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Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management

About the Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management

This ONE YEAR ADD ON Level 7 Degree Programme is run in conjunction with the Institute of Technology Carlow.
Students MUST COMPLETE the two year CILT Diploma or have relevant qualifications in order to be accepted into this programme.
It equips graduates with the in-depth knowledge, skills and competencies in supply chain management to enable them to make a contribution to the business community both nationally and internationally.

Price:  €2,900          

1 year (part-time). Online classes one evening per week plus four Saturday classes to attend in person per module. Sept 2018 to May 2019.

Apply for the Course

  • Complete the registration form and return this to IT Carlow DIRECTLY.   
  • All former CILT students must also complete an RPL form which demonstrates a student’s knowledge of the supply chain management environment. This RPL form must be returned to IT Carlow with your application form.
  • Please email to the Extended Campus Coordinator

Note: Students who have completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will be given first preference for entry to the degree.

Course Outline

  • Business Finance: Develops financial skills and knowledge expected of a business manager, in relation to operational, pricing, investment and financing decisions.
  • Operations Management: Introduces the elements of operations management and gives students an understanding of the role of the operations function within an organisation and the outward impact operations has on all aspects of the business.
  • Business Research Methods: Provides students with an understanding of the nature of the research process and what it entails, from the initial stages of finding a research question/hypothesis to the final product of the research project/thesis.
  • Purchasing and Supplier Management: Introduces students to the role of purchasing and the selection, appraisal, negotiation with and management of suppliers.
  • Inventory and Materials Management: Provides students with the ability to use inventory management tools across a wide range of industry sectors and a comprehensive understanding of materials management in the manufacturing industry.
  • Organisational Behaviour: Gives students an integrated overview of organisational management, specifically the manner in which individual, group and organisational variables interconnect. It aims to encourage a deeper level of awareness of the organisational factors and management processes influencing behaviour and performance of people at work. 

Benefits of the Degree

This QQI Level 7 course includes student membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport for the duration of the course. Students can then apply to join the Institute.

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of emerging theories, concepts and methods pertaining to the field of supply chain management in order to assist organisations to develop and sustain competitive advantage.
  • Demonstrate an extensive up-to-date knowledge and understanding of supply chain management in the context of a changing business environment.
  • Formulate and apply ideas to new contexts and effectively use quantitative concepts and methods to interpret and to critically evaluate data. This will enable the student to problem solve in different situations demanding quantitative literacy.
  • Demonstrate managerial ability through the analysis, interpretation and integration of data within various business settings and the application of  problem solving skills and creative thinking to a range of business issues.  

Examination Format

Examination of the Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management is carried out by IT Carlow. For information on examinations and marking systems contact the college.

Approved Degree Centres

Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow).


The Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management is awarded by the Institute of Technology Carlow.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any grants available for the degree course?

  2. Can I get a student visa to do the course?

  3. Does the degree course qualify for tax relief?

  4. Is there a graduation?