Supply chain management plays an important role in business’s operations and its success, but it can be fragile and highly influenced by external factors. We understand you don’t want to be limited, and that’s why our full time course covers all the learning areas and skills you will need to succeed, from the first to the last step of the chain. Accredited by CIPS, this course brings you the opportunity to get hands-on with our simulation games and to undertake a year-long placement in a company of your choice. Located in Chelmsford, you will create your own professional network by getting involved with our guest lectures and industry innovators.
You know that to successfully manage supply chains you need to know a lot – about a lot. And we know what areas your learning should cover to make sure you have the perfect skills your future employers are looking for, from project management and leadership to business analysis and strategic management.
You will find this course to be directly transferable to the real world. Throughout your time at ARU, you’ll adapt to the fast-moving pace of international supply chains, getting hands-on with our Managing Supply Chains in Practice module as well as with LINKS, our intensive supply chain simulation game. You can expect guest lecturers, industry innovators and field trips to the Jaguar plant, Amazon’s Fulfilment Centre or BMW in Germany. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), you can expect to leave ARU with the advance purchasing, logistics and supply chain expertise you’ll need.
You will learn to adapt to this fast-moving discipline by getting hands-on in class and outside too; as part of this course, you will undertake a 34-week work placement in a company of your choice, what will boost your confidence and provide you with the perfect toolkit to get into the industry after graduation.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, our course offers opportunities to learn from, and network with, practitioners and specialists in many industries.
The knowledge and skills you’ll develop will be useful throughout your career. Our graduates occupy all kinds of senior supply chain, logistics, quality, materials, operations and procurement roles.
We focus on the knowledge and skills you’ll need as a purchasing, logistics and supply chain professional. Here are some of the ways we’ll measure your progress:
This is a 24-month programme.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
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Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, part-time postgraduate (1 year, 2 years)
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