International Operations and Supply Chain Management with Professional Practice at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

Glasgow Caledonian University

Degree level: Postgraduate

International Operations and Supply Chain Management with Professional Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

Every organisation, from small Social Enterprises to Global Multinationals with thousands of employees must manage its supply chain and business operations. Glasgow Caledonian University's Glasgow School for Business and Society has developed this master's to meet this demand. The course is informed by research, sector professionals and professional bodies. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). This course focuses on producing employable, responsible graduates, who are able to contribute effectively from the start of their employment. A unique aspect of the course is that students can achieve Lean Yellow Belt certification as part of the course. You will join with students from different cultures and backgrounds to develop international awareness of managing business operations and supply chains. As part of the course, you'll work on a live case study and present your solutions to the ‘client’. Simulations and case studies will be used to help gain experience and key employability skills. Contributions from leading commentators, scholars and researchers of operations and supply chain management will help provide an understanding of theories and practice from around the globe. Business and management studies research Two-thirds of GCU research impact for business and management studies courses was rated as outstanding or very considerable (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Graduate opportunities Due to the breadth of the course, past students have found employment across a wide range of sectors including Sourcing Group Specialist at RBS, Gist Logistics, Custom Solar, Doosan Babcock, Create Consulting Engineers, SAB Millar, PepsiCo, Zinc Group, BAE, Diageo, Enterprise Rent-a-car, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NHS Procurement Scotland, Amazon and Leonardos.


Teacher-led sessions from our academics who have extensive experience in teaching overseas are sensitive to cultural diversity, and within the curriculum draw on cross-cultural illustrations and ideas to enhance study and involve students. The teaching methods have a clear focus on employability and “real-world” skills development producing graduates that are fit for work. This is enabled by industry speakers and practical case studies and client projects. You will develop your knowledge and skills needed to succeed and contribute to the industry by: Participating in opportunities for cross-cultural interaction through experiential and problem-based learning. Gaining professional development of essential and desirable graduate skills and competencies within operations and supply chain management. Understanding the supply chain networks in a global environment along with sustainable business operations, quality and supplier management to become a critical thinker and deliver performance improvement. Successfully managing logistical and transport challenges, as well as projects and finances, underpinned by ethical and responsible management practices. Module List: Global Supply Chain Management; Sustainable Operations Management; International Logistics and Transport; Procurement and Quality Management; Project Management; Leadership for Quality Improvement and Lean Six Sigma; Ethics, Sustainability and Governance; Postgraduate Research Methods; Financial Management for Global Decision Makers; Master's Research Project.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used which are designed to develop your intellectual, professional and transferable skills in relation to the programme. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include: unseen examination, class test, written course work, presentations and both individual and group work.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area. Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £11900 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £11900 Whole course
England £11900 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11900 Whole course
Scotland £11900 Whole course
Wales £11900 Whole course
EU £25100 Whole course
International £25100 Whole course

Additional fee information

Two-year masters tuition fees: Home (Scottish/ RUK/ Republic of Ireland/ Channel Islands): year one fee: £8,900, year two fee: £3,000, full two-year fee total £11,900.* International/ EU: year one fee £18,800, year two fee £6,300, full two-year fee total £25,100.* * If you start a two-year masters course but graduate after one year, you will only pay the year one fee. You will not be required to pay the year two fee. Fees are subject to change and are here for guidance only.
International Operations and Supply Chain Management with Professional Practice at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS