How do Amazon, Deliveroo and major supermarkets make sure their customers get the products they want? And in the post-COVID era, how will businesses and governments manage global connectivity? On this innovative and forward-looking course, you’ll study the key challenges for Business Management with a particular focus on Supply Chain, Logistics, Distribution and Project Management. This course is taught at our University of Salford campus close to Manchester city centre. Guided by industry experts, you will practice your learning by working on business simulations and real-life case studies. You’ll look at examples from the gaming industry, food and sports supply chains and healthcare. Guest presentations from business experts will set your learning within a real-world context. You’ll look at how global climate change and the scarcity of resources affect the management decisions you make and you’ll learn about the latest developments in Supply Chain and Risk Management such as cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence (AI) and how drones are used in different industries. We focus on the core business leadership and management skills that will help you get a job after graduation. Modules such as Digital and Business Skills and Professional Development teach you essential interview skills while opportunities for work placements and study abroad help you develop the confidence to present yourself well to potential employers. Right from the start, Business with Supply Chain and Project Management is all about supporting you to develop the practical skills that employers look for. By working on live projects and business simulations, you will learn the fundamental basis of business management as well as core skills such as problem-solving, leadership, communication and data analysis. In this way, you will learn to find creative, sustainable and ethical solutions to business problems. Throughout your time with us, you will build your own portfolio of professional evidence which you will be able to use to help you get a rewarding job when you graduate. In your Foundation year, you will start to look at fundamental areas of business as well as the key skills you need to study at University level. In your first year, you will start to develop an understanding of how organisations work, looking at key business concepts and the core skills you need for any management career. You will be learning by doing through working on exciting and innovative business simulations or real-world projects. You will also have the opportunity to try out subjects you haven’t studied before and perhaps find out that you want to specialise in them. The second year is about starting to specialise, looking more deeply at supply chain and project management theories and studying areas of operations, logistics and distribution management. With core and optional modules, you can start to shape your own learning. The Professional Development module is designed for you to practise the skills you need – CV writing, being interviewed, assessment centres - to apply for and get a placement year and, ultimately, your dream job on graduation. By your final year, you are becoming a professional, developing the skills needed for responsible leadership and understanding how to think strategically. You'll look at future developments in the field, learning the skills for the future as well as the knowledge to innovate. Core modules increase your in depth knowledge and continue your career development while the optional modules allow you to specialise in your areas of interest.
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