Global Supply Chain Management MSc

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Start date
September 2024
Delivery type
On campus
Duration
12 months full time
Entry requirements
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject.
Full entry requirements
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component
UK fees
£15,000 (Total)
International fees
£28,750 (Total)

Course overview

Masters in Global Supply Chain Management

In today’s global marketplace, organisations increasingly depend on effective supply chains to remain competitive. Managing global operations, logistics and supply chains is a crucial business function to ensure the timely movement of inventory around the globe.

This Masters degree, designed for recent graduates and early career supply chain professionals, combines the latest thinking and developments in management, international business and supply chain management. You’ll develop a critical insight into how organisations operate in the global environment.

Modules will equip you with an understanding of advanced theories and practical methods needed to analyse emerging issues in global supply chains, while also developing your industry relevant professional skills.

You’ll be taught by internationally recognised academics and business practitioners, providing hands-on analytics and problem-solving skills.

Course Highlights

  • This course combines the latest thinking and developments in Management, International Business, and Supply Chain Management.

  • Develop your problem-solving skills, practical techniques and critical awareness. Optional modules also allow you to develop analytical skills, which are highly sought after by employers.

  • Take part in industry trips to see supply chain logistics in practice and learn from real-life scenarios. Recent trips have included Clipper Logistics (Leeds), and Tata Steel (Sheffield).

  • Gain valuable, real-word insight through regular guest lectures from senior figures with expertise in a range of management disciplines. We have partnerships with over 200 academic and business institutions worldwide.

  • You’ll have access to knowledge from our specialist research centre, The Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research (COSCR). As well as influencing teaching, the centre’s research has impact on policy and decision makers, management consultants, public and business managers, and our wider society.

Find out more about studying your Masters at Leeds University Business School.

Accreditation

Leeds University Business School has triple accreditation from the three leading bodies AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Course details

This course will introduce you to the key aspects of supply chain management and place them in a wider business context. The modules lay the foundations that will allow you to expand your knowledge in supply chain management, international business and management studies.

You'll focus on the problem-solving element of operations and supply chain management, gaining an awareness of key theories in international business, supply chain management and management studies.

You'll also develop practical techniques and a critical awareness of managing global logistics and procurement. You’ll explore digital transformation management and take further modules designed to build your professional skills.

All these aspects of your studies come together in your dissertation, in which you’ll conduct research on a topic of your choice in depth to demonstrate your knowledge and skills.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Global Supply Chain Management MSc in the course catalogue

Year 1 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains 15
International Business Theory 15
Commercial and Professional Skills 15
Operations and Supply Chain Management 15
Dissertation 45
International Purchasing and Supply Management 15
Digital Transformation Management 15
Innovation in Operations and Information Systems 15
Research Design and Analysis 15

Year 1 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

Module Name Credits
International Strategic Management 15
Business Analytics and Decision Science 15
Managing Digital Information Projects 15
Social Media Management 15
Digital Technologies for a Sustainable Future 15
Understanding Data for Decision Making 15

Learning and teaching

You’ll be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. The rest of your time will be spent in independent learning, which allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis.

Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the school, your programme and modules.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. This may include formal exams, group projects, reports, computer simulation exercises, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations and reflective logs.

This diversity enables you to develop a broad range of skills as preparation for professional life.

Applying

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject.

International qualifications

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Business Management and Enterprise (6 weeks) and Language for Business: Business Management and Enterprise (10 weeks).

We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. Find out more about our six week online pre-sessional.

You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.

How to apply

Application deadline:

We operate a staged admissions process for this course with selection deadlines throughout the year.

If you do not receive an offer in a particular round, you will either be notified that your application has been unsuccessful, or we will carry your application forward to be considered in the next round.

Please see our How to Apply page for full details and the application deadlines for each stage.

The ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.

If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Documents and information you’ll need

  • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
  • Contact details for two academic references
  • A personal statement
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Your approved English Language test* (if applicable)
  • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

* Applicants who have not yet completed an approved English language test may apply for a Masters course prior to taking a test.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions policy

University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2024

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Fees

UK: £15,000 (Total)

International: £28,750 (Total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Additional cost information

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more on our living costs and budgeting page.

Scholarships and financial support

We’re offering up to 50 Business School Excellence Scholarships to UK and International students starting one of our Masters courses in 2024. These scholarships offer a 50% fee reduction and will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants who demonstrate excellent academic, professional and personal achievements.

You do not have to submit a separate application for our Excellence Scholarships - you will be automatically considered when your course application is reviewed.

International Excellence Scholarships (International applicants)

Masters Excellence Scholarships (UK applicants)

Read more about Masters Funding and Scholarships

Career opportunities

From day one, we encourage you to think beyond your time at Leeds and reflect on a meaningful career. The pace of globalisation means there is high demand for graduates with knowledge and capability in managing international business and global supply chains.

As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the skills to pursue opportunities within multinational organisations, companies involved in sourcing and delivering products globally, management consultancies connecting global firms, or as an entrepreneur looking to develop a global business.

Our recent graduates work for a range of organisations, including Tesco, Ikea, DP World, Deloitte and IBM.

Links with industry

Students on this course have the opportunity to engage with senior leaders from the world of business as part of our Leaders in Residence initiative. Successful and established businesspeople will share their experience at speaker events and guest lectures to help you connect the theory of your course to real world practice.

Careers support

As part of this course, our dedicated Professional Development Tutor will provide tailored academic and careers support to help you achieve your career ambitions.

You can expect expert advice and guidance on your career choices, help in identifying and applying for jobs and support to boost your employability. You’ll also receive one-to-one coaching on developing the professional skills you'll need to start a successful career and how to evidence these to prospective employers.

You’ll also benefit from the University’s Careers Service, where you can access a range of support to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions, even after you graduate.

Read more about our careers and professional development support.

Alumni profile: Grecia González Gómez

This Masters has helped me develop the mentality of how to contribute effectively to the business world. It has helped me acquire the capabilities necessary to build a bridge between me and my goals.
Find out more about Grecia González Gómez's time at Leeds