An effective supply chain goes beyond the successful input and output of goods and services. With the right management, a supply chain has the power to influence entire business processes, create value and unite multiple organisations from all over the world. This complex discipline, with elements of IT, logistics and procurement, is increasingly important in today's globalised environment of interconnected networks and a valuable area of study for a variety of professionals looking for an exciting career with international reach.
At Middlesex we understand the international demands and opportunities for businesses when it comes to supply chain management. We ensure that our course goes further than just theories and practices, instead equipping you with a global view of the strategic and operational processes you need to transform inputs into value-added finished products and services across a range of industries. We combine advanced theory teaching with practical skills training in well-known software such as SAP® and Arena® to give you a core understanding of the contemporary issues and programs used in global supply chain management.
With easy access to the corporate world from our London campus, you'll develop methods of strategic and critical thinking to enhance your ability to effectively manage global supply chains and improve existing structures within domestic and international companies. This real-world focus to our course ensures that you are able to respond to a variety of challenges with confidence and ingenuity, enhancing your ability to lead and helping you to advance into more senior roles quickly and capably.
This course is available as a masters (MSc), postgraduate diploma (PG Dip), or postgraduate certificate (PG Cert).
PG Cert Global Supply Chain Management
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge, skills and tools for developing and implementing strategies to make a business globally competitive. Through cultural awareness and understanding of the critical issues related to managing international operations, you’ll be able to apply theories and methods to a variety on processes in order to solve problems and achieve results. You’ll also be able to source and manage suppliers, measure performance, with newfound skills in negotiating, finance, documenting and outsourcing.
PG Dip Global Supply Chain Management
This course goes further than the PG Cert to explore issues of supply chain planning, control processes and international logistics management. You’ll also have the option to focus on more specialised areas of the discipline, such as computer assisted optimisation, lean and sustainable supply chains, project management techniques, and financial analysis for international managers.
MSc Global Supply Chain Management
This MSc goes one step further than the PG Dip to allow you the opportunity to bring together the knowledge and skills developed throughout the course and apply them to an original and independent project addressing a substantive supply chain management problem. This is a chance for you to extend your knowledge of a selected topic and to apply it to the formulation and design of a substantive investigation, managing the change process and justifying your specific recommendations or conclusions.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
This Supply Chain Management course is ideal for those wishing to develop their skills and progress into leadership roles with exciting career paths within reach. Previous graduates have embarked on a range of very well paid careers including modelling and forecasting, , project management, marketing, risk management and sales.
As 81% of employers value employability skills over type or class of degree, it’s essential you develop these while studying and utilise our Employability Service on campus. We provide one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters and interview techniques. We offer part-time, internships and graduate roles plus webinars, workshops and events and a support service to those wishing to start their own business.
Dr Vinaya Shukla is the Programme Leader for the MSc Global Supply Chain Management programme and has teaching and research interests in different aspects of Supply Chain Management. He is also the Link Tutor for the MBA franchise to Niels Brock Copengahen Business College. Prior to Middlesex he did his research as a part of the EPSRC funded McCLOSM project. Before that he spent a number of years as a Management Consultant advising clients in a range of sectors on performance improvement opportunities. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Engineering from IIT Kanpur, Masters in Operations Research from Lancaster University, MBA from S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research and PhD from Cardiff Business School. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Find out about our wide range of postgraduate scholarships worth up to 50% of the tuition fee.
MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Global Supply Chain Management
This course is offered full time or part time. You can choose to study the full Masters or a PG Diploma or PG Certificate. The fees below refer to the 2017/18 academic year unless otherwise stated.
|Full time course fees 2015||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Part time course fees 2015*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits|
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|PG Dip (120 taught credits)||TBC||TBC|
|PG Cert (60 taught credits)||TBC||TBC|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide
Find out about our flexible payment plans for UK/EU students, and how they can help you spread the cost of your course.