BA (Hons) Business with Logistics & Supply Chain Management,

Northumbria University

image This course is designed to equip students with the expertise to become a leading practitioner among a new generation of logistics and supply chain experts with a wider, more creative and flexible skill set. Students will gain detailed knowledge of the various functional areas of a business, a broad appreciation of the complex environment in which businesses operate, and solid understanding of the relationship between management theories and practices.

Under the specialist area, students will learn how leading companies organise and manage the planning, sourcing, manufacturing and physical logistics of their supply chains to ensure business success. They will gain insights into the theory and practice of both operational and strategic supply chain strategies.

Learning Outcomes
The course is designed to integrate a deep understanding of the subject matter with the development of key skills and competencies needed to adapt to a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace. Upon completion, students will be able to:

► Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of complex modern business concepts, functions and procedures as well as contemporary issues and challenges.
► A solid understanding of global business from a strategic and operational perspective.
► Describe supply chain drivers and the metrics used in evaluating them to formulate a framework for a viable and sustainable supply chain.
► Analyse the design, planning and activities of logistics networks which support domestic and global supply chain operations.
► Collaborate to make decisions pertaining to the operation of supply chains and logistics networks.
► Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to make effective and ethical business decisions.

Course Subjects
Students will be exposed to a number of critical areas over 3 semesters and are assessed through a combination of written examinations and assignments.

Year 1:
► Accounting & Business Environment
► Microeconomics
► Organisational Behaviour
► Marketing Management
► Basic Business Statistics (Elective)
► Management (Elective)
► Ethnic Studies (MPU)

Year 2:
► Financial Management
► Human Resource Management
► Strategic Management
► Operations Management
► Business Communication (Elective)
► Management Information System (Elective)
► Community Service (MPU)
► Critical Thinking Skills (MPU)
► Ethics of Communication (MPU)

Year 3:
► As required by the respective partner universities

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