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The MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management programme gives you a comprehensive understanding of operations and supply chain management and how it shapes the sales and profit potential of a business.

Delivered in collaboration with industry and the business community in the Yangtze River Delta region, it is one of the few English-language masters programmes of its kind in China.

Through industry lectures and site visits, you will be able to analyse and examine the latest developments in operations and supply chain best practice. You will graduate with the knowledge and skills to succeed in senior managerial and strategist positions.

The programme is delivered in the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA). Less than 100 business schools worldwide have triple accreditation.

Why should I study Operations and Supply Chain Management at XJTLU?

  • 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:

  • an understanding of how operations can be managed as a strategic resource for the requirements of successful operations and supply chain practice
  • the ability to apply the models, processes and tools used to analyse, design and implement operations and supply chain management and logistics solutions
  • an understanding of the decisions involved in the selection of suppliers as well as the role and objectives of the purchasing function
  • a thorough understanding of the components of supply chains, the material and information flow interactions between them and the analytical and management processes that facilitate successful supply chain performance
  • the skills to perform benchmarking using comparative performance techniques
  • a critical awareness of current research in business and management through independent analysis of a relevant business case.
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


  • Core modules


  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.

“The programme has helped me understand the complexity behind an organisation’s supply chain and how effective and efficient supply chain management is essential to creating a lasting competitive advantage. I have taken on a job as a business consultant, specialising in supply chain and operations projects, and the knowledge I have built up during my masters helps me on a daily basis.”
Rebecca Hubler
Alumni, MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management


Graduates from this programme are well prepared for careers in a number of sectors such as manufacturing, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals. Our graduates have been employed by companies including Jaguar, Bosch, Mondeleze, Accenture, Caterpillar, Daimler Chrysler, Deloitte Consultants, Ford Motor Company, GE, Maersk, Unilever, Unipart, Westinghouse and Cargill.