Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
12 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6000 per year

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 16500 per year

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About Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University


Our course will suit those pursuing careers in operations management or management accounting. You will develop specialist knowledge and skills, preparing you for the workplace. On completion of the course you will be able to enter a range of sectors. These include health, manufacturing, transport, engineering and purchasing.

Organisations are constantly evaluating ways to develop and maintain a competitive advantage, including:

  • reducing costs 
  • shortening production and distribution times 
  • better managing risk

As a result, the effective management of these functions is of vital importance. There is an increasing demand for qualified practitioners.

Our course shapes your knowledge and understanding of:

  • financial and cost accounting
  • finance
  • financial decision making in areas such as product costing and investing
  • quantitative analysis approaches in logistics and supply chain management
  • how the mainstream supply chain information systems work
  • how information technology can improve the efficiency of supply chain management

Each year we arrange an industry visit. We also invite guest speakers from industry to share their experiences and insights with you.

Your development

You will develop critical skills, enabling you to evaluate and apply theories and concepts. You will apply these skills to a range of complex, open ended problems. Our teaching covers topics in a national and international context.

You will also develop:

  • analytical and evaluative skills in the application of operations and accounting
  • the ability to conduct independent research
  • technical, commercial and managerial leadership capabilities
  • interpersonal and communication skills 
  • reflective skills
  • problem solving skills that are relevant to a business environment

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

  • Trading and Operations Manager
  • Product Supply Manager
  • Materials Controlled and Operations Analyst
  • Graduate Procurement Engineer

Practitioner and research led teaching

Profiles of academic staff teaching on this course

  • Dr Ying Yang
  • Dr Lana Liu
  • Dr Gu Pang
  • Mr David McGeeney
  • Dr Jingxin Dong
  • Dr Christine Chifamba
  • Dr Graeme Heron


The course is modular in structure, comprising:

  • 180 credits
  • full time over 12 months



Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

  • a high quality teaching environment
  • innovative programming
  • active engagement with industry


    Compulsory modules

    • NBS8135 Introduction to Financial Reporting
    • NBS8221 Operations Management
    • NBS8222 International Logistics
    • NBS8229 Quality Management, Tools and Techniques
    • NBS8233 Managerial Decision Making and Control
    • NBS8324 Supply Chain and Logistics Modelling and Control
    • NBS8325 Supply Chain Information Systems and Technology
    • NBS8372 Research Methods (OSCM/OMLA)
    • NBS8400 Dissertation in Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting

    Modules might change for your year of entry.

      How to Apply

      Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

      Start dates

      The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

      We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


      If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

      • pay a deposit of GBP 1,500
      • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

      The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

        Study options for this course

        • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
        • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
          Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 6000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16500 per year

        Notes about fees for this course

        2017-2018 fees

        The fees displayed here are per course.



        Full time: GBP 6,000


        Full time: GBP 16,500

          Entry requirements for this course

          Contact Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University to find course entry requirements.

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