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Understanding the complexities of global supply chains.
Intake: September only
Duration: 12 months full-time
Financial support: Please see our Scholarships page
Application deadline: None - rolling admissions
Applications: Will open in November 2016
Next Information Session: 26th October 2016
Every product and service is supported by a global web of organisations and processes. In this context, companies increasingly look for graduates with an understanding of the multifaceted aspects of international supply chains.
The MSc in Global Supply Chain Management is designed to provide 360º perspective of global supply chains, help assess various potential supply chain risks and provide both strategic and analytical tools to mitigate these risks, based on the most recent academic research and innovative current business practices.
In addition, the course helps to develop cultural sensitivity, effective business communication, networking and time management skills.
The MSc in Global Supply Chain Management explores topics at all levels of decision making, including:
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- Finance, Accounting and Supply Chain Finance
- Supply Chain Analytics
- Consulting Skills for SCM
In term three, participants you will have the opportunity to either specialise further through a range of elective modules or develop their analytical skills through a research project.
Cass Supply Chain Management Society
The Cass Supply Chain Management Society exists to create a strong community of future professionals in the Supply Chain Management field, or any other relative business fields, in an environment of cooperation, interaction and ideas sharing.
The society expands students' learning experience, by providing industry insights, through field trips to related organisations, as well as informative visits and presentations from practitioners, partly enabled by the society's close relationship with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation (CILT).
Joining the Supply Chain Management Society is not mandatory but it’s a fantastic way to get even more out of your degree.
Find out more, join us for an on-campus or online Information Session:
If you would like to arrange an individual appointment to discuss this programme please email: Mrs Mahshid Fazaeli
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To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:
twelve core courses (10 - 15 credits each)
a Business Research Project (30 credits) and one elective (10 credits)
four electives (10 credits each)
Assessment of modules on the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.
The course commences in September with a Foundations of Management workshop which prepares students with some of the concepts necessary to complete the course, and includes careers and professional skills development workshops.
The course commences in September with an induction programme which includes careers and professional skills development workshops.
The course consists of compulsory core modules, as well as a choice of electives, including some international elective options in term three.
MSc Students on the Start Ups: International Field Trip elective in 2015*
MSc Research Project
Students have the option of studying four specialised electives in term three to give them a breadth of subject matter. Alternatively if students would like to study one particular area of interest in depth they have the option of taking one elective and completing a Business Research Project, which in some cases may be completed in partnership with a sponsoring organisation.
The Project will be of approximately 8,000 words. This offers an opportunity to specialise in a contemporary supply chain topic related to students' future careers. The Project should be based on independent research either in the context of a single organisation or using third-party sources.
Students are encouraged from the start of the course to think about a topic for their Project. A member of academic staff supervises the project, and the student may choose whom they would like to work with. The Project must be submitted by the end of August. Company sponsored projects are encouraged and a number of such projects may be available.
Many students use this opportunity to complete a project in conjunction with an organisation they might want to work for. This gets their foot in the door and can lead to permanent employment post programme, whilst earning course credit.
The teaching staff on the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields.
This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the MSc in Supply Chain Management.
Other Module Leaders include:
Cass Business School is among the global elite of business schools that hold the gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). We are consistently ranked amongst the best business schools and programmes in the world which, coupled with an established 40-year reputation for excellence in research and business education, enables us to attract some of the best academics, students and businesses worldwide into our exclusive Cass network.
Documents required for decision-making
- Transcript/interim transcript
- Current module list if still studying
- Personal statement (500-600 words)
Documents which may follow at a later date
- IELTS result, if report available
- Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
- Work experience is not a requirement of this course
- For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK
We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.
The entry requirements for the MSc Global Supply Chain Management are as follows:
- A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
- Some level of previous study in finance or quantitative methods is preferred.
Applicants will need to submit two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference.
- If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test
- If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.
The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.
Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.
Work experience is not a requirement, but please provide details of relevant experience that might enhance your profile. This information will be included in your CV which is required with all applications.
There is a work experience cap of max five years for this course, after which we would recommend you consider our MBA programme
Tuition fees and term dates
Tuition fees 2017/18
Application fee: Nil
Tuition fees: £20,000 Currency Converter
Deposit: £2,000 (paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)
First installment: Half fees less deposit (to be paid at registration)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)
Term dates 2017/18
In-Person Registration (all students must attend): Commences 18 September 2017
Compulsory Induction: 18 - 29 September 2017
2 October 2017 - 15 December 2017
Term I exams
8 January 2018 - 19 January 2018
22 January 2018 - 30 March 2018
Term II exams
23 April 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 May 2018 - 22 June 2018
Term III exams
2 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
Students who are required to resit an examination or invigilated test will do so in the period:
13 - 31 August 2018
Submission deadline for Business Research Project or Applied Research Project
1 September 2018
Official Course End Date
30 September 2018
The aim of the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management is to develop graduates with strong strategic supply chain knowledge and advanced analytical and consulting skills.
These characteristics are highly valued value across industry sectors. We expect our students to engage with a variety of roles in business, for example:
- Procurement management in retail or manufacturing
- Supply chain consultancy
- specialist finance positions in the banking and insurance sectors.
This postgraduate course is ideal for anyone looking to enhance their career prospects within the supply chain industry or looking for a role as a logistics or supply chain manager.
- John Lewis Partnerships – Buyers Assistant
- EDF Energy – Business Analyst
- Novo Nordisk – Global Procurement Graduate
At Cass, we are dedicated to providing all of our postgraduate students with support and advice as part of our Careers Service. As well as online support and careers fairs, you will also gain access to our Careers team who regularly provide face-to-face appointments to help you with your CV or provide you with job and internship vacancies.
Our commitment to our Masters students goes beyond academic excellence and a world-renowned postgraduate course, but also ensuring that you have the help and support to progress in your career.