MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management

Careers & Outcomes

Program Length

18 Months

Self Paced

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Full Program)

9000 EUR



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.


Learning Outcomes


A. Knowledge and Understanding


A1. Discuss theories, models, and approaches to operations and supply chain management; 

A2. Understand planning processes across crucial aspects of supply chain management.

A3. Describe the significance of sustainability to business, and identify its drivers and barriers.

A4. Understand procurement process from technological, strategic, and relationship perspective.

A5. Discuss supplier relationship management and customer problems encountering suppliers. 



B. Practical Skills


B1. Calculate risks at all stages of logistics management, and mitigate them by deciding on effective distribution methods.

B2. Apply quantitative methods to enhance supply chain and logistics processes.

B3. Use advanced techniques such as lean and green strategies to enhance business sustainability.

B4. Apply knowledge of other disciplines such as finance, HR, and marketing with logistics to develop a broad perspective of business operations.



C. Transferable Skills


C1. Use information technology to apply concepts of supply chain management in business procedures. 

C2. Demonstrate proficiency in report writing and documentation; use advanced technology for effective communication.

C3. Develop analytical skills by assessing different logistic processes internationally; compare and contrast supply chain methods across other firms in the industry. 


D. Intellectual Skills


D1. Develop entrepreneurial spirit and business outlook by networking with like-minded peers and seniors.

D2. Demonstrate resilience in handling group tasks; raise self-awareness by learning from problems and setbacks.

D3. Collaborate with learners of different backgrounds; understand cross-cultural variations to develop a perspective-taking approach.



Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


Courses Overview

A. The Rushford MSc Program in Operations and Supply Chain comprises 35 courses – 15 Core Courses and 20 Electives. To be qualified for the degree, you must progress successfully through a total of 25 courses and a capstone thesis. The courses comprise 15 core courses and a choice of 10 out of 20 electives. 

B. The courses include at least 15 subject-specific courses with intended specialization deliverables prepared by our expert faculty and practitioners to prepare our learners to master all technical aspects related to the field. 


Exit Award


A. MSc in Operations and Supply Chain also allows exit award for partial completion of the program or to accelerate it by seeking exemptions via our recognition of prior learning policy. The Masters in Science degree is a two-year program; however, an exit Certificate award is possible after 40 ECTS, or a Master’s award is possible after completing 90 ECTS. 


B. If you have already studied a few courses, you may apply for the recognition of prior learning, which can reduce the overall tenure of your Masters in Science Program. 


Foundation – Core Management Managerial Skills
Gain 20 ECTS Managerial Economics
Marketing Management
Accounting for Financial Reporting
Human Resource Management
Foundation – Operations and Supply Chain Fundamentals of Logistics and Supply Chain
Gain 20 ECTS Sustainability in Logistics
Logistics Management
Operations Management
International Logistics
Operational Level Business Statistics
Business Analytics
Operations Management: Productivity and Quality
Business Law
Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethics and Law
Management and Strategic Level- Choose electives to gain 40 ECTS
Management Level Emerging Market Multinationals
Supply Chain Modelling and Design
Procurement Management
Operations Strategy
Negotiations and Bargaining
Strategic Level Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise
Leadership 20/40
Project Management
Risk Analysis and Assessment
Business Communication MBA016
Doing Business in China
Global Strategy
Intuitive Intelligence in Business
Distribution and Freight Logistics
Predicting Demand
The Purpose Economy
Humanitarian Logistics
Digital Entrepreneurship and Its Impact on Business
Planning and Implementing a Retail Strategy
Lean Logistics


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.

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth


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. 




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.



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  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


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