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Global Supply Chain Management Education at Brunel Business School, London

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Brunel University is a world-class, public research, campus-based university situated in Uxbridge, West London, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. Founded in 1966, the distinctive mission is to combine teaching and research excellence with the practical and entrepreneurial approach pioneered by its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Victorian era engineer.

The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) judged 82% of the research to be of international standing, leading to 54.5% increase in the research funding from the Higher Education Funding Council, compared to the sector average increase of 7.8%.

Brunel Business School is home to over 2,200 students and over 100 academic and administrative members of staff and offers a range of programs covering all the core business and management disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School also hosts six world-renowned centers of research, with research categorized under six main themes: organization studies; enterprise, innovation, international business; marketing; accounting and auditing; operations and supply chains; and management information systems. Brunel Business School has won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013.

Brunel University is a public university and UK Border Agency (UKBA) highly trusted student sponsor. MSc Global Supply Chain Management degree program is accredited by Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

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Academic Programs

Masters Program

  • MSc in Global Supply Chain Management: This program provides the opportunity to study contemporary theory and practice relating not only to the nascent field of supply chain management but also to logistics, operations and project management. Students will gain sophisticated knowledge of the breadth and function of logistics and supply chains, the role of procurement, their history and development, as well as insights into the IT systems and tools that underpin complex systems.
  • This program is suitable for recent graduates and those seeking to enhance or extend their career opportunities in the field of supply chain and logistics management.
  • Entry Requirements: A good honours degree (2:1 or above) in management, business studies or a cognate discipline. Mature candidates with non standard qualifications; graduates with only a lower second class degree (2:2), or those with the Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (Level 5) or the Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (Level 6) of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), may be considered provided they can demonstrate significant, relevant occupational experience. Students whose first language is not English will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in English, typically IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in Writing and at least 5.5 in all the other sub-tests).

Research Projects

  • Supply Chain Network Optimization