MSc in Global Supply Chain Management (Brunel Business School)

Brunel University London

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Program Overview

Globalisation requires an international approach to business, and with suppliers increasingly scattered across the globe, particularly to supply chain management. Brunel’s Global Supply Chain Management MSc is a course that attracts business men and women from all over the world who want to focus specifically on a career in supply chain management or logistics, so you can be sure to find yourself in good company.
A wide range of topics is studied including development of supplier relationships, operations improvement, procurement strategies, outsourcing, inventory control, and logistics operations, as well as addressing the issues that affect these areas. The breadth of study forms a solid foundation of understanding allowing you to explain and apply theories on logistics, operations and project management, and business modelling and simulation to your practice.
The relationship between logistics and supply chain management will also be approached through the lens of contemporary social issues such as the state of geopolitics, advances in technology, and the increasing importance of transparency and sustainability.
The course includes a series of guest lectures, supply chain and procurement conferences, company visits and employability workshops. Past company visits have included site tours of Mini and Jaguar car plants. We have also welcomed LEAN specialists to Brunel Business School from Rolls Royce and Wiles Greenworld.
We ensure that you have access to a wealth of networking opportunities that bring you closer to a growing supply chain community. There is also the opportunity to present research to industry specialists for expert feedback.
This is one of the few supply chain master's courses in the UK to have received accreditation from the top supply chain and logistics bodies. On completion of the course, you can apply to become a full member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) subject to having satisfied the relevant three-year work experience requirement.
As a graduate of this master’s course, you will also meet the educational requirements for Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). This is subject to having four years of relevant career experience, including two years at senior level. Brunel holds an academic partnership with CILT and you will be able to access CILT’s Knowledge Centre which has a large collection of industry-specific resources for logistics and transport. Find out more on our accreditations and exemptions page.


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 18,410


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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This specialist course will give you a strong foundation in the fundamentals of global supply chain management. Optional modules give you a chance to look more closely at areas such as CSR, international business strategy, and using social media for business development.
This course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in September. Or this course can be studied 15 months full-time, starting in January.

  • MG5580 Business Modelling and Simulation in Supply Chains
  • Studying systems modelling in the decision-making process, particularly for complex and dynamic systems. To meet the challenges of current environments, students need to be equipped with modelling skills and analytical abilities.
  • MG5510 - Dissertation
  • Researching and writing a 12,000 word dissertation is an integral part of the course. Your dissertation should focus upon empirical research into a management problem or issue of your choice to be agreed with your tutor, who will support you in your research. The dissertation must be submitted by the end of the academic year.
  • MG5589 Global Outsourcing
  • Examining the implications, scope and influence of the outsourcing decision upon business strategy and operations. Analysing vendor assessment procedures, vendor management, project transition and governance. Evaluating effective procurement strategies for successful outsourcing. Understanding the associated legal aspects.
  • MG5573 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • This module aims to provide students with a solid grounding in logistics and supply chain management principles and develop a critical understanding of relevant theoretical frameworks in the context of contemporary business practice.
  • MG5579 Operations & Project Management
  • Developing an appreciation of the relation between operations, service, and project design choices, as well as performance imperatives including quality, time compression and flexibility.
  • MG5581 Procurement Fundamentals
  • Gaining a clear understanding of the importance of the procurement function, its strategies and techniques within both service and manufacturing environments. Assessing supplier selection, assessment criteria, contracts and contractual obligations.
  • MG5615 - Understanding Business and Management Research
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods in management research. Understanding research reports and utilising this information to improve quality of work and decision-making in complex management problems.
  • MG5601 Business Intelligence
  • Exploring the most significant technologies associated with business intelligence, big data and data analytics, with a particular emphasis on applications in the corporate sector. Developing knowledge and professional competency in the analysis, interpretation and management of corporate knowledge resources, and gaining proficiency in relevant tools.
  • MG5561 International Marketing
  • Developing insight and investigative ability to conduct research in developing and implementing market strategies across international sectors.
  • MG5564 - International Business Strategy
  • This module aims to understand strategies and structures that multinational firms adopt and how they perform their key business operations to compete and succeed in the international business environment.
  • MG5593 - International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • This module focuses on business ethics, sustainability and corporate governance in the international context.  Both areas will be addressed from the perspective of the dual ‘business’ models of the shareholder and the stakeholder approaches.
  • MG5594 Knowledge, Social Networks and Innovation
  • Investigating the global knowledge-based economy and wider socio-economic factors affecting knowledge transfer. The use of social engagement in business development.
  • MG5596 - Strategic Management
  • Development and implementation of strategies and policies, and their implications. Developing skills of critical thinking, logical analysis, argument and judgement via the use of case study and other materials exemplar readings and other information sources.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all) 

2022/23 entry
£11,070 full-time
£18,410 full-time
Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 
Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2022/23 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to continue our support during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course.

A number of Associate memberships to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) are open to Brunel Global Supply Chain Management graduates, offering discounted full membership rates upon application. Members of the CMI may use the following letters after their name as appropriate: Associate ‘ACMI’, Members ‘MCMI’ and Fellows ‘FCMI’.
Our programmes are built with input from business professionals with the specific aim of helping you enter the workplace fully equipped and confident of your abilities. As a masters graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a number job roles, including:Industry analyst; Project manager; Global logistics manager; Transportation director; Supply chain consultant; Purchasing manager
Some of the well-known names who value Brunel Business School graduates include Accenture, Amazon, Barclays, British Airways, Capgemini, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, L’Oréal, McCann, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Xerox.


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