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BSc (Hons) Supply Chain Management

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Build a thorough understanding of the implications of international supply chain management, and the complexities of cultures and legalities around borders and international trade routes, with our BSc (Hons) Supply Chain Management degree.

By studying for a BSc (Hons) in Supply Chain Management, you’ll gain the skills, knowledge, and international perspectives that are essential for succeeding in contemporary interconnected and dynamic global supply chain operations.

Supply chain management is growing in popularity as a career and is considered a niche element of business management, making those who specialise in this area highly sought-after professionals. After graduating from this degree course, your career could take you on international assignments with multinational organisations.

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Brilliant facilities and teaching

At ARU you’ll be part of our School of Management:

  • study in one of the largest business schools in the East of England
  • benefit from award-winning facilities
  • learn from qualified, expert staff
  • choose to study abroad for a semester (3- and 4-year courses only).

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Career support from day one

Study at a university that’s known for its entrepreneurial spirit and:

  • attend business events, seminars and talks
  • make connections with local employers
  • take an optional placement year in industry
  • benefit from ongoing careers and employability support
  • get business support and mentoring through our start-up hub.


A degree in supply chain management can lead to a wide and diverse range of career pathways from Operations Management to Demand Planner to Business Analyst, within a vast range of diverse business areas across public, private and NGO sectors.

We work with industry through various streams such as KPT, business research projects and partnerships with professional bodies like CILT to ensure your degree is relevant and up to date.

On successfully completing this programme, you'll also be eligible to progress to our MSc Supply Chain Management, which will further extend your understanding of international supply chain operations and enhance your employability and career options. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. It’s a great chance to make professional connections. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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