Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
This Master of Science in Supply Chain Management programme has been designed with the specific intention of responding to an increasingly global, specialised, digital and technology-enabled business environment - one that requires efficient and effective end-to-end deliverables. Given this context, the role and scope of the supply chain function has transformed rapidly in recent years, leaving the achievement of excellence in supply chain management a daunting challenge for many firms across the world. This has resulted in a growing complexity in managing supply chains in an increasingly data driven business environment. Most firms today, as a result, describe supply chain management as a highly complex activity which requires the ability to systematically engage with multifarious data while considering a wide range of commercial and ethical considerations.5 Now, more than ever, there is high demand for qualified postgraduates, where a skills gap of talent is evident throughout this industry. The DBS Master of Science in Supply Chain Management programme aims to produce individuals with the specialised skills and attributes necessary to meet the demands of the modern-day supply chain management environment. Learners will understand the core principles of supply chain management, as well as procurement and inventory management at leadership level; they will be equipped with operations management and analytics expertise; possess an integrated understanding of global logistics; critically evaluate sustainable supply chains and inform business decision making in an ethical context. Learners will acquire the knowledge, theory and skills of supply chain management. Moreover, they will develop advanced critical thinking, writing and research skills through the completion of the Conducting Research for Supply Chain Management module along with the completion of a Capstone Module (choice of Dissertation, Consulting Report for Supply Chain Management, or Placement). The taught component of this programme comprises core modules in the Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Supply Chain Procurement Strategies, Global Finance for Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Operations (semester one). Negotiation for Successful Supply Chain Leadership, Analytics and Enterprise Systems for Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Sustainability, Conducting Research for Supply Chain Management (semester two). All modules will facilitate the exploration of new ideas and technologies with learning focused on emerging industry trends as well as best practice. Learners will be able to apply their knowledge to specific issues within a real-world context. The programme will incorporate a multimodal blended approach to delivery across modules including face-to-face classroom, online synchronous and asynchronous deliveries. This programme will accommodate a wide audience of learners from a broad spectrum of industries whose specific learning requirements lie in the area of supply chain management (either business, or technically focused). Admission to the programme will require a Level 8 honours bachelor’s degree (minimum 2:2) in a cognate area. Cognate subjects include business, computer science, IT, science, mathematics, statistics, finance, economics, engineering and information systems or related areas. The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is a 1 year full-time/ 2 year part-time programme consisting of eight taught modules, four 10 ECTS modules, four 5 ECTS modules, and a 30 ECTS Dissertation, Consulting Report for Supply Chain Management, or Placement option. For learners who cannot continue, for personal or professional reasons, to the research component of this programme, there is an embedded exit award titled, Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Supply Chain Management (Level 9, 60 ECTS).
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