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 course 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 for students from the UK.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT) is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the management of transportation and logistics systems and supply chains. Our MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a CILT (UK) accredited degree.
Our academics have a global understanding of international logistics and supply chain management and are at the forefront of the big data debate. They specialise in research in the areas of international management, data analytics, business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Their teaching draws upon their pioneering research, academic knowledge and industry experience to ensure you benefit from the very latest thinking and your education is grounded in real-world business issues.
Dr. Juan C. Fernandez. de Arroyabe teaches Global Supply Chain and Operations Management and Applied Statistics and Forecasting at our Southend campus. His research interests include joint innovation and eco-innovation, circular economy, networks, and cyber-security systems. He has over 20 years of experience in industry and is widely published as author or co-author of numerous papers. Dr. Fernandez de Arroyabe is a member of the Editorial Board of Technological Forecasting Social Change (Elsevier) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (Emerald).
In this short taster talk watch as Dr Abraham Zhang, Reader in Supply Chain and Operations Management at Essex Business School, explains why the future of supply chains is circular, not linear and gives you a flavour of the types of topics you could study on this programme.
Essex is recognised as a leading UK university for expertise in data science and many of our academics are members of the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre working with organisations to help them turn big data into actionable and meaningful insights to improve business performance.
Our MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management is taught 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 just five minutes from campus by train, and offers flights to over 50 destinations across Europe – providing excellent opportunities for work placements or case studies.
Southend-on-Sea combines the charms of a traditional seaside resort with the attractions of a vibrant, modern town and our campus sits right at the centre. With seven miles of coastline, a thriving arts and cultural scene and a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife all on your doorstep, it’s the perfect place to live and study. Our town centre location has excellent transport links too, with London only 40 minutes away by train.
When you choose our Southend Campus for your studies, you’ll have access to a superb learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities, including:
A Master’s degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management will develop the industry-specific skills and management expertise you need to gain the competitive edge for management roles in the logistics and transport sectors. Typical roles include:
Your knowledge of business analytics to improve business performance may also make you a suitable candidate for general management positions in both large and small organisations in the private and public sectors. Many of our graduates also go on to pursue a career in academia.
Read our graduate profiles to find out the types of organisations our Masters students go on to work for.
Our University Student Development Careers Services are on hand to help you make the most of your Essex experience. They can help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities to enhance your employability. You can also access employer talks on campus.
A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in Engineering, Science, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Information Systems, any Business or Management.
Your degree must include Algebra, Calculus and Statistics.We will also consider your application if your degree contains any of the following modules: Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Methods, Advanced Mathematics, Management Science, Operations Research or Optimisation Methods.
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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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