Taught course

Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

University of Bristol · Department of Management

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Entry requirements

A strong upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in an applied social science or science discipline or a related field (eg business and management, engineering, economics, information technology). Applicants must have passed units/modules in quantitative analysis (e.g. applied statistics, statistical analysis/analytics).

Months of entry


Course content

This specialist programme will appeal to graduates aiming for a managerial or consulting career within global operations, logistics or supply chain management in the private, public or third sector. You will learn how to manage and improve global supply chain operations and develop an appreciation of its role and function in the context of international organisations.

This new programme examines the effects of global trade and business and the significance of grand challenges, such as: increasing digitalisation and innovation in product/service development; international environmental sustainability regulation; and corporate social responsibility and ethics issues.

The programme reflects contemporary themes and developments within operations and supply chain management. You will explore how global supply chains are managed and will acquire the skills and confidence to challenge, innovate and solve problems.

We enjoy close links with industry, government and voluntary sectors, providing opportunities to engage with supply chain professionals. You will hear from sector experts in guest lectures and there may be the option to take part in a live consulting project with a client organisation.

You will engage with the 21st-century challenges of supply chain management and will apply your knowledge to solve business problems, improving your decision-making skills and practice capabilities. The knowledge and skills you gain will give you a competitive advantage in your future career.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). This means that on completion of the course students with the required work experience can apply to become full members of CIPS without taking further examinations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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