MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management

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Overview
Courses
Careers & Outcomes
Eligibility
Accreditation
Overview

Total Credits

60 ECTS

Other Options
90 ECTS (18 Months, EUR 9000)
120 ECTS (24 Months, EUR 11520)

Duration (Months)

12

Total program Fee

7200 EUR


Includes tuition and all other applicable fees

Format

Online

Program Overview

Rushford’s MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management (SCM) ideally positions you to thoroughly understand production and manufacturing processes, the flow of goods and services, inventory control, inbound and outbound shipping, and production scheduling. In the last couple of decades, economic and political shifts have colossally modified established supply chain management protocols. Disruptions in international trade have led to new approaches in warehouse management, leading to technology-led innovative solutions to streamline complex processes and gain a competitive advantage.

 

Given this business scenario, pursuing a professional course in SCM is befitting. The program will inform you about new approaches and innovative solutions to supply chain management, enhancing your expertise in globally-proven principles and practices. You will learn about a range of techniques suitable to operations strategies in contemporary organizations. However, it does not limit your employment only to logistics and supply chain sectors; instead, it paves the way to senior-level positions in other areas such as tourism, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, etc. 

 

It is high time to have an exciting career by immersing yourself in our top-notch real-time projects, capstone projects, seminars, and workshops. Expert trainers and mentors will appease your curiosity to the best level and provide you with ample chances to explore this field by giving a detailed insight into the subject matter. Our holistic program will shape your overall personality, enabling you to impress employers by showcasing creative, problem-solving, and analytical skills. You will become ready for high-demand job roles such as supply planner, data scientist, and demand planner. The shortage of skilled professionals in these fields will open up rewarding avenues for you, promising immense growth and development in your personality and career.

 

Educational Objectives

After completing the course, learners are able to:

 

  • Acquire a robust knowledge of existing supply chain challenges.
  • Learn lean manufacturing processes experientially by integrating theory with practice.
  • Develop strategic thinking in handling business management issues, emphasizing supply chain management.
  • Innovate to improve existing supply chain processes by applying Big Data, artificial intelligence, and other technological solutions.
  • Comprehend cross-cultural procurement situations, and implement feasible approaches to address the same.
  • Apply statistical analysis, economic approaches, and financial models in business decision-making.
  • Develop a multi-pronged outlook by identifying business operations at a global level.
Courses

Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits

60

Max. Number of Transfer Credits:

30

Courses Overview

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 Operations and Supply Chain Management specific courses.
  2. To be qualified for 60 ECTS MSc, you must complete all 15 courses. Each course comprises of 4 ECTS.
  3. 90 ECTS top-up program (18 months) takes you to an advanced level in Operations and Supply Chain Management field. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 of 10 electives in Operations and Supply Chain Management related field along with a Master thesis of 10 ECTS.
  4. 120 ECTS top-up program (24 months) provides you an opportunity to research in the field, and allows you to choose another 5 courses with a Capstone Consulting Project of 10 ECTS.

MSc Top-up Programs

  1. MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management also allows an option to top-up programs for 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS.
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for higher credits.
  3. Higher credits are also recommended for those who wish to be an expert in field as top-up programs allow you to master the chosen area. 90 and 120 ECTS programs provide you access to advanced level specialised courses along with an opportunity to write Master Thesis, or a Capstone Consulting Project respectively.
  4. Our flexible program structure for Online mode of study permits you to choose for top-up programs after completing 75% of your studies by contacting your Student Success Manager. For On-Campus programs, we recommend that you decide for the program tenure at time of admission.
  5. Our Rushford online programs provide you flexibility to complete the degree in an extended duration of 3 years without payment of an additional fee.

Who Is This Program For

MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management is ideal for:

  • Graduates (of any discipline) wishing to pursue an advanced course in operations and supply chain management.
  • Professionals seeking managerial or more senior roles in reputed multinational companies.
  • Entrepreneurs looking forward to enhancing their expertise in business operations, specifically in supply chain management.
Foundation - Core Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Transformational Management
Managerial Economics
Organisational Behaviour
Marketing in a Digital World
Accounting for Financial Reporting

Foundation - Operations and Supply Chain Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Fundamentals of Logistics and Supply Chain
Sustainability in Logistics
Logistics Management
Operations Management
Negotiations and Bargaining

Operational Expert - Operations and Supply Chain Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

International Logistics
Supply Chain Modelling and Design
Procurement, distribution & freight logistics
International Business Environment
Retail Management

Strategic Expert - Operations and Supply Chain Management For 90 and 120 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS + 10 ECTS MASTER THESIS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 24 weeks

Business Statistics
Risk Analysis and Assessment
Doing Business in China
Global Strategy
Intuitive Intelligence in Business
Distribution and Freight Logistics
Predicting Demand
The Purpose Economy
Humanitarian Logistics
Lean Logistics
Master Thesis

Note:

• For top-up award, choose 5 of 10 electives and a Master thesis.

• On-Campus students pursuing 90 ECTS Masters are required to do subject specific internship. They are still required to study the courses online.

Be a Leader - Operations and Supply Chain Management For 120 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS + 10 ECTS CAPSTONE CONSULTING PROJECT CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 24 weeks

Research Methododology
Business Analytics
Project Management
Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethics and Law
Leadership 20/40
Capstone Consulting Project

Note:
On-Campus Students must complete compulsory internship along with optional studying of above courses in online mode.

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth

25%

Outcomes and Careers:

  • 79 percent of companies achieve more significant revenue with the help of their high-performing supply chain management systems.
  • 81 percent of supply chain professionals state that analytics is essential for cost reduction.

 

The criticality of supply chain management has further increased in the post-pandemic era because of the need to boost employment and optimize production processes. This changed business scenario is likely to increase the demand for SCM experts in the coming years. You have an excellent scope to join reputed companies, such as Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, McDonald’s, Unilever, etc. You can become a supply chain analyst, business manager, commercial manager, supply chain planner, or transport officer. With top-notch theoretical knowledge and hands-on experiences, you can have a satisfying career entailing continuous learning and enrichment. 

 

Eligibility

Eligibility

Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MSc programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline

 

Qualifications Waiver:

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at admissions@rushford.ch  for exploring this pathway.

 

Proficiency in English:

Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+ , OR

PTE 50+ , OR

TOEFL 550+, OR

Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years

 

English Proficiency Waiver:

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, OR;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;

At least 2 years of work experience in a business setting in which English is the primary language of communication

 

Accreditation
  • EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

    Rushford Business School is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)

  • ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS (ACBSP)

    Rushford Business School is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is a global accrediting body which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.

  • INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION (IACBE)

    Rushford Business School is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)” The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.

  • UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (PRME)

    Rushford Business School is a proud supporter and Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world. Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. Rushford Business School became a PRME signatory in 2020. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives, and transform societies.

  • Swiss Higher Educational Institution

    Rushford Business School is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland under the UID CH-170.4.018.974-7.

  • International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

    James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

  • International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

    James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

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