MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management With Cranfield University


1 year / 2 years

Study type

Full-Time / Part-Time

Credit hours



Taught modules 60%, individual project 40%


Tuition Fees : OMR 8,200

Programme Details

The aim of Muscat University, in partnership with Cranfield University, is to develop logistics and supply chain professionals who can take the skills they develop on our programme and make a significant difference in the marketplace. Many of our flying faculty from the UK are regarded as leading experts in this area, combining excellent reputations for teaching with experience drawn from the commercial world. Our approach to teaching is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence, and places huge emphasis on real-world challenges. This degree programme is one of a set of postgraduate programmes designed by Cranfield University and offered at Muscat University and leads to the award of a Cranfield University degree and also a Muscat University degree.

Course Outline

You will gain an in-depth understanding of supply chain strategy and sustainability, how to analyse and design effective supply chain operations, how to use data, models and software to solve problems and inform decisions, the role of warehousing in modern supply chains, procurement strategy, inventory, operations management, accounting, freight transport and project management.
Modules include a combination of interactive lectures, participative workshops, case studies and presentations from high-profile visiting speakers.
In addition to the modules, the individual thesis offers the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have developed on the programme.

Admission Requirements

Applicants will typically need the following qualifications (or international equivalent) for admission to the programme:

  • A first or second class Honours degree in a relevant subject area from a recognised university.
  • Relevant work experience in combination with a degree below second class Honours.
  • A minimum English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.5 on the written component.

Students will be required to take all nine modules (120 credits in total). Students will also be required to carry out an individual thesis project (80 credits). (200 credits in total)

Core Modules
Module Number Module Title
1 Supply Chain Strategy and Sustainability
2 Principles of Strategic Procurement
3 Accounting and Finance for Supply Chain Management
4 Analytical Techniques for Supply Chain Management
5 Freight Transport
6 Inventory and Operations Management
7 Information Systems and e-Business
8 Project Management Introduction
9 Physical Network Design
10 Warehousing
11 Retail Logistics
12 Six Sigma
13 Sales and Operation Planning
14 Performance Measurement in the Supply Chain
15 Research Methods
16 Thesis

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020

Week MSc LSCM module *
13 - 17 Jan 1. Supply Chain Strategy and Sustainability (13 - 15 Jan)
2. Analytical Techniques for Supply Chain Management (15 - 17 Jan)
24 - 28 Feb Principles of Strategic Procurement
17 - 21 Mar 1. Analytical Techniques for Supply Chain Management (17-19 Mar)
2. Supply Chain Strategy and Sustainability (19-21 Mar)
28 Apr - 02 May Project Management Introduction (4 days)
23 - 27 June Warehousing
29 Sep - 03 Oct Research Methods
27 - 31 Oct Freight Transport
01 - 05 Dec Physical Network Design
12 - 16 Jan, 2020 Accounting & Finance
02 - 06 Feb Inventory & Operations Management
15 - 19 March Information Systems & eBusiness
17 - 21 May 1. Sales & Operations Planning (17 - 19 May)
2. Six Sigma (19 - 21 May)
12 - 16 July 1. Retail Logistics (12 - 14 July)
2. Performance Measurement in the Supply Chain (14 - 16 July)
06 Sep, 2020 Submit Thesis

*Module dates may be subject to change, attendance is compulsory. Exam dates will be determined at a later date.

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