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MSc Supply Chain Management careers

MSc Supply Chain Management careers

It’s an exciting time for supply chain professionals. Disruptive digital innovations have radically altered the way we live, work, and do business. And whilst technology has automated many processes and streamlined productivity within supply chains, the demand for trained specialists remains high. New career opportunities requiring a different skillset are emerging.  

Companies need to adjust to this new reality fast. A reported 81% of supply chain executives feel they’re facing technological advancements at a speed and scale like never before, and just 27% believe that their function has sufficient talent to meet current needs.

UCLan develops a new kind of supply chain professional, trained and ready to take on this demand.  

Future-focused, internationally minded, and fully aware of your responsibility to foster a more sustainable and ethical practice, you’ll be equipped with the robust academic foundations, hands-on industry techniques, and transferrable skills to lead supply chain teams and drive change.  

Types of roles

Where do you see yourself? Discover more about the different jobs you could do with an MSc in Supply Chain Management.  

*Salary information taken from in 2022.

Transferable skills

Here, your employability comes first and foremost. As well as the advanced subject-specific skills and technical abilities needed for top supply chain management roles, you’ll develop essential transferrable skills. Highly sought-after by employers and applicable to any management position across any industry, these skills are embedded into each module. So from the very start of your course, you’ll be making strides towards achieving that all-important competitive edge.

During the course, you’ll develop transferrable skills including:

  • Analysis and critical thinking

  • Independent learning and development

  • Task prioritisation, time management, and self-direction

  • Communication

  • Teamworking

Want to explore your options?

UCLan Career Services

All our students have full use of the UCLan Careers Service and, if you’re ever in the area, you can also book an appointment to visit the Preston Campus Careers Service in person.

Through the UCLan Careers Service, you can access:

  • E-guidance

  • Telephone appointments

  • Online information resources

  • Online interview practice

  • Job vacancy portal

  • Online career courses

  • Online CV builder

  • Blackboard career resources

  • Psychometric testing

  • Alumni connect

  • Careers blog and webinars

  • Campus events and careers fairs

UCLan Propeller

The Propeller Student Enterprise is our way of helping you further the skills and knowledge needed to be enterprising – whether you’re working for yourself or as part of an organisation.

The service is open to both students and alumni. It includes:

  • Workshops

  • Mentor support

  • Online content

  • The University’s incubation space Flightpath, our online freelancing platform

These resources are a great way to further develop your business sense and transferable skills as you plan your next career move.

We also offer students and recent graduates (for up to 3 years) 1:1 guidance from business experts, along with funding through our Propeller Enterprise Award.

Thinking ahead: questions to ask before starting your course 

To make the most of your degree, it’s helpful to start your studies with a good idea of at you’d like to gain from them.

While you don’t need to know the answers to all these questions, they may prompt you to think more about your aims for the course, and how you can achieve them.

  • What are your long-term career objectives, and how can this degree help with them?

  • Is there a particular area of specialisation that you’d like to focus on while studying?

  • How will your studies build upon your strengths and work on your weaknesses?

  • What benefits can your current educational or career experience bring to your learning?

  • Are there any specific industries or fields you’d like to enter? How can the course and our services help?

Remember, you can also get in touch with our Course Advisers for more information about the programme and the career opportunities it can provide. You can fill out the form at the bottom of this page, email them via, or call +44 (0)1772 925 931

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