Whatever the product or service, there is a supply chain of systems, organisations, people, activities, resources, and information that are all vital in delivering the product to a customer. If Covid-19 has shown us anything it is the importance of these systems and what happens when they break down. Shortages in our supermarkets are a perfect example of an ill-prepared supply chain. So now, more than ever, it is vital for companies to invest in their supply chains, and to embrace the digital revolution to optimise these systems.
Arden’s Digital Supply Chain master’s degree will enable you to take on greater challenges and increase your competitive edge. During this course, you’ll develop strategic operations skills that are highly sought after in any sector offering a product or service.
For any business looking to make their supply chain more efficient, digitising is a key improvement. Our MSc in Digital Supply Chain Management focuses on hands-on, real-world experience with relevant software applications so that you will have the practical experience you can apply to the workplace. By providing you with the skills you need, and teaching you how an organisation at this level works, we’re preparing you to become a well-rounded leader who can take on all manner of challenges.
Here at Arden we know the decision to undertake postgraduate study is a major one for all students.
*The order and availability of the optional modules within each level may vary depending on intake and subject to demand.
The assessment strategy centres on a strong alignment with real-world supply chain issues and embraces a range of group and individual-based assessment types including:
Students are expected to apply knowledge and theory explored in the modules and produce assessments that simultaneously focus on real business situations and demonstrate the high levels of critical and diagnostic thinking required to meet the standards of a Level 7 business qualification.
The programme culminates in the submission of the independent study assessment (Business Transformation Project) that builds upon content examined in the other modules and requires students to develop an innovative supply chain plan.
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.
That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.
To be eligible for this MSc in Digital Supply Chain Management course at Arden University, you must normally have:
Some students decide to join us straight after they complete their undergraduate studies. For those joining us after time in the workplace, recommend they have five years of experience as a manager of people or projects.
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this supply chain management degree.
Arden’s MSc Digital Supply Chain is taught by the Arden Faculty of Business. Dr Alison Watson, Head of the School of Leadership and Management, is one of the designers of our digital-first business degrees. Alison is passionate about guiding businesses through change and has taught business for nearly 20 years. Our business team are a group of forward-thinking academic professionals, that place an emphasis on applied teaching and giving students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and enhancing our graduates’ career progression.
Supply chain management is a key skill for any business that offers a service or product, so the career opportunities are vast. Our master’s degree will give you the skills you need to demonstrate senior-level management expertise, enhancing your CV for future employers. So, wherever you want to take your career next, the choice is yours.
Understanding how to digitise, economise, and optimise a supply chain is a highly desirable skill, which is why this programme focuses on real life opportunities so that students can apply what they learn to real business scenarios. Guest speakers, and lecturers from industry will also be able to inform you of the latest developments, so you know what career pathway you’d like to take. Whilst studying, you’ll:
This course will help you develop the right skills and knowledge to accelerate your career to a role in supply chain management. Whether you want to join an already established business, start your own company or become a consultant, this degree can give you everything you need to explore any avenue. Some roles you might want to consider are:
Achieving your MSc in Digital Supply Chain will help you to accelerate your progression into your dream career. But there’s more - beyond the core MSc itself, Arden students can also benefit from 1-2-1 support and online learning resources, enhancing their CVs even further.
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you 24/7. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. You’ll also have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.
Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies.
You’ll study your MSc Digital Supply Chain degree via online learning – a completely flexible mode of study. You’ll be able to study anytime anywhere.
As a mature student the key factors that I wanted when deciding which university was best for me was quality content, a flexible learning schedule, and programme accreditation. During my research I found that Arden really stood out, and I could study without having to give up my job.
How does it work?
With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email.
Find out more about how online learning works.