Do you want to gain the competitive edge for management roles in the logistics and transport sectors? Do you want to use data and analytics to improve business performance?
This CILT(UK) accredited degree trains you in applying management techniques to solve business problems arising from supply chains, including areas such as transportation, warehousing and inventory and supplier relations. It has been designed with industry input in response to sector skills gaps and is located close to London’s major port, providing potential opportunities for site visits and placements.
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In the summer, you undertake an applied research project about a real-world organisation or issue.
This course draws upon Essex Business School’s strengths in big data and analytics to help you be a more effective logistics manager.
We develop your practical skills in data analysis so you can better understand markets, consumers and competitors to improve business performance. Computer generated simulations expose you to a range of business scenarios, helping you to understand how managers and entrepreneurs use analytics to solve logistics problems.
Another unique feature of this course is a focus on green logistics, addressing employer needs for greater training in this area.
With organisations coming under increasing pressure to manage issues around waste, recycling, transportation and raw materials, many businesses lack qualified staff who can ensure compliance with environmental law. We can equip you with the knowledge and skills to design and operate efficient and sustainable supply chains and logistics networks to give you a distinct career advantage.
MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management can also be studied part-time and you may be eligible for a number of scholarships and discounts. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.
MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)). CILT is a global membership body for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. It has more than 34,000 individual members in more than 34 countries across the world.
Upon successful completion of this course, you can receive exemption from the academic requirements of Membership (MILT), provided you have two years of industry experience, or Chartered Membership (CMILT), provided you also have at least four years relevant industry experience, of which two years should be at a senior level. Members and Chartered members can use CILT post-nominals (MILT and CMILT respectively) and may gain a competitive edge when seeking to advance their careers in logistics and supply chain management.
Throughout your course, you also have the option to become a student member of CILT (UK) and gain exclusive access to learning resources and networking opportunities.
The University of Essex is recognised as a leading UK university for expertise in data science. Many of our academics are members of the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre and work with organisations to help them turn big data into actionable and meaningful insights to improve business performance.
Our teaching staff are at the forefront of the big data debate and specialise in research in the areas of international management, data analytics, business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Essex Business School is ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014). We are signatories of the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and champion sustainable business in our teaching and research. Our international community of students, academics and entrepreneurs use creativity and innovation to make organisations better places to do business.
This course is taught at Essex Business School at our Southend Campus, close to the principle port for London and Britain’s Greenest Port.
A major logistics hub for the South of England, The Port of Tilbury is the largest deep water port on the River Thames and provides potential opportunities for site visits and student projects. London Southend Airport is less than 30 minutes from Campus, offering the chance to seek work placements or case studies.
You are based at our town centre campus amongst the buzz of the High Street, with its array of bars, shops, restaurants and opportunities for part-time work. You have access to the Forum, a state-of-the-art building with excellent learning facilities, including 24-computer suites and study pods.
The University of Essex also provides study skills initiatives, including those for international students, to help you perform to your best academic potential, such as free academic English classes.
By developing your industry-specific skills and management expertise, MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management can enhance your employability potential for roles such as:
Your knowledge of business analytics may also make you a suitable candidate for general management positions in both large and small organisations in the private and public sectors.
Essex Business School at our Southend Campus has a dedicated employability team to help you find work opportunities both during and after your course. The University of Essex Employability and Careers Centre also runs events and activities to help you increase your appeal to employers.
In 2016, 87% of our postgraduate taught students were in professional employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016). Read our graduate profiles to find out the types of organisations our Masters students go on to work for.
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You are assessed via a combination of group work, presentations, reports, project works and exams.
You undertake an applied research project about a real-world organisation or issue in the field of logistics and supply chain management.
The dissertation demonstrates your grasp of the theoretical and practical skills you acquire throughout your course.
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