Business & Management with Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: N1J9

In an on-demand society, efficiency is everything. Discover how to command the supply chain and structure profitable businesses. Study a degree accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and gain exemptions from the education requirements for Chartered Membership.

Overview

Course length: 3 years full-time
Start dates: September 2022
September 2023
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Business and Management
Department: Business School
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Buying low in one place and selling high in another requires swift and efficient delivery. But logistics is about much more than that. How do we manage production across different locations? How can we limit delays to increase profitability?

You’ll explore questions like these as you study this business and management with logistics and supply chain management course.

As well as looking into business law and ethics, you’ll explore logistics. We’ll expose how the competitiveness between businesses is dependent on the supply chain. You’ll develop a solid understanding of the fundamentals of business, accounting, economics and marketing. These are the areas that are essential to a company’s success.

The opportunity to start your own business will allow you to build vital industry contacts. You’ll also be eligible for exemptions from the education requirements for Chartered Membership of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

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Course features

  • Learn a Language

  • Professional Accreditation

  • Sandwich Year Option Available

  • Studying Abroad Option Available

  • Work Placement Opportunity

What you'll study

In Year 1, you’ll gain an understanding of how markets move and companies grow. We’ll introduce you to accounting and statistics, as well as examining the organisational process of business. You’ll explore how consumer behaviour is tracked, and how businesses forecast demand for products and services. As well as marketing, we’ll also head into operations management to give you vital insights into how modern businesses are run.

Compulsory modules:

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Business Economics

Information and the Organisation

Introduction to Accounting and Statistics

Marketing for Business

Operations Management

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Language 1

People and Organisations

You’ll delve into logistics and transportation in Year 2. Investigating the transport of goods and passengers, you’ll look into how you can manage the supply chain to make sure your business is profitable. We’ll also explore quality management and strategic purchasing. You’ll have the opportunity to take a work placement or start your own graduate enterprise, and you might choose to specialise in a subject such as international business, or project management.

Compulsory modules:

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Logistics and Transportation

Quality Management

Research Methods for Business

Strategic Purchasing

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Employability

Graduate Enterprise

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Finance and Performance Management

International Business

Leadership Culture and Change

Managing People

Managing the Human Resource

Project Management

Language 2

In your final year, you’ll look at how to design supply chains to be agile and resilient. We’ll discuss global supply chain modelling and you’ll learn how to identify solutions to problems before they have even happened. You will complete a dissertation, or work on an extended business project with a sponsoring organisation. An additional module allows you to study a particular area of interest, such as strategic financial management, or entrepreneurship and innovation.

Compulsory modules:

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Agile Supply Chains and Resilience

Global Supply Chain Modelling

Strategic Management

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Dissertation

Extended Business Project

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Business Strategy and Digital Goods

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Global Logistics and International Trade

Seeing the Future: The Next Decade of Commerce

Strategic Financial Management

Sustainability and Business

Language 3

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments and presentations. You will also have the opportunity to learn from external business professionals who are invited to teach occasional sessions, as well as benefiting from potential company visits and relevant events and conferences.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the programme there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This degree is developed by research-active specialists in areas including inventory management in the automotive sector, information management and supply chain coordination in the transport sector, and supplier management in the aerospace sector. There will also be input from visiting speakers from multinational companies, private companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the public sector.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BCC-BBC.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

International

Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

Edge Hill Business School.A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School

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Tuition fees

UK Full-Time

£9,250

a year

International

£15,000

a year

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs. Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

When you finish this business and management with logistics and supply chain management course, you’ll have the skills to explore a wide range of career opportunities. Roles in product development and public service management will be within your reach. Alternatively, you might use your new expertise to launch your own business.

Graduates of this course have entered careers in a number of different fields, including roles such as:

  • Operations manager
  • Project officer
  • Business and finance manager
  • Digital account manager
  • Business development manager

Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations like British Aerospace, Airbus, Ernst and Young, HMRC, and Bentley Motors.

Applying for a graduate role isn’t your only option though. You could stay at Edge Hill to complete postgraduate study. We offer a range of postgraduate courses in business and management.

This degree is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the UK’s leading professional body in logistics and transport, and as such offers exemptions from the education requirements for Chartered Membership (subject to achieving a degree classification of at least second class honours).

You will also gain affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a globally recognised professional body, for the duration of your degree and one additional year after graduation. The CMI is dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

On successful completion of your degree, you will also be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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