UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
COLBS INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT offers the path to a BSc program in LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT where students can study with us the first 2 years of and finish the last year in a British University or alteratively complete 3 years program with us in Thailand obtaining the LEVEL 6 (Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management).
Why you should study Logistics and Supply Chain Management?
1. Less competition
Supply chain management is an industry on the rise with positions all over the world that need to be filled. Every year, hundreds of thousands of supply chain jobs go unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants.According to the University of North Texas’ logistics degree program, there are five local employment opportunities available for every one supply chain management graduate.
2. Good Pay
Salaries in the USA for those in SCM range from starting pay at 45k to 60k upwards of 200k for directors and executives. The average salary for supply chain managers is $84,086 per year. And in today's logistics labor market, negotiating a salary is in favor of the applicant.
3. The degree is applicable in more than one industry
Critical thinking is a skill valuable anywhere, not to mention the ability to be innovative, strategic and creative. Not only does Logistics and SCM touch on manufacturing, transportation and trucking, warehouse management, and shipping and delivery, it has an even broader purview of job prospects. Deloitte LLP, the largest international employer of accountants, recruits SCM graduates to consult manufacturing and logistics companies. Purchasing departments at everything from the Department of Defense to FEMA need professionals who understand logistics. The key is having a firm understanding of your skills and to know how to sell yourself in any industry, because there is a way with Logistics and SCM.
4. It is becoming more relevant, not less
Complex supply chains are the norm today, and more oversight is needed than ever before to find logistic solutions to get a product to its final destination efficiently and cost-effectively. Globalization and internet store-fronts have transformed some of the most basic parts of the supply chain. Stiff competition and a move toward sustainability have created a need for innovative management more than ever before. While a lot of traditional manufacturing and trade jobs are disappearing in America, supply chain managers are in high demand.
5. It is a college-to-career degree
There are a number of great SCM programs all over the nation, either stand-alone or incorporated into MBA degrees, that are all focused on training students how to a do a specific job after graduation. While broader degrees in humanities or business or science have value, a degree in SCM has a clear career path beyond graduation, which allows college professors and advisors to teach students the most relevant and helpful information for their post-graduation life. Moreover, many of these programs have industry contacts and recruiters who work with them to aid students in networking and job searching.
To Sum It Up
Supply chain management is proving to be a promising degree for undergraduates. Many employers are scouting qualified undergraduates. If you are innovative and searching for a promising career path, give us a try.
The program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required by a middle or senior manager in an organisation, and who may be involved in managing organisational logistics and supply chain.
The PROGRAM will develop the Learner’s ability to:
Apply analytical and evaluative techniques and to enhance those skills;
Investigate issues and opportunities;
Develop their awareness and appreciation of managerial, organisational and environmental issues;
Use management techniques and practices in imaginative ways;
Make use of relevant information from different sources;
Develop and encourage problem-solving and creativity to tackle problems and challenges;
Exercise judgement, own and take responsibility for decisions and actions; and
Develop the ability to recognise and reflect on personal learning and improve their personal, social and other transferable skills.
Financial Accounting and Analysis
Introduction to Models and Frameworks for Operations Management.
Management and Organisational Behaviour
Introduction to Business Economics
Introduction to Production and Operations Management
Purchasing, Supplier Management and Negotiation
Supply Chain Management
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Supply Chain Risk Assessment and Forecasting
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
International Logistics Management
Supply Chain Planning and Control
MIT Course: Supply Chain Design
Depending on which part of the supply chain you’re in, your day-to-day tasks may include:
Elective courses provided by MASSACHUSSETS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT):
Each course will include its own Certificate from MIT. The costs of the 2 certificates are included in the regular tuition for the 3 year program students.