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Global College Malta

Executive MBA in Logistics and Chain Supply Management

Course Overview

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21 Months

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105 ECTS

ICON3_MQF 7
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€8,750

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Every 6 weeks

The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme has been designed to attract people with a first degree from a background in logistics/supply chain management. The modules in the course will introduce students to the various areas of business such as strategy, leadership, accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc. and they will specialise in logistics/supply chain management. The Executive MBA is the recognised management and leadership qualification, and those who are successful in this course will have the strategic knowledge, insight and understanding to become a successful manager and an inspiring leader.

Logistics is a key driver of business competitiveness. Organisations have significantly enhanced and improved their business performance not only internally but also externally in managing the relationships with their suppliers. The latter is known as supply chain management. Such development has created the need for qualified managers in the field of logistics and supply chain management.

Objectives

  • Provide an intellectually challenging and vocationally relevant learning experience where participants can develop and demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of business and management and their utility in improving business and management practice.
  • Provide participants with knowledge and the development of understanding in the functional areas of management, and their interaction with the contextual forces which impact on organisations.
  • Progress participants’ understanding and development towards a strategic view of management emphasising the complexity and dynamics of business and management.
  • Facilitate the development and demonstration of participants’ intellectual skills of information processing, analysis, synthesis, critical appraisal, creativity and innovation and the ability to manage and make decisions in situations of ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Deepen understanding and broaden awareness of cultural issues.
  • Produce managers who are able to improve the quality of management decision-making, leadership, ethics, and business practice across a range of organisations and in a variety of contexts.
  • Provide knowledge, skills and to develop competencies in global purchasing and supply chain management.
  • To critically evaluate and formulate strategies for successful supply chain management which integrates and connects to the organisation’s wider strategy. Students will also be capable of evaluating and deciding upon various tools and methodologies for strategic procurement that enhances business competitiveness.
  • Review the major challenges and issues facing Supply Chain Management.
  • Explore how Supply Chain Management and Logistics integrates with other management
  • Examine key objectives of Supply Chain Management and Logistics and methods for
  • measuring its performance.
  • Formulates strategies for Supply Chain Management.
  • Examine strategic decisions for outsourcing, collaboration and postponement.
  • Develop strategies to manage supplier relationships.
  • Apply tools and methodologies for strategic procurement.
  • Involve suppliers in product/service development, value engineering and innovation.
  • Be aware of corporate social responsibility and trading ethically in a global environment.

Career Prospects

The Executive MBA specialising in Logistics and Chain Supply Management offers all the benefits of any other MBA that a student may decide to take up. However, students who opt to do this course are usually aspiring to take up more responsibility and a higher leadership role in companies that form part of the manufacturing industry. In fact, this course provides knowledge, skills and real-life business scenarios in finance, marketing, HR, logistics, supply chain and international business to name a few modules. Therefore, students who are working in the manufacturing industry or otherwise want to professionally grow in this industry are encouraged to choose this course.

Awarding Body

Global College Malta is licensed by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) as a Higher Education institution. All courses provided by Global Malta are accredited and/or recognised and thus mapped to the MQF/EQF respectively.

Duration

21 Months

EQF/ MQF Level

7 – (European/ Malta Qualifications Framework)

ECTS

105 ECTS

Modules

Module Code

Module Title

ECTS

MBA 01

Marketing

7.5

MBA 02

Economics

7.5

MBA 03

Accountancy and Finance

7.5

MBA 04

Quantitative Methods and Research

7.5

MBA 05

Strategic Management

7.5

MBA 06

Organisational Behaviour and HRM

7.5

MBA 07

Leadership

7.5

MBA 08

e-Business

7.5

MBA 09

Global Purchasing and Supply

7.5

MBA 10

Strategies for Supply Chain Management

7.5

MBA 11

Dissertation

30

 

 Important Note: Modules will be covered one at a time. Each module takes around 6 weeks to complete and upon successful completion, students are awarded 7.5ECTS per module. Students are required to submit a dissertation that carries 30 ECTS.

 

Mode Of Study

Modular, evening classes

Assessment

Learning, teaching and assessment methods

The intended learning outcomes include, inter alia, that graduates should be able to:

  • Examine critically the nature of organisational change and evaluate the impact of change on management/leadership approaches and actions within a clear ethical context.
  • Analyse critically and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities and activities, and apply entrepreneurship theory to management of innovation in order to achieve effective and sustainable outcomes.
  • Apply concepts, principles and models to deal with issues in simulated contexts.
  • Exhibit the management research skills necessary to aid effective management decision making.
  • Develop critical thinking and creativity in relation to contemporary business and management issues: manage creative processes in themselves and also support these in others; assist the organising of thought and analysis.
  • Conduct research into logistics and supply chain management issues based on an original perspective.
  • Communicate findings to specialist and generalist audiences and implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently.
  • Reflect on, and learn from, prior professional experience and be capable of implementing and integrating new knowledge through personal development with past experience and applying it to the benefit of self, colleagues and staff, new markets and situations.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate strategies for supply chain solutions.

The programme adopts a broad range of learning and teaching approaches involving a mixture of formal and informal methods of teaching. Considerable input from students is planned through, for example, case study analysis, group discussions and presentations. Theoretical concepts might typically be delivered in a lecture followed by smaller group seminars based on, for example, group case study analysis, all based within a workshop setting. Discussion and interactive sessions will encourage students to examine critically key elements of business and management. In addition, students are expected to undertake considerable independent study to support class contact time.

Assessment on the programme is designed to be an integral part of the learning process for students and to enhance and confirm their knowledge and practice. Formative feedback will be provided to students through a combination of self-reflection, peer group and tutor feedback. Summative assessments will provide a measure of the extent to which students have achieved the learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment within the modules will take various forms including coursework assignments, reports, presentations, examinations and the dissertation (which specialises in Logistics/Supply Chain Management). Full details of the assessment procedures for each module are shown in the individual module specification.

Throughout the course, students, as part of their personal development, will be offered ample opportunities to improve their transferable skills. In addition, students will also develop their management research skills.

All modules, with the exception of the Dissertation, will be assessed by a combination of summative/end-of-module written papers (50%) and formative/continuous assessment (50%). Continuous assessment will be undertaken via a combination of teaching and learning approaches including:

  • Multiple-choice papers
  • Case studies
  • Project work
  • Team/group exercises
  • Essays

Students will be provided with oral and written feedback on continuous assessment and, where applicable, strategies implemented to ensure that they are fully prepared for the end of- course assessments.

Study Material

All students will have access to EBSCO, the world’s largest online library, Moodle for class notes and Turnitin for the upload of assignments. 

Entry to the course

For further information get in touch with a representative of Global College Malta.

Fees and Funding

EU Students*: €8750

*This course is eligible for the Get Qualified Scheme. Students can get 70% of their tuition fees back upon the successful completion of this course.

International Students: €8750

Application Fee: €250

Registration Fee: €250

Administration Fee: €250

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