Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc(Hons)

2021-22 (also available for 2022-23)

Places available in clearing. Find out more.
Places available in clearing. Find out more.

Start date

20 September 2021

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years inc. placement year

About the course

Why Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

Logistics and supply chains are at the forefront of our national economies and require managers who can face the challenges of an ever-changing business environment and seek out ways to continually improve. Career paths in this sector are diverse and attract those with a broad range of skills, such as analytical, planning, decision-making, people and process management, innovative thinking, and communication skills. The Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a professional programme which has been developed to provide you with the workplace skills required for a career in this sector.

If you’re thinking of a career in logistics and supply chain management, it is an exciting time to study. We’ll examine how leading companies organise and manage their logistics and supply chains to ensure success. This includes topics such as planning and control of operations, managing sourcing, manufacturing and physical logistics, and looking at ways which these can be done more sustainably, as well as developing your skills in business management, leadership and decision-making. We want to make you employment-ready so you can take the next step in your career.

This course is part of the full NOVUS scheme, an innovation developed between the university and the NOVUS Trust. The Trust is an industry-led organisation that focuses on developing talent in the transport, logistics and supply chain management sectors. Being part of the scheme opens up wider opportunities for work experience and networking with professionals in the sector through access to a company mentor, as well as a guaranteed third year work placement and guaranteed graduate job if you secure a 2:1 or above. The full NOVUS scheme runs alongside the Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management course. To join, you will need to successfully pass a series of short assessments held at the start of the first year of your studies. For details of the full NOVUS programme please click here

How will I learn?

You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

  • If you are selected for the NOVUS scheme, you’ll have the opportunity to be coached by a mentor drawn from industry, tasked with assisting you with your professional development. So you’ll be dealing with someone who works in the industry on a daily basis, and you’ll be able to take part in industry-led seminars and site visits. In addition, you will have a University personal tutor, guiding you in personal and academic development.
  • The NOVUS Trust will help you take things further, provided you secure a 2:1 degree and complete all your coursework, they will guarantee an offer of employment with one of the companies involved when you graduate. Recent companies involved include PZ Cussons, ARLA, Muller and Morrisons.
  • NOVUS also gives you the chance to take paid placements during the summer break, and a placement year with a leading employer. Previous students have taken placements with Sainsbury’s, ASOS, Travis Perkins, Nestle, Muller and many others.

So if you’re looking to go into logistics and supply chain management, this course could enable you to take your first step on your career path. In addition to the course, the NOVUS Trust will provide opportunities for involvement in extra-curricular activities and summer work experience that will enhance your CV and increase your value in the workplace.

What subjects will you cover?

You’ll explore subjects such as Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Planning and Control, Operations Management, Understanding Organisational Behaviour, Managing People, Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy.

If you want to learn about this exciting and dynamic subject from an enthusiastic staff team with industrial experience and academic expertise, then a course in this area could be right for you. Our industry focused course has been designed to give you the skills, competencies and knowledge valued by industry and to prepare you for a management career. The course offers the opportunity to gain real world experience through an industrial placement in the UK or abroad and such is the demand for graduates that, if you are selected to join the NOVUS scheme, you will also benefit from the offer of a guaranteed graduate job with one of the NOVUS companies.

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Christine Jordan, Senior Lecturer

Course detail

Core modules:

ASPIRE 1

This module will equip you with foundational skills that will aid your academic progress and longer term employability. Designed to support your transition to higher education, the module will challenge you to become a reflective and resilient learner who is self-aware and pro-active in your personal and professional development planning.

Financial Fluency and Legal Environment

This module introduces you to key areas in both legal and financial aspects of business. You'll look at how financial information is prepared, presented and interpreted by internal and external users and consider aspects of employment and contract law relevant to non-specialists as well as delivering theory and technical information. Practical application is presented through real world examples, group work and discussions.

Understanding Organisational Behaviour

This module provides you with an introduction to key concepts, theories and research in the field of organisational behaviour. Starting with the important question what is an organisation, this module presents and evaluates up to date research on current knowledge about human and organisation behaviour from the perspective of three levels: individual level (personality, motivation, knowledge and learning), group level (organisational culture, team-working) and the organisational level (leadership, changing world of work, technology). You'll gain knowledge to understand the role of the manager in a contemporary organisation and to critically explore the influence of a range of behaviours have on organisational outcomes.

Understanding Business Analytics

In this module you'll investigate and explore various analytical concepts and the value they provide to organisations. To support this you'll explore the value of analytical data and how this supports the creation of Business Intelligence for decision making. You'll investigate different analytical methods and apply them within the business context, looking at strategy, business goals and organisational competitive advantage.

Understanding Markets and Consumers

This module aims to make you aware of the economic and marketing underpinning of a range of business issues and problems. It has an even balance between theory and practice, you'll be introduced to the principles of micro-economics, featuring aspects which have particular relevance and application to those of you who intend to work in business and management. You'll also be introduced to key principles of strategic and operational marketing, and will gain an understanding of the underlying concepts and theories underpinning marketing practice.

PROSPECT - Project, Supply Chain and Transport Management

This module provides you with a good understanding of transport, logistics and supply chain management. It focuses on the importance of creating a more eco-friendly, smart, people-centric, and cost-effective transport system that must be multi-modal, integrated and socially inclusive. You’ll learn about inventory and distribution management and creating customer satisfaction, the underpinning of effective management, along with the increasing environmental regulations that are evident in the industry.

Entry requirements

To find out if you’re eligible to start this course in September 2021 and get more information on how to apply, please see our Clearing pages or call our Clearing Helpline on 0333 987 900001484 472777.

If you’re interested in studying this course in September 2022, please view the 2022-23 course information.

What our students have to say


Tsey-Yin Chan, one of our final year students, has written a piece in The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) journal, about the benefits of the NOVUS scheme and the article really emphasises the value that the course and Novus connections bring to our students along with the changing image of what the profession is.

View the full article

Placements


The course offers a one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year. A broad range of UK companies offer workplace experience years. For those on the NOVUS scheme, the placement year is compulsory and will be with one of the NOVUS companies.

Our Placement Office works with employers to ensure excellent work experience opportunities are available to you on placement courses as well as giving advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CVs and covering letters.

Placements will be with companies who are committed to providing a rewarding placement experience and who will invest in your professional development. NOVUS Companies who have taken placement students in the past include Arla Foods Ltd, CEVA Logistics, Clipper Logistics, Culina/Great Bear, Cummins, Gist Ltd, Howdens, Hoyer Petrolog UK Ltd, Morrisons, Muller, Pladis, PPG Architectural Coatings EMEA, PZ Cussons, Travis Perkins, and Wincanton Plc.

Visit NOVUS Trust for full details of the companies supporting the scheme. You can find more information on placements here.

The knowledge and experiences I have gained on placement have really benefited me. I think it can be easy to dive straight into final year and finish University, but this is a paid opportunity to broaden your knowledge, meet new people and gain hands on experience in your chosen career.

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Georgia Gibson, Operational Project Coordinator, placement with Kuehne + Nagel

Your Career


There is currently a shortage of skilled professionals within logistics and supply chain management - one of the key reasons that the industry has formed the NOVUS Trust to attract new talent and why you will be in demand. Logistics courses at Huddersfield have always enjoyed exceptionally high levels of graduate employment. 
The NOVUS Trust scheme offers career opportunities unparalleled in other courses - including a guaranteed offer of employment with one of the member companies. To qualify for the guarantee you will need to graduate with a 2.1 degree and achieve satisfactory references from your placement employer and your personal tutor at the University. 

Previous graduates from this subject area have gone on to roles such as Network Operations Support Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, e-fulfilment Solutions Graduate and Materials Improvement Specialist in organisations including Cummins, DHL, Wincanton, Clipper Group, Morrison’s Nestle, Yusen Logistics, Heineken and Sainsbury’s.

*Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 90% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

90% Graduates employed*

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.

Within Huddersfield Business School, there are numerous student support services that you can access to ensure that you make the most of your time with us. In terms of academic support, we have highly qualified Academic Skills Tutors who are able to provide support to those of you who require help in improving your academic skills in areas such as academic writing, presentation techniques, referencing etc. We also offer additional support to our International students by giving free language support sessions to our Final Year/Top-Up and Postgraduate students and co-ordinate the ‘Bud In Hud ‘ programme which provides opportunities for both International and Home students to meet and socialise in an informal setting.

We also have a team of Student Guidance and Support Officers within the School who can provide support and advice to you with any non-academic issues such as health issues, financial problems or personal issues, you may be facing which are having an effect on your ability to study to the best of your abilities. Drop in sessions are always available so you can pop in and have a confidential chat about how we can help and what support is available to you.

Our support services are here to ensure that you are able to achieve your academic, professional and personal potential during your time with Huddersfield Business School.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

Changes to a course you have applied for

If we propose to make a major change to a course that you are holding an offer for, then we will tell you as soon as possible so that you can decide whether to withdraw your application prior to enrolment.

Changes to your course after you enrol as a student

We will always try to deliver your course and other services as described. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below:

Changes to option modules

Where your course allows you to choose modules from a range of options, we will review these each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback or demand for certain modules. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let you know in good time the options available for you to choose for the following year.

Major changes

We will only make major changes to the core curriculum of a course or to our services if it is necessary for us to do so and provided such changes are reasonable. A major change in this context is a change that materially changes the services available to you; or the outcomes, or a significant part, of your course, such as the nature of the award or a substantial change to module content, teaching days (part time provision), classes, type of delivery or assessment of the core curriculum.

For example, it may be necessary to make a major change to reflect changes in the law or the requirements of the University’s regulators; to meet the latest requirements of a commissioning or accrediting body; to improve the quality of educational provision; in response to student, examiners’ or other course evaluators’ feedback; and/or to reflect academic or professional changes within subject areas. Major changes may also be necessary because of circumstances outside our reasonable control, such as a key member of staff leaving the University or being unable to teach, where they have a particular specialism that can’t be adequately covered by other members of staff; or due to damage or interruption to buildings, facilities or equipment.

Major changes would usually be made with effect from the next academic year, but this may not always be the case. We will notify you as soon as possible should we need to make a major change and will carry out suitable consultation with affected students. If you reasonably believe that the proposed change will cause you detriment or hardship we will, if appropriate, work with you to try to reduce the adverse effect on you or find an appropriate solution. Where an appropriate solution cannot be found and you contact us in writing before the change takes effect you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the University without liability to the University for future tuition fees. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

Termination of course

In exceptional circumstances, we may, for reasons outside of our control, be forced to discontinue or suspend your course. Where this is the case, a formal exit strategy will be followed and we will notify you as soon as possible about what your options are, which may include transferring to a suitable replacement course for which you are qualified, being provided with individual teaching to complete the award for which you were registered, or claiming an interim award and exiting the University. If you do not wish to take up any of the options that are made available to you, then you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the course without liability to the University for future tuition fees and you will be entitled to a refund of all course fees paid to date. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, along with the Student Protection Plan, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Office for Students (OfS) is the principal regulator for the University.

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