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MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Analytics teaches cutting-edge expertise in Business Analytics and the use of Big Data, highlighting the roles they play in developing effective and sustainable logistics and supply chain strategies.
The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Analytics is a brand new programme of study created by Heriot-Watt University to pass on cutting-edge expertise in Business Analytics and the use of Big Data whilst highlighting the role these disciplines play in developing effective and sustainable logistics and supply chain strategies.
In recent years, the logistics and supply chain sectors have adopted an increasingly data-driven focus, leading to a greater demand for graduates who can solve complex logistics and supply chain problems through the effective analysis of data. As industry has become increasingly data-driven so too has the work of Heriot-Watt University’s Logistics Faculty whose most recent research has resulted in significant advances in knowledge. Specifically, our academics have led the way in using data analytics and modelling techniques to develop logistics and supply chain solutions for in both public and private sector organisations.
The research of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, conducted in partnership with the University of Cambridge, aims to reduce the environmental impact of road freight and make it more cost-effective for some of the United Kingdom’s biggest organisations. This ensures that the big data and business analysis skills taught on this programme are highly applicable to the current needs of industry, having emerged directly from research which strives to find real-world solutions.
By incorporating this research-based knowledge in two new courses, MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Analytics will equip you with the analytical tools and techniques expected of graduates in the fast evolving logistics and supply chain sectors. Through the completion of six further courses, developed over 25 years within our established suite of masters degrees in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, you will gain extensive knowledge in the current concepts, theories and practices of logistics and supply chain management.
This combination of learning will provide you with the ability to make evidence-based management decisions through the sound analysis and interpretation of quantitative data related to logistics and supply chain management.
Specialist Courses in Business Analytics and Big Data Analytics
The Programme structure for MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Analytics includes two new courses in big data analytics and business analytics, both of which draw on the cutting-edge expertise developed recently in Heriot-Watt University’s Logistics Research Centre.
This new course in Business Analytics will teach you how to use a wide range of analytical tools and techniques to solve real business problems and improve business performance. Increasingly employers expect management graduates to have practical data analysis skills to support decision-making in business.
Big Data Analytics
Heriot-Watt University’s Big Data Analytics course will give you the quantitative skills to extract, analyse and interpret information from large data sources. Real-world case studies will provide you with insights into how multiple advanced data analytics tools and techniques can be used to solve complex logistics and supply chain management problems.
An MSc with industry demand
This specailist Masters degree in Logistics will allow you to tap into our knowledge in big data and business analytics whilst developing a complementary skill-set in logistics and supply chain management. Industry insights have played their part in the development of this programme, ensuring that you gain a combination of skills in high demand.
In 2017 the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Board said that the combintation of analytical and supply chain management skills is likely to become crucial for the global manufacturing sector in the coming years. Indeed, Heriot-Watt University’s own Business Management Industry Advisory Board, which includes business directors from a number of different sectors, recently highlighted a significant demand for Logistics graduates with core business analysis skills. In 2017, LinkedIn also claimed that Statistical Analysis and Data Mining was the second most in-demand skill-set around the globe.
Our research: a driving force for new knowledge
The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF) is the primary research centre within Heriot-Watt’s Logistics Research Centre. The SRF is a partnership between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Cambridge which merges our expertise in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with their Department of Engineering. The aim of this joint-research project is to find engineering and organisational solutions that will help leading partners within the road freight sector meet the UK Government’s emissions reduction targets for road freight. This work, as well as other cutting-edge, data-driven research has played a central role in the development of this programme.
You can read more about our research here: The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight