Although the initial focus of BPM was on the automation of mechanistic business processes, it has since been extended to integrate human-driven processes in which human interaction takes place in series or parallel with the mechanistic processes. You’ll gain a clear understanding of the importance and scope of the procurement function and will explore the critical transfer of goods/services across global and local networks, with a critical assessment of ethical elements of supply chain management in view of business logistics.
However, the total time and effort devoted by individual managers to each of the management function as well as the total effort spent on all the management function in proportion to other non-managerial, technical and operational, tasks depends on many factors such as nature of business and organizations structure.
As a Surrey Business School student you will also be able to take advantage of our close links with national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors through an optional placement year at organisations including Microsoft, IBM and Sony.
Supply Chain Management and Information Systems: You will also develop and appreciation of the role of supply chains in serving global markets, addressing issues such as the application of various systems to facilitate digital transactions (e.g. SAP, CRM)v and issues related to web performance (e.g. web design and google analytics).
However, many other master’s degrees in business and management subjects are also growing in popularity, typically requiring a lower up-front investment and little to no professional experience, as well as the chance to gain a more specialized qualification.