• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration

About

The MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University looks at how successful operations and supply chain management can shape the sales and profit potential of a business. Combining XJTLU’s growing reputation and International Business School Suzhou’s dynamic and innovative international expertise, alongside intensive collaboration with the business community and proximity to the Yangtze River Delta region, the programme is one of the few English language masters programmes of its type in China.

Throughout the programme, opportunities are provided for you to analyse and examine the most up-to-date developments in operations and supply chain practice through a series of industrial lectures and best practice industry visits. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to reach senior managerial positions or become an operations, logistics and supply chain management strategist.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Careers

MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management graduates are now working for companies like Jaguar, Bosch, Mondeleze, Accenture, Caterpillar, Daimler Chrysler, Deloitte Consultants, Ford Motor Company, GE, Maersk, Unilever, Unipart, Westinghouse and Cargill.

Accreditation

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Supply chain operations management
  • Strategic operations management
  • Logistics and physical distribution
  • Strategic purchasing management
  • Theory and practice of lean operations
  • Strategic business analysis
  • Dissertation

      Detailed Programme Facts

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:

        90

        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: Upper Second Class

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      UK:

      • Upper second class (2:1) honours

      China:

      • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
      • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

      Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

      North America:

      • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

      OTHER REGIONS

      • Equivalent academic qualifications

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        11520 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 17280 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
      • National

        11520 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 17280 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      RMB 120,000 for the entire programme.

      If you are a graduate of XJTLU, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

      Living costs for Suzhou

      • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

      Funding

      The total amount of the scholarship for each awardee is 30,000RMB. As it is directly reduced from the tuition fees, awardees of this scholarship only have to pay partial tuition fees when they enrol at the University.

      Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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