Taught course

Global Distribution Management

Coventry University · Faculty of Business, Environment and Society

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. International applicants should also hold a minimum of 6.5 score in the IELTS test for English language.

Months of entry


Course content


The current business environment is now truly global. Distribution and supply chains now stretch across the globe.

Global distribution is now a major value adding activity that has grown in importance, so much so that it is now seen as a means of attaining and sustaining competitive advantage and improved customer satisfaction by major global trading nations such as China and India. Furthermore, this is an area where the jobs market is growing globally.

The Global Distribution Management MSc is a unique and exciting academic course for those wishing to work in areas such as distribution, freight forwarding, supply chain management, procurement, strategic sourcing, logistics and operations management environments, either in public or private sectors.

Why choose this course

A particular innovative and unique selling point of the MSc Global Distribution Management will be the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) accreditation that Coventry University will be seeking. CIPS is a world renowned professional body. Another innovative criterion of the course is the Business Process Integration topic which utilises ERP Software from SAP who are a world renowned leaders in ERP software solutions.


Accreditations shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant body's standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.


Coventry Business School is currently a member of European Foundation of Management

Development (EFMD) and the Association of UK Business Schools (ABS).

How will this course be taught

These courses are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments and the requirements of the profession, needs of industry and government legislation.

Semester 1

  • Research Methods;
  • Global Supply Chain and Logistics;
  • Lean Management;
  • Business Process Integration;
  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement.

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management;
  • Management of Quality;
  • International Business;
  • Global Strategy.

Optional topic for Semester 2

(You will choose only one of the two following available options)

  • Managing International Trade;
  • Management Accounting for Business.

Semester 3

  • Dissertation or Company Internship.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office: Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152 www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
024 7765 4321