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University of Sunderland

100% online MBA with Supply Chain Management

Equip yourself for leadership success in supply chain with a life-changing MBA from a global university

MBA with Supply Chain Management
Apply By 20 August 2024
To Start 3 September 2024
  • 180 credits
  • Complete within 12 months
  • £9,146 total fees
  • Research with 'world-leading' impact

Why Sunderland?

  1. 100% online MBA within 12 months
  2. 5 star rating for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities*
  3. Top 50 UK University**
  4. Member of AACSB, CABS, EFMD and PRIME
  5. 70% of university research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’***
  6. £9,146 total fees, option to pay £762 per module
*QS World University Rankings 2023
**Guardian University Guide 2024
***Research Excellence Framework 2021

An online MBA to help you reach the top in supply chain

The development of effective supply chain, logistics and management practices are a key driver of the competitive position and operational efficiency of organisations. The 100% online MBA with Supply Chain Management has been created for ambitious professionals who want to advance into and succeed in senior and strategic positions in supply chain and logistics. It provides you with an in-depth understanding of global logistics management and supply chain management and the design of sustainable integrated supply chains, in addition to developing enhanced leadership skills for the real world of work. The MBA develops your ability to make informed decisions, adopt a critical perspective, communicate ideas and develop cultures that encourage and maximise the wellbeing and productivity of teams and individuals.


5 star teaching rating (QS 2019)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)

Freedom, flexibility and choice - a cutting-edge online supply chain MBA

This online MBA course has been designed to be uniquely flexible and accessible to all. It is our firm belief that work and family commitments should not get in the way of pursuing your ambitions. The flexible design of this MBA means that you can fit your studies around work and family commitments, continue to earn as you learn and avoid difficult trade-offs.

Because this Master of Business Administration is taught and delivered 100% online you can study and complete it from any location in the UK or in the world, on desktop or on mobile, without ever having to visit campus.

You’ll study in a specially tailored online learning environment with extensive peer-to-peer learning opportunities, including group tasks, discussion groups and forums. With numerous other professionals interested in supply chain management and logistics from a range of industries and sectors across the world, the opportunities to grow your global network will be substantial.

We have six start dates a year so you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin your studies within weeks, and if you choose to study full-time you can complete this MBA within 12 months, fast-tracking your potential career progression.

A business school celebrated for excellence in teaching, research and skills development

Elements of the research in business at the University of Sunderland Business School have been recognised as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally important’ in the latest Research Excellence framework, reflecting the fact that our academics are at the forefront of important research in their fields.

We have been ranked internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities in the QS World University Rankings 2023, the highest rating that can be awarded to a university. A special recognition of our practical focus on developing the skills that enable career progression for our students all over the world.

Business and MBA graduates from Sunderland have secured roles in organisations including Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adidas.

What will you study?

This postgraduate course develops capability at strategic level, providing a critical understanding of effective and ethical supply chain design and management, with a clear appreciation for its contribution to the overall business vision mission and goals.

You will study the role of supply chain and logistics in organisations and critically examine leading approaches.

You will also develop a robust understanding of the efficacy of processes employed to manufacture products and deliver services to customers. In addition, you will build leadership and management skills, and a broad-based knowledge across other key areas of business.

Key knowledge and skills taught on this course:

  • Global logistics and supply chain management
  • Integrated supply chain design
  • Sustainable logistics
  • Operations management
  • International trade
  • Global corporate strategy
  • Financial management
  • Big data analytics
  • Organisational behaviour and cultural change
  • International marketing

A global University with specialist expertise in online learning

We have been welcoming students from across the world for more than 40 years and our international focus is reflected in our campus locations in Hong Kong, Sunderland and London and our strong international partnerships across the world including in the Caribbean, Greece, Kenya, Malaysia, Lanka, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tashkent and Vietnam. We’re immensely proud to be a university known for diverse learner cohorts who benefit from interactions with each other and are able to grow their global professional networks.

There is a high percentage of international students at University of Sunderland, and we have students studying by distance learning around the world. Sunderland is also one of the UK’s leading widening participation Universities and is 7th in UK for social inclusion (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).

Our expertise, our cutting-edge technology and our experience in delivering excellent online learning experiences to global students is key to what sets the University of Sunderland and our online MBA with Supply Chain Management apart.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be of age 19 and above and should have or be about to complete:
  • At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree plus a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • A UK master’s degree (or international equivalent) plus a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • A third-class honours degree or an ordinary degree (without honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of three years’ appropriate work experience
  • Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of three years’ relevant organisational experience

    The work experience must be at a graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, or project management


Total course fees
Per 15-credit module fee

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Sunderland, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction on our postgraduate programmes.

You pay tuition fees for each module taken, either module-by-module or in full at the start of your course.

If you pay module-by-module, you will pay in instalments of £762.