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Supply Chain Management MBA 2018/19 entry

Course code:

ECT122

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

The MBA in Supply Chain Management is designed to help you prepare for senior supply chain management roles that could lead to job opportunities in strategic procurement, supply chain management, logistics, commercial management, consultancy and associated areas. These can be in manufacturing, service, retail, government, non-government or other similar organisations.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Modules

Overview

The individual project gives you the opportunity to do in depth research in your preferred area of supply chain management alongside an experienced academic supervisor who will guide and advise you

Modules

  • Semester 1

    • Global Professional Development
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Purchasing Management
    • Financial Analysis & Decision Making
    • Human Resource Management
    • Lean Supply & Quality Management
    • Engineering Strategic Management
    • Research Methods and Project Introduction
  • Semester 2

    • Individual Project

In more detail...

  • An internationally recognised MBA degree.
  • A large team of expert and industry experienced teaching staff.
  • Course developed with industry to tailor the course to the skills that employers demand e.g. communication, team working, cultural awareness and digital literacy.
  • High quality learning environment, including a state-of-the-art £55m Faculty Building, a world class University library and advanced e-learning digital infrastructure.
  • High levels of student satisfaction for our postgraduate supply chain courses of 94%, above the sector average of 80% (2016 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey PTES).
  • Solve real-life management problems both individually and as part of a team. Industry visits which in the past, have included Aston Martin, Brose, Contechs, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, Rolls Royce, Ricoh Arena, Terex.

You will experience the innovative use of “Lectorials” which are a combination of lectures/workshops/seminars.  A particular emphasis is on the use of scenarios, activity led learning and games to re-enforce concepts and application. Our teaching is fully interactive with the use of a virtual learning environment and multimedia tools.

Guest speakers, case studies and web materials are used when appropriate to ensure that the content of the MBA programme remains valid and contemporaneous, drawing on relevant expertise from within the course team. Research activity and interests, relevant scholarly and consultancy activities will be used to inform the module content.

We aim to support the development and enhancement of your managerial, analytical, communication and presentation skills, developing your understanding of both the nature of business and that of management. You’ll explore contemporary business issues, such as ethics and the need to manage relationships across different cultures to ensure successful international trade.

A distinctive feature of the course is the practical approach adopted in delivering the carefully selected mix of supply chain and general management topics, combined with the extensive use of Activity Led Learning.  The course is designed to:

  • Support development of a sound knowledge of business and supply chain strategies and operations
  • Help enhance your strategic, managerial and supply chain capabilities
  • Demonstrate the impact that strategic supply chain management can have on the competitiveness and profitability of a business
  • Show how effective supply chain management can significantly increase return on capital employed, develop new profitable trading opportunities and drive ethical and environmentally sustainable practices
  • Enable you to solve real-life management problems working both individually and in teams to help you develop transferrable skills and to ensure you are industry ready.

Achievement of learning outcomes in the majority of taught modules is assessed by a combination of team based and individual coursework. The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated in advance and your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes. You need to achieve above 40% to pass.

A variety of assessment methods may be used including examinations, in-class tests, practical assessments, individual or group presentations, written reports, portfolio, log books and your dissertation. 

Award of an MBA requires successful completion of all modules.

You will study Global Professional Development - Consultancy, an important 10-credit module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Upon successful completion of this module you will also gain:

  • an L7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management
  • an L7 Award in Professional Consulting.
  • Affiliate Membership of CMI during your period of study. This will give you access to a whole host of benefits including access to
  • online and offline networking events
  • CMI’s online resource portal LeadershipDirect which contains thousands of resources including videos, checklists, e-learning modules, full text journals and e-books to support you in your studies
  • CMI’s online job finder service
  • an online mentoring service where you can connect and learn from other leaders.

Teaching varies depending on the module, but in a typical week you will have up to 12 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as follows:

  • Large group teaching: 4 hours of lectures each week.
  • Medium and small group teaching: 8 hours of seminars/tutorials each week with focused tutor contact time each week.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 20 hours of self-directed study each week, e.g. working in teams on projects and on module assignments.

Through our Global Leaders Programme, you will have the opportunity to participate in international field trips to enhance your learning and development. Past field trips have visited companies, institutions and universities in Germany, France, China, India, Africa, UAE and USA.

We also collaborate with other universities across the globe for online visiting guest speakers and online international learning (OIL) projects.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

To commence the full-time MBA programme applicants must:

  • Be an honours graduate of any relevant discipline (minimum 2:2 or higher),
  • Obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Engineering and Business Faculties in a business related area.
  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time relevant work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

To commence the full-time MBA programme applicants must:

  • Be an honours graduate of any relevant discipline (minimum 2:2 or higher),
  • Obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Engineering and Business Faculties in a business related area.
  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time relevant work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

To commence the full-time MBA programme applicants must:

  • Be an honours graduate of any relevant discipline (minimum 2:2 or higher),
  • Obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Engineering and Business Faculties in a business related area.
  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time relevant work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£11,044 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£11,044 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£15,156 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

Job satisfaction and remuneration prospects can be excellent, with high employer demand for MBA Supply Chain Management graduates outstripping the supply of suitably qualified applicants in many parts of the world.

In a competitive marketplace, an MBA demonstrates advanced level knowledge and skills, which can enhance your employment prospects. Our strong focus on evolving industry trends and the practical experience of activity led learning is intended to enable you to make a positive contribution to your future employer right away.

We enjoy close links with employers, so we are in a good position to advise you of employment opportunities as they arise. As a postgraduate student, you also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in both 2015 and 2016.

Previous graduates have secured exciting, rewarding jobs across a variety of industries working for companies such as Airbus, Aston Martin Lagonda, BAE Systems, Bentley Motors, Bombardier Aerospace, Brose, Contechs, Jaguar Land Rover, Infosys, Lear, Nandos, O2, Unipart, Vinci, Westinghouse Brakes and TATA Consulting.

We have a large alumni network some of whom are now directors, senior managers, consultants and business owners. Many support current CU students by hosting visits to their companies and provide prestigious lectures through our Global Leaders Programme.

Others support training, internships, work experience placements, graduation prizes and provide job opportunities to graduates through our CU network of corporate partners, employers and UK leaders.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.