MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Manchester vs Warwick (WMG) vs Cranfield


Hello,

I would be an International Student (for UK) starting my Masters program in 2021.

I am confused between the following,

1. Alliance Manchester Business School (Result Awaited)
MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management
https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/msc-operations-project-and-supply-chain-management/

2. WMG. The University of Warwick (Recieved Admit)
MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/courses/supplychain_logistics_management/

3. Cranfield School of Management (Recieved Admit)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/masters-courses/logistics-and-supply-chain-management

Main focus would be the job opportunities post graduation. Would use the PSW to my advantage.

Please share your views.
Thank you.

Hello,

I would be an International Student (for UK) starting my Masters program in 2021.

I am confused between the following,

1. Alliance Manchester Business School (Result Awaited)
MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management
https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/msc-operations-project-and-supply-chain-management/

2. WMG. The University of Warwick (Recieved Admit)
MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/courses/supplychain_logistics_management/

3. Cranfield School of Management (Recieved Admit)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/masters-courses/logistics-and-supply-chain-management

Main focus would be the job opportunities post graduation. Would use the PSW to my advantage.

Please share your views.
Thank you.
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Duncan

Search the board for the many discussions about the WMG. This is not a good fit for your goals. 

Manchester and Cranfield are stronger options and have the resources of a business school [unlike WMG]. The QS ranking for SCM MSc options shows that Cranfield has slightly better employment outcomes 74.4/73.7. SCM is a central field for Cranfield, unlike Manchester. The course design is visibly more extensive, up-to-date and flexible. The cohort of SCM students is largest and, in terms of the UK students, I think this will be the top UK SCM programme chosen by the most full-time UK students.  

However, the difference in setting will matter. Cranfield is in the belt around the M1 motorway between London and the North where so many manufacturing and distribution hubs are centred. It's a rural campus where students will tend to stay and make the most of the university experience. Manchester is a city centre campaign in the middle of huge post-industrial 
conurbation where digital and creative, financial, legal and business services, sports and higher education activities are booming. AMBS students have lots of other things to experience, and the course design is better for students who want less time on campus. 

Search the board for the many discussions about the WMG. This is not a good fit for your goals.&nbsp;<br><br>Manchester and Cranfield are stronger options and have the resources of a business school [unlike WMG]. The QS ranking for SCM MSc options shows that Cranfield has slightly better employment outcomes 74.4/73.7. SCM is a central field for Cranfield, unlike Manchester. The course design is visibly more extensive, up-to-date and flexible. The cohort of SCM students is largest and, in terms of the UK students, I think this will be the top UK SCM programme chosen by the most full-time UK students.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>However, the difference in setting will matter. Cranfield is in the belt around the M1 motorway between London and the North where so many manufacturing and distribution hubs are centred. It's a rural campus where students will tend to stay and make the most of the university experience. Manchester is a city centre campaign in the middle of huge post-industrial&nbsp;
conurbation where digital and creative, financial, legal and business services, sports and higher education activities are booming. AMBS students have lots of other things to experience, and the course design is better for students who want less time on campus.&nbsp;<div>
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Thank you very much Duncan. Appreciate the help.

Thank you very much Duncan. Appreciate the help.
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aslamo

In my opinion, Cranfield is the best school in the UK for supply chain management. A colleague of mine from my supply chain consulting days set up the Cranfield MSc way back in 1980 and it's been a top choice in the decades since. The course has a better set of interesting and specialised electives compared to Manchester too.

In my opinion, Cranfield is the best school in the UK for supply chain management. A colleague of mine from my supply chain consulting days set up the Cranfield MSc way back in 1980 and it's been a top choice in the decades since. The course has a better set of interesting and specialised electives compared to Manchester too.
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In my opinion, Cranfield is the best school in the UK for supply chain management. A colleague of mine from my supply chain consulting days set up the Cranfield MSc way back in 1980 and it's been a top choice in the decades since. The course has a better set of interesting and specialised electives compared to Manchester too.


Thank you Aslamo. Course wise, Cranfield is a better choice. But, am I correct to say that Manchester has a better name/tag in general. 

Does that open up more job opportunities ?

Could you please advise.
Thank you.

[quote]In my opinion, Cranfield is the best school in the UK for supply chain management. A colleague of mine from my supply chain consulting days set up the Cranfield MSc way back in 1980 and it's been a top choice in the decades since. The course has a better set of interesting and specialised electives compared to Manchester too. [/quote]<br><br>Thank you Aslamo. Course wise, Cranfield is a better choice. But, am I correct to say that Manchester has a better name/tag in general.&nbsp;<br><br>Does that open up more job opportunities ?<br><br>Could you please advise.<br>Thank you.
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Duncan

Manchester doesn't have a better name in UK business than Cranfield, especially outside the services industry. Cranfield only does post-grad and then only in engineering, manufacturing, defence tech, aviation and management. It's a premium niche player. 

[Edited by Duncan on Nov 23, 2020]

Manchester doesn't have a better name in UK business than Cranfield, especially outside the services industry. Cranfield only does post-grad and then only in engineering, manufacturing, defence tech, aviation and management. It's a premium niche player.&nbsp;
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Manchester doesn't have s better name in UK business than Manchester, especially outside the services industry. Cranfield only does post-grad and then only in engineering, manufacturing, defence tech, aviation and management. It's a premium niche player. 


Oh. Okay. Thank you for your inputs Duncan. I guess there is a typo. I am assuming you meant "Manchester doesn't have a better name in UK business than Cranfield" 

[quote]Manchester doesn't have s better name in UK business than Manchester, especially outside the services industry. Cranfield only does post-grad and then only in engineering, manufacturing, defence tech, aviation and management. It's a premium niche player.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Oh. Okay. Thank you for your inputs Duncan. I guess there is a typo. I am assuming you meant "Manchester doesn't have a better name in UK business than Cranfield"&nbsp;
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Duncan

Sorry, Yes. 

Sorry, Yes.&nbsp;
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