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MSc Logistics and Global Operations

MSc Logistics and Global Operations

1 years 2 years Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated 1 years 2 years Lincoln Business School Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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Highlights

  • An opportunity to learn about the management of logistics and global operations across a range of business sectors
  • You will have the chance to visit a company location
  • You can choose to undertake either a dissertation, consultancy project, or a start-up venture
  • You can apply for a two week optional placement

Introduction

Employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the high-level skills and abilities to succeed in global logistics management. MSc Logistics and Global Operations degree at Lincoln has been designed with these employer expectations in mind.

Academic content is employer informed and addresses contemporary issues and topics, including building resilience in local and global supply chains, the multi-faceted experience of expeditionary logistics and SME collaborative approaches in food supply communities.

Lectures, seminars, case studies and guest speakers aim to provide students with a rich and thorough understanding of the subject. It is expected that graduates will be ready to start a career in management or consultancy in areas related to logistics and operations at local and global scales.

The programme aims to be stimulating and inspiring. The Lincoln International Business School staff aim to be available to provide help and assistance when required. On a regular basis, students will be expected to engage in purposeful discussions with tutors who can provide guidance with dissertations or other independent study elements.

How You Study

The programme combines generic modules in business and management with more specialist modules in logistics, operations, and supply chain management.

The generic modules are designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how financial, people and other resources are managed in organisations, while the specialist modules aim to provide the knowledge and techniques to analyse, appraise and contribute to the design and management of logistical operations and supply chains.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit a company location to get a better understanding of how logistics operates in practice. Students have previously visited a Caterpillar Site in Leicester. All costs related to this trip are covered by the School.

The taught element of the programme consists of seven compulsory modules and one optional module. Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff's research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability. The following is an illustrative list of options:

  • Project management and planning
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Entrepreneurship and social enterprise
  • Aviation and airport management
  • Culture and heritage
  • Comparative human resource management
  • Analysing fiction
  • Innovation management
  • Gender, power, and business
  • Business ethics and corporate social responsibility


In addition, students can choose one of the following independent study elements:

  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy project
  • Start-up venture


Contact hours and Independent Study

Each module typically consists of two or three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term of 12 weeks. You will normally study four modules per semester and therefore 8-12 hours per week.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

If you are planning to study the degree on a part time basis, you will be studying two modules per term with 4-6 hours of contact time on a weekly basis.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and practicals. These assessments are designed to develop skills that may be useful for your career.


Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.

Applicants to the Logistics and Global Operations MSc may have backgrounds in a variety of subject areas including engineering, mathematics, economics, business studies, geography, planning or social studies.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

Key Contacts

Academic:
Dr Eliseo Luis Vilalta-Perdomo
EVilaltaperdomo@lincoln.ac.uk
01522 83 5694

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk

Master's Level

Crisis Communications (Option)

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how organisations, individuals and countries prepare for and manage a crisis. The typical causes of crises both internal and external are analysed and strategies to address the often competing interests of stakeholders are discussed. The role of ICT (especially social media) in warning and response activities is analysed.

Decision Analysis for Managers

The aim of this module is to enhance the students’ decision capabilities when confronted with strategic or operational choices. Students will have the opportunity to learn how decision analysis tools can be used to structure and analyse decision problems and how a mix of data and judgement can help decision makers to better achieve their objectives.

Disaster Management (Option)

The module follows a coherent and holistic approach to disaster management in its reconciliation of the key processes of preparedness, response, recovery and rehabilitation. It draws upon experience from major disasters around the world – both historical and contemporary.

Humanitarian Logistics (Option)

This module is designed to introduce the key concepts and challenges in humanitarian logistics, while tying into larger concepts of non-profit management, disaster preparedness and response, as well as agile and transient supply chains.

Students are expected to address management issues far beyond the realm of humanitarian responses. The approach taken to this module is interactive, with a focus on case studies and insights from practitioners, as well as academics.

Logistics and Operations Management

This module is designed to introduce the key business concepts within Logistics and Operations Management. Students have the opportunity to identify different definitions and develop an understanding of value inside business organisations to increase and maintain overall operational effectiveness. A quality perspective will complement this exploration.

Procurement and Supply Chains

This module is designed to introduce fundamental concepts and techniques in the area of supply chain management, logistics, and operations, building upon the variety of students' prior work experience and studies. The module places operations within the wider context of business networks with a particular focus on the supply side. The approach taken to this module is interactive, with a focus on industry case studies and insights from managers.

Project Planning and Management

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an essential understanding of the fundamentals of project management. It covers a variety of concepts and their practical application including project scope, time, cost, quality, stakeholders and communication.

Research Design and Methods

This module seeks to introduce students to the core principles of the research methods they are likely to encounter in their research and the basics of research design. For students who have registered for a Masters dissertation, the module covers planning for and organising independent study.

Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis can be explored. In the context of qualitative data, students have the opportunity to learn how to conduct, transcribe and analyse semi-structured interviews. The principles and procedures of survey design and statistical modelling can also be introduced. Students are expected to develop and present their dissertation ideas as an extended research proposal.

Strategy Making

Strategy is the heart of every organisation. This module explores how strategy is conceived, how it affects the organisation and how the organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively. The module aims to support students in developing their strategic thinking skills through a review of diverse theories, models and practical exercises.

Teams and Leadership

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how to create highly performing teams. Through a review of theories of leadership, team formation, motivation and identity, students have the chance to gain a theoretically sound understanding of team behaviour and effectiveness. Practical class exercises will aim to enable students to develop their skills as team leaders and members.

Special Features

  • The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
  • The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
  • You will also have the chance to build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Placements

Students can apply for a two week placement that takes place between the first and second semesters. The placement is an opportunity to gain work experience from a UK-based employer and build a CV towards a career in your area of interest.

Please note that students are expected to cover their own accommodation (if applicable), travel and general living expenses when taking part in a placement.

Facilities

The Lincoln International Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

The building provides high quality spaces for teaching and group learning and is the perfect setting for successful Business School students to learn and develop.

Sage 50 and SPSS software is available within the Business School for student use.

Career and Personal Development

The programme is designed to prepare students for a number of careers in logistics, distribution, transport, retail, consultancy and other related areas.


Careers Services

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs.

Placements will be sourced by the School and will be based within the local area of Lincoln. Students who undertake an optional two week placement will be required to cover their own travel costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Highlights

  • An opportunity to learn about the management of logistics and global operations across a range of business sectors
  • You will have the chance to visit a company location

Introduction

Employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the high-level skills and abilities to succeed in global logistics management. MSc Logistics and Global Operations degree at Lincoln has been designed with these employer expectations in mind.

The MSc Logistics and Global Operations degree provides students with the opportunity to explore practice in the context of relevant contemporary theory and research in the field of Logistics Management from an international perspective.

The programme seeks to develop the strategic vision of the students focusing on the development of creative thinking and proactive management. The programme recognises that all organisations, local and global, are constantly changing and seeks to ensure that managers develop the necessary knowledge and competencies to cope with this. The programme of study allows for context and situation specific learning.

Lectures, seminars, case studies and guest speakers aim to provide students with a rich and thorough understanding of the subject. It is expected that graduates will be ready to start a career in management or consultancy in areas related to logistics and operations at local and global scales.

The programme aims to be stimulating and inspiring. The Lincoln International Business School staff aim to be available to provide help and assistance when required. On a regular basis, students will be expected to engage in purposeful discussions with tutors who can provide guidance with dissertations or other independent study elements.

How You Study

The programme combines generic modules in business and management with more specialist modules in logistics, operations, and supply chain management.

The generic modules are designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how financial, people and other resources are managed in organisations, while the specialist modules aim to provide the knowledge and techniques to analyse, appraise and contribute to the design and management of logistical operations and supply chains.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit a company location to get a better understanding of how logistics operates in practice. Students have previously visited a Caterpillar Site in Leicester. All costs related to this trip are covered by the School.

The taught element of the programme consists of seven compulsory modules and one optional module. Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.


Core modules:

  • Decision Analysis for Managers
  • Global Supply Strategies
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Procurement and Supply Chains
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Strategy Making


Optional modules:

  • Community Organisation, Sustainability and Development
  • Disaster Management
  • Dynamic Systems Modelling
  • Group Consultancy Project
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Teams and Leadership

The programme concludes with the dissertation. The dissertation is designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. In this respect, the dissertation is an extended project that can accommodate a range of independent work.

Contact hours and Independent Study

Each module typically consists of two or three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term of 12 weeks. You will normally study four modules per semester and therefore 8-12 hours per week.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend at least four - five hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

If you are planning to study the degree on a part time basis, you will be studying two modules per term with 4-6 hours of contact time on a weekly basis.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and practicals. These assessments are designed to develop skills that may be useful for your career.


Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree.

Applicants to the Logistics and Global Operations MSc may have backgrounds in a variety of subject areas including engineering, mathematics, economics, business studies, geography, planning or social studies.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

Key Contacts

Academic:
Eliseo Luis Vilalta-perdomo
evilaltaperdomo@lincoln.ac.uk
01522 83 5694

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886644

Master's Level

Community Organisation, Sustainability and Development (Option)

This module aims to introduce students to a range of non-traditional business models and to challenge established expectations and norms about business ethics, motivations, value-systems and practices. The module presents the notion that enterprises can operate due to motives other than profit-maximisation and that Social Purpose Organisations can exist to fulfil social functions using business models to create an alternative basis for sustainability and development. Students are challenged to think critically about these forms of organisation and their impact on societies (positive and negative). Students are also challenged to consider how issues such as performance management can translate into the operations of community enterprises.

Decision Analysis for Managers

The aim of this module is to enhance the students’ decision capabilities when confronted with strategic or operational choices. Students will have the opportunity to learn how decision analysis tools can be used to structure and analyse decision problems and how a mix of data and judgement can help decision makers to better achieve their objectives.

Disaster Management (Option)

The module follows a coherent and holistic approach to disaster management in its reconciliation of the key processes of preparedness, response, recovery and rehabilitation. It draws upon experience from major disasters around the world – both historical and contemporary.

Dissertation

The dissertation provides an opportunity for students with a range of experience and interests to apply and develop their existing skills and knowledge to an independent study project, which affords an opportunity for both the expression of original thought and creativity; together with the application of analytical skills and critical reasoning. Our approach to dissertation is to facilitate innovative approaches and diverse pathways to the final assessed piece of work; in effect the dissertation is an extended research project.

Dynamic systems modelling (Option)

Organisations dedicate a significant amount of time and resources to establish courses of action that might improve their performance. However, multi-agent interactions and the accelerated rate of change have increased the complexity of organisational life and created challenges that require novel and creative approaches to develop collective improvement actions. This module looks to respond to these demands and challenges, and combines theory with an exploration of real problem scenarios based on and aiming to increase student’s own experiences. This module is designed to help students develop their problem structuring and solving skills further whilst expanding the conceptual frameworks that they use to think about these situations.

Global Supply Strategies

This module will examine global supply chain strategies in detail by looking at both those strategies that have been successful as well as those that have been less successful. Students can examine contemporary phenomena such as offshoring, supply chain disruptions, innovation and sustainability using a variety of theoretical frameworks. Students can develop not only a better understanding of the challenges of managing global supply chains but also of some of the tools needed to implement effective and responsible global supply chain strategies. Given the strategic importance of global supply chains, an understanding of how to manage them strategically may be invaluable for students entering the job market.

Group Consultancy Project (Option)

This module aims to further enhance managerial competence and capability by providing the opportunity for students to develop the skills to become competent management consultants. Such competency is highly valued as it can help facilitate internal and external organisational consultancy interventions that add value at both an operational and strategic level.

Humanitarian Logistics (Option)

This module is designed to introduce the key concepts and challenges in humanitarian logistics, while tying into larger concepts of non-profit management, disaster preparedness and response, as well as agile and transient supply chains.

Students are expected to address management issues far beyond the realm of humanitarian responses. The approach taken to this module is interactive, with a focus on case studies and insights from practitioners, as well as academics.

International Entrepreneurship (Option)

Entrepreneurship is an essential skillset in the development at global level of new and existing businesses, social enterprises and more broadly societies and their economies. Enterprise is defined as the application of creative ideas and innovations to practical situations, combining creativity, ideas development and problem solving with expression, communication and practical action. Entrepreneurship is the application of enterprise skills to creating and growing organisations in an international context in order to identify and build on opportunities. This module draws on the latest UK QAA Guidance on Enterprise & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and aims to develop, at an international level, enterprise awareness, an entrepreneurial mindset, and entrepreneurial capability, which can lead to entrepreneurial effectiveness which can be applied in a range of contexts.

Logistics and Operations Management

This module is designed to introduce the key business concepts within Logistics and Operations Management. Students have the opportunity to identify different definitions and develop an understanding of value inside business organisations to increase and maintain overall operational effectiveness. A quality perspective will complement this exploration.

Procurement and Supply Chains

This module is designed to introduce fundamental concepts and techniques in the area of supply chain management, logistics, and operations, building upon the variety of students' prior work experience and studies. The module places operations within the wider context of business networks with a particular focus on the supply side. The approach taken to this module is interactive, with a focus on industry case studies and insights from managers.

Project Planning and Management

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an essential understanding of the fundamentals of project management. It covers a variety of concepts and their practical application including project scope, time, cost, quality, stakeholders and communication.

Research Methods and Design

This module aims to prepare students for undertaking the research for their dissertation and other assignments. It is designed to introduce students to the core principles of the research methods they are likely to encounter in their research, the basics of research design and the organisation of independent study.

Strategy Making

Strategy is the heart of every organisation. This module explores how strategy is conceived, how it affects the organisation and how the organisation can be designed to realise its strategy efficiently and effectively. The module aims to support students in developing their strategic thinking skills through a review of diverse theories, models and practical exercises.

Teams and Leadership (Option)

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of how to create highly performing teams. Through a review of theories of leadership, team formation, motivation and identity, students have the chance to gain a theoretically sound understanding of team behaviour and effectiveness. Practical class exercises will aim to enable students to develop their skills as team leaders and members.

Special Features

  • The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
  • The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
  • You will also have the chance to build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Facilities

The Lincoln International Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

The building provides high quality spaces for teaching and group learning and is the perfect setting for successful Business School students to learn and develop.

Sage 50, Eviews, Stata and SPSS software is available within the Business School for student use.

Career and Personal Development

The programme is designed to prepare students for a number of careers in logistics, distribution, transport, retail, consultancy and other related areas.


Careers Services

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages here http://bit.ly/1lAS1Iz.

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Tuition Fees

   2016/17 Entry* 2017/18 Entry*
Home/EU £7,400 £7,600
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 30% reduction)
£5,180 £5,320
Home/EU 
(including Non-Alumni Scholarship** 20% reduction)
£5,920 £6,080
International £13,700 £13,000
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction)
£11,700 £11,000
     
Part-time Home/EU £41 per credit point £42 per credit point
Part-time International £76 per credit point £72 per credit point

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility

Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master's courses will be introduced in the UK, beginning from the 2016-17 academic year. Under the new scheme Individuals will be able to borrow up to £10,000 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate Master's qualification.

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

Guidance for Part-time Postgraduate Fees

To complete a standard Master's Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.