BA (Hons) in International Supply Chain Management

General

Program Description

Year 3 entry only

Supply chain management is a growing global specialist area and an essential function within organisations, involving many aspects from procurement and logistics through to operations and project management.

This programme is designed for students with a relevant HND to enter at Year 3 and gain an Honours degree. You'll develop your understanding of the complexity of the internal and external connections of international supply chains and gain the tools, techniques and management abilities required for a successful career. You'll also develop your knowledge of the global challenges affecting supply chain process, including economic, legal, financial, strategic and global issues, and their impact on international trade.

Depending on your previous area of study you'll be able to select option modules including project management and digital business and marketing or choose to study a language.

In addition to specialist knowledge, you'll develop your entrepreneurial thinking, your IT skills and the people skills crucial to successfully implementing strategy and change in organisations.

Your career

With increased global competition and the pressures of an uncertain economic environment, there is a growing demand for supply chain/logistics managers who understand the complexity of the internal and external connections of today’s international supply chains.There are opportunities for graduates in all industry sectors including public services, local government, the NHS, retail, manufacturing, logistics and engineering.

What you will study

Year 3

The Enterprise Value Challenge, International Business Strategy, Business Research Methods, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, option from Project Management, a language module, Digital Business and Marketing

Year 4

Honours Dissertation, Supply Chain Risk Management, Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Ethics in International Business, Managing Sustainable Business Excellence, a language module, Management of Innovation and Creativity, Human Resource Strategies for Organisational Performance

Entry requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

Direct entry to Year 3 only.

Year 3

HND Supply Chain Management, HND Business, HND Retail Management or HND Administration and IT with B in the graded units. Other related HNDs qualifications may be considered.

English Language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional Information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International Pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Fees and Funding

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2018/19

  • Home: £1820
  • RUK: £9250*
  • EU: £1820
  • International: £11,500

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student enquiries team.

International Student Start Dates

For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.

There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.

Language Option

You can further enhance your skills as a global graduate and widen your career prospects by choosing to study a modern language.

You'll have the option to study modern languages including French, Spanish, German and Italian from beginners to professional level depending on your previous knowledge.

Industry Links

Our strong ties with industry mean you'll benefit from a range of interactive learning experiences. We regularly have guest lectures delivered by industry experts, masterclasses and field trips to give our students an up-to-date employer and industry perspective, bringing real-world experience into the classroom.

Whenever possible, we work with our industry partners to create case study challenges, giving you a unique insight into the workings of some of the biggest companies in the UK.

Assessment Methods

Assessments are designed to develop your independent learning while testing your ability to address problems, formulate arguments and analysis issues. A wide range of assessment strategies geared to the content of the modules enable you to develop not just in your written skills and learning but also skills such as data analysis, software applications, presentation and team working.

Assessment methods may vary between modules and include: unseen examinations, class tests, written coursework, presentations and group work.

In addition, case studies are used within assessments so that all learning can be applied to real life.

Teaching Methods

The learning and teaching methods we use are designed to ensure that the programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of both our student and employers. We focus on a more independent learning approach and you will be encouraged to generate and critically evaluate theory and practice.

As well as the traditional lecture, seminar and workshop/practical formats, we adopt a multi-platform approach to learning that includes a wide range of supporting material, including podcasts, webinars (internet-based seminars), discussion boards and independent (including web-based) study. The nature of the classroom setting is a balance between knowledge transfer, interactivity and group activities; with students having the opportunity to contribute to the learning environment.

Classes also include a variety of company case studies, company visits and guest speakers to reflect the current industry, particularly in operations, supply chain management and logistics.

The programme lecturers have links with professional bodies (CIPS, CILT), business networks (Ceed) and personal networks in SCM and logistics, so ensuring that modules reflect contemporary practice.

HM Forces

In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.

Last updated Feb 2020

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