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Manchester Business School
MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management

Program Name:

MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management


Put your organisational skills to the test and learn to help businesses manage the production and delivery of products and services in an increasingly globalised marketplace. This course covers operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement in one challenging and rewarding degree.

Recent recruiters include:

AC Nielsen, Accenture, British Council, ICI, Network Rail, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Rothschild Foundation Europe, Sapa Group, Volkswagen

Course structure

(all taught course units are 15 credits)

Semester 1

- Global Operations Management*
- Managing Projects*
- Strategic Supply Chain Management*

and one elective from the following ‘specialist’ electives:

- Commercial Management of Projects and Programmes
- e-Business

Semester 2

- Research Methods

and three electives, including at least two of the following ‘specialist’ electives:

- Risk, Performance and Decision Analysis
- Simulation and Risk Analysis
- Business-to-Business Marketing
- Business Improvement Tools, Techniques and Systems
- Global Supply Chain Management*
- Megaproject Leadership and Strategy
- Digital Technilogies for Marketing
- Data Analytics for Business Decision Making

*Required for CIPS accreditation pathway

By agreement, you may choose one elective from other masters courses such as Corporate Communications, Global

Business Analysis, Accounting and Finance, Computing or Mathematics. This is by arrangement, and subject to timetabling and what you have studied previously.

Summer research period

Research dissertation (60 credits)

You must complete a satisfactory dissertation to be awarded your MSc.

This piece of work, undertaken in your third term and over the summer, gives you the opportunity to apply the techniques and theories you have learned during the taught modules. Dissertation topics reflect the expertise of your lecturers and you may be asked to choose from a list of options.

Supervision often starts with small groups of students studying similar topics meeting with their supervisors, who then guide students in deciding on the focus for their individual dissertations. The dissertation itself normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research.

Recent dissertations have covered:

• Globalisation, risk, ethics and global supply chains: an operations perspective
• The implementation, use and effectiveness of the balanced scorecard
• Identification of best practices for the supplier pre-qualification model for Siemens (UK)
• Production and control systems for small manufacturing enterprises
• Risks in international purchasing and a case study in the UK paper industry
• Risk modelling in an international management consulting group.






Teaching mode:

Full Time



Tuition fees:

Home/EU £9,800
Overseas £17,300







15 September 2014


1 Year






Application deadline:

Rolling admission - please apply as early as possible.






Application procedure:

Entry requirements
First or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.







no academic background in business or economics required