HIGHER DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
What is this course about?
This one-year graduate diploma programme has been designed for graduates of business and non-business disciplines in order to equip them with the necessary knowledge and competences in supply chain management and business. Supply Chain Management is concerned with the management of the flow of goods and information through the value chain from materials acquisition to final consumption. Put more simply, SCM is about being right: it is about getting the right product, in the right quantity, at the right quality, in the right place at the right time, for the right customer at the right cost in achieving all of this.
Supply Chain Management takes in many of the functions of a business including forecasting, inventory management, purchasing management, warehouse management, information technology and transport management. Management professionals in logistics and Supply Chain Management functions also work closely with other areas of the business including human resource management, manufacturing, marketing and finance.
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
Graduates of this programme will find employment in all manufacturing sectors - electronics, pharmaceuticals, food processing - as buyers and materials planners. Many opportunities also exist in logistics and distribution. This work involves using sophisticated computerised planning tools such as MRP/ERP, interacting and negotiating with external suppliers and internal customers and contributing to project management as members of cross-functional teams.
Some examples of potential job opportunities:
- Supply Chain Manager
- Purchasing Manager
- Operations Manager
- Production Manager
- Procurement Manager
- Business Development Manager
- Supply Chain Consultant
- Logistics Consultant
- Inventory Control Manager
- Warehouse Manager
What follow-on study opportunities are available?
This qualification will allow the participant to apply for the MBA or MB, depending on his/her business experience, and continue to develop and extend his/her skills base and knowledge at Level 9.
What subjects will I study?
- Strategic Management
- Industrial Purchasing Strategies
- Supply Chain Planning & Control
- Purchasing & Supplier Management
- International Business
- Work-based Research Project
What are the entry requirements?
Applicants require an NFQ Level 8 Award or equivalent, for entry to this programme.
Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the Institute policy on Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).
CAO Entry - NFQ LEVEL 8
Course Code: CW919
Course Places 2013: 20
Duration: 1 YEAR
Tarikh Akhir Kemaskini February 6, 2018