Global Supply Chain Management

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BBus (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    9th September 2022

Course Duration:

The programme is delivered over three semesters. Academic year:13th September 2021 to 26th August 2022.

Course Summary

This programme is suited to those with a wide range of backgrounds, from engineering and science to business and the arts; those already in supply chain management careers; and those keen to join this dynamic and rewarding sector.

Admission Requirements:

Ordinary Bachelor degree in Supply Chain or equivalent, at grade H2.2 or higher.

Examples of equivalence: a degree holder in business or engineering disciplines with experience in logistics/supply chain management in the industry.


Suitably qualified applicants who have been out of the work environment for a number of years due to childcare or other caring obligations and have a previous history of employment but may require upskilling, reskilling or cross-skilling to transition back to the workforce are most welcome.  Applicants will also be considered under MTU's well-established RPL process.


National Maritime College

All part-time programmes at NMCI will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.


Students should note that fees quoted relate to the academic year 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 


Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.


Course fee: €4,800.00


This Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Global Supply Chain Management is designed to broaden and deepen the knowledge and skill base of graduates of the NMCI/MTU Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain and Transport Management Level 7 degree.


This programme will also appeal to Business, Engineering and IT graduates (L7/L8/L9) who have some experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Supply chain graduates and their companies have shown particular interest in enhancing their knowledge of issues such as international customs regulations, strategic management of global logistics and supply chain and transport planning management (considering the implications of disruptor events such as Brexit and COVID-19). 


Students gain valuable knowledge and skills in key subject areas, which are relevant to managing global logistics and supply chain networks for indigenous and multinational corporations in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, electronics, energy, sectors; and the third party and fourth party logistics (3PL, 4PL) providers and service companies that support these sectors. 


Duration and Delivery

This one-year programme (delivered two evenings per week, and some Saturdays), is a production, distribution and service-focused Level 8 programme.


Integral elements of this programme are the blended delivery involving online delivery (at least 60%) of modules and supplemented with class tutorials. The programme is focused on continuing professional development (CPD), incorporating skills training in: effective interpersonal communication; teamwork; analytical thinking; creative problem solving; negotiation management; and business acumen.

The programme is delivered over three semesters with the third semester dedicated to a dissertation. 



Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Global Supply Chain Management (60 ECTS, Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications)


The following link has module information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams:


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Stage 1/Semester 1

Global Supply Chain Management
Advanced Financial Planning
Supply Networks Optimisation
Research Project Proposal
Lean Sigma Fundamentals
Strategic Procurement Managmt.
Free Choice Module


Stage 1/Semester 2
Int'l SC in the Customs Envir.
Transport Planning & Logistics
Enterprise Systems
Basic Stats & Lean Sigma Tools
Project Management(PM) in SCM
Port Operations Management
Free Choice Module

Stage 1/Semester 3

Research Dissert. Supply Chain

  • Online application is open for course commencing 12th September 2022.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.


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