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Overview

This specialised MBA offers a Supply Chain Management pathway through the existing contemporary and practical MBA. The way a supply chain functions in its environment is critical to organisation’s strategic objectives.

To sustain and improve their competitive position, modern organisations work together with upstream and downstream members in the value chain to provide products and/or services that satisfy their customers’ preferences and needs. The aim of this pathway is to develop an in-depth understanding of how supply chain processes and functions are interrelated with business strategy.

Our course is flexible and accessible. Full-time students attend during the day while part-time students attend during the evenings so you can tailor your attendance around your availability.

Everything in our MBA is geared towards your career development, ensuring you graduate with a clearer vision of your future; it’s accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, so you can be sure you’re learning the leadership skills that employers really need, and our expert staff have the depth of knowledge to turn your passion and ambition into a realisable goal.

What makes this course different

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Placement

Optional placement year available

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Learn from experts

Learn from inspiring guest speakers and work with students from across the globe to gain valuable new perspectives in one of the world’s best cities for business

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CMI Accredited

Our MBA is fully accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, so you'll be eligible to become a Chartered Manager and climb the career ladder

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Develop a critical understanding of major supply chain principles and concepts. Recognise the importance of supply chain relationships and reflect on the role of process integration in supply chain performance and competitiveness. Learn about contemporary key principles, practices, systems and techniques used in supply chain management.

Develop critical thinking skills to assess the impact of supply chain strategies in terms of business trade-offs, corporate social responsibility and organisational values, cost, efficiency and effectiveness as well as leadership approaches and business ethics. 

Subject-based practical skills will teach you how to implement appropriate strategies and solve complex problems using appropriate decision-making. Apply a variety of tools and techniques for supply chain optimisation and develop appropriate supply chain strategies for products/services according to their characteristics. 

The programme will also offer you an optional placement year, enabling you to experience supply chain management in the real world and effectively connect your university experience with it.
We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

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MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Managing Strategy, Operations and Partnerships

    In this module will enable you to explore the process of creating, evaluating and developing strategy and operations. You will be introduced to the challenges and practices associated with becoming strategic leaders and how organizations manage their operations.
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    Managing Financial and Human Resources for Sustainable Business Success

     

    The module aims to develop personal and professional skills that enhance employability and career opportunities. On the other hand, the module aims to develop your understanding and skills in people management and leadership. You will learn some key theories that underpin the latest thinking in the knowledge and skills of being an outstanding leader and manager, regardless of sector (private, public, or non-profit sector).

     
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    Marketing in a Digital Age and Corporate Social Responsibility

    This module is designed to introduce you to contemporary principles and practices in marketing, in a customer-focused and market-oriented organisation. Relationship marketing is the recent marketing  approach that develops around the buying and consumption experience. As such the module aims to develop your in depth understanding of the strategic role of marketing in business, and its impact on the market and society in the digital age.

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    Mental Wealth and Applied Research

    This module provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from a variety of perspectives, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.

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    Supply Chain Strategy

    The module is designed to introduce students to contemporary key principles, practices, systems and techniques used in supply chain management. The way a supply chain functions in its environment is critical to meet an organisation’s strategic objectives. To sustain and improve their competitive position, modern organisations work together with upstream and downstream members in the value chain to provide products and/or services that satisfy their customers’ preferences and needs. The aim of this module is to develop students’ in depth understanding of how supply chain processes and functions are interrelated with business strategy.
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    Applied Supply Chain & Logistics Project

    The aim of this module is to enable you to conduct a live applied business project that should address a supply chain problem. This could include a work-based project or a case study or other empirical research that will demonstrate understanding of applied research and the relationship between Supply Chain Management and Logistics Theory and its practical implication in real life.
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    Industrial Placement

    The aim of this module is to enable students to undertake an unpaid work placement in a relevant employent environment to develop their employability and technical busiess management skills, within a real work environment to complement their current programme of study.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

You are able to move from full-time to part-time study and vice-versa to accommodate any external factors such as financial constraints or domestic commitments. Many of our students make use of this flexibility and this may impact on the overall duration of their study period. 

Knowledge is developed through guided reading, knowledge-based activities with feedback and online discussions and activities. Thinking skills are developed through reflective activities with feedback and online discussions and activities. 

Practical skills are developed through IT activities with feedback and research skills-based activities with feedback. Skills for life and work (general skills) are developed through planning activities with feedback and project work.

Students on the MBA (Supply Chain Management) with Placement route will be expected to undertake a 30 weeks work placement. The placement is worth an additional 120 credits. UEL will assist you in finding a placement and will advertise opportunities on the UEL Employment Hub. However, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to source a valid placement. Further details on placement is contained in the placement handbook.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

Knowledge is assessed by:

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Examinations

Thinking skills are assessed by:

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Project work

Practical skills are assessed by:

  • Practical reports
  • Portfolio completion

Skills for life and work (general skills) are assessed by:

  • Project work
  • Group work

Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Course Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessments within the course.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

University Square Stratford and Docklands

University Square Stratford and Docklands, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD; USS campus - University Square Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Dr Ejike Udeogu

As the MBA Programme Director, Ejike oversees the day-to-day operations of the programme with responsibility for students on that programme.

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Our students and academics are more critically engaged and socially conscious than ever before. Discover some of the positive changes our students, alumni and academics are making in the world.

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I'm very glad that I chose the path that I did and have the MBA in my back pocket moving forward. UEL's MBA gave me an invaluable depth of knowledge in global business and the roles each department plays within an organisation. Those tools have opened up doors for me globally and were a factor in the success of me achieving my dream job. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to improve their career path and skills.

Stefan Nielsen

MBA Graduate

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

The business magazine, Forbes, has calculated that successful MBA graduates pay back the cost of their qualifications within four to five years on average – with lifetime earnings greatly enhanced thanks to the qualification.

Studying for your MBA with us should enhance your employability and earning power and develop your ability to approach business problems in a strategic manner. As part of the course, you’ll study a specialised ‘Professional Development’ module that is specifically designed to help you boost your career prospects and make the most of your MBA in the employment market.

Employers see candidates with an MBA as potentially more effective and therefore valuable as they examine business issues with a fresh pair of eyes. And with our help you will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that will benefit you through your entire career.

MBAs are welcome in any sector anywhere in the world, and the course’s accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute will enhance your employability even further. 

You will also be able to take advantage of the worldwide MBA Alumni Network, and UEL's superb careers guidance.

The qualification will enable you to go into any sector, anywhere in the world. Or if you have your own business idea and want to start up a company of your own, the knowledge, skills and qualities you develop on the entrepreneurship module will really help – and you can receive support from the university to assist your entrepreneurial ambitions.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal