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Newcastle University: Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department Newcastle University Business School
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Our Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc provides in-depth knowledge of the major areas that underpin operations and supply chain.

Applications for this course are now open You can now apply for September 2021 entry.

Organisations are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times and better manage risk. This allows them to develop and maintain a competitive advantage.

The course will suit those who wish to pursue a career in either operations or general management including.

What you'll learn: You will improve your knowledge and understanding of how an integrated approach to operations management can impact on business performance.

You will learn how to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations. You will do this by applying the knowledge you develop in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way.

This course will shape your understanding of: •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 •how an integrated approach to operations and supply chain management can impact on businesses.

Your development: On completion of this course, you will be able to: •critically evaluate, synthesise and apply theories and concepts in operations and supply chain in a national and international context •demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills in the application of operations and supply chain •use reflective skills to enable you to become a lifelong learner and problem solver •critically apply relevant theory and concepts to a range to complex, open-ended problems •provide technical, commercial and managerial leadership •communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills.

Delivery: The course is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits.

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

Practitioner and research led teaching.

Profiles of academic staff teaching on this course:

Dr Jiayao Hu (Degree Programme Director) Professor Christian Hicks Professor Jingxin Dong Dr Ying Yang Dr Paul Lewis Dr Doris Xin Dr Haiyan Lu Mr Donald Halliday Mr David McGeeney Mr Vajira Balasuriya

Accreditation: This course has been fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Successful completion of the course leads to associate membership of this premier global organisation.

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.

Facilities: Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of: •regional, national and international thought leaders •alumni •leading professions.

Our facilities provide: •a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city •Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs •four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space •a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas •a contemporary café.


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