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Global Supply Chain Management

In today’s increasingly globalized business world, supply chain management professionals are valued and in demand across all sectors. IBU has partnered with the University of London (UOL), a federation of 17 esteemed higher education U.K. institutions, to offer this Master of Science (MSc) in Global Supply Chain Management program pertinent to the development of professionals and executives with a global perspective. This academic partnership has resulted in an offering that will advance your logistics career with an in-depth perspective of global supply chains as well as the strategic and analytical tools to manage them. Not only will you graduate career-ready, you will earn two degrees, one from the UOL and one from IBU. The title of the degree provided by UOL is Master of Science (MSc) in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics.

Why choose this specialization?

  • This degree was developed by leading experts at Bayes Business School, part of City, University of London, a member institute of the federal University of London.
  • You will acquire the in-demand skills companies are looking for by exploring the potential of new technological developments and addressing live issues such as risk mitigation, sustainability, and ethics.
  • This qualification is accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), giving you the opportunity to receive an award that is internationally valued. You will also gain membership in two leading professional bodies.
  • The mode of your study is very much driven by you because this program is offered both online and in person. The forward-thinking flexibility means you do not need to put your career on hold while you earn your degree.
  • IBU will deliver Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) approved programs recognized by the UOL, which are available for full prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).

Career outcomes

  • Your aptitude and credentials will allow you to advance your career in the complex world of global supply chains at the managerial level.
  • Supply chain and logistics professionals are in demand across multiple sectors, from government departments and healthcare to retail firms.
  • This inherently global sector offers the possibility of launching your career anywhere around the world, and it often involves national and international travel.

How IBU supports you!

  • Our faculty members, who are leading experts in supply chain management and internationally recognized scholars, will mentor and guide you in the program study, including the Capstone Project.
  • Your student journey will include access to on-campus facilities and an immersive online learning environment, which offer numerous resources and services that support your academic and professional developments holistically.
  • You will join a global community of students, alumni and industry partners on whom you can rely for diverse perspectives, networking opportunities, and professional support.

Post Graduate Work Permit Eligibility and Tuition

  • International students who successfully complete this MSc in person at our Toronto campus will be eligible to apply for up to a three-year postgraduate work permit (PGWP).
  • The tuition fee for the MSc program is $30,500 CAD for domestic students and $48,000 for international students (total). With a degree from IBU that is fully recognized by the esteemed UOL, it is a distinct and viable option for international students who want to pursue graduate studies in global financial management. Compared to other MSc offerings in Canada, this IBU-UOL joint program is an affordable and high-quality degree that will help propel your career forward.

Program
Length

4 Terms – 16 Months
(45 Credit Hours with Capstone Project Work that focuses on global supply chain management)

Delivery
Mode

Online OR on-campus

Intakes

  • October 2024
  • April 2025

Apply for October Intake!

Course Curriculum

To obtain this master’s degree, you will complete eight core modules, two optional modules, and a Final Project.

Core Modules:

  • Core Concepts of Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Operations and Process Management
  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Strategy for Delivering Value
  • Global Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Innovation and Supply Chain Technology
  • Global Logistics and Transport Management

Optional Modules:

  • Project Management
  • Business Forecasting and Data Analytics
  • Supply Chain Finance and Risk Management
  • Business-to-Business Marketing

Final Project:

The Final Project comprises two elements:

  • Coursework (worth 30 per cent of the final mark)
  • Research report (worth 70 per cent of the final mark)

Admission Requirements

To qualify to register for this MSc, you will need a bachelor’s degree (or an acceptable equivalent), preferably in a quantitative subject.

Please note:
If you do not hold a bachelor’s degree: Apply directly through the Work Experience Entry Route, provided you have 10 years’ minimum work experience in a relevant field, such as operations, manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics, procurement, retail, transportation, import/export, humanitarian SCM or similar.

English Language Requirements

You will need a high standard of English to take this program. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • IELTS: at least 6.5 overall with 6.0 in the written test
  • Pearson Test (Academic): at least 59 overall, with 59+ in reading and writing and 54+ in speaking and listening.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade C or above).
  • TOEFL iBT: at least 92 overall, with 22+ in reading and writing and 20+ in speaking and listening.
  • Duolingo: must achieve an overall score of at least 120.

Alternatively, you may satisfy the language requirements if you have at least 18 months of education or work experience conducted in English.

Computer Requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via an online portal, and it is vital that you access this site regularly.

This institution has been granted a consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this program for a five-year term starting April 4, 2023. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.)