Undergraduate

Business Management with Logistics and Supply Chain

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Hull sits within one of the UK's biggest logistics hubs and we operate a world-renowned Logistics Institute, so the local expertise and career prospects couldn't be better.
Our expert academics and researchers will help you develop the skills needing to manage global and international supply chains and keep your business moving.
We've invested in our facilities to give you modern and vibrant social and workspaces, all set within the historic Grade II listed buildings that form the heart of our Business School.
At Hull, it’s personal. Here, you’re a valued member of a tight-knit community with a dedicated team to help support you throughout your degree and with your next steps after you graduate.
Our Business School includes a number of exclusive spaces just for you to study, socialise and network with fellow students and future employers.
We make a commitment to give you opportunities to develop hands-on experience as part of your degree. It's our Career-ready Guarantee.
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Three students walk out of the logistic institute's Nidd Building
An historic red brick building that forms part of the Hull University Business School
Students and business people sit around a table chatting inside the Business Lounge
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Business & Management - Business Management with Logistics and Supply Chain

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Want to get right to the heart of logistics and train to be the crucial link that ties a global business chain together? You’ve come to the right place.

Hull sits within one of the biggest centres for the UK’s logistics and supply chain industry and our Logistics Institute is world-renowned for its research, education and expertise in logistics and supply chain management.

So you’ll have plenty of opportunities on your doorstep and the chance to benefit from all of the knowledge and expertise of our academics. It’s a winning combination.

  • 100%

    of students in work or further study 15 months after graduating 1

  • Network

    with businesses in our newly-enhanced Business Lounge

  • World-renowned

    Logistics Institute

  • AACSB

    accredited Business School

  • Get real world experience

    with our work placements

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About this course

You’ll learn how to manage an organisation’s involvement in global and international supply chains. Using facilities like our Technology Innovation Hub, you’ll discover how management techniques and supply chains keep business moving.

You’ll study specialist modules on procurement and supply management, global logistics and international trade, and supply chain sustainability and the environment.

This focus on driving sustainable growth through viable logistics is one of the key themes of our Logistics Institute, which has helped hundreds of businesses since it was established in 2008 and helped to train hundreds of logistics graduates who've gone on to effect change on a global level.

While this course has a focus on logistics and supply chain, you’ll also come to understand how businesses work as a whole by learning across different functions.

We use projects, case studies and industry collaborations to show you how what you’re learning actually applies in the real world and give you the tools that employers look for. It’s all part of our Career-ready Guarantee.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

How you'll be assessed depends on the course you study, and the modules you choose. You may be assessed through a mix of examinations, coursework, presentations and group projects.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

Preparing for Learning in Higher Education

This module is designed to give you the best possible start to your university studies, making sure you have all the essential skills you need to succeed. Through lectures and workshops we will teach you how to write in an academic style, how to find quality sources, how to reference work, culminating in writing up a mini-research project.

Core20 credits

Introduction to Business

Develop an understanding of a range of contemporary themes facing managers and the range of ethical dilemmas they pose. You will explore the managerial implications of issues like globalisation, international trade, demographic changes and sustainability developments.

Core20 credits

Research in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

This module will equip you with the necessary skills to conduct and analyse research in a specific interest, supported by academics within your subject. You'll navigate through the research process, from identifying an area of interest to presenting their findings to your peers.

Core20 credits

Group Challenge (Humanities)

Formulate and execute a group led enquiry into texts, cultural artifacts, film, music or dance. You'll explore their topics in groups at supervised workshops and develop questions on the cultural object relates to the living world of human experience, as well as developing your own methods to answer these questions.

Compulsory20 credits

Foundation in Data Analysis

Develop a strong foundation in data collection and analysis. This module will introduce you to qualitative and quantitative data and how to analyse it; the collection of primary and secondary data; the production of high quality graphics; and report writing.

Compulsory20 credits

Academic Writing Skills

Developing confidence in expression, oral as well as written, is a key feature of this module, which also aims to familiarise you with submission and assessment procedures in the context of Higher Education. This is a clear building block onto your degree programme and places you at a distinct advantage when you move into the following year.

Compulsory20 credits

Students who require Foundation Year study will register on the Business Management with Foundation Year programme. Upon successful completion, you can transfer to any of our business school programmes. 

6 Modules

Accounting and Finance

Delve into topics such as financing decisions, cost behaviour, cost-volume-profit analysis, absorption costing, variance analysis and budgeting.

Compulsory20 credits

Developing Self & Others

Assessing your human skills and developing good habits is central to your professional development. This module allows you to gain a better understanding of what is needed from the wider business perspective and apply theories of positive habit development in practice. 

Compulsory20 credits

Business Ecosystems and Environmental Analysis

Advance your analytical skills and understanding of macro- and micro-influencing shapers of business environments and ecosystems, and apply them to real-world business challenges. 

Compulsory20 credits

Marketing

Marketing is an exciting, dynamic, and creative environment to work in. It places brands in the consumers' mind and shapes their decisions. Marketing is a critical management function that is essential to business success. This module allows you to work with an organisation on a live marketing project based on a real-life challenge. 

Compulsory20 credits

Operations, Supply Chain and Business Practices

Explore how businesses develop their operations management and supply chain practice. You'll learn the techniques to understand, analyse and evaluate the complexities in today's organisations.

Compulsory20 credits

World Economy

Study the changing world economy, developing insights into issues related to international trade, international finance, regional groupings and climate change.

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

Organisational Management

Explore approaches to organisational management and integrate theory and practice. You'll consider the knowledge, interest, and abilities of different groups, some having a need (customers), others having an answer (product/service creators), or having the resources (investors and suppliers) that can be used to provide a solution to the customers' needs. 

Compulsory20 credits

Procurement and Supply Management

Learn how procurement ensures the effective supply of the materials that businesses need. Addressing negotiation, contracts, expediting, receiving goods and managing capacity, you'll learn core skills that are essential to a broad variety of organisations. 

Compulsory20 credits

Responsible Business in Society

The influence large organisations have to both postively contribute to, or potentially harm society, can be greater than the power of states. You'll reflect on challenges to business practice looking at issues such as corporate social responsibility, globalisation, sustainable development and climate change, and human rights and exploitation. 

Compulsory20 credits

Managing and Innovating in the 4IR

Data and technology is disrupting every party of the economy and our lives. This mobile links to the four components of industrial strategy identified by the UK government - artificial intelligence, ageing society, clean growth, and mobility. 

Compulsory20 credits

Understanding Entrepreneurship

Working with a local entrepreneurial firm, you'll get first-hand experience of exploring concepts around entrepreneurship. You'll gain insight into the real-life challenges and how local entrepreneurs overcome/negotiate those issues brining into play their individuality, commitment, and desire to make real change. 

Compulsory20 credits

Global Logistics and International Trade

Explore the complexity of the internal and external connections of modern international supply chains, and gain the tools and techniques to manage it. You'll learn how businesses manage their global supply chains and how these align with their corporate strategy. 

Compulsory20 credits
6 Modules

Business Strategies

Working on a simulated consulting project, you'll explore the complexity, uncertainty, and diversity of contemporary environments and their influences on strategy making. You'll also consider the notions of creativity, stakeholder expectations and sustainable competitive advantage. 

Compulsory20 credits

Research and Consultancy Skills

On this module, you'll develop a critical understanding of the research process within the field of business and management research. You'll evaluate a range of literature and data needed to solve a specific research problem. 

Compulsory20 credits

International Business

Focus on the core concepts and practical applications of cross-border business activities. You'll explore the controversies and complexities surrounding international business issues.

Compulsory20 credits

Supply Chain Analytics

Supply chain analytics acts as the bridge between business ideas and business capabilities. On this module, you'll develop expertise to make sense of supply chain data, interpret it, and uncover hidden patterns and important insights.

Compulsory20 credits

Supply Chain Sustainability and the Environment

Explore sustainability practices in various manufacturing and service organisations, covering issues like responsible procurement and fair trade, humanitarian logistics and disaster relief.

Compulsory20 credits

Individual Research Project

Engage in an academic study of a particular topic that is of interest to you over a sustained time, with elements of original work. You'll develop an advanced ability to locate, extract, analyse and interpret data from multiple sources. 

Optional20 credits

Consultancy Project

Building on the Research and Consultancy Skills module, this project allows you to put the theory into practice. Working in a small team, you'll work on a real-world project for a locally-based business. 

Optional20 credits

Problem-Solving for Complex Systems

Learn to evaluate complex problems – taking into account multiple dimensions and stakeholder perspectives – to anticipate consequences and improve decision-making under uncertain context, where decisions are not straight-forward. 

Optional20 credits
8 Modules

You spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. It's an outstanding opportunity to broaden your horizons in a different culture and environment, learn new skills and develop valuable international contacts while continuing your studies.

Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.

Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services.

The Centre for Professional Success is a dedicated team within the faculty who provide tailored support to students who are seeking a placement or internship. You'll also benefit from the University's Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

When it comes to applying to university, you'll need a certain number of UCAS points. Different qualifications and grades are worth a different amount of points. For this course, you'll need…

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it's not just about the grades - we'll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

What do I need?

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

If your English currently does not reach the University’s required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

Take a look at our facilities

Executive Education Suite

Develop the skills you’ll need to be a confident and successful business leader and one that makes better decisions.

Allam Lecture Theatre

Located at the heart of our Business School, this is one of the largest lecture theatres on campus and one you’ll use regularly.

Business Lounge

One of the most recent investments in the Business School, this exclusive lounge is used by real businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s a great spot to study, socialise and network.

Brynmor Jones Library

Our 7-storey library is home to 1 million+ books, extensive digital resources drawn from libraries and archives across the world, and stunning panoramic views of the city from the 7th floor.

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A female student in our Business Lounge
Brynmor Jones Library
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Future prospects

Our business management graduates go on to successful careers at a variety of businesses such as Handelsbanken, Morrisons, Next and Rolls-Royce.

And our Logistics and Supply Chain Management students are also highly employable, attracting jobs from top names like Bosch and Royal Mail.

You’ll be supported in sourcing relevant placements and employer projects and you’ll also get access to our global alumni community, which can help you identify potential mentors and develop your professional networks.

University of Hull Open Day

Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

  1. (Logistics and Management Systems) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.

 

All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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