Operations and Supply Chain in the Digital Era MSc - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Operations and Supply Chain in the Digital Era
MSc Operations and Supply Chain in the Digital Era (Placement pathway)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Operations and Supply Chain in the Digital Era
PGCert Operations and Supply Chain in the Digital Era

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
CILT accreditation offers the students an introduction to a professional body. Students studying on an accredited course will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or membership level of the CILT. It may also reduce the length of experience that they would also require.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61099 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY PKA61117 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PKA61112 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

N200

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

MONGIELLO M Prof (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

14/11/2018

Educational aims of the programme

  • The completion of the programme will provide a sound foundation either for those considering their development academically towards a PhD degree in the management disciplines or as specialised practitioners in digital transformation for operations, logistics, and supply chain, and service management.
  • The programme aims to provide a thorough understanding of operational and supply chain requirements in the digital era. It aims to develop graduates into highly talented individuals that can lead, and manage the evolution from traditional supply chains towards a digitally connected and highly efficient, customer-focused and agile sustainable enterprise.
  • This programme is suitable for recent graduates with a good undergraduate degree and professionals in the early stages of their career looking to enhance their existing knowledge and practical skills. The programme also provides students with the opportunity to develop their own approach to learning and personal development; and it draws on the stimulus of the school¿s research activities as well as its external business engagements.
  • The programme's offerings focuses on the application of high level theoretical and applied knowledge into practice. It introduces a range of integrated theoretical concepts and sound methodologies for analysing the shift and impact of digital technology in a global marketplace, and evaluating the management and delivery of sustainability through innovation in operations, logistics and service management. Also integrated into the programme are practical skills for researching, consulting, managing business process integration with SAP, and applying qualitative and quantitative analytics for decision-making.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the management of operations, logistics, supply chain and service management in the modern business enterprise K PGDip, MSc
A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge in the management of operations, business activities in the digital era. K PGDip, MSc
Understanding and ability to carry out research in the topic space of Operations, Logistics, Supply chain and Service Management in the digital era. K PGDip, MSc
An ability to independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to Operations, Logistics, Supply chain and Service Management in the digital era. C PGDip, MSc
An ability to demonstrate high level of learning and problem solving in the subject area of the modules studied C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
An ability to evaluate outcomes and accurately assess and report on work in the subject area, using the appropriate justification, and existing knowledge structures and methodologies C PGCert, MSc
An ability to conduct research and produce high quality MSc Thesis, which includes the requisite abilities to
Select, define and focus upon topics and issues relevant for the subject area P MSc
Develop and apply the relevant sound methodologies to analyse specific research problems P MSc
Develop logical conclusions and recommendations, with awareness of the constraints and limitations inherent in the various methodological approaches P MSc
Ability to use tools and technologies required in the day-to day management and running of Operations and Logistics activities of the business organisation P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Awareness and appreciation for ethical and sustainability issues and the associated dilemmas, which may arise during research and day-to-day professional practice P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
A range of generic skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their industry. These include analysis, synthesis, oral and written communication, basic IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, problem solving, independent and teamwork planning and organising work skills T PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over fifteen months, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose ONE from the THREE listed optional modules in Semester 1.
Choose TWO from the FIVE listed optional modules in Semester 2.
Choose between the Dissertation/Business Consultancy Project (MANM406) module and the Placement (MANM426) module, Students can only choose one or the other.

Year 1 (full-time with placement - 15 months) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time with placement - 15 months) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose ONE from the THREE listed optional modules in Semester 1.
Choose TWO from the FIVE listed optional modules in Semester 2.
Choose between the Dissertation/Business Consultancy Project (MANM406) module and the Placement (MANM426) module, Students can only choose one or the other.

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose one from three listed optional modules in Semester 1.
Choose one from five listed modules in Semester 2 except any modules previously taken in Semester 2, Year 1.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Y
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.