100% Online MSc Management with Supply Chain
Apply by: 20 April 2020 | To start: 4 May 2020
180 credits • 2 years part-time • Top 20 UK University • £8,880 total fees
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.
Strategic Global Supply Chain Management
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.
Strategic Procurement and Supply 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.
Logistics and Operations Strategy
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.
Financial Analysis, Appraisal and Decision Making
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.
Project Planning and Management
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.
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 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.
Professional Inquiry Project
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.