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Supply Chain Management (SCM) - MSc part-time [Malawi Institute of Management, Malawi]

Why choose this course?

Course overview

This version of the University of Bolton’s MSc in Supply Chain Management gives you the opportunity to study in weekend block workshops in Malawi instead of travelling to the UK. In addition to the University of Bolton teaching staff, you will also benefit from specialist input from staff at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) – a CIPS approved provider of supply chain and procurement learning.

The University of Bolton’s MSc in Supply Chain Management is accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

By studying this course you will develop a knowledgeable and professional approach to the management and development of supply chains, specialising in procurement, information systems, physical logistics and operations management.

The programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to contribute significantly to the operation and improvement of contemporary supply chains. It will enable you to successfully respond to the demands of a wide range of supply chain environments.

Please note that the language of instruction is English.

About the course

The course has five core modules covering key aspects of physical logistics, procurement, operations management, supply chain strategy and e-business. An additional core module helps you to develop the research and problem solving skills you will need to become a masters-level independent learner and practical problem solver in your field.

Finally, you will complete a dissertation, by carrying out a significant piece of project work. For this you will research an aspect of supply chain management and produce findings which may be of relevance and importance to contemporary organisations in the improvement of their supply chains.

Special features

  • You will study the University of Bolton course with MIM and local tutors from Malawi who will add their own specialist knowledge and experience.
  • You will have full membership of the University with the flexibility of off-campus study.
  • You will have all the same rights and privileges as an on-campus student.
  • You will have access to online resources designed specifically for off-campus students.

Course overview

This version of the University of Bolton’s MSc in Supply Chain Management gives you the opportunity to study in weekend block workshops in Malawi instead of travelling to the UK. In addition to the University of Bolton teaching staff, you will also benefit from specialist input from staff at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) – a CIPS approved provider of supply chain and procurement learning.

The University of Bolton’s MSc in Supply Chain Management is accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

By studying this course you will develop a knowledgeable and professional approach to the management and development of supply chains, specialising in procurement, information systems, physical logistics and operations management.

The programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to contribute significantly to the operation and improvement of contemporary supply chains. It will enable you to successfully respond to the demands of a wide range of supply chain environments.

Please note that the language of instruction is English.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to Chartered level. The course is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Course overview

This version of the University of Bolton’s MSc in Supply Chain Management gives you the opportunity to study in weekend block workshops in Malawi instead of travelling to the UK. In addition to the University of Bolton teaching staff, you will also benefit from specialist input from staff at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) – a CIPS approved provider of supply chain and procurement learning.

The University of Bolton’s MSc in Supply Chain Management is accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

By studying this course you will develop a knowledgeable and professional approach to the management and development of supply chains, specialising in procurement, information systems, physical logistics and operations management.

The programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to contribute significantly to the operation and improvement of contemporary supply chains. It will enable you to successfully respond to the demands of a wide range of supply chain environments.

Please note that the language of instruction is English.

Careers & professional development

The MSc in Supply Chain Management is designed for those making the step from operational and supervisory roles into middle and senior management in functions such as distribution, operations management, purchasing, warehouse management and logistics.

Graduates will be able to move into careers such as supply chain analysis, warehousing and stores management, inventory planning, procurement and e-procurement, contract management, business consultation, and transportation and shipping.

Award(s)MSc
Mode of attendance Part-time: each module will be delivered over long weekends at MIM. Typically, two modules will be covered between Thursday and Sunday by the University staff. The local tutor workshop will be organized 4 weeks after the University of Bolton workshop.
Duration(s) 18 months
Start date(s) October
Entry requirementsYou should have one of the following: an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK bachelors degree (for example, supply chain, logistics or operations management, business administration, information technology or accountancy); or any undergraduate degree in another field with relevant work experience; or a professional qualification/membership such as, CIPS (corporate member) or CILT (full member) or CIPS Graduate Diploma; or other professional qualifications as deemed appropriate by a formal mapping exercise.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.

We are more than happy to have an informal chat with you about this course, either over the phone or in person. If you wish to meet in person please contact the programme director to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
Location(s) Malawi Institute of Management (MIM):
P.O. Box 30801,  Lilongwe-3,  Malawi,  

What you will learn

You will learn how to develop and manage all aspects of contemporary supply chains. Each module presents a framework of theories and concepts, and you will be invited to engage with these concepts by exploring their application in case study settings. You will also be asked to compare and contrast different approaches, analysing which fits best to given organisations.

Starting at a strategic level you will learn how supply chains can leverage the competitiveness of the organisation by the appropriate configuration of the supply network, the distribution channels, location of facilities, transportation and inventory management, outsourcing and choice of information systems. At an operational level you will learn how to choose suppliers, negotiate contracts, schedule deliveries, measure and improve performance, determine delivery quantities and timings, set up and manage warehouses and distribution centres, and set up transportation contracts with third party logistics providers (3PLs).

What you will study

Core modules

Physical Supply Chain Management (20 credits);

Research Skills for Business and Management (20 credits);

Supply Chain Strategy (20 credits);

Procurement and Operations Management (20 credits);

E-Business Strategy and Models (20 credits);

Finance for Managers (20 credits);

Dissertation (60 credits).

For a postgraduate certificate (PgCert) you must successfully complete three modules (60 credits). For a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) you must successfully complete six modules (120 credits). For a master of science degree (MSc) you must successfully complete six modules and a dissertation (180 credits).

A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed to develop your knowledge and skills including lectures, seminars and presentations, practical work and workshops, tutorials and study groups, e-learning and video presentations. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

A defining feature of the course is that many of the core supply chain modules use interactive role play and business games that allow you to practice and apply theory in realistic supply chain simulations.

Careers & professional development

The MSc in Supply Chain Management is designed for those making the step from operational and supervisory roles into middle and senior management in functions such as distribution, operations management, purchasing, warehouse management and logistics.

Graduates will be able to move into careers such as supply chain analysis, warehousing and stores management, inventory planning, procurement and e-procurement, contract management, business consultation, and transportation and shipping.

On graduation you will also become a member of the University's alumni association. You will be a lifelong member of the University's community, able to access careers information and guidance, the library and professional periodicals as well as a range of other facilities.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to Chartered level. The course is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Fees, funding and finance information

There are no fees to display for this academic year. Call +44 (0)1204 903951 for more information.

There are no fees to display for the next academic year. Call +44 (0)1204 903951 for more information.

Contact us

For further details about the course, how to apply and fees information, please contact:

Mr Precious Givah (MIM Programme Manager)
Tel: +265 (0) 1 710 866

Web: http://www.mim.co.mw

or

Ms Hendrina Msosa (MIM Admissions Secretary)
Tel:

Web: http://www.mim.co.mw

For information about the University of Bolton-MIM, Malawi partnership, please contact:

Dr Alfred Chinta (UoB Link Tutor for MIM)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903978

Web: http://www.bolton.ac.uk

How to Apply

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