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100% Online MSc Management with Supply Chain

Apply by: 24 August 2020 | To start: 7 September 2020

180 credits • 2 years part-time • Top 20 UK University • £8,880 total fees

A Tailored Online Learning Experience – from a Top 20 UK University

Why Lincoln

100% Online Masters within 24 months

Top 20, TEF Gold University

AACSB Member

Acclaimed student experience and industry links

Option to pay-per-module

Dedicated student support through to graduation

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Programme Overview

An Outstanding Student Experience – from a TEF Gold 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 management with supply chain Masters from the University of Lincoln has been created for individuals who want to develop key skills in business, leadership and supply chain management. The MSc 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.

Skills Taught on This Programme:

  • 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

The MSc Management with Supply Chain will give students 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

Modules in finance, risk and procurement aim to equip students with the tools, techniques and knowledge to be able to work effectively in different contexts. Students will also be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in key areas such as leadership, marketing, finance and accounting, and people management.

Internationally-Recognised Research and Award-Winning Industry Links Set Lincoln Apart

This Masters 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 the theoretical that sets the academic content of our online programmes apart.

Admission requirements

Modules

Admission Requirements

You should have, or be about to complete:

  • A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor degree qualification.

Or:

  • 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 6.5 or an equivalent qualification

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

Fees

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 Students

ELCAS funded student fees are £4440 per year for online MSc Management programmes and £4920 for the online MBA Leadership programme, 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.

Modules

This module provides students with opportunities to develop a conceptual and theoretical background in leadership, and to develop leadership competencies in themselves 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, students can gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the impact interpersonal skills have on leadership effectiveness. With an applied focus, the module requires students to reflect on and apply theories and techniques to their personal real-world context in order to enhance their leadership practice.

This module gives students 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, the student 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.

This module introduces students 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.

This module introduces students to key business concepts within Logistics and Operations Strategy, through a framework within which they 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.

This module is designed to prepare students to critically analyse financial statements for single and group companies, understanding how financial statements are prepared, considering compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the relevant International Accounting Standards.

The module will equip students 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 focuses on students’ understanding and management of people at work. It introduces students to key concepts and theories in the field of organisational psychology and their application to different organisational settings. A wide range of topics relevant to effective people management are covered including personality, selection and assessment, training and development, team working, motivation, work design, stress and well-being, and organisational change and culture. The module will also provide the opportunity for students to reflect on their own experiences and competencies as managers.

This module is designed to equip students with crucial knowledge and strategy making skills to enable them to contribute to responsible and successful business strategies and give their organisation a competitive advantage. Students can develop the knowledge and professional expertise needed for the formation, implementation and analysis of business strategies; to make appropriate choices between strategic options; and to follow a strategic route that will deliver results that are robust, ethically sound and socially responsible.

This module offers students 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 world-wide 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 students’ professional development and employability: practical problem solving and decision making in conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity; planning capability; adaptability to work in different contexts – attributes highly valued by employers.

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 students 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.

The Professional Inquiry Project allows students to demonstrate their understanding of management within the field of their degree. It is an individual and independent project in which students can bring together and apply their 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 their degree programme, students can demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of management within their field and its application to organisations.