In today’s competitive corporate landscape, many successful organisations have attributed commercial growth to a well-managed supply chain. Supply chains can impact customers’ perceptions of a business and the service they receive from it. Supply Chain Management involves optimising business operations to maximise both speed and efficiency, which can help to achieve revenue growth.
Supply chains are complex and those working in this industry have to master a variety of skills to make them run smoothly. Having the skills to effectively identify and resolve inefficiencies in a global supply chain is highly desirable to perspective employers and could lead to career advancement in the industry.
University of London’s new MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics degree can teach professionals the skills they need to ensure each step in the chain works like clockwork, products are delivered seamlessly, and business can be profitable and grow.
Dr Byung-Gak Son, Joint Programme Director of the master’s degree, notes that complex supply chains have become critical for creating customer value in a competitive market.
With global operations becoming more complex, companies in manufacturing, retail, technology and consultancy are scrambling to hire people with supply chain expertise. But these experts are hard to come by.
The degree has been developed by City's Business School, part of City, University of London. City is a leading global business school and is ranked 15 in the FT European Business School rankings 2017. The master’s draws upon the school’s experience of its successful on-campus equivalent programme. The new distance learning course opens up access to City’s expertise to a wider audience.
“This degree will equip students with the ability to identify opportunities and risks in global supply chains as well as the strategy, technology and analytics knowledge to manage them.” says Joerg Ries, Joint Programme Director.
The programme will provide students with valuable insights into international business trends that shape global supply chains. Students can study in their own time and at their own pace, around work commitments and can complete the degree closer to home.
As part of the final assessment, students will be able to formulate a project that examines a complex problem within their own organisation or business, which will benefit their workplace as well as their career.