The Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) offers the opportunity to study for an internationally recognised master's qualification whilst bringing the latest academic insights and industry best practice back to your own organisation. It has been co-designed with senior supply chain practitioners and is delivered by Europe's largest specialist logistics and supply chain management faculty in a world-leading postgraduate-only university.
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An introduction to the Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive)

At a glance

  • Start date18 January 2019
  • DurationTwo years part-time (consists of 9 week-long modules)
  • DeliveryTaught modules (60%) are assessed by a combination of written assignments, exams and group work/presentation. The thesis project (40%) is written individually and submitted at the end of the course (i.e. December of year two).
  • QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
  • Study typePart-time

Who is it for?

  • Supply chain, logistics or procurement managers who want to enhance their skills, knowledge and confidence to take on more demanding executive roles in the future. 
  • Individuals with business or organisational experience in a non-supply chain area who are intending to move into the supply chain field, or have recently had a change in career track.
  • Ambitious professionals who are keen to develop themselves and want a "real-world" education delivered by faculty who are actively engaged with business, and can bring their knowledge to the programme. 

Class Profile April 2018:

Gender:
Male 85% -  Female 15%
Age Range:
25 - 46 years
Average Age:
34 years
Number of Nationalities: 8
Nationality: UK/EU: 65% - International: 35%
Class Size: 13

Why this course?

Cranfield School of Management was ranked 1st outside US and 11th globally in the Supply Chain Management World ‘University 100’ annual survey 2016, and 2nd in the Top 20 for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, for providing young people in this field with the skills and mix of expertise required to develop as supply chain leaders of the future.

More than just an academic institution, Cranfield School of Management’s world-class research, expertise and teaching, result in practical management solutions that are transforming the world of business today. For 50 years, we have been working with leading companies across the globe, pursuing our mission to improve the practice of management.

Teaching at Cranfield is exclusively focused on postgraduate and executive levels and is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence, and places huge emphasis on real-world challenges. This course will:

  • Raise your awareness and appreciation of advanced logistics, procurement and supply chain practices and develop your ability to critically select the tools and techniques that are most relevant to the challenges you are facing
  • Teach you how best to provide effective leadership throughout the supply chain life-cycle
  • Enable you to carry out independent and robust research that is relevant to your organisation

Provide an understanding of the need to manage and plan supply chains within an overall business environment in an integrated and coordinated way.

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Lawrence

The teaching style is very practical and business orientated. Other business schools have a very theoretical curriculum, with Cranfield what you get is a mix between business and professional, so you can quickly apply what you have learnt to your job. I don’t know of anywhere else where you get such a mix of people and can cross pollenate ideas.

Lawrence Orji, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) current student, 2016

Informed by Industry

This course is supported by Cranfield's world-leading faculty, research centres and strong connections with the industry.  Our faculty team work closely with our advisory board of senior supply chain professionals from global organisations and leading academics from the Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Their experience and advice drives the continued development of this established course ensuring that it is relevant for today’s global supply chain environment. Comprising leading figures from the world of logistics, it recommends additions and amendments to the course to reinforce its relevance to the modern logistics world. Our faculty is also supported by a diverse team of international visiting industry speakers and professors.

Your teaching team

Our faculty are leading experts with international reputations for teaching and advanced research. They boast extensive industry experience and have held senior positions in multinational organisations.

Cranfield faculty teaching on the Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) include:



Visiting Fellows:

Accreditation

Our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible for full membership of both institutes.

CIPS logo   CILT logo


Cranfield School of Management is also the first UK-based University to gain the European Logistics Association accreditation. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for the designation cESLOG (European logistician), which is valid for five years.

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Please note the accreditations apply to the MSc award only. The PgDip and PgCert do not meet in full the further learning requirements for these accreditations.

Course details

The course comprises of nine intensive week-long modules, eight of which are delivered at Cranfield with remote study in-between. You will have the opportunity to attend a five-day international study tour (i.e. Module 8), complete a number of supply chain, logistics and procurement simulation games based on real-life business challenges, and complete an individual thesis project providing you with an opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest to you and your organisation.

Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete all taught modules and activities of the MSc course except the individual thesis project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students complete seven of the nine taught modules, excluding the ‘International Study Tour’ and ‘Supply Chains of the Future’ modules.

Individual project

Your individual thesis project provides you with an opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest to you and your organisation, and to develop your capability to carry out research combining organisational and academic perspectives. You may wish to address a particular problem that your business is facing and create real value for your organisation. Each year, EFESO Consulting awards a prize for the best thesis.

Assessment

Taught modules (60%) are assessed by a combination of written assignments, exams and group work/presentation. The thesis project (40%) is written individually and submitted at the end of the course (i.e. December of year two).

SoM Disclaimer

Keeping our courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules we offer reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of our staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

To give you a taster, we have listed the core modules and some optional modules affiliated with this programme which ran in the academic year 2017–2018. There is no guarantee that these modules will run for 2018 entry. All modules are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Compulsory modules
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course

Supply Chain Concepts

Module Leader
  • Dr Soroosh Saghiri
Aim

    This module explores how the competitive landscape is constantly changing, and how the role of logistics, procurement and supply chain management in meeting the challenges raised. It also discusses the ways in which good practice in supply chain management can contribute to achieving sustainable competitive advantage.

    Fundamental supply chain theories are integrated with our faculty’s research outcomes and case studies, originating from a network of companies in a range of sectors, to demonstrate particular concepts around supply chain strategies. The taught supply chain concepts and strategies will be then exercised in a supply chain simulation game, designed based on clothing global supply chains. Throughout the simulation you will take on the role of managing the supply of products into a European fashion business, which involves various sourcing, inventory, logistics, transport, distribution, and financial decisions. This module also includes some sessions on statistics and data analysis and manipulation which will help you develop essential skills for use in later modules of the MSc.

Syllabus
    • Supply chains and competitive advantage.
    • Matching supply with demand.
    • Lean thinking.
    • Agile supply chains.
    • Variety challenge.
    • Integrating the supply chain.
    • Purchasing and supply relationships.
    • Supply chains of the future.
    • Introduction to statistics.
    • Manipulating and analysing logistics and supply chain data.
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Identify the factors that enable logistics strategy to contribute to overall competitive strategy.
  • Explain how supply capabilities can be and are differentiated in order to meet different demand characteristics
  • Apply ‘lean’ and ‘agile’ philosophies either separately or in combination to develop a logistics strategy
  • Compare different supply chain and product design strategies which can support high product variety while minimising lead time and cost penalties
  • Evaluate how better supply chain integration internally and externally can reduce loss in value in terms of time, cost and quality
  • Assess the factors by which supply relationships can be matched with supply strategy
  • Understand how Microsoft Excel can be used for detailed data analysis in the supply chain area
  • Understand the importance of data analysis for identification of areas for improvement in the supply chain
  • Apply a variety of commonly used techniques for supply chain analysis using Microsoft Excel

Logistics Management

Aim

    The module is positioned within the wider context of an organisation's supply chain strategy and, equips you with the means to tackle the freight transport aspects of complex supply chain problems It covers the freight components of logistics management and provides a sound foundation for road, rail, air and sea freight transport. The focus is primarily from a user perspective, in order, to provide a logistics and supply chain management viewpoint. However, in road freight, the module also covers more direct operational and fleet management aspects, recognising that many organisations operate their own road transport fleets or are controlling outsourced freight services. Contemporary transport issues and emerging technologies are incorporated into the module to enable you to recognise and evaluate the opportunities and challenges likely to impact on supply chains in the future and to contextualise these with respect to their operational environment.

Syllabus

    Freight transport element comprises:

    • Freight transport in the supply chain
    • Sea and air – modal attributes
    • Intermodal rail freight
    • Road freight - regulation and markets
    • Road freight - vehicle selection, costing and financing
    • Road freight operations productivity and constraints
    • Road freight resourcing planning and routing and scheduling
    • Urban/city logistics
    • Modal freight exercise

     

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  1. Evaluate which mode of transport is most appropriate to meet an organisation's supply chain strategy
  2. Construct an operating cost model and evaluate potential freight rates and job costing
  3. Apply fleet financing and investment appraisal methods to compare life cycle costs across different vehicle types
  4. Critically evaluate the use of innovative freight transport technologies their potential impact on the physical logistics of a company.
  5. Judge the potential impact of public policies and other external factors on freight transport
  6. Plan and construct manual and computerised routes and schedules in single depot environment

 

Supply Chain Analysis & Modelling Tools

Module Leader
  • Dr Nicky Yates
Aim

    The module will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the common techniques in business analytics. During the course, you shall cover quantitative modelling techniques, statistics and forecasting as well as simulation. You will appreciate the benefits and understand the application of modelling and statistical techniques for decision making in supply chain management. The simulation element will provide you with an understanding of the application, strengths and weaknesses of simulation modelling techniques and the software that can be used to support decision-making in logistics and supply chain management.  

Syllabus

    Statistics and Forecasting

    The role of statistics in logistics and supply chain management

    Descriptive statistics - tables, charts, graphs, numerical descriptors

    Probability and probability distributions

    Sampling concepts, sampling error, confidence limits

    Hypothesis testing

    Introduction to forecasting

    Simple linear regression and multiple regression

    Quantitative Modelling

    Introduction to Quantitative Modelling

    Linear Programming: The Graphical Method & Sensitivity Analysis

    Assignment and Transportation problems

    Decision making under uncertainty

    Simulation

    Introduction to Simulation Modelling for Logistics

    The underlying principles and concepts of simulation techniques:  The advantages and disadvantages of using simulation techniques compared to other analytical methods

    Risk assessment using Monte Carlo simulation experiments

    Using spreadsheets and @Risk (an Excel Add-in) to solve stochastic simulation problems, e.g. inventory and SC process models

    Discrete event simulation: Using a general-purpose simulation software package, WITNESS, to model supply chain operations

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • To apply descriptive statistics and statistical techniques to analyse logistics problems
  • To employ probability distributions for statistical sampling
  • To evaluate forecasting issues through statistical analysis
  • To propose an appropriate optimisation technique to test and evaluate solutions for a decision problem
  • To design appropriate simulation models for real world problems using a variety of packages
  • To assess the output of the simulation model in the real-world context

Information, Sales and Operations Planning

Module Leader
  • Dr Benny Tjahjono
Aim

    To provide you with a comprehension of manufacturing and service operations including operations transformation, process design, capacity management, and operations scheduling. 

    To extend your skills in applying forecasting and demand management techniques, and inventory management models in supply chain contexts.

    To introduce policies, tools and techniques used to match supply and demand

    To enhance your capabilities in managing the interfaces between supply and demand led organisations driven by conflicting objectives and handling the tensions and behaviours driven by the unpredictability of demand and constraints in supply

    To review information systems and information technology (IT) contributions to the supply chain sales and operations performance.

    To discuss the applications of information systems to supply chain management through exploration of the role of information sharing, integration and collaboration (e.g. collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment – CPFR).

Syllabus

    Sales and Operations Planning:

    • Operations management role within a supply chain context
    • A typology of process designs
    • Material and operations planning and scheduling (MRP, MRP II, JIT)
    • Capacity planning and management
    • Demand planning and forecasting
    • Inventory control policies and models
    • Definition and description of sales and operation planning (S&OP) processes
    • S&OP and different organisations configurations
    • S&OP issues, tensions and behaviours.

    Information Systems:

    • Business systems architecture
    • The role of information systems in the business and its supply chains
    • Assessing the information technology in supporting process improvements
    • The manager’s role in systems development and implementation
    • The role of collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR)
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  • Compare different approaches to operations planning and management.
  • Appraise areas for improvement in existing operations.
  • Apply, propose and design appropriate models for operations planning and scheduling, capacity management, and inventory planning
  • Understand and formulate demand management and forecasting techniques
  • Create plans to implement or improve sales and operations planning processes
  • Participate and support sale and operations decisions from both supply and demand perspectives.
  • Formulate or adapt appropriate performance metrics for supply chain sales and operations management.
  • Compare appropriate IT and e-Business solutions for supply chain problems, and assess where information systems and IT can add value to supply chain operations.
  • Design a framework for a collaborative approach to supply chain process management.

Finance and Procurement Management

Aim

    This module covers two key areas of knowledge for managers which touch upon the supply chain.

    The Financial and Accounting element covers the three aspects of Financial (external) Accounting, Management (internal) Accounting and Financial Management. Financial Accounting covers external accounting by entities to outsiders (owners and others). Financial Accounting deals with measuring profit or loss, valuing tangible and intangible assets in balance sheets, and with interpreting financial statements using ratio analysis. Management Accounting covers internal accounting by managers to help run their organisation. It comprises economic aspects such as the nature and classification of costs, contribution accounting and break-even analysis, and also behavioural aspects such as preparing and using budgets, and variance analysis.  Financial Management looks at how companies obtain finance, how they manage their working capital requirements, and capital investment project appraisal.

    The Procurement element will explore the subject of procurement and supply in the industrial and commercial context, explaining its role and purpose within the supply chain. You will learn how procurement has developed, the skills and information needed by procurement professionals, the academic theory and knowledge accumulated on the subject area and the use of specific techniques employed in managing the function.

Syllabus

    Finance element comprises:

    1. Financial Accounting: - Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Account, and the Cash Flow Statement. Stocks, fixed assets and depreciation. Accounts interpretation and ratio analysis
    2. Management Accounting: - Costing, budgeting and variance analysis
    3. Financial Management: - Working capital management, capital investment appraisal and sources of finance

    Procurement Management element comprises:

    • Supply strategy and segmentation approaches - matrices; buyer-supplier relationships; power issues
    • Supplier selection, development, and evaluation
    • Negotiation and inter-organisational dynamic capabilities
    • A procurement simulation game focussed on understanding the impact of procurement decisions on business performance
    • eProcurement:- sell side, buy side, exchanges, & e-Auctions
    • Case study on value co-creation
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Judge the effect of decisions, transactions and events on financial performance.
  • Create simple sets of accounts from basic information.
  • Understand and appraise the main variables affecting working capital management and capital investment project appraisal.
  • Interpret financial statements, for good decision making, planning and control.
  • Apply segmentation models to manage spending within an organisation.
  • Propose a procurement strategy, relevant to the supply chain and operational needs of the organisation.
  • Select and use tools and techniques to analyse and evaluate suppliers and supply markets.
  • Evaluate alternatives for automation of the procurement process through available technology.

Supply Chain Design

Aim

    Focusing on the design and redesign of supply chains and the associated principles involved in developing supply chain strategy, this module advances your skills in developing practical frameworks for formulating designs, and reviewing tools and techniques available for use in re-engineering the supply chain process as well as its physical network design.

Syllabus

    The module covers:

    • A systematic approach to supply chain re-design.
    • Poster session (poster presentations by participants). 

    Watch the Poster Session introduction video

    Supply Chain Design module

    • Time based mapping and time compression.
    • Process mapping.
    • Supply chain process re-design ToolboxTime compression case study.
    • Supply chain strategy review/framework.
    • Alternative supply chain modelling approaches.
    • European case study (Portuguese papers).
    • Depot location model and CAST logistics demonstration.
    • Understanding supply chain costs and the cost to serve method.
    • Gaining transparency and simple techniques for managing supply chain process re-design projects and the change they generate.
    • This module also starts to prepare you for your academic thesis development.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Apply process mapping tools for supply chain re-design.
  • Employ a practical framework for undertaking the planning of supply chain strategies
  • Evaluate alternative improvement opportunities within the supply chain.
  • Assess the cost drivers within a supply chain process.
  • Understand the latest trends in supply chain management and their importance to the integration of the supply chain.
  • Use advanced spreadsheet skills to optimise physical networks.
  • Assess key criteria when optimising a physical network.
  • Understand the application of commercial packages within the field of supply chain design.

Quality and Performance in Supply Chains; Research Methods

Aim

    The module focuses on the structure and types of performance measurement systems, such as the balanced scorecard, and looks at the design of appropriate performance targets and indicators. The Six Sigma element will build on and develop some of the analytical skills introduced during the core modules of the course. It will be situated in the context of quality methods and total quality management, describing their development from deming to the present day. The module will provide an understanding and practical utilisation of the Six Sigma methodology following the Define-Measure-Analyse-Improve-Control approach. The focus is primarily on the managerial aspects of Six Sigma and its role in improving performance. Students will be able to combine theory with practical case work which will experiment with quantitative and qualitative techniques employed in the solving of typical supply chain problems.

Syllabus

    The module covers:

    Performance management 

    • The roles of performance measurement.
    • Performance management.
    • The balanced scorecard and the performance prism.
    • Development of performance indicators.
    • Acting on information.

    Six Sigma

    • Define: evolution of total quality management and Six Sigma, deming, procurement design completion assurance, designing projects for improving supply chains.
    • Measure: qualitative and quantitative methods used in value stream mapping and measurement.
    • Analyse: tools and techniques used in the analysis phase, practical exercise on use of failure mode effects analysis.
    • Improve: based on a case study in a manufacturing company, where a process of improvement must be put in place to turn around the company’s performance.
    • Control: continuation and completion of the case study, exploring how to control the newly designed solution going forward and realise benefits.

    This module also supports your thesis project by delivering sessions on:

    • The nature and purposes of research for an MSc thesis.
    •  Conducting a literature review.
    • Qualitative research methods.
    • Quantitative research methods.
    • Selecting an appropriate research design.
    • Collecting and analysing data.
    • The ingredients of a successful MSc dissertation.
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Design robust performance indicators.
  • Create strategy maps based on their understanding of performance measurement systems.
  • Apply a comprehensive performance measurement system to a supply chain context
  • Discuss the relevance of TQM and 6 Sigma approaches within logistics and supply chain management.
  • Apply appropriate analytical 6 Sigma tools to analyse and solve problems in the supply chain (Green Belt level).
  • Design a supply chain improvement strategy using 6 sigma techniques
  • Apply a range of qualitative and quantitative methods as part of a research project.
  • Synthesise their research as a thesis which meets all of the necessary academic requirements.

International Logistics Study Tour

Module Leader
  • Dr Denyse Julien
Aim

    This module involves a five-day international study tour (excluding travel) to a country which provides you the opportunity to experience and understand some of the challenges with managing global supply chains.  It provides a unique opportunity for you to place your logistics and supply chain learning within an international context.

    The selection of the location for the study tour is taken carefully but the intention is to identify a country which is growing in importance on the World stage but where there are still many challenges that can be observed with this transition.

Syllabus

    The study tour will combine site visits with talks/lectures/presentations covering contemporary regional supply chain and economic issues.  The nature of company site visits has been kept deliberately broad and is combined with a range of social events to ensure the widest possible interaction with local executives, academics and alumni.

    Companies previously visited on the study tours include; Walls (Unilever), Philips Lighting, DHL, Maersk Logistics , DKSH, Yang Shang Port, Li & Fung, Coca Cola, Flextronics, Caterpillar, Cosco, Blue Skies, DHL, Coca Cola, Diageo, Cocoa farmers

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  • Understand the diverse nature of logistics and supply chain management practices in the country visited 
  • Assess the logistics and supply chain issues for Companies trading with or in the country visited 
  • Evaluate differences between developed and emerging countries logistics and supply chain practices 
  • Assess how global supply chain strategies are influenced by internal and external pressures 
  • Apply the learnings from the country visited to a higher level of aggregation and consider global supply chains in general discuss the challenges and benefits of global supply chains

Supply Chain of the Future

Aim

    This module addresses the skills required to implement supply chain activities that will enhance the business. It focuses on the key leadership skills required to create a positive environment for managing change projects and will include a bespoke campaign for change that can be applied in the organisation.

    You will develop an understanding of the impact of change on both individuals and the organisation and the key role that leadership plays in making change successful. You will understand how change can be effectively implemented and appreciate the dynamic components of the organisation, appreciating how supply chain effectiveness depends on a balance of these factors.

    You will also develop a clear understanding of the relationship between the concept of sustainable development and supply chain operations. Moreover, you will gain an understanding of the design and management of reverse logistics operations through best practice case studies.

Syllabus

    This module includes the following:

    Supply chain leadership and organisational management:

    • Managing change in organisations 
    • Change frameworks 
    • Preparing a campaign for influence
    • The role of leadership

    Sustainable supply chains:

    • Definition and overview of sustainable development and sustainable supply chain management
    • The business case for managing sustainably
    • The implications of sustainable development on supply chain design
    • Modelling the supply chain carbon footprint and carbon abatement strategies
    • Environmental issues and management including the emerging discipline of biodiversity and eco efficiency
    • Measuring, reporting and improving performance for sustainable supply chain management 
Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Explain how the tenets of sustainable development relates to supply chain operations
  • Assess the economic and societal impacts of unsustainable practices
  • Evaluate the impact of change on individuals and organisations
  • Design change management programmes
  • Employ appropriate leadership styles and tactics
  • Manage effective leadership in change projects

Fees and funding

European Union students applying for university places in the 2019 to 2020 academic year will still have access to student funding support. Please see the UK Government’s announcement (24 July 2018).

Cranfield University welcomes applications from students from all over the world for our postgraduate programmes. The Home/EU student fees listed continue to apply to EU students.

MSc Executive £21,000 *
PgDip Executive £16,000 *
PgCert Executive £9,750 *
  • * There are two payment options available for this course; the fee detailed above is the pay-by-instalment structure, fees can be paid in full up front, or in equal annual instalments, up to a maximum of two payments per year; first payment on or before registration and the second payment six months after the course start date. Students who complete their course before the initial end date will be invoiced the outstanding fee balance and must pay in full prior to graduation.

    Alternatively, you can opt for the pay-as-you learn structure; fees for each module are payable at £1,915. For the MSc there is an additional thesis fee of £3,765 for Home/EU fee payers and £5,265 for Overseas.

Fee notes:

  • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.
  • All students pay the tuition fee set by the University for the full duration of their registration period agreed at their initial registration.
  • A non-refundable £1,000 deposit is payable on offer acceptances and will be deducted from your overall tuition fee. 
  • Additional fees for extensions to the agreed registration period may be charged.
  • Fee eligibility at the Home/EU rate is determined with reference to UK Government regulations. As a guiding principle, EU nationals (including UK) who are ordinarily resident in the EU pay Home/EU tuition fees, all other students (including those from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) pay Overseas fees.
MSc Executive £22,500 *
PgDip Executive £17,200 *
PgCert Executive £10,350 *
  • * There are two payment options available for this course; the fee detailed above is the pay-by-instalment structure, fees can be paid in full up front, or in equal annual instalments, up to a maximum of two payments per year; first payment on or before registration and the second payment six months after the course start date. Students who complete their course before the initial end date will be invoiced the outstanding fee balance and must pay in full prior to graduation.

    Alternatively, you can opt for the pay-as-you learn structure; fees for each module are payable at £1,915. For the MSc there is an additional thesis fee of £3,765 for Home/EU fee payers and £5,265 for Overseas.

Fee notes:

  • The fees outlined apply to all students whose initial date of registration falls on or between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.
  • All students pay the tuition fee set by the University for the full duration of their registration period agreed at their initial registration.
  • A non-refundable £1,000 deposit is payable on offer acceptances and will be deducted from your overall tuition fee. 
  • Additional fees for extensions to the agreed registration period may be charged.
  • Fee eligibility at the Home/EU rate is determined with reference to UK Government regulations. As a guiding principle, EU nationals (including UK) who are ordinarily resident in the EU pay Home/EU tuition fees, all other students (including those from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) pay Overseas fees.

Funding Opportunities

Colleague Bursary

Cranfield School of Management is offering a colleague bursary to sponsoring organisations when they sponsor two or more members of staff on one programme in the same calendar year. The colleague bursary represents savings of 20% towards the costs of the tuition fees for each employee. 

To find out more about corporate bursaries, please contact: business@cranfield.ac.uk

Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England

A Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your Master’s course. You can apply for a loan at GOV.UK

Future Finance Student Loans

Future Finance offer student loans of up to £40,000 that can cover living costs and tuition fees for all student at Cranfield University.

Many of our Executive students are sponsored in some way, either fully or partly by their sponsoring organisation. The use of Salary Sacrifice in the UK can help prospective students and employers reduce the net cost of paying for work related study.  

Salary Sacrifice involves an employee and their organisation entering into an agreement to fund their work related study, with the employee agreeing to a reduction in their salary for a defined period corresponding to an agreed portion of the course fees. 

If you would like to speak to an Employment Tax and Employee Benefits specialist about correctly structuring a work related training Salary Sacrifice arrangement, you can either contact your own professional advisers or Jonathan Berger of PricewaterhouseCoopers by emailing: jonathan.p.berger@uk.pwc.com or Tel: +44 (0) 207 583 5000

For more information visit the UK Government website.

Please note:

  • Cranfield do not take any responsibility for the advice provided and any charges made for the advice between you and the advisers.
  • The principle of Salary Sacrifice described here applies in the UK only. International salary sacrifice schemes may work differently.
  • Cranfield School of Management has no involvement in the structure of this arrangement.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and a degree is not always necessary. Each application is considered on its individual merit, taking into account both qualifications and work experience. Usually candidates must have two years’ work experience and hold either:

  • first or a second class UK honours degree in a relevant discipline, or
  • international relevant degree - equivalent of UK qualifications.

Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered if they have a professional qualification (e.g. CIPS, CILT, APICS) together with 5 years' post-qualification relevant work experience. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements.

If you are currently studying at a Chinese university, please view our specific entry requirements for further study at Cranfield School of Management.

English Language

If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. Our minimum requirements are as follows:

IELTS - 6.5 overall and 6.5 in the writing component

TOEFL - 92 and a writing score 21

Pearson PTE Academic - 65

Cambridge English Scale - 180

Cambridge English: Advanced - C

Cambridge English: Proficiency - C

Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III - pass

In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.

We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).

Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test.

Your career

The Cranfield Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) will enhance your supply chain management skills, knowledge and confidence, enabling you to develop your career and take on more demanding projects and roles in the future. The broad course content will allow you to bring the latest academic insights and industry best practice back to your own organisation, or to apply your knowledge from the course to a wide variety of roles and industries.

Applying

Our students do not always fit traditional academic or career paths. We consider this to be a positive aspect of diversity, not a hurdle. We are looking for a body of professional learners who have a wide range of experiences to share. If you are unsure of your suitability for our Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc (Executive) programme we are happy to review your details and give you feedback before you make a formal application. You can also contact Dr Soroosh Saghiri, Course Director, for more information about the course and your application: s.saghiri@cranfield.ac.uk.

To apply you will need to register to use our online system. Once you have set up an account you will be able to create, save and amend your application form before submitting it.

Once your online application has been submitted together with your supporting documentation, it will be processed by our admissions team. You will then be advised by email if you are successful, unsuccessful, or whether the course director would like to interview you before a decision is made. Applicants based outside of the UK may be interviewed either by telephone or video conference.

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