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Undergraduate study
Business, Accounting, Marketing & Enterprise

Supply Chain Management (with Foundation Year)*
BA (Hons)

 
 

Course overview

Organisations work with partners and suppliers across the world to ensure efficient and effective operations and to increase their access to various domestic and international markets. On this course you gain the business acumen and understanding of the tools and techniques business use to manage complex distribution and logistics networks.

The Tees Valley plays a key role in the UK distribution and logistics industries whether by land, air or sea. With fantastic infrastructures in both the import and export context, this degree aligns with key regional industrial strategies to ensure you are able to make an impact in the growing logistic and supply chain industries, in the region and beyond.

You gain a comprehensive understanding of business concepts and models with specialist knowledge of logistics and supply chain management. You study business organisation, management, leadership and enterprise combined with specialist modules specific to logistics and supply chain management.

With an extensive history of working with a range of key industry partners in this field we recognise the growing demand for graduates with deep analytical skills that can be applied to a logistics and supply chain management setting. This gives your CV the edge, ensuring you have the skillsets to match the requirements of industry and the needs of this growing business discipline.

You benefit from the teaching team’s extensive range of professional experience and research interests, bringing stimulating and relevant content to the programme. You engage with industry experts and professionals, to ensure that you are fully engaged with industry current practice and insight.

Top five reasons to study events management at Teesside

  • Career ready: work with regional, national and global businesses on live projects, helping you build career networks and solve real-time problems.
  • Industry input: we work with sector-specific organisation such as PD Ports and Teesside International Airport to give you experience of working with global organisations.
  • International travel: get a global outlook through international study with our partners in Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, China, India, Singapore and UAE.
  • Work experience: our range of work experience opportunities including placements and internships with regional, national and global businesses.
  • Become entrepreneurial: Teesside University students have created 500 new business start-ups through Launchpad – an on-campus start-up community who provide support and advice for students looking to start a new business venture.

* Subject to University approval

 

Course details

Year 1 is mainly tutor-led and focuses on providing you with the necessary broad business knowledge and skills. The principles and techniques of logistics and supply chain management are introduced and you engage with field trips to a wide range of industry partners to gain a greater appreciation of the subject within an applied context.

Year 2 takes a more student-led approach with an emphasis on exploring your own interests and deepening your insights as well as having more responsibility for your own learning. You develop a broader international perspective to the study of supply chain management and logistics. As well as studying core business modules, including a module where you gain practical work experience through a live project, you also explore areas such as procurement, risk management and enterprise systems and process.

Between Year 2 and your final year you have the opportunity to spend a year in industry on placement or study abroad at one of our partner institutions.

The final year explores more advanced topics within business and management and you develop your awareness of your own responsibility as a future leader of business. You are introduced to a range of supply chain management areas, with a real focus on strategy, project management and business improvement. You have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action by undertaking a self-managed independent project through the Dissertation module.

Course structure

Year 0 (foundation year) core modules

Academic Skills and Personal Development for Business

This module develops your academic and transferrable skills to support successful study on a business degree course. These skills include a range of personal and transferable study skills including active listening, reading and understanding academic texts, note taking, time management, written and oral communication, analytical thinking and referencing, as well as professional skills linked to employability and career aspirations.

Business Creativity Enterprise and Career Aspirations

You are introduced to the basic elements of research and develop an understanding of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in the context of business organisations. You gain the confidence to explore and research current topics and generate new ideas to solve problems. You will work in teams reviewing relevant literature and considering different methodologies for researching and collecting relevant data to develop a proposal for a small research project.

Collecting Understanding and Presenting Business Information

This module will introduce you to the basic elements of collecting primary and secondary business data, understanding it and then presenting it as meaningful information. It will provide you with the confidence to explore current business topics and the knowledge and skills required for the Team Research Project Utilising Digital Platforms module. You will use digital platforms such as Excel spreadsheets, Word, online survey packages and PowerPoint to facilitate collection, basic analysis and presentation of business information.

Introduction to Business Environment

This broad-ranging module provides you with an introduction to the interrelated nature of business activities and their relationships with the micro (internal) and macro (external) environments. The internal environment will introduce the key concepts surrounding marketing and human resource management (HRM). The external environment, examines the key political, economic, social, technological, and cultural issues affecting the modern firm.


Numeracy and Introduction to Finance

This module provides you with an introduction to core numerical skills and quantitative techniques that are essential to studying business in higher education. You will develop effective quantitative problem-solving skills using practical business problems and gain an appreciation of the contribution that accounting makes to the financial analysis and managerial control of business organisations.

Team Research Project Utilising Digital Platforms

This module provides an opportunity for you to work collaboratively as a team, to carry out a short piece of research using an online survey package to conduct a short survey. As part of a team, you will demonstrate your ability to apply skills of research, analysis and synthesis to present your findings and conclusions using appropriate software packages.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

Teaching and learning is through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and practice-based projects, delivered by tutors in Teesside University Business School and the School of Engineering & Digital Technologies. Many of the lecturing staff on this course have extensive professional experience in logistics and supply chain management, with many of the course lecturers currently involved in research. The experience of our lecturers means that you benefit from a wide range of academic, research-informed teaching and practical knowledge.

How you are assessed

You are assessed through a combination of individual and/or group written assignments, practical assessments, presentations and projects. The focus on employability and practical application means that you are often assessed through live project activity, and challenged to take the taught understanding from a module and apply that knowledge with a live business setting; working in collaboration with real businesses.


Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

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You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Employability

Career opportunities

This course opens up career opportunities in logistics and supply chain management such as distribution management, supply chain management roles and logistics analyst, amongst a host of other opportunities. It allows you to develop skills which employers require and are relevant for their business.
Through guest lectures and live projects you have lots of opportunities to engage with potential employers. You also have access to workshops and events throughout your course and extensive support to help you secure an optional year placement.
Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

 

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Full-time

Entry to 2020/21 academic year

Fee for UK/EU applicants
£9,250 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£13,000 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 4 years (including a foundation year) or 5 years (including a work placement)
  • UCAS code: N297 BA/SCMFY
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