Supply Chain Management is the overlooking of business processes as they are moved from supplier, to manufacturer, to wholesaler, to retailer, to customer. The business environment is constantly looking for managers and employees who can produce an efficient and cost effect supply chain management process, and so supply chain management courses are becoming more popular.
Highlighted courses and degrees in supply chain management
Supply chain management can be studied at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, with most courses offering another area of study within supply chain management such as logistics or operations management.
Undergraduate supply chain management courses can take between three and four years of full time study to complete, whilst postgraduate degrees can be completed in one to two years.
Core modules studied throughout the course include process management, operations management, project management, business analysis, and quality management. At various stages of a degree in supply chain management, student’s will be given the option to choose their own modules, and some institutions offer specialisations in oil and gas management.
Entry onto a supply chain management degree can vary depending on the institution you apply to. Some universities will ask international students to write a letter of intent to support their application and will expect a minimum IELTS score if English is not your first language. It is common for previous educational experience and standard exams to be considered too.
If you do not meet the entry requirements you may want to consider a pathway course.
Supply chain management courses equip students with a range of skills that can be applied to most senior management positions, however, most graduates choose to work directly in the operations and supply chain management industry. Students will be able to pursue roles within international organisations, gas and oil companies, and the construction sector.
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