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

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW908
  • 30
  • 270
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an increasingly important aspect of business management. It is concerned with managing the flow of goods from material acquisition to final consumption. SCM is about being right: 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.

Students who choose the Supply Chain Management (SCM) option at Year 3 will study specialist subjects in more detail including: Purchasing and Supplier Management; Inventory and Material Management; Operations Management; Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Strategic Procurement and more. Additional specialist subjects can be chosen from the elective list, depending on the student’s area of interest.

Special Features:


What follow-on study opportunities are available?

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

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Graduates of this course may find employment in the manufacturing sector in a variety of roles, including: Supply Chain Manager; Purchasing Manager; Operations Manager; Production Manager; Procurement Manager and 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 crossfunctional teams.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Larry Banville, BComm, HDip Ed,