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New accreditation to help MSc students


An MSc programme at the School of Management at University of Bradford has received accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

The University’s MSc in Logistics, Data Analytics and Supply Chain Management has received accreditation by the CIPS, the world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply chain management field.  This accreditation is a significant step for the University’s employability agenda in providing current and potential students the support of a career partner for their professional lives within this business field.

As part of the accreditation, CIPS currently offers complimentary student membership to those undertaking an accredited programme, for its duration. It also provides networking opportunities with industry professionals and attendance to events, access to learning resources and industry news on the CIPS portal as well as improved career opportunities.

The master’s programme is co-designed with inputs from leading logistics and supply chain professionals and one of very few courses in the UK that focuses on the integration of data analytics techniques relating to this business field. The programme also uses SAS, one of the world’s leading industry standard data analytics software as part of this degree to train students.

Dr Uthayasankar (Sankar) Sivarajah, Head of Business Analytics, Circular Economy and Supply Chain (BACES) Research Centre, said: “This accreditation is yet another testament to our innovative MSc in Logistics, Data Analytics and Supply Chain Management programme. It highlights its curriculum rigour and the quality and value provided for our current and potential students who are wanting to pursue a career in this field.

“This is a significant milestone as the programme is now double accredited by two of the largest and highly reputed industry professional bodies (CIPS and Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport) and partnered with SAS, the world’s leading analytics software vendor.“

The course received accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport last year.

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