The course

Delivery
Full-time, Part-time, Per course
Course type
Taught
Location
Edinburgh
Entry date
September

Contact

Overview

Our MSc International Business Management with Logistics programme is aimed graduates who have little or no business or management background in their first degree and who wish to gain a broad based business qualification to enhance their future career prospects, or at those looking to develop business management knowledge and skills to allow them to change or further their careers.

International Business Management pathways

Our MSc International Business Management with Logistics is one of eight specialist pathways we offer in International Business Management. The programmes cover key issues in international business management including the international business environment as well as the importance of strategy, finance, marketing, and organisational behaviour. You then focus on developing specific knowledge and skills in your chosen pathway subject in preparation for a career in that area.

The international focus of the programme attracts students from all around the world, giving a rich learning environment where international experience and practice is shared.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in team-building and leadership events during the first few weeks of the programme. View our Team Building 2015 photo gallery.

Programme duration

  • Full-time: 12 months
  • Part-time: 24 months

Course content

Semester 1 (Sept - Dec)Semester 2 (Jan - April)
International Business Context
Business Economics
Strategies for Managing Supply ChainsResearch Philosophy and Practice
Supply Chain Risk and AdaptationSupply Network Design and Optimisation
One from a range of options including:
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Operations Management
One from a range of options including:
  • Advances in Digital Marketing
  • International Trade Law
  • Managing Diversity in Business

The MSc dissertation is undertaken between May - August.

International Business Context

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Explores the nature of a firm’s response to the challenges of internationalisation by examining the strategic basis, method and direction of international strategies. Examines both multi- and micro-nationals and utilises conventional strategic tools to study international strategies.

Strategies for Managing Supply Chains

Semester 1 (mandatory)

This course sets out the evolution of supply chain thinking and identifies the challenges faced by organisations. The nature and means of formulating business strategy is first identified before looking at the scope of supply chain strategic planning and the different perspectives of producers, retailers and logistics service providers.

Supply Chain Risk and Adaptation

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Explore the different concepts and methods associated with risk classification, assessment and mitigation; understand the sources and types of risk that threaten logistical systems, supply chain relationships and business continuity as well as understand different supply chain risk mitigation strategies and how mega-trends and trends in logistics increase the vulnerability of supply chains and logistics operations.

Business Economics

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Provides knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics and to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in the analysis of a range of economic problems.

Research Philosophy and Practice

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Provides an understanding of the social science research process, as well as theory and approaches to research. Develops practical skills (i.e. quantitative and qualitative techniques) in data analysis to transform the raw data into information that guides marketing management valuations.

Supply Network Design & Optimisation

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Examines the key issues that companies must address in designing a supply network and the theories underpinning this; the practice of supply network design and optimisation; as well as awareness of the trade-offs involved in the optimization of logistical networks.