Diploma in Global Operations & Supply Chain Management

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The Diploma in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management is a one-year qualification  offered on a part-time basis.

The Diploma is a one-year part-time course that will provide learners with the opportunity to take part in a structured educational programme that can assist them to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies in the field of Global Operations and Supply Chain Management. Learners will develop multi-disciplinary skills that will meet local, regional, and national needs. It will satisfy many of the skills required for an individual working in a Freight Transport, Logistics and Distribution environment, an area identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs.

Starting in September 2018

Why Study for the Diploma in Global Operations & Supply Chain Management?
This programme is designed for those who wish to gain a qualification that will enable them to work in the Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics (FTDL) sector in Ireland. The Expert Skills group on Future Skills Needs in their Report concluded that 13,500 to 15,500 FTDL job vacancies will become available over the next five years.

The Requirements for Entry

Applicants must have a Level 6 Qualification or equivalent.
Mature learners who are over 23 years of age on January 1st 2017 may be deemed eligible to take the course depending on their prior learning, work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the course

How to Apply

It is important that you fill out the online application form as fully as possible in order to make the best case possible to gain a place on the course.  
On receipt of your application, the Dorset College will contact you and work with you through the application process. You may be requested to attend an interview to assess your suitability for your chosen course.  

For More Information, please contact cathal.kearney@dorset-college.ie   or call  (01 8309677)

Why Study the Diploma in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management?

This programme was designed for those who can gain a qualification that will enable them to fill future vacancies in the Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics (FTDL) sector in Ireland.

The Expert Skills group on Future Skills Needs in their Report states that 13,500 to 15,500 FTDL job vacancies will become available over the next five years.

What Modules will you Study?

Life Skills for Success Marketing
Project Management Operations Management
Global Operations and Supply Chain Management Business Finance
e-Business & Digital Marketing Strategy Work Based Learning

How is the Programme Assessed?
A range of assessment methods will be used including individual and group projects, presentations, poster displays, reflective journals, practical exercises and examinations.

Diploma in Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

Progression Opportunities for Graduates include the Bachelor of Business in International Business Level 8 Degree at Dorset College or related courses in other Colleges.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in logistics and supply chain management continue to grow. Even during downturns in the business cycle, when companies are cutting costs, the demand for able and experienced supply chain mangers remains high. Opportunities in logistics and supply chain management include the following:

Manufacturing, purchasing and procurement; quality management; inventory and materials management; forecasting and planning; business and systems analyst; operations and production management, retail support, transport and logistics, consultancy and research

Business Advisor Marketing Strategist
Supply Chain Manager Resource Manager
 Marketing Executive Change Analyst  

Academic Progression
Graduates may progress to complete a suitable Level 8 (Honours Bachelors) programme.   


Matt Murray (MBA. MMII (Grad). MIIA.)

Matt lectures in Doing Business in Global Markets at Dorset College. He has over 14 years lecturing and teaching experience up to MBA dissertation supervision level. He specialises in the areas of International Business, Strategy and Marketing. He worked in industry for over 30 years, mainly in the Financial Services and Retail sectors. In 2013 he worked as a volunteer for a Non-Governmental Organisation in Tajikistan as a Small Business Development Advisor. He holds an MBA from Henley University in the United Kingdom, an MMII (Grad) from the Marketing Institute of Ireland and an MIIA from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), United Kingdom.

We are delighted to welcome Anne O’Mahony to the lecturing team at Dorset College.

Anne joined the lecturing team in Dorset College specifically to bring industry focus to the Level 8 International Business Degree programme.   She holds a first class Honours Business Degree and this, combined with her management and training and development experience, enables her to bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the business module. Her approach to lectures is to bring ‘real-world’ business experience to the class, encouraging students to combine elements of the additional business-related modules to enhance the overall learning experience.

With over 25 years of experience in multinational business, Anne has worked at senior management level in the following areas, Key Account Management, Sales Management,  Customer Marketing, Marketing and Sponsorships.  Her responsibilities have also included strategy development, project management, team performance management and relationship management.  She has also worked as a consultant for leading FMCG and Digital Media companies.

Sharon O’ Brien BA (HONS) MSc Business Management

Sharon lectures in the Global Business, Strategic Management, International Marketing and Marketing modules in Dorset College and supervised Thesis students.

Sharon gained her BA (Hons) in Maynooth University studying Anthropology, Geography and Classics.  She continued her studies in Maynooth University and completed her Masters in Business Management covering areas such as HR, Innovation, Organisation Behaviour, Finance, Marketing and Strategy. Sharon has many years experience working in the private health sector and is a qualified Dental Nurse having graduated from the Dublin Dental Hospital and Trinity College.

She has worked as a business consultant for a private homecare and dental  company and was involved with staff development.  Sharon’s extensive experience in the private sector has given her an invaluable insight into the mechanisms of successful businesses. She is dedicated to helping students achieve their highest potential and continues her own studies in Education.

Rizwan Ahmed lectures at our Diploma and Degree programmes in the faculty of Business and Accounting; delivering modules of Business Management, Operations Management; Global Operations and Supply Chain Management; and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Rizwan holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Karachi, Pakistan; Bachelor of Business (Hons.) in International Business from Dorset College Dublin; and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Karachi, Pakistan. He is currently working on a Master's in Business and Management at UCD.

Rizwan has over 22 years of mid-senior level management experience at various large and mid-sized organisations operating globally; and has supervised projects such as cross-border feasibility studies; Privatisation studies; procurement and tendering; Aviation ancillary services; Risk advisory; International Business Operations; and Hospitality services. He has conducted privatisation studies at large state organisations in Pakistan.

Elaine Treacy is a lecturer in Human Resources, Communications and  Business Management, with a strong academic and teaching background ( 15 years teaching experience).  

She is graduated in Business and Marketing, a MA in Intercultural Studies ( DCU) and currently undertaking a professional diploma in Education studies.

In addition she holds industry experience and expertise with international students; fostering, developing and motivating critical skills she offers students the opportunity for personal and professional growth


Course Details

Diploma in Global Operations & Supply Chain Management [Part-Time]

Start Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 9/18/18 to 11/4/19

Price €2,800.00
Non EU Cost €2,800.00
Comments 26 Weeks - 2 evenings per week and 7 Saturdays

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