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Students from all disciplines targeting the Supply Chain Management profession can apply to take this course, especially those with a background in business, social science, economics and engineering.


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Duration: 12 months/ 24 Months
Schedule: Full-time / Part-time
Starting: September 2017
Fees FT EU: €13,350
FT Non-EU: €18,300
Fees PT EU: €7,250 pa
PT Non-EU: €9,150 pa

Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. Read more.

What will I learn?

The course offers both a solid academic grounding in the concepts and practices of Supply Chain Management and direct contact with the experience and expertise of professionals from the field.


A 360-degree view of the profession, from supplier development and management, through to innovation generation, customer relationship management and sustainability.


The skills and techniques required to succeed in the industry: strategy, management, leadership, critical thinking, negotiation and organisation.


Market-relevant experience and the benefit of professional know-how via a consulting project conducted with a leading MNC.

Meet our faculty and alumni

Dr. Donna Marshall, MSc Business Area Coordinator and Lecturer, gives an overview of the MSc in Supply Chain Management at UCD Smurfit School. Alumni give an insight into their experience of the course and Employers tell us why they recruit Smurfit Graduates. To view our full video gallery click here.

How will I benefit?

The course has been structured to ensure that students simultaneously learn the theories and practices integral to the profession whilst also boosting their suitability for recruitment by the very companies that employ supply chain management techniques.

  • The combination of cutting-edge theory and knowledge dispensed by leading academics in the field and real experience of supply chain issues via corporate involvement in the course.
  • Opportunities for students to showcase their knowledge and employability are boosted by the dedicated supply chain careers fair held during the course.
  • Diverse, international job opportunities with multinational firms from a variety of countries and industries, including Accenture, Apple, Facebook and Zara. 
Course features

Course features

Consulting Project – conducted over the summer term in groups of students supervised by leading companies, the project offers the ultimate bridge between the theory learnt and the realities of the supply chain profession.

CIPS accreditation - the MSc in Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, the UK professional body for purchasing and supply.

Academic prizes – the James Crowley Memorial Medal is awarded to the best student on the course, whilst the IPICS Supply Chain Institute offers €500 to the top consulting project.

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