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Business Management (Supply Chain and Logistics) (Top-up) BA Honours

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September 2023
EU/International induction: September 2023
1 year full-time
£9,250 (UK) *
£15,100 (EU / INT) *
Course leader
Maryam Mohammadipour

In today’s global business environment the success of a business is increasingly determined by the speed and efficiency of its supply chains. To compete in this fast moving global marketplace organisations demand employees that have both a broad understanding of how businesses operate and specialist knowledge of supply chain processes

Why study BA Business Management (Supply Chain and Logistics) (Top-up) at Middlesex University?

Tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment, this course equips you with both a broad understanding of how organisations work, acquire and use resources, and meet the needs of their customers. You will learn specialist knowledge and skills on how companies manage materials, information and money as they flow through the chain of organisations involved in creating and delivering products.

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

Our one-year Business Management (Supply Chain and Logistics) Top-up course is for students who already hold a business foundation or HND qualification, and are based in either the UK or overseas. It prepares you to enter a diverse range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations.

Taught by experienced tutors

Since your lecturers have expertise in supply chain management and have worked in sectors such as FMCG, they’re well placed to pass on the skills you’ll need in industry.

You’ll receive training in industry-standard software for managing the supply chain processes. Enterprise Resource Planning software (SAP) enables organisations to make decisions and run their business. Supply chains depend on this application and how it integrates business is of paramount importance. Knowledge of SAP is a tangible skill and is widely sought after by employers.

Supporting your goals

Our personalised approach gives you the support you need to succeed as a student. While you're an undergraduate or foundation year student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll be sure to provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their first hand experience.

The specialist knowledge and skills you’ll gain from your logistics management degree will enable you to work in jobs such as supply chain manager, logistics analysis, and as a buyer or scheduler, among others.

Guaranteed Placements

We have a collaboration with NOVUS (part of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK, CILT), as its eighth University and the only university in London which is providing students studying this course with guaranteed placements for their third year.

Course highlights

  • Opportunity to obtain guaranteed paid yearlong internship provided you secure above an average of 60% in year 1 and clear a friendly assessment centre activity and interview. All students (Home / Overseas) are eligible for this scheme.
  • Taught by expert tutors with experience in the area including supply chain scheduling, forecasting and operations management
  • Training in industry-standard software for managing the supply chain processes - knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning software (SAP) is a tangible skill and is widely sought after by employers
  • Dedicated support from Personal Tutors, Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who will support you through their own first-hand experience within the subject area.
  • Guest talks from industry experts, company visits and mentoring opportunities from industry professionals.

Small cohort size – useful in developing strong network amongst course participants.

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What will you study on the BA Business Management (Supply Chain and Logistics) (Top-up)?

The modules are designed to advance your skills and knowledge in business and management, and supply chain management.

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:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business process: planning, improvement and control


  • Modules

    • Supply Chain and Logistics Innovations (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides students with an understanding of some of the latest and emerging innovative supply chain technologies and tools that increase efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains. It offers an advanced view of the impact of innovation in supply chain processes and helps students to understand and apply new innovations in their future careers in field of logistics and supply chain management.

    • Procurement and Sourcing (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop students’ understanding and knowledge of the purchasing function and related key activities. It will examine the processes associated with sourcing of supplier and procurement of goods from the suppliers. Students will be able to assess the challenges faced by the procurement department, requirements of various stakeholders, and develop strategic and operational procurement plans. Various analytical tools will be introduced for problem solving.

    • Strategic Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The aims of this module are organised in two parts: in the first part students use the essential components of strategic analysis with the primary aim of developing an applied knowledge of tools and techniques. In the second part students explore a variety of special topics with the primary aim of examining strategy concepts applied in different organisations. Overall, the module aims to build students’ ability to process and interpret information from different internal functions and from multiple external sources for decision-making leading to long term organisational success.

    • Global Supply Chain Management (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop your understanding on the integration of different business in creating value. It will demonstrate the effects of planning in multiple organisations and give you the experience on managing integrated business processes and developing a process understanding. It will present a integration of functional departments within and between different organisation.

    • Enterprise Resource Planning (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of this module is to provide students with a broad understanding of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) processes and the SAP ERP system in particular. The module will introduce the role of ERP in optimising and automating supply chain operations and use the SAP ERP as a tool for practical application of the concepts.

    • Logistics (30 credits) - Compulsory

      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.

More information about this course

See the course specification for more information about typical course content outside of the coronavirus outbreak:

Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.

How is the BA Business Management (Supply Chain & Logistics) (Top-up) taught?

You will gain knowledge and understanding through guided reading of textbooks, journals and course notes, on-line and in-class exercises, lectures, workshops and seminars.


Your knowledge and understanding is assessed by in-class and on-line objective tests, examinations and written assignments.

  1. Standard entry requirements
  2. International (inc. EU)
  3. How to apply
  1. UK
  2. EU / International
  3. Additional costs

How can the BA Business Management (Supply Chain and Logistics) (Top-up) support your career?

This programme aims to equip you with a broad understanding of how businesses operate and more specifically their operations, logistics and supply chain processes. The specialist knowledge and skills you gain will enable you to work in a wide variety of operations related jobs:

  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Operations manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Production manager
  • Process analyst
  • Production planner
  • Buyer
  • Master scheduler
  • Materials manager
  • Transport coordinator

Supply chain managers are in high demand as a wide variety of organisations need supply chain experts; manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third party logistics providers, service companies, government agencies and non-governmental organisations.

  • Peter Fernandes

    Business Management BA graduate

    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.

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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