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MSc International Logistics Who is it for?


You are a graduate in logistics or a related discipline such as business, management, operations or economics, seeking to deepen your subject knowledge and hence to enhance your career prospects in a logistics role.


About the Course


In many of the largest economies in the world, up to one person in eight is employed in logistics and transportation. The network that feeds consumer demand has become more complex as manufacturing has transferred from traditional economies to the emerging powerhouses of the developing world. Goods are shipped over many thousands of miles as businesses recognise that efficient supply chains are sources of competitive advantage, in the same way that we might consider competition between brands.


By its very nature, the logistics industry promotes international mobility, with professionals taking up posts around the globe. A career in logistics can be the key to a lifetime of discovering the diversity of the modern world of business.


During the course of this programme you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts affecting logistics and supply chain management today. Whether you intend to specialise in International Logistics as a career, or enter general management, today’s professionals require a deep and systematic understanding of the technology, staff, infrastructure and operational processes that define this important business sector.


Course Content


You will investigate and evaluate the range of alternative approaches to logistics and supply chain management today, looking forward over the next five years, making use of theoretical and industry sources. Every stage of the supply chain, from raw material supply to resource recovery will be covered, as will the many modes of transport, on land, sea and in the air.


Strategic issues such as multi-channel retailing, supply chain collaboration and lead time compression will be covered in workshop-style sessions led by our experienced teaching staff, many of whom have previously held board-level appointments in globally-renowned logistics companies.


Modules


• Project Management • Strategic Leadership • Managing Operations • Lean Management


• Organisational Strategy • Accounting and Finance


• Students following the MSc Management (International Logistics) pathway will additionally cover a range of topics specific to their chosen subject:


• International Logistics


• Perspectives of Applied Logistics • Strategic Issues in Logistics


• Cases in Supply Chain Management


You will be given an opportunity to explore these subjects, or subjects of your own choosing in a final dissertation.


Teaching


Throughout your course you will be taught by experienced academic staff with specialist knowledge of their own subject areas. Taught modules will be delivered using a combination of lecture and workshop sessions, with an emphasis on discussion and participation.


Assessment


During this course you will experience a variety of assessment styles including business reports, essays, research papers, oral presentations, examinations and a dissertation.


Career Opportunities


Successful completion of this course will prepare you for a career in logistics with the potential to achieve success as a senior logistics manager with international organisations. Our logistics graduates can be found working in a range of organisations from large multinationals.


Duration of Course


The course commences in September of each year and is taught over two semesters followed by one semester of supported study whilst you complete your dissertation. The duration of the course is 12 months.


Entry Requirements


To be accepted onto this course you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelor’s degree in logistics, or in business, operations, management or related disciplines. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).


T +44 1604 892546 E international@northampton.ac.uk W www.northampton.ac.uk


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