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THE ONLY MSc IN SRI LANKA THAT COVERS PURCHASING, LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ALL IN ONE MASTER’S PROGRAM

This programme will encourage and challenge you to develop your knowledge and skills in global procurement, logistics and supply chain management. It also examines the impact of changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and the effect of new technologies and techniques on current and future problems within the supply chain.

The MSc Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management is designed to prepare you for a range of careers in management, specifically logistics management, procurement management, supply chain management, inventory management, and transportation management.

During the course, you will develop your knowledge of best practice in purchasing, logistics and supply chain management, and enhance your understanding of the importance of business process and activity integration through our range of modules. These include including team-working, negotiation skills, leadership, confidence and the ability to apply critical and creative thinking to complex and unclear problems to develop innovative solutions.

This postgraduate degree aims to enhance your professional prospects by developing your capability to apply the latest thinking relating to organisational development and change in the competitive global context.

 

WHY CHOOSE MSc PURCHASING, LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT?

  • Evaluate and review this subject area through the lens of risk and procurement management, compared against issues of sustainable business management.
  • Develop your understanding of financial analysis, contract and procurement management, digital business management and research methods through our employability practice-based approach to learning.
  • Explore how the latest concepts, theories and practices relating to logistics and supply chain management can increase operational effectiveness, and learn how to analyse problems and reach feasible, workable solutions.
  • Study with staff from our Operations and Knowledge Management Research Group, and enjoy collaborative learning opportunities with students from around the world in a conference-style study environment.
  • Gain knowledge of important methodologies, tools and techniques such as JIT, TQM, Six-Sigma and Lean
  • Benefit from opportunities to interact with guest speakers from major multi-national organisations, make site visits to key logistics centres, and take advantage of the opportunity to take PRINCE2 professional exams

 

RECOGNIZED BY CILT

This programme is one of very few in the UK that it is now accredited by  CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport). Students who graduate during the period of accreditation will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of qualifying experience that would be required..

 

COURSE STRUCTURE – Complete one unit every 2 months

The program consists of four Core Units and a Capstone Project. The course is delivered using a unit delivery pattern; you will undertake one unit at a time for two months and that will be a unit of delivery. At the end of four units (8 months) you will progress to the master’s capstone experience stage where you will opt to complete either, a dissertation, a professional practice, or a live project unit. Each of these options will include an element of research methodology which is embedded within the unit.

The unit structure is designed to provide you with an integrated, developmental and challenging learning experience. As you progress through the course, there will be an opportunity before each new unit to reflect on your progress and development to date and plan your ‘next steps’ and future action to maximise your achievements.
The MSc Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management is made up of a total of four core units, and 3 options. Each unit has an academic level and a specific credit rating which indicates the amount of learning hours it will require. The course comprises a total of 180 credits.

ASSESMENTS

In line with the Business School’s commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to the demonstration of your ability to understand Sustainable Management in practice.

It is the expectation of the course that you understand the theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. All of this comes together by being able to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation.

TOP REASONS TO FOLLOW THIS PROGRAM

 

Awarding Body

Duration

12 Months

Modules

4 Core Units + Capstone Project

Mode of Assessment

Assignment Based

Class Times

Sunday – 1.00pm – 7.00pm