NITL Courses

MSc in Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management (SCM) and logistics are critical success factors as Ireland attempts to build an export-driven economic recovery.  Despite the continuing economic challenges, there continues to be strong demand in the market place for suitably qualified SCM professionals.  NITL’s full-time and executive postgraduate programme provide an ideal opportunity for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to build a career in this exciting and rapidly developing field.  Supply chain managers play a critical role in all main sectors in the economy including life sciences, electronics and IT, food and drink, third-party logistics (3PL) and retail, as well as in many parts of the public sector.  NITL’s programmes provide a solid grounding in all aspects of SCM based on the principles of world class practice and relevant to the evolving needs of business in Ireland.

The aim of the full-time M.Sc programme is to develop these professionals – the leaders of change and business improvement in manufacturing, process, retail, transport and logistics service companies. IT achieves this through broad-based vocational postgraduate education, providing the student with a thorough knowldege of and competence in the key elements of logistics and Supply Chain Management.  The overall learning outcomes of the programme are to:

  • provide participants with a detailed knowldege of the theory and practice of SCM
  • develop graduates to contribute effectively to multi-discipline teamwork aimed at radical improvements in supply chain capability
  • prepare graduates of all disciplines for a variety of roles in SCM; and
  • provide personal developement opportunities for students in parallel with their meeting career development objectives.