The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management programme (90 ECTS, Level 9) has been designed with the specific intention of responding to an increasingly global, specialised, digital and technology-enabled business environment - one that requires an efficient and effective end to end deliverables.
This programme aims to 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). 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. They will acquire the knowledge, theory and skills of supply chain management in addition to an industry specialism of interest drawing from modules in the fields of Marketing, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Project Management, Finance, or Cloud Computing. Moreover, they will develop advanced critical thinking, writing and research skills through the completion of the Research Methods modules along with the completion of a Capstone Module (choice of Dissertation, Applied Research Project, or Placement).
The specific programme objectives are as follows:
Imbue a critical analysis of the current and emerging theories of supply chain management, informed by up-to-date research and activity in the supply chain management field.
Accrue a critical, strategic, and global perspective (incorporating multiple viewpoints) for the supply chain management field.
Develop practical skills in procurement and inventory management in supply chain logistics and operations including problem-identification and solving.
Develop an in-depth appreciation of supply chain analytics in the form of modern data-driven metrics to business operations and how these can be generated and used.
Develop in learners the competencies to be a successful leader in the supply chain environment.
Create critical awareness of sustainability and ethical processes that are directly complementary and relevant to the contemporary workplace and future of work.
Identify and develop autonomous learning skills for the graduates of tomorrow who can work both independently and collaboratively.
Provide the learner with a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation, and further study.
This is a hybrid programme, and it is delivered through face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods.
Minimum Entry Requirements
This programme is aimed at learners with a Level 8 honours bachelor’s primary undergraduate degree, or Higher Diploma, in a cognate area (e.g. computer science, IT, science, mathematics, statistics, finance, economics, business (including quantitative methods), engineering, maths and management information systems), who wish to specialise in the field of supply chain management with a view to entering the industry, or those with a Level 8 honours bachelor’s primary undergraduate degree, or Higher Diploma, in a non-cognate area plus three to five years’ experience of logistics or supply chain management and who require a qualification in this area in order to progress professionally. These will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learners will need to have achieved a minimum second class second division award (2.2 classification) in their honours Bachelor’s Level 8 degree.