Best supply chain schools in UK


GoGunners

I am looking for the UK business schools that are known for advancing careers in SCM. None really seem to offer that kind of specialisation. I know there are other masters programmes focusing on this area like at Nottingham, but I am absolutely certain I want to pursue an MBA not an MSc.

I am looking for the UK business schools that are known for advancing careers in SCM. None really seem to offer that kind of specialisation. I know there are other masters programmes focusing on this area like at Nottingham, but I am absolutely certain I want to pursue an MBA not an MSc.
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Duncan

No, if you wanted both an MBA and a serious specialisation in supply chain then you'd either need to do a two year MBA, or take a one year MBA and then a one year masters in supply chain/logistics/operations.

Look at the MIT ZLOG programme in Spain. It has double degree MBA options.

No, if you wanted both an MBA and a serious specialisation in supply chain then you'd either need to do a two year MBA, or take a one year MBA and then a one year masters in supply chain/logistics/operations.

Look at the MIT ZLOG programme in Spain. It has double degree MBA options.
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GoGunners

Ok thanks. Strange there is nothing like the supply chain MBA specialisations in the States.

Ok thanks. Strange there is nothing like the supply chain MBA specialisations in the States.
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Duncan

That's because the MBA is typically one year long in Europe. Our MBAs focus on core curriculum because MBAs typically go into management roles rather than functional ones.

That's because the MBA is typically one year long in Europe. Our MBAs focus on core curriculum because MBAs typically go into management roles rather than functional ones.
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GoGunners

I appreciate your feedback. I understand the shorter duration is an issue, but I also see that some top UK business schools do - in fact - offer specialisations that appear at least somewhat functional: LBS, Imperial, Cambridge....

Can't functional roles also be managerial, too? I am struggling with the distinction. Sorry...

I appreciate your feedback. I understand the shorter duration is an issue, but I also see that some top UK business schools do - in fact - offer specialisations that appear at least somewhat functional: LBS, Imperial, Cambridge....

Can't functional roles also be managerial, too? I am struggling with the distinction. Sorry...
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Duncan

ASAIK, neither Imperial nor London Business School have specialisations (i.e. where the certificate or transcript says MBA in something or other). Cambridge has concentrations - two week projects. But that's quite different from the sort of MBA specialisations you'd have in a US MBA, which would take up most of your activity during the second year.

ASAIK, neither Imperial nor London Business School have specialisations (i.e. where the certificate or transcript says MBA in something or other). Cambridge has concentrations - two week projects. But that's quite different from the sort of MBA specialisations you'd have in a US MBA, which would take up most of your activity during the second year.
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mba hipste...

Maybe look into schools that have close ties to research centers in supply chain. Often, these can inject cutting-edge research into a school's MBA curriculum. For instance:

Bath has the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply on campus - which provides supply chain MBA electives.

The Supply Chain Research Centre is on Cranfield's campus - it generally provides executive education programs but Cranfield's core curriculum has a whole module on operations and the supply chain.

Maybe look into schools that have close ties to research centers in supply chain. Often, these can inject cutting-edge research into a school's MBA curriculum. For instance:

Bath has the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply on campus - which provides supply chain MBA electives.

The Supply Chain Research Centre is on Cranfield's campus - it generally provides executive education programs but Cranfield's core curriculum has a whole module on operations and the supply chain.
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Mamit

The best thing to do would be a General MBA with some electives of supply chain, alternatively Birmingham offers a MBA courses in Strategy and Procurement Management, which is close to SCM.
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/postgraduate/taught/business/mba-strategy-procure-management.aspx

The best thing to do would be a General MBA with some electives of supply chain, alternatively Birmingham offers a MBA courses in Strategy and Procurement Management, which is close to SCM.
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/postgraduate/taught/business/mba-strategy-procure-management.aspx
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Duncan

That's a good suggestion. I interviewed with the Birmingham programme (a decade ago, admittedly) and I liked it.

That's a good suggestion. I interviewed with the Birmingham programme (a decade ago, admittedly) and I liked it.
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Mamit

Birmingham is one of the largest city in the UK dealing with International trade, therefore I think there could be lot of exposure related to this area.

Birmingham is one of the largest city in the UK dealing with International trade, therefore I think there could be lot of exposure related to this area.
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