Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline. UK: Upper Second Class Honours. China: 1st tier universities: 75% or above; 2nd tier universities: 80% or above. North America: 3.0 cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme. Other regions: Equivalent academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management covers all aspects of effective operations and supply chain management in a highly competitive global marketplace. The programme looks at how successful operations and supply chain management can shape the sales and profit ambition of a business. Combining XJTLU’s growing reputation, IBSS’s dynamic innovative international expertise, intensive collaboration with the business community and our proximity to the Yangtze River Delta region, the programme is one of the few English language Masters programmes of its type in China.

Operations and supply chains are essential to competitive performance. Opportunities are provided for participants of the programme to analyse and examine the most up-to-date developments in operations and supply chain practice through a series of industrial lectures and best practice industry visits. Graduates of this programme will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to reach senior managerial positions and become the operations, logistics and supply chain management strategists of the future.

During your studies, there is the opportunity to engage with and learn from leading organisations, thanks to our extensive links with businesses and public sector services, locally and across the world, providing you with exciting opportunities for placements, mentoring, involvement in ‘live’ projects and networking, to name just a few of the benefits.


While studying in Suzhou, you will have the chance to obtain a UK University of Liverpool MSc degree which is fully recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Examples of a typical career path can be found from our graduates of the MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Liverpool. They are now working for companies like Accenture, Airbus UK, Caterpillar, Daimler Chrysler, Deloitte Consultants, Diageo, Ford Motor Company, GE, Maersk, Unilever, Unipart, United Utilities, Westinghouse and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Core modules

  • Supply Chain Operations Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Logistics and Physical Distribution
  • Lean Thinking
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Purchasing Management
  • Strategic Business Analysis
  • Dissertation

Fees and funding

UK students
RMB 120,000
International students
RMB 120,000


XJTLU offers a generous entry scholarship of 50% of total tuition fee.
All applicants for September 2015 will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit.
If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20% of the tuition fee.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
18 months

Course contact details

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