Exploring supply chain related graduate programmes in the UK: a view on their structure, content and approaches

Aristides Matopoulos, Chris Owen, Panagiotis Vlachopoulos

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Abstract

Research in skill requirements needed by supply chain/logistics (SCL) managers has been published since the early nineties, however, research on what is really taught (e.g. curriculum, learning philosophies) by universities is scant. This paper's aim is to fill in this gap by analysing SCL graduate teaching in the UK. Data from 50 SCL MSc programmes were collected from 43 universities. Findings indicate that there seems to be a gap emerging between industry's needs and the content of the programmes being offered. This gap concerns employability, problem based learning, international business and the acquisition of softer interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event20th EurOMA conference - University College, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 7 Jun 201312 Jun 2013

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Conference20th EurOMA conference
Abbreviated titleEurOMA 2013
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period7/06/1312/06/13
OtherOperation management at the heart of the recovery

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    Matopoulos, A., Owen, C., & Vlachopoulos, P. (2013). Exploring supply chain related graduate programmes in the UK: a view on their structure, content and approaches. Paper presented at 20th EurOMA conference, Dublin, Ireland.