MBA with Supply Chain Management

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100% Online MBA with Supply Chain Management

  • Apply by : 11 Jun 2024
  • To start : 24 Jun 2024
  • Total fees : £8,400
  • Per module fees : £700

Complete within 24 months

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100% online part-time learning


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10 industry-focused MBA specialisations

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Develop your career helping businesses manage their goods and services with St Marys’ 100% online MBA

St Mary’s University London’s 100% online MBA in Supply Chain Management will deepen your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organisational management, corporate planning and more. In our digital classroom, you will apply the theories you learn to real-world workplace challenges, collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

The supply chain management specialisation comprises three courses to help enhance your knowledge and ability in the areas of supply chain processes and structures as well as effective supply chain management. You will learn how to examine supply chain planning, procurement processes, operations, inventory and transportation management, and technology solutions. You will also learn how to design and manage effective logistics and supply chain systems from sourcing raw materials and ensuring ethical manufacturing processes to point of consumption. 

You’ll develop your capacity to: 

  • develop a customer-centric supply chain strategy that optimises service delivery and customer satisfaction across the entire supply chain network
  • apply key concepts and definitions in supply chain logistics to develop an effective supply chain strategy aligned to the organisation's goals and objectives
  • evaluate the impact of different supply chain regulations and processes on a company's operational and financial performance
  • analyse the role of communication, collaboration, and decision-making in driving supply chain performance and sustainability, addressing potential challenges and barriers to effective leadership and managerial practices
  • utilise data analysis tools and techniques to inform strategic decision-making in supply chain management, including statistical analysis, simulation, and optimisation
  • assess the impact of global trends and issues on supply chain management and develop strategies for managing supply chain risks and opportunities in a global context.

And grow your career

Careers in supply chain management are projected to grow by 28% in the next decade, so there’s no better time to study for an MBA in Supply Chain Management. Master the project management skills required to develop as a supply chain manager and advance your career in roles including: Strategic Sourcing Manager, Operational Excellence Manager, Supply Chain Performance Manager, Manager of Global Sourcing, Logistics and Transportation Analyst and more.

With a programme designed for you

This programme will suit those looking to develop careers in the critical business area of supply chain management. Enhance your CV with leadership and management essentials and understand supply chain, logistics, processes, and how to support effective operations. Experience the flexibility you need to develop your career alongside work, family, and life commitments with entirely online and part-time learning.

Programme Modules

Supply Chain Management
Explore how supply chain management is used to manage the supply chain throughout various organisational processes and structures. You’ll also discuss concepts relevant to the greater supply chain management system including: purchasing, operations, customer relations, and logistics.
Supply Chain Logistics
Explore how supply chain logistics coordinate the movement and storage of goods throughout the supply chain. You’ll cover the key concepts central to the greater supply chain management system and discuss topics including: supply chain logistics, warehouse management, transportation management, inventory management, and the computerised systems used for managing the supply chain.
Operations & Procurement
Operations and procurement are some of the key activities within a supply chain that allow an organisation to deliver goods and services that meet customer demand. You’ll learn about the key processes that enable these key supply chain activities. In addition, you’ll explore key topics including supply chain planning, procurement processes, manufacturing operations, operations within service organisations, and how quality impacts operations and the procurement processes.
Business Strategy
Gain a perspective on organisations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. You’ll apply learned strategic analysis and managerial thinking to organisations to make better decisions that improve the competitive position and provide value for its key stakeholders. Finally, you’ll explore the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.
Finance for Managers
Examine the key financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organisation's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalising the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed from a managerial perspective.
Economics for Managers
Explore key economic concepts, theories, analytical techniques and the economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model, the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures are also analysed at the firm level, while macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Financial Accounting and Analysis
Many business decisions throughout every level of an organisation are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organisational efficiency and profits through analysing financial statement information. Finally. you’ll examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.
Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
Equip yourself with the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also explore the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.
Marketing Management
Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organisation's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organisation can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.
Operations Management

Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.

Business Intelligence & Visualisation Tools
Business Intelligence (BI) uses historical data to better understand and thereby improve business performance, as well as create new strategic opportunities for growth. Part of this process is to display the results in graphical images for easier understanding. Examine the technologies used to support organisational decision-making. You’ll develop an understanding of data organisation, and examine the BI processes and techniques used in transforming data into knowledge and value. Various functions and applications of business intelligence are described, including but not limited to reporting, online analytical processing, data visualisation and business process management.
Research Methods for Business and Management
Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You'll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research. This course has an applied focus. You'll identify a feasible research topic through readings and assignments and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions are identified and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how to carry it out for optimal effectiveness in research. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also examine the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.

Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MBA you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.

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