MSc in Supply Chain Management

Key points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Starting dates: September

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 Qualification

  • Type: Full Time

  • Hours: Daytime

  • Enrollment Fee: From € 11,250 / year

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This Master’s course offers a solid understanding of supply chain management concepts and best practices for application in today’s global economy. Supply chain management and sourcing have become a central focus for companies due to rapidly changing demand for products and services, globalization, and technology. With increasingly complex operations, companies in the manufacturing, retail and technology sectors are looking for people with supply chain experience. This course has been designed in collaboration with the industry to address those needs.

Program results

Upon completion, graduates of this course will be able to:

  • Apply a comprehensive knowledge of supply chain management theory and practice to a variety of industry operations.
  • Build and develop multidisciplinary teams across all functions to achieve radical improvements in supply chain capacity.
  • Plan and effectively manage resources at each stage of the supply chain.
  • Use critical thinking and research skills to design / redesign, implement and improve more sustainable, competitive and quality supply chains from supplier to customer.
  • Communicate effectively with teams at all levels internally and build more sustainable and beneficial relationships throughout all stages of the supply chain from supplier to customer.

Program structure

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
  • Communications for Supply Chain Professionals
  • SCM research project
  • Performance management
  • Financial management of the supply chain
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Search methods
  • Strategic supply management
  • Global logistics and technology

Professional oportunities

In light of the current skills shortage in the industry in the area of ​​Supply Chain Management, this Master’s course will provide participants seeking work in this sector with a competitive advantage. For those participants currently working in the area, the course will enhance existing roles both professionally and personally by developing the practical and technical skills necessary to be successful. You will also develop critical skills in areas such as process improvement, resource management, analytical and critical thinking, communication and sourcing, and quality-based sustainable supply chain management from supplier to customer.

This master’s course will prepare graduates to work in a number of job roles:

  • Supply chain manager or analyst
  • Project managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Operations Consultants / Manufacturing or Service Operations Managers
  • Warehouse / Inventory Manager
  • Purchasing Manager / Buyer / Planner.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent. IT Carlow operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) scheme by which applicants can be considered, based on relevant work and other experience, for exemptions from the course modules and advanced entry.

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Department reserves the right to require applicants to attend an interview to determine their suitability for the course.

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