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Masters of Science in Global Sustainable Supply Chain Management


Masters of Science in Global Sustainable Supply Chain Management (90 ECTS, Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Course Code


Course NFQ Level

Level 9


National Maritime College of Ireland, Cork, and Online


The goal of the programme is to equip industry professionals/adult learners with the skills needed to lead organisations, from indigenous to large multi-nationals, towards sustainable competitiveness through creative and effective management of end-to-end supply networks.

These Masters Diploma programme is as a consequence of extensive consultation with sectoral stakeholders. This proposed embedded Post Graduate Diploma (60 Credits)

programme has successfully secured funding under the Human Capital Investment (HCI) scheme. The programme is designed to develop the learners’ know-how and skills range, to allow them to demonstrate a mastery of a range of complex and specialised focused areas across the full spectrum of global sustainable supply chain management.

The learner will develop the capacity to apply a standardised technique of enquiry to a wide range of activities and operational contexts, internally in their organisations/corporations, and externally with the upstream supply base/outsourced partners, and the downstream customer base/original manufacturer base/logistics 3PL/4PL provider base. The learner will also develop the skill to synthesise the ethical, business and social aspects of communicating internationally across the entire supply chain spectrum, while cognisant of global ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) standards.

Collectively, the programme equips the learner with the range of skills, and develops their higher order thinking.

Application Procedure

You must register on the MTU online applications portal and apply for the Masters of Science Award in Global Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Once your application on the Springboard website has been accepted, MTU Admissions office in Cork will be in contact with you to complete your registration.

Important note: Applicants to upload a detailed CV and transcripts of academic qualifications cited in your CV, with your application.

Course Delivery (1.5 Years)

This Masters (90 Credits) programme includes a one-year Post Graduate Diploma programme (delivered two evenings per week, and some Saturdays), plus a half year research dissertation (one to one supervision); is a production, distribution and service-focused Level 9 programme. Integral elements of this programme are the blended delivery involving online delivery (80%) of modules and supplemented with workshops & guest lectures, at NMCI campus on 3 to 4 Saturdays per semester.

The programme is focused on senior management continuing professional development (CPD), and is designed to equip industry professionals with the skills needed to lead organisations towards sustainable competitiveness through creative and resilient management of end-to-end supply networks.

The programme is delivered over three semesters with the Year two, third semester dedicated to a dissertation.

Academic year: January 2025 to 30th June 2026.


Non-HCI/Springboard+ Fees: €8,000

Please note that non-HCI/Springboard+ eligible applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button; you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.


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Admission Requirements

Ideally, candidates will already possess a Level 8 Honours degree (H2.1) qualification. This programme will also appeal to the communities of Business, Engineering, Science, IT and Maritime Sector graduates (L8/L9) who have some experience of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and wish to progress their careers with advanced senior management skills in the discipline. Applicants will also be considered under MTU’s well-established RPL process.