Business & Management with Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons)
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.
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).
International students can apply
Learn a language option available
Sandwich year option available
Studying abroad option available
Work placement opportunity
Try and go on placement at some point during your studies in an industry you are thinking of working in after university to give yourself an early advantage.
BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Logistics and Supply Chain Management
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.
Business Economics covers the basic principles of micro- and macro-economics. The micro element will provide a theoretical base, and thus allow for the study of organisational behaviour in the marketplace. The macro element will equip you with an understanding of the broader national and international environment in which business operates.
Module code: BUS1012
Information and the Organisation
Information and the Organisation provides an insight into how organisations are creating, collating and making use of information for a range of purposes. Information has been described as the currency of the 21st century, unlike a physical good it increases not decreases in value as supply increases. The module will examine how businesses manage organisational processes, provide services, track the behaviour of consumers and forecast demand for products and services. This comes at a cost and you will also consider the ethical issues around a world where your movements, habits and hobbies can be quantified, anticipated, profiled and packaged for profit.
Module code: BUS1019
Introduction to Accounting and Statistics
Introduction to Accounting and Statistics focuses on the development and interpretation of financial and statistics information to be used in the context of personal skills development and an understanding of business. The module introduces you to basic accounting statements including the statement of financial position, the income statement and cash flow statements and forecasts.
Module code: BUS1013
Marketing for Business
Marketing for Business equips you with an appreciation of marketing as one of the central functions of any business and at the heart of any organisation’s activities. Focusing on customers and successfully meeting their needs is central to the success of any business organisation. This module provides an introduction to marketing and demonstrates its importance to business decision-making.
Module code: BUS1016
Operations Management is centred on the recognition that resources are scarce and that choices must be made between the alternatives available. The module outlines how organisations seek to ensure output is achieved as smoothly, efficiently and profitably as possible.
Language 1 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated part of this degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.
Module code: TLC1010
People and Organisations
People and Organisations provides a comprehensive foundation to the study of management from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The module seeks to consider the conceptual frameworks relevant to the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations and examine the issues which are raised in their management. The module focuses on three themes: rational modes of management, people strategies and contemporary issues in the workplace.
Module code: BUS1014
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.
Logistics and Transportation investigates the transportation of goods and passengers. Transportation is a required aspect of supply chain management, seeking to ensure entire supply chains are not only efficient but also profitable. The module recognises the choices that must be made to maximise the efficient use of scarce resources between the alternatives available. You will explore transport planning and logistics and investigate the concept of sustainable systems.
Module code: BUS2040
Quality Management provides you with an understanding of the importance of total quality management which is an essential aspect of every organisation, both manufacturing and service industries, in order to survive in a competitive environment. The essence of total quality management is a dedication to understanding what the customer wants and then employing resources including people to set up systems and processes to deliver products and services that ensure customer satisfaction and comply with government quality standards.
Module code: BUS2023
Research Methods for Business
Research Methods for Business are crucial to personal, academic and vocational development. Employers are increasingly looking for graduates who have specific skills, including those significantly developed through learning about methods of research. This module introduces these methods and considers how they are required to undertake specific academic projects, enhance knowledge and understanding, and address specific business issues and practical managerial problems.
Module code: BUS2017
Strategic Purchasing looks at organisational purchasing from a managerial perspective. You will be introduced to a variety of concepts related to purchasing including the role of purchasing in organisational strategy, purchasing process, purchasing operations management, strategic sourcing and internationalisation of purchasing.
Employability encourages you to contextualise and evaluate theoretical perspectives in a practical setting while at the same time providing an alternative learning environment which informs your future learning processes and outcomes. Workplace experience is increasingly seen as essential in contributing to graduate employability. It is an opportunity to hone employability skills, relate theory to practice and gain experience in a working environment. The module is designed to enhance your understanding, skill-base, personal development, aptitude for self-promotion and ability to reflect upon your experience in the workplace. It will also help familiarise you with professional business etiquette.
Module code: BUS2019
Graduate Enterprise enables you to experience running your own company with a number of your colleagues. You can create your own product or service, launch it into the marketplace and experience at first hand the issues faced by small business owners. You will be supported by your own business consultant who is on secondment from industry and the full resources of the Graduate Enterprise Company.
Finance and Performance Management will develop your financial knowledge and examine the management of a business with a specific focus on the management of finance within the business context. You will investigate the processes used to develop information to inform managerial decision-making. The module will examine how different business types use financial data in the measurement of their performance. It will also look at real time company information and decision-making and evaluate the significance of the decisions. A key activity will involve investigating the measurement of financial performance of a business through analysing and comparing the models available.
Module code: BUS2030
International Business recognises that an understanding of the ways in which business operates internationally is important in the 21st century. The module studies the various factors shaping international business in today’s globalising world economy. You will analyse the different ways and conditions under which firms internationalise their operations and study how different structural changes in the global economy are impacting upon the international business environment.
Module code: BUS2025
Leadership Culture and Change
Leadership Culture and Change explores the nature of leadership and management roles within an environment characterised by change and cultural and organisational diversity. At an organisational level, the module considers how far organisational culture and change can be influenced by leaders and managers. At a national level, it considers how national cultures influence leadership styles and the process of change. Both large-scale organisations and small and medium sized enterprises will be examined, including an analysis of contemporary trends in these areas.
Module code: BUS2029
Managing People focuses on the drive to privatisation and marketisation that accelerated from 1979 in the UK and shortly after in the USA. The nature of work, as experienced by employees, also changed with significant increases in flexible work patterns and the increasing importance of service sector employment. Hence, the repertoire of skills required of those involved in managing people continues to expand. The purpose of the module is to provide you with a critical understanding of the changing nature of work, as well as raising your awareness of the practical strategies used by organisations to manage such changes.
Module code: BUS2024
Managing the Human Resource
Managing the Human Resource is concerned with developments in human resource management since the early 1980s and current people management practice. In keeping with the management discipline in general, there have been a number of significant developments in the management of people over the last few decades, not least with the move away from Personnel Management to Human Resource Management. The module will take a practical yet integrated approach, as required by today’s HR professionals.
Module code: BUS2018
Project Management gives you opportunity to gain a PRINCE2® Project Management certificate as you learn about relevant concepts and practicalities for application in a working environment. PRINCE2® is the world’s most practiced, process-based method to develop first-class project management skills and gain recognition from potential employers. The module will enable you to improve your competitiveness at a global level. Project management is an area of study that recognises that resources are scarce and that choices must be made between the alternatives available in terms of bringing a project to a satisfactory finish, both on time and within budget. Progressing from basic economic concerns, the module considers the practical apportionment of people, time, finances and materials and outlines best practice for how organisations can ensure output is achieved as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Module code: BUS2022
Language 2 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated part of this degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.
Module code: TLC2000
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.
Agile Supply Chains and Resilience recognises that sustainability can be explained as the ability of a company to survive and maintain the required level of quality and efficiency in the long term. Various factors within the macro and micro environments where organisations operate necessitates that organisations develop themselves in order to be sustainable for the future. The common perspectives of sustainability include economic, social and environmental dimensions. Other scholars have argued that these perspectives should incorporate operational and financial considerations such as agility. This module considers the nature and activities of supply chains in their efforts to remain sustainable and agile in the long term. The need for healthy approaches to risk management in order to improve competitiveness will also be considered.
Module code: BUS3045
Global Supply Chain Modelling
Global Supply Chain Modelling equips you with an understanding of approaches to the design of a supply chain network, with particular focus on the global level. The module involves the design of supply chain networks, employing logical mathematical modelling of supply chains to identify an optimal solution for an organisation. While the mathematical calculations can be done using software tools, it is important to understand the logic behind the calculations to construct better models, deliver better results and aid good decision-making. The module also provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience using SAP software. SAP is the leading business software solution used to improve work and data management in organisations, enhancing productivity, agility and developing competitive advantage.
Module code: BUS3046
Strategic Management explores the process of strategy formulation and implementation and considers how the decision-making process influences the choices made by those involved in deciding the strategic direction of organisations. You will gain a critical understanding of how psychological, political, economic, social, cultural and technological factors influence decision-making and the subsequent formulation and implementation of strategy in a range of different types of organisations.
Dissertation enables you to produce a key piece of evidence that shows your development over the degree and how you are now equipped to apply graduate level skills. The module requires the design and implementation of a research project in an area of interest agreed with your supervisor via a research proposal and meeting. Support during the dissertation is given by a specified tutor although you will have overall responsibility for managing the process.
Module code: BUS3022
Extended Business Project
Extended Business Project provides an opportunity for you to undertake an in-depth research project for a sponsoring organisation on a topic of common interest. The nature of the project will be negotiated between you, your supervisor and the sponsoring company.
Business Strategy and Digital Goods examines the implications of the internet and the rise of ubiquitous mobile devices that are changing business and society. Specifically, the module will explain how a new economy of creativity, opportunity, connectivity and content has been created. You will consider this ‘digital economy’, the key concepts underpinning commercial activities and investigate how the application of existing theories of competitive advantage and added value can be applied to, or are changed by, digital goods and services that have no physical form.
Module code: BUS3030
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Entrepreneurship and Innovation considers how to turn a good idea into a successful market-leading product. Entrepreneurship and innovation go hand in hand and involve the development and release of a new product/service or the repacking of an existing one to provide competitive advantage or even create new markets. This module explores a variety of concepts around strategic entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. We will examine the difference between an idea, an invention and an innovation and provide you with a case-led understanding of the process in action, from creation to implementation. Moreover, it provides you with a number of tools and techniques to critically evaluate success and build on your previous experiences of work-based learning or enterprise education.
Module code: BUS3044
Global Logistics and International Trade
Global Logistics and International Trade examines, in a global context, the set of processes required to strategically manage materials and product flows from suppliers through to the final customer in order to achieve competitive advantage. The module looks at the theoretical background of logistics and considers the practical perspectives of logistics from an international trade perspective. You will consider how effective logistics and procurement systems can become key business enablers and contemplate how international supply chains must form a significant element of the strategy of any organisation operating on a global basis.
Module code: BUS3031
Seeing the Future: The Next Decade of Commerce
Seeing the Future: The Next Decade of Commerce questions where the challenges of the next decade will come from and explores the changing face of commerce. Capitalism is an evolutionary process where new industries, new mechanisms and new ways of working continually emerge overturning the existing status quo. In this module, you will be asked to explore and decide for yourselves where the big changes of the next decade will come from and how it will impact upon the world you will graduate into.
Module code: BUS3029
Strategic Financial Management
Strategic Financial Management introduces some of the techniques used in financial decision-making. An understanding of the financial implications of decisions is vital for managers. The module provides an insight into the complex issues involved in the financial appraisal of long term projects and allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of strategic financial management.
Module code: BUS3027
Sustainability and Business
Sustainability and Business recognises that sustainability is increasingly shaping business practice and culture in the 21st century while acknowledging that business has a vitally important role to play in all our sustainable futures. The module will equip you with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability and the various business and societal contexts in which these can be applied. Exploring the broad and holistic concept of sustainability, as framed by the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), you will discover a range of ideas, concepts and theories of sustainability and gain insight how they are shaping the future business agenda. You will examine the inter-connectedness of different sustainability challenges facing humanity, such as climate change, energy and health, and consider the vital role that business has to play in addressing them. You will critically analyse specific approaches to climate action, as well as broader sustainability strategies, that are being devised by companies, business coalitions and partnerships between public and civil sector organisations.
Module code: BUS3048
Language 3 enables you to build on and develop your previous language knowledge in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish. You must have either studied the prior language module in the previous year or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from the previous language module. You will gain the language skills necessary to become a more proficient user of the language. Classes will be taught in an interactive and communicative manner using authentic materials to promote meaningful communication. They will be conducted in the target language as much as possible. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other communication skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.
Module code: TLC3000
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.
Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications)
Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
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, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.
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.
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.
The UK tuition fee rate is subject to final Government approval for academic year 2023/24 entry. 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.
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 can 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:
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.
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.
Track changes to this course
Module assessment change - 26 June 2023
Assessment method changed on BUS3024 (Strategic Management, 20 credits) from 60% Coursework, 40% Practical to 100% Coursework.
Change to Chartered Management Institute Membership - 19 May 2022
Information about membership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) updated to indicate that students gain eligibility for Affiliate Member status with the CMI for the duration of their course and one year after graduation.