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In a world where international supply chains are increasingly disrupted by economic, political, environmental and technological challenges, the ability to predict and adapt to these challenges is paramount. The MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management programme covers all aspects of efficient operations and supply chain management in a highly competitive global market.

The programme and IBSS maintain a close partnership with the Yangtze River Delta Supply Chain Research Center and the international business community, and MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management is one of the few all-English graduate training programmes in this category in China.

As a Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM) member school, IBSS is also able to provide students with additional communication and learning opportunities at 25 top schools around the world. IBSS students are able to take advantage of the school’s extensive industry links with companies in Suzhou and Shanghai for their research and future careers, as well as the school’s own research centres.


  • Benefit from XJTLU’s strategic location in Suzhou – home to one of the China’s largest economies and many Fortune 500 companies
  • Tailor your studies to suit your career ambitions to electives in accounting, project management, operations simulation and marketing management available
  • Learn how to identify and apply a range of operations management initiatives and techniques that can inform the development of an operations strategy
  • Get support from IBSS’s career development team who engage with national and multinational employers to identify the potential job opportunities for our students and graduates
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management, you will have:

  • opportunities to learn about how to apply and optimise various mathematical algorithms and models in the field of supply chain operations;
  • knowledge of how effective operations and supply chain management can shape a company’s sales and profit goals;
  • a deep understanding of how to apply operations management knowledge and technology to provide value for the firm and support strategy development;
  • analysed the latest trends and best practices in operations and supply chain with the help of a series of industry lectures and fascinating enterprise visits; and
  • customised your education according to your own career goals through a series of elective courses that include accounting, project management, operations simulation and marketing management.
Our program equips students with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills in operations and supply chain practice, preparing them to reach senior managerial positions or to become an operations, logistics and supply chain management strategist.
Junyi Lin
Programme director

Modules*Programme modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

The university offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Trainings, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both university and school/department levels. Additionally, IBSS programmes offer discipline- specific supplementary modules which will aid to broaden your knowledge in that specific field and enhance your skills. These would include opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Depending on the programme, field trips and company visits will be organized, and invited talks will be given by the industrial experts and professionals. All these activities will not only support you in your programme study, but also develop your personal and professional skills and enhance your overall career and employability.

This major helped me understand the complexity behind an enterprise’s supply chain and the importance of efficient supply chain management to creating lasting competitive advantage. I now work as a business consultant specialising in supply chain and operations projects, and the knowledge I accumulated during my master’s degree continues to be very helpful to my work every day.
Rebecca Hubler
Alumni, MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management


Upon graduation, students will possess the foundation required for senior management positions and strategic roles in operations, logistics and supply chain management. Our graduates have been employed across a range of diverse sectors by companies such as Jaguar, Bosch, Mondelez, Accenture, Caterpillar, Mercedes-Benz, the Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Maersk, Unilever, Unipart, Westinghouse and Cargill.

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