Edinburgh Napier University / Southpoint Education International

MSc Business Management (MBM) Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) holds the prestigious No. 1 ranking in the UK for value-added education (The Guardian). It has also been awarded the highest possible rating of 5 stars for Teaching, Employability, and Internationalisation by the QS World University Rankings 2024. Since 2012, Southpoint Education International has been the exclusive regional recruitment representative of the university. All degrees are exclusively awarded by Edinburgh Napier University.

The University offers industry-informed courses that expertly balance theory and practice, ensuring graduates are well-equipped for success in today’s competitive global job market. ENU has a renowned international reputation for the employability of its graduates.

Further enhancing its prestige, the Edinburgh Napier University Business School has achieved AACSB accreditation, placing it among the top 5% of Business Schools worldwide.

Overview

Understand key concepts of modern marketing, logistics and supply chain management to provide you with an understanding of the strategic and operational roles of logistics in the global business environment.

Identify key issues in global logistics and contrast international and domestic logistics systems.

Introduction to the characteristics of global logistics and the role of international logistics in international business.

Course Information

ENU’s MBM programmes are accredited and internationally recognised. All assessments are assignments which are case study based taken from the comfort of your home. Throughout the entire course you will be supported by ENU professors, this course can be completed in a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 4 years.

MBM Logistics and Supply Chain Management consists of five core modules, two specialised modules (Global Logistics and Supply Chains and Project Management) plus Dissertation.

Global Logistics and Supply Chains

This module applies key concepts of logistics and supply chain management to provide you with an understanding of the strategic and operational roles of logistics in the global business environment. Emphasis is placed on global and pan-European systems for materials sourcing and product distribution, to enable you to learn how businesses configure their supply chains to compete in today’s major trading blocs. Early topics identify key issues in global logistics and contrast international and domestic logistics systems. Subsequent topics explore the main components of global supply chains and the logistics activities involved in their management.

The module begins with an introduction to the characteristics of global logistics and a discussion of the role of logistics in international business. The module then covers the development of international trade, regional trading blocs and the logistics implications. The rise of global marketing and global logistics is then addressed in the context of the international business environment, requiring the management and operation of inbound supplies and sourcing, manufacturing, global distribution channels, international transport and international order management. Contemporary issues arising out of the former that will be explored in the latter part of the module include the rise of e-logistics and new developments and organisational issues in developing European and global logistics systems.

Project Management

The ability to manage projects is a key factor that influences successful managerial performance, and all organisations need managers equipped with such skills. Project management is the application of skills and knowledge to deliver the project objectives. The aim of this module is to provide students with an overview of the theoretical and practical tools needed to successfully manage projects. This module offers the framework and tools necessary to prepare participants for better decision-making in their future managerial roles. By using an analytic approach and relating ideas to the basic principles of project management, it will provide an introduction to the basic principles for thinking clearly about managerial problems and dilemmas when successfully managing projects through their complete life cycle. The module will introduce project selection and portfolio management techniques. The project life cycle: time, costs and quality, will be reviewed along with scope management. Issues around team building, conflict and negotiation will be explored and the evaluation of finished projects will be considered by reviewing success criteria, success factors and performance indicators.

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