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 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 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 can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us.How to pay your fees directly
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships and bursaries, which provide extra financial support while you're at university.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2021-22.
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.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our students can choose to study face to face on campus or online only. They're also able to change their mode of delivery on given dates in each trimester.
For on-campus teaching, we offer at least four hours face-to-face teaching related contact time per week for our undergraduate full-time courses, supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours varies course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however we remain committed to delivering face-to-face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.
In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. A small number of our courses require additional technical specifications or specialist materials. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2020-21.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
Check the standard entry requirements for IELTS requirements for this course.
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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