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Online Degree MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Top-tier supply chain master’s

As a professional who’s in or on route for the C-suite, it’s only logical that you’ll want to gain your master’s from a top-tier university. With the University of Liverpool – ranked in the world’s top 200,1 and a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading universities – you have an opportunity to achieve your goal, whether you’re aiming to move ahead in management, become a Chief Operating Officer (COO) or Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) or you are already eyeing the CEO’s role.

Just like your profession, the University’s fully online CIPS-accredited2 master’s runs on collaboration. From day one right through to your graduation, you’ll be connecting and interacting with experienced instructors and operations & supply chain professionals from around the globe – gaining all-round, real-world expertise to make a tangible difference to your organisation and career.

Next start date
22 November 2018

(Duration: approx. 20 months’ study + 9 month dissertation)

Mode of delivery
100% online
Professional Development
Benefit from career support from the Global Career Advisor Network
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)2

International collaboration

with operations, supply chain and purchasing professionals

Designed for professionals already working in or ready to move into the field, this programme engages you with fellow students and faculty members who speak your professional language and see the business world through the operations and supply chain lens. You’ll each bring your own unique point of view to the classroom, creating a rich mix of different cultures, nationalities and industries – a springboard for innovation. Together you’ll discuss management theories, share best practice and collaborate on concrete solutions to real workplace issues impacting business success. International faculty instructors with industry and online education expertise will facilitate discussions and provide direct feedback.

Strategic Knowledge

Strategic knowledge – from operations to supply chain

In a dynamic, rapidly changing field, it’s no longer enough to know only about sourcing raw goods and managing inventories or some other corner of operations or supply chain management. This master’s offers an opportunity to formalise and round out your experience, whether your focus to date has been on internal operations and cost reduction or on procurement and lean thinking. The programme covers it all, allowing you to increase your strategic knowledge, skills and network as you gain the full picture of operations and supply chain management. You should graduate with all you need to innovate, add real value, and impact sales and profit ambitions in a highly competitive global marketplace.

You can take this general track for wide-ranging operations and supply chain management skills or specialise in Oil and Gas.

You can customise your master's to your career:

Choose the oil and gas specialisation to equip yourself for the energy sector, or choose the general track and select two from a range of electives focusing on specific areas such as total quality management (TQM) and international trade.

For your final project you can also choose between a research dissertation and a consultancy project based on a real workplace issue in your own or another organisation.

Why choose the University of Liverpool Online

Why choose the University of Liverpool Online MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management?

  • Study 100% online, alongside your work, with a top-tier University that fits with your Boardroom aspirations and career development
  • Collaborate with international operations, supply chain, purchasing professionals and experienced faculty
  • Equip yourself with knowledge and skills across the entire operations and supply chain spectrum
  • Develop the strategic, critical thinking skills you need to lead functions and create a competitive edge
  • Test out theory and best practice immediately in your workplace
  • Customise your degree to your career with elective modules or an oil and gas specialisation.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of fellow students from different countries and cultures.” Read more

Alan Boyd
MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Alan Boyd

A reputation for excellence

CIPS Accredited


This programme is one of only a small number of online programmes worldwide with accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of CIPS (MCIPS). The MSc is offered by the University of Liverpool Management School, an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).2

AACSB Accredited AACSB Business Education Alliance Member


A leading centre for management training, education and research, the University of Liverpool Management School is one of only 5% of business schools worldwide with AACSB Accreditation.3 AACSB Accreditation Standards require a high-quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses.

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Research excellence

73% of the University of Liverpool’s business and management research rates as internationally excellent or world-leading in the most recent assessment of the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Following a curriculum informed by cutting-edge research, students will hone their own research expertise throughout the programme.

Global Career Advisor Network

As an online postgraduate student with the University of Liverpool you’ll gain access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with global professionals and industry insiders. Advisors can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally, redirect your career or start a new business venture. In addition to these advisory and coaching services, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain insight into different industries through a series of specialised webinars.

Learn more about the Global Career Advisor Network.

Personal Development Portfolio

Alongside the core and elective modules, you’ll reflect on your progress in a Personal Development Portfolio (PDP) designed to further your success as a learner, practitioner and professional. Your PDP is an opportunity to reflect on your learning, keep track of progress and showcase your abilities.

Next Start Dates

Enrol now to start your online studies on 22 November 2018.

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Next Start Dates

Enrol now to start your online studies on 22 November 2018.

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1The University of Liverpool consistently ranks in the top 200 universities worldwide in several of the main university league tables:

  • Times Higher Education’s World Rankings 2017-2018 – 177
  • QS World University Rankings® 2017-18 – 173
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 – in the top 150

2Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. If you reside outside of the United Kingdom, please review your country of residence’s requirements to confirm recognition of your programme.

3According to the 2017 Business School Data Guide as published by AACSB, 786 business schools have earned AACSB accreditation out of an estimated 16,536 business schools worldwide. (The 2017 Business School Data Guide can be found at

4*Results gathered by the University of Liverpool Online in 2017 from 84 active online MSc in Operations & Supply Chain Management students (12% of those contacted) who responded to our survey.