Bachelor of Business (Honours) Supply Chain Management (SCM) CW908

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW908
  • 70
  • New Course
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

Supply chain management is an increasingly important aspect of business management and it is concerned with managing the flow of goods from material acquisition to final consumption. SCM is about being right: it is about getting the right product, in the right quantity, at the right quality, in the right place at the right time, for the right customer at the right cost. This speciality equips learners with skills in forecasting, inventory management, purchasing, storage, information technology and transport management.  

In Supply Chain Management (SCM) option at year three students will study specialist subjects in more detail including: purchasing and supplier management; inventory and material management; operations management; global supply chain management; industrial purchasing management and more. Additional specialist subjects can be chosen from the elective list depending on the student's area of interest.

Special Features:

  • All students, regardless of the original option chose, will be permitted to change their selection at the end of Year 2 and confirm their specialism for Years 3 and 4 at that point.
  • Exit Awards - Ordinary Bachelor Degree after Year 3.
  • Exit Award - Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)  after Year 2

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates who achieve a minimum of a second class Honours Degree are eligible to apply to undertake a Research or Taught Masters at IT Carlow or other institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Supply Chain Management can be admitted as full members of the Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM) in Ireland.



What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates of this programme may find employment in all manufacturing sectors in a variety of roles such as: Supply Chain Manager; Purchasing Manager; Operations Manager; Production Manager; Procurement Manager; Logistics Consultant, to name a few. Typically this work involves using sophisticated computerised planning tools such as MRP/ERP, interacting and negotiating with
external suppliers and internal customers and contributing to project management as members of cross-functional teams.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Graduates of a relevant Certificate are eligible to enter Year 3 of this programme; Graduates of a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Michael O'Fearghail, MA, FCCA