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Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2022

About this course

Master the planning, creation and delivery of products and services on a global scale. You’ll learn the skills necessary for designing and operating supply chains, all whilst navigating changing economic conditions, emerging technologies and consumer expectations.

From supply chain sustainability to advanced operations management, this course explores topics that are critical to gaining a competitive advantage in the global business environment.

You’ll graduate with skills that are in growing demand across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, retail and fast-moving consumer goods.

This MSc will provide the foundations that professionals in operations and supply chain management require for successful decision-making in the future.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • explore and develop strategic perspectives on supply chains and logistics systems
  • learn how to manage buyer-supplier relationships within supply chain networks
  • plan and implement sourcing strategies that are resilient in the face of pandemics or political change
  • gain the support and insight of groups like CORMSIS and CentasPM, including a mentoring scheme, practitioner talks and company visits

Some students on this programme will also have the opportunity to experience an industrial placement in the context of the dissertation.

After a successful interview with a sponsor organisation, a student will undertake research around a specific problem encountered in this organisation in close collaboration with this firm and under supervision of a business school academic. Consequently, said student will write the dissertation on this research project and its outcome.

This programme is currently seeking professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Regina (Gina) Frei, an Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management and Chartered Engineer with a background in manufacturing and robotics. She is a member of the Department of Decision Analytics and Risk and leads the Product Returns Research Group. Gina is passionate about sustainable supply chains and the Circular Economy. She is also a member of the Greening of Industry Network and has edited two of their books.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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