20 March 2017 - The career prospects of students graduating from the University of Northampton’s International Logistics Master’s degree have been given a boost after the course was accredited by a global professional body.
Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) – the leading global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession – means the course has been recognised as one which drives leading-edge thinking and professionalism in procurement and supply management.
Charlotte Payne, Head of Academic Partnerships at CIPS said, “Our accreditation provides an independent evaluation of a programme’s suitability to meet the demands procurement and supply professionals will face now and in the future.
“We congratulate the University of Northampton for the accreditation and we’re looking forward to hearing about the success of students completing their degrees”.
The accreditation will allow students to apply for full membership grade of CIPS and use the designatory letters, MCIPS, within five years of graduation. MCIPS is the globally-recognised standard for procurement professionals.
According to the 2016 CIPS/Hays Salary Survey, procurement and supply management professionals with MCIPS can expect to earn up to 29% more that their non-MCIPS colleagues.
Andrew Gough, Associate Professor Logistics, said: “The accreditation of the MSc International Logistics is recognition of the University’s programme of excellence and the role it can play in developing the next generation of procurement professionals.”
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About The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation. It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues. CIPS has a global community of over 115,000 in 180 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics. The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.
About University of Northampton
The University of Northampton is situated in the heart of England and offers various subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University is globally renowned in subject specialisms such as Wastes Management, Leather Technology and Fashion.