Master of Science Degree Programme in Supply Chain Management

Malawi Institute of Management

Course Details

This professional postgraduate programme runs in partnership with the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) in Lilongwe and is a popular academic programme delivered by blended learning, including face-to-face and remote delivery and support. Course materials aim to reflect current trends and issues in Malawian and African logistics and supply chain management (SCM), and place emphasis on applying best industrial practice in appropriate ways.

Supply chain and logistics is an under-resourced business sector, and graduates with expertise in this area are increasingly in demand. This course is designed to help you achieve the transferable skills and knowledge necessary for a career within logistics and supply chain. You'll cover subjects like global trade and requirements of the industry, risk mitigation, sustainable business operations and the role of information within supply networks, with the aim of gaining a comprehensive overview of the industry and related elements.

You'll have the opportunity to explore and apply methods and techniques for business improvement in response to environmental, operational and ethical issues, both current and emerging, to build awareness of the industry and its different facets, including logistics, operations, strategy and information technology.

Created with more than a decade's industry experience delivering supply chain programmes in the UK and with partners in Malaysia, Botswana, Zambia and Malawi, the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course has a strong international focus to help prepare students for the needs of the global marketplace.

Please note that the language of instruction is English.

  • MIM and the University of Bolton have a well-established partnership of over 10 years, offering our combined expertise in supply chain management and project management.
  • Established in response to the shortage of qualified supply chain professionals, this programme is tailor-made to provide you with the opportunity to build skills relevant to the current and emerging needs of the industry.
  • The programme has been developed in compliance with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) professional body requirements.
  • There is a strong international flavour to the programme, enabling you to enhance your knowledge and understanding of today's global market.
  • Our scholarly activity, research and well-established links with industry professional bodies, help to make sure our course content is industry-relevant and introduces you to the latest thinking and innovations.
  • On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Bolton.
Key Features
  • The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course is designed for the modern, global industry and covers all relevant elements, from sustainability and delivery of goods and services to the importance of risk mitigation.
  • You'll take a study skills module at the beginning of the programme in preparation for master's level study.
  • At the end of the course, you'll be able to apply your knowledge and skills in practice by preparing a dissertation that covers a specific area of the logistics and supply chain management discipline.
  • We're committed to helping you develop your employability and career network. You'll be encouraged to attend guest lectures that enhance your learning, help you make contacts in the industry and contribute to your professional development.
  • Our dedicated staff team have a wide range of professional experience, industry knowledge, technical expertise and academic credentials, offering you a variety of perspectives and broadening your horizons.
  • You'll have access to the University's e-learning resources, an extensive e-library and the support of University librarians. We'll make use of innovative learning strategies, including blended learning delivered through the University's virtual learning environment.
  • Professional academic and administrative staff at both MIM and the University of Bolton will jointly provide you with the support and resources needed to ensure you have an excellent learning experience as part of the University of Bolton.
  • As an off-campus student, you'll also receive the support of our dedicated Off-Campus team and resources, to help make you truly feel part of the University.
Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). We will be seeking recognition of the course from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

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  • Malawi

Academic Degree


Master of Science


Long (+12 months)

  • English
  • In-Person

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