Supply chain management is the management of all activities in business networks. This means managing the flow of products, services, and information not just within your own company but also through suppliers and customers. Supply chain management extends beyond traditional purchasing and logistics to the design and management of the complex web of relationships that is required to deliver products and services to the final customers.
The MSc in Sustainable Supply Chain Management delivers a comprehensive engagement with all aspects of supply chain management with a focus on creating a more sustainable and just world. Students will gain insights across a range of vital knowledge areas and skills, from decision making that can shape international trade, through supply chains’ impact on the environment, to product safety and protection of workers’ conditions globally. All this learning is built on robust management fundamentals such as strategy, leadership, analytics, critical thinking, negotiation and organisation.
This programme will teach you the skills, theory and knowledge you need to become a leader in the supply chain management profession as well as connect you to our vibrant and growing community of global supply chain professionals and companies.
The MSc in Sustainable Supply Chain Management at UCD Smurfit School is ranked 13th globally in the QS 2022 Masters in Supply Chain Management Ranking.
The programme is suitable for students who are passionate about making a difference in the world and is suitable for students from all academic backgrounds including engineering, humanities, social sciences, agriculture and food sciences.
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The Smurfit Experience
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Scholarships and Awards
- The Professor Brian Fynes Memorial Scholarship is open to students applying to the full-time MSc in Sustainable Supply Chain Management with the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship to cover 50% tuition fees for this programme.
- The James Crowley Memorial Medal is presented for the Best Student Award.
- IPICS Supply Chain Institute sponsor the Best Consulting Project prize to the value of €500.