individual and independent project in which you can bring together and apply your learning from the programme to help to solve a chosen business problem or challenge, a real-world issue or a research topic. Through bringing together learning from across your degree programme, you can demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of management within your field and its application to organisations.