“Every aspect of the course is exciting. It has helped me discover my strengths and weakness in order to become an effective leader in the future.” Peter Fernandes, Business Management student
Our supply chain management pathway allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions, and develop an expert understanding of the planning and management of the core activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics of materials and service within a range of sectors.
Tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment, you will learn how organisations operate from developing strategy to management styles and choose from a range of exciting work placement options. You will study the key functions that underpin business success, supported by expert tutors who bring extensive experience drawn from across a number of business disciplines.
Supply chain management is an essential function within business operations and you will build expert knowledge in the planning and organisation of the sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics of from manufacturers and suppliers, through to customers. The career options are broad with our Business Management (Supply Chain Management) pathway. You will be well placed to enter a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations, or even start your own business.
In Year 1 you will complete four compulsory modules that will develop essential skills and knowledge in business management. In Year 2 you study three compulsory modules designed to expand your knowledge of the behaviour of people in organisations, the wider business environment and business operations. In Year 2 you can also choose an option from a number of management discipline-specific modules, including: Human Resource Management, Brand Management, Sustainable Products, Spanish and Mandarin. At the end of the second year, you can take a year-long placement option before returning to complete your degree.
In the final year you will study three compulsory modules designed to advance your skills and knowledge in business management and will also study modules in: Strategic Management, Supply Chain Management, and Procurement and Sourcing. You will also choose one option from: Logistics, Operations Management Modelling or a research project.
You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification.
This module provides an interesting and enjoyable introduction to basic statistical, research, and ICT methods for the collection, analysis and presentation of business data. Students will be required to do calculations by hand and use appropriate software though the emphasis is on the interpretation and communication of results.
This module aims to develop the financial understanding and knowledge of students within business organisations so as to enable them to make effective decisions and to assess the cost, economic and financial implications and outcomes of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge as well as to provide an understanding of key microeconomic and macroeconomic principles that inform business thought and practice.
The aim of this module is to enable students to understand how managers operate in organisations in an international context. It will cover the development of management and theories explaining organisational behaviour. Students will develop the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various management theories.
This module is designed to provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts and techniques, as they apply in a variety of organisations and in both conventional and online environments. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the core role of marketing in determining the growth potential of an enterprise, including the value of the marketing mix in ensuring successful marketing implementation and the significance of external and internal operating environments for marketing practice.
The aim of this module is to develop a student s understanding of branding, brand management and brand communications. In particular, the module will focus on developing strategies to create and sustain successful brands and on developing efficient brand communication strategies.
To build upon and extend students abilities to read, write, listen and speak in Spanish in business contexts and to promote an understanding of Hispanic culture in general and in the business world. Students will analyse the main types of business communications in order to appreciate relevant specialised vocabularies and underlying cultural assumptions.
This module aims to build upon and extend students ability to listen, speak, read and write Mandarin Chinese in business contexts, and to promote an understanding of Chinese culture, in general and in the business world. Students will analyse the main types of business communications in order to appreciate relevant specialised vocabularies and underlying cultural assumptions.
In this module you will begin to acquire the knowledge and skills typically required for more advanced study of businesses and in managerial decision-making. You will learn to analyse business environments and handle information using techniques, models and frameworks that will also start to build higher level employability skills.
This module builds upon knowledge gained at level 4 about the business environment and about the general management functions operating within organisations and develops an understanding of the international context of dealing with people issues in organisations.
This module aims to broaden and expand students knowledge of the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes. Cases and practical exercises are relevant to a variety of commercial, manufacturing and service organisations. The module builds on the IT and quantitative skills developed in the first year.
This module aims to examine the importance of sustainable products to firms in order to reduce climate-related risks. The module explores the factors behind developing sustainable products from the perspectives of the environment, the firm, and the product itself.
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the multifaceted social processes that are imperative to organizational life, and through which organisations may exert influence on ourselves as much as on society at large in order to pursue their objectives. The module will cover a wide array of theories pertaining to organizational behaviour, organization theory, sociology, psychology and economical issues as far as they are relevant for the understanding of these social processes. Students will develop their own abilities to analyse these theories critically, build up their own views on how to think and feel about these emergent issues as well as empower themselves with the capacity to argue and support these views in an academically rigorous manner.
Logistics is a critical business function. It deals with all information and material flows pertaining to the delivery of goods and services from manufacturing to customer demand points. With ever increasing competition and increasingly stringent customer requirements, companies are forced to continuously reinvent their logistics service provision creating a robust demand for logistics professionals. This module aims to prepare you for such a role by imparting knowledge and skills in all key areas of logistics including network, location, transportation and warehouse design and planning.
This module aims to provide students with through grounding in the fundamental concepts, techniques and tools of decision modelling and discrete-event simulation. The students are familiarised with the general process of conducting simulation studies from defining the goals of the simulation project to analysing the simulation results, their implications and making recommendations for system improvement.
This module aims to present the interrelationships of purchasing with the rest of the functional and system areas of the organization, with particular emphasis on the interface with marketing, logistics, supply chain management, and operations management. The module introduces students the purchasing function as an integral part of the transformation of raw materials and component parts into finished goods by utilizing materials, systems, information, and people in order to become strategic weapon in today s global market.
This module provides an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate higher order employability skills such as the ability to design and deliver a small research project; learn independently and through supervision, and undertake an extended, methodical piece of work. A well-executed research project will give you something to distinguish yourself from your peers as well as the opportunity to show why you might be a superior candidate for graduate employment.
This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations; to outline and offer a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy; to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels; to provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.
This module aims to: - develop an understanding about the integration of different business in creating value; - demonstrate the effects of planning in multiple organizations; - provide experience about the management of integrated business processes and develop a process understanding; present a integration of functional departments within and between different organization.
Workshops, simulations, role-play, case study analyses and problem-solving exercises will help you hone your practical business management skills; you will also learn by reading textbooks and journals and attending lectures and seminars, including talks by guest speakers. You will take part in class discussions, give presentations and work on group and individual projects, including some with professional clients. You will supplement all this with your own independent study.
You will be assessed through exams, tests, essays and other written assignments, presentations, and individual and group assignments. You will be given regular feedback on your work throughout the course.
We accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications. Please refer to the table below for our typical offers for this course.
Typical offers for this course:
A Levels minimum two, maximum three subjects
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum two, maximum three subjects
Access to HE Diploma
Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be at Merit or higher
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree. For more information see our Business Foundation page.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. 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 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English 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, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
Our business management graduates find themselves working in a range of industrial, commercial and third sector organisations and have gone on to work in a wide range of business management roles in prestigious international organisations including: Technocrats Middle East, CosMedocs, Western Union, Dulsco, Emirates, Noor Islamic Bank, Consult AIV, Jumbo Line, Peprofac, Barnard Marcus, Kimberley Clark, International School, Central Bank Nigeria, Comet, Santander, Progressive Recruitment, Valid Security, Morrisons. This degree also enables entrepreneurial students to set up their own business.
We encourage our students to undertake a paid work placement during their studies; either as a year long assignment between year two and three, or as two shorter placements during the summers of your 1st and 2nd years of study.
The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.
As an alternative to a year-long placement, you can instead undertake an internship as part of your course; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.
Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews, networking and so on. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here.
"Every aspect of the course has been exciting. I particularly enjoyed the third year modules. Strategic Management gave me a deep insight into the workings of a business environment and Leadership Management helped me discover my strengths and weakness in order to become an effective leader in the future."
"I loved working closely with academics, who are leaders in their field. They ensured the entire course provided not only academic theory but also practical and relevant information specifically designed and tailored towards my future career."