MSc International Operations and Supply Chain Management

Available as a One Year Masters or a Two Year (with Professional Practice) Masters.

Every organisation, from small Social Enterprises to Global Multinationals with thousands of employees must manage its supply chain and business operations. Glasgow Caledonian University's Glasgow School for Business and Society has developed this Masters to meet this demand. The programme is informed by research, sector professionals and professional bodies. It is accredited by Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and transport (CILT).

This programme focuses on producing employable, responsible graduates, who are able to contribute effectively from the start of their employment. A unique aspect of the programme is that students can achieve Lean Yellow Belt certification as part of the course.

You will join with students from different cultures and backgrounds to develop an international awareness of managing business operations and supply chains. The opportunity of a work related activity combined with exploring examples, cases and contributions from leading commentators, scholars and researchers of operations management and supply chain management will result in an appreciation and understanding of theories and practices from different contexts around the globe.

Teacher-led sessions from our academics who have extensive experience in teaching overseas are sensitive to cultural diversity, and within the curriculum draw on cross-cultural illustrations and ideas to enhance study and involve students. The teaching methods have a clear focus on employability and “real-world” skills development producing graduates that are fit for work. This is enabled by industry speakers, a work-related activity, and practical case studies/client projects.

Develop your knowledge and skills needed to succeed and contribute to the industry by:

  • Participating in opportunities for cross-cultural interaction through experiential and problem-based learning
  • Gaining professional development of essential and desirable graduate skills and competencies within operations and supply chain management
  • Understand the supply chain networks in a global environment along with sustainable business operations, quality and supplier management to become a critical thinker and deliver performance improvement
  • Successfully managing logistical and transport challenges as well as projects and finance whilst underpinning ethical and responsible management

Module list

Applied Professional Practice, Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership, Financial Management for Global Decision Makers, Global Supply Chain Management, International Logistics and Transport, Procurement and Quality Management, Project Management, Sustainable Operations Management, Masters Research Project.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Our two-year masters courses give you the chance to develop your knowledge and professional skills with an extended  work placement. 

You'll experience all the benefits of a regular masters, but with the additional advantage of a further professional practice placement over two trimesters. You'll be fully supported and prepared for your placement, and graduate with significant work experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding of your chosen sector. Find out more about the benefits of a two-year masters study.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Full Time
2 Years
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
16 Months
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
2 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 2 Years 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 16 Months 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 2 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 1 Year 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Typical entry requirements

Typical entry requirements: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

Entry options for international applicants

If you are an international applicant and do not meet the academic requirements above you may be eligible for an International Graduate Diploma at INTO Glasgow. Based in our Glasgow campus, successful completion of an INTO course with the required grades provides you with a guaranteed conditional offer of a place on this degree.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £6,000
RUK: £6,000
EU: £6,000
International: £13,500

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

Note: These are the fees for our standard masters courses. Fees for our two-year masters with professional practice study option can be found here.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

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A range of assessment methods are used which are designed to develop your intellectual, professional and transferable skills in relation to the programme. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include: unseen examination, class test, written course work, presentations and both individual and group work.

Due to the breadth of the course, past students have found employment across a wide range of sectors including Sourcing Group Specialist at RBS, Gist Logistics, Custom Solar, Doosan Babcock, Create Consulting Engineers, SAB Millar, PepsiCo, Zinc Group, BAE, Diageo, Enterprise Rent-a-car and Babcock International.

This course is accredited by the CILT and the CIPS.
This course has routes to chartered status with the CILT and the CIPS.
Professional engagement opportunities include Employer events on campus and site visits.
Students on this course will get the opportunity to hear from guest lecturers.
This course has been designed with industry input.