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BSc (Hons) Management (Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship) with Industrial/Professional Experience

Gain the skills required to become a dynamic manager and focus on your chosen specialism from second year onwards.

Study core and specialist areas of business and management according to your personal or academic interests or career ambitions. Specialise in innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship whilst still benefitting from a huge amount of choice across this flexible course, which includes a work placement in your penultimate year of study.

Explore strategic innovation management, strategic decision-making, entrepreneurship and small business development through real case studies.

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of placement students achieved first or upper second class degrees between 2015-17


students joined our management courses in 2017


Average salary within 6 months (DLHE)

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BSc Management (Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship) with Industrial / Professional Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2019

Course unit details:
Strategic Supply Chain Management

Unit code BMAN31492
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Alliance Manchester Business School
Available as a free choice unit? No


Supply Chain Dynamics, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Lean SCM, Agile SCM (including the fast fashion model), Demand Chain Management, Inventory Management, Supply Management (including commodity buying), Logistics Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, and Guest Speakers from Industry.


Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Foundations of Supply Chain Management BMAN31451 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
BMAN 31451 is a Pre-Requisite of BMAN 31492 Only available to students on: Mgt/Mgt Specialism; IM; IMABS; ITMB.

Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated within this course outline.



The course aims to exploit BMAN31451 Foundations of Supply Chain Management to provide students with a more detailed, critical and practical understanding of specific themes within SCM

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Implement a range of tools and techniques to analyse and develop coherent business outcomes
2. Apply a range of management theories to solving SCM problems
3. Understand policies and issues facing SCM managers from both national and global perspectives.

Teaching and learning methods

Methods of Delivery: Lecture and seminar

Total study hours: 100 hours split between lectures, classes, self study and preparation for classes, coursework and examinations.

Informal Contact Methods

Assessment methods

Written 2 hour exam - 60%
Group assignment - 40%


Feedback methods

- Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.

- Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.

- Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework.

- Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance.

Recommended reading

Cousins, P., Lamming, R., Lawson, B. and Squire, B. (2008) Strategic Supply Management: Principles, Theories and Practice, Prentice Hall / Financial Times, UK.   

Lysons, K. and Farrington, B. (2012) Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 8th Edition, Prentice Hall / Financial Times, UK.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 2
Lectures 22
Seminars 5
Independent study hours
Independent study 71

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Antony Potter Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated within this course outline.

Pre-requisites: BMAN31451 Foundations of Supply Chain Management

Co-requisites: N/A

Dependent Course Units: N/A

Programme Restrictions: BSc Management and Management (Specialisms), BSc International Management, BSc International Management with American Business Studies and ITMB.


For Academic Year 2017/18

Updated: March 2017

Approved by: March UG Committee

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