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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 supply chain 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.

 

Course details

Year 1 focuses on providing you with the necessary underpinning in terms of broad supply chain management knowledge and skills. It introduces key business and management concepts.

Year 2 lets you explore your own interests and deepening your insights as well as having more responsibility for your own learning.

The final year explores more advanced topics within supply chain management and you develop your awareness of your own responsibility as a future leader of business. Finally, you have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action by undertaking a self-managed independent project through the Dissertation module.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Business Enterprise

This module will inspire you to think about entering the workplace once you have completed your studies. The module is delivered as an interactive learning experience which will enable you to develop an enterprising mind-set and help to identify some of the skills and attributes you already possess. The module content will encourage you to begin to think about your personal career aspirations, whilst addressing potential gaps linked to your knowledge, skills and experience. You will be encouraged to think in an enterprising fashion; learn new approaches to adapt and enhance your individual style. You will have the opportunity to work independently and as a member of a group by participating in personal challenges and group projects, and will learn to understand the importance of networking. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to hear from and to question experienced external practitioners.

Business Finance

You gain an understanding of the way in which accounting is used in the external evaluation of organisations and develops the ability to use accounting and finance techniques in decision making, control, management and adding value to performance.

Operations Management and Supply Chain Practices

You study the fundamental concepts of operations management and its associated issues from a much wider and strategic supply chain perspective. You study real world cases and conduct independent evaluation on key supply-chain practices.

Personal and Professional Development for Business

You become more aware of your own personal and professional development through reflection and interaction with peers. Drawing on related theories, you understand the importance of personal development and develop skills to enhance your future employability.

The International Market Environment

You are introduced to basic economic theories of markets and competition along with aspects of the wider business environment, including government policy and the macro-economy. These ideas are then applied to the practical analysis of markets using segmentation, targeting, and positioning framework.

Understanding Organisations

You study some of the general principles of business management, particularly in the context of structure, culture, leadership, organisational behaviour, the business environment and the impact of these areas operationally. You are also introduced to the concept of strategic management with an emphasis on organisational resource and competency. And you consider the impact of organisational behaviour on overall business effectiveness, examining the role of the individual within the organisation and exploring motivation, perception and personal impact.

 

Year 2 core modules

Agile Management

In a world of relentless and fast paced change the most important question for any company is ‘are we agile?’ In other words are we able to deal with new situations and changes quickly and successfully. For many the answer is no. In this module you will learn how to get to yes through the greatest resource available: people. You will develop knowledge and understanding of why much of management is no longer fit for purpose (management 1.0), and how a new alternative is emerging (management 2.0) is an alternative fit for the 21st century.

Enterprise and Practice

This applied module allows you to demonstrate your practical skills and knowledge within a work environment. You explore the theoretical and practical world of business and will explore entrepreneurial and wider managerial approaches to the development of business within enterprise. Through your work within an enterprise, you will develop valuable professional skills and first-hand knowledge of an enterprise. If you already work you will be guided to recognise and reflect on this practice and use your own organisation as a case study. You are supported by academic staff and business contacts from across and outside the University.

Information Management and Big Data

You create, analyse and manage data driven, supply chain management systems and its associated business processes to enhance demand management techniques for businesses that are dependent on data based operations.

International Business and Management

You develop an understanding of the main issues affecting international business in the global economy and explore topics including globalisation, trade, economic growth and development. You focus specifically on examining these topics across different cultures. As the module progresses you become able to differentiate cultural variations and the impact of cultural difference on individuals and key organisations. You also have the opportunity to study a culture of your choice in-depth.

Procurement and Supply Chain Risk Management

You develop a critical understanding of procurement activities within supply chain, along with their importance to business sustainability and growth, and gain an overview of risk mitigation strategies within supply chain management.

Research Methods

Building on prior learning within various stage 1 modules, this module develops your understanding and awareness of the principles and practicalities underpinning ethical and rigorous research. Through interactive seminar sessions with research-active academic staff, the module develops the practical skills you require for conducting a rigorous and ethical research study. The skills developed and knowledge gained will link to the stage 3 Dissertation module.

 

Final-year core modules

Contemporary Issues in Business Management

You develop an understanding of the challenges faced by organisations and explores the controversies and dilemmas of contemporary management thinking and practice. You study three key interrelated contemporary issues facing businesses - internationalisation; technological innovation and sustainability.

Dissertation

Your final year dissertation is an opportunity to do an independent piece of research, demonstrating that you know how to take a systematic approach to research, analysis and evaluation within a structured business-orientated framework. It also encourages you to reflect and critically evaluate your personal development.

Employability and Work Experience

Gain academic credit for participating in work experience related to criminology, criminal justice and sociology. You may find your own work experience (subject to approval from your module tutor) or you can take advantage of work experience opportunities offered as part of the module.

Work experience must be performed to an agreed job description and person specification for a minimum of 60 working hours. To take part you must complete a DBS check, along with any other security checks required by your work experience provider. You must also agree to and sign a legal agreement outlining the obligations of yourself, the University and the work experience provider. Alongside your work experience you explore employability issues and skills through a number of interactive workshops led by professionals from within and outside the University.

This module has limited places and participation is subject to a selection process involving an application, shortlisting and interview.

Global Logistics in Management

This module will introduce the process of designing global logistics networks, and their importance, exploring the complexities of decision making in order to maximise value and minimise costs.

Sustainability, Strategy and Society

You gain knowledge and skills in effective strategic management and responsible leadership in the wider context of business and enterprise. The current context of the macro environment will be explored and contemporary issues will be considered, specifically relating to leading change along with leading and implementing strategy. You identify personal leadership qualities and skills and improvement strategies which will promote change and organisational development.

 

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.


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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A typical offer is 80-104 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).

We welcome applications from mature students without conventional entry requirements. We take into account any alternative qualifications or other experience you may have.

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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.

 

Information for international applicants

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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: 3 years (or 4 with a work placement)
  • UCAS code: N295 BA/SCM
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: 80-104 tariff points

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