Prog Level_UOG

Master of Arts / Master of Business Administration International Business (Operations & Logistics)

Introduction

The UOG MBA is an internationally recognised Master’s degree in business administration and management. It prepares managers for organisation-wide leadership and decision making by examining each of the functions of business in turn. Building on this broad foundation, the MBA focuses on the integrative disciplines of business strategy and the management of change, leading to a real-world consultancy project and an individual piece of business research, submitted as a dissertation. The programme approaches leadership thematically from the starting points of creativity, practicality and social resourcefulness, and focuses strongly on the personal development of participants, including career management.

MBA International Business (Operations & Logistics) provides an international business perspectives towards operations and logistics in a global context. This unique curriculum let students who are interested in working in the operations and logistics function the essential knowledge to manage projects, procurement, production, distribution and customer service, e-logistics and supply chain. The programme is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in logistics and operations or those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and practical competences in this area, including strategy and sustainability Issues in operations management.

The University of Greenwich, UK

The University of Greenwich has provided career-orientated programmes for over 100 years. Students enrolled in this programme will discover innovative ways to learn as traditional teaching is supported by online resources, within the virtual learning environment and this is also supplemented by business simulation exercises and practical games. The University’s programmes are constantly revised to reflect current business priorities and demands of employers through business forums with local business leaders. This ensures students are trained in relevant business application
ERCI runs its classes on a lecture-tutorial system. The average teacher-student ratio for lectures and tutorials are as follows:

  • Lectures – 150 Students to 1 Lecturer
  • Tutorials – 35 Students to 1 Tutor
Academic Progression

“Masters"

Course Delivery

Students undertaking the MBA International Business (Operations & Logistics) programme will be expected to complete 8 modules of academic study (including a 10,000 word Masters thesis), as part of the academic and professional requirements of this course.

This programme is available in full and part time modes, and will take 18 months to complete. Students will attend 3 semesters of academic study, and are expected to complete between 45 credits to 60 credits each semester. Full-time students will attend classes 5 days a week on weekdays, while part-time students will attend classes 3-4 times a week on weekdays.

Course Structure
Specialisation MBA International Business MBA International Business (Operations & Logistics) MBA International Business (Tourism & Hospitality Management)
Core Modules Financial & Management Accounting (ACCO 1116)
Global Strategy: Analysis & Practice (BUSI 1271)
Global Business and Sustainability (BUSI 1602)
Global Networks and Innovation (BUSI 1603)
Foundations of Scholarship and Research (BUSI1604)
Specialisation Modules Managing and Leading People Across Cultural Borders
(INDU 1033)
E-Logistics and International Supply Chain Management (BUSI 1150) Strategic Resorts & Hotel Management
(CATE 1106)
International Marketing
(MARK 1121)
Supply Chain and Logistics Management – Strategy and Sustainability Issues
(MARK 1188)
BTMICE & Event Management (BUSI 1471)
E-Logistics & International Supply Chain Management
(BUSI 1150)
NIL Tourism and Hospitality Marketing (MARK 1164)
Practical Applications Project (BUSI 1359)

Module Descriptions

Specialisation Modules

The concept of integration within business and between businesses has gained increased validity by business leaders. There has been a growing recognition that through logistics and supply chain management the twin goals of cost reduction and service enhancement can be achieved. In today’s global business environment it is necessary to give students an understanding of the strategic importance of logistics and supply chain networks, and the major issues likely to be encountered in this sphere. The UK domestic market in logistics is growing rapidly. A recent report by the DTI in “sustainable distribution strategy” states that the logistics sector, with a turnover of £55 billion, accounts for some 4% of the UK’s gross output. However it can be argued that the role of transport is critical to most other manufacturing and retail sectors. Therefore, the importance to the UK is even more critical. Global and Multinational companies have attributed improved performance to supply chain management strategies; examples are P&G, Unilever, and M&S. Supply chain networks and e-supply chain networks may be designed for services or manufacturing, be global or domestic in scale, encompassing the functions of procurement, production, distribution, and customer service, with a diverse range of management styles and structures economies such as China and India are experiencing rapid growth in their logistics infrastructure and international market development and there is a global demand for supply chain management expertise from being an “exclusive” offer to a limited audience, the need for higher-level logistics and supply chain management thinking in companies has been recognised as a source of competitive advantage. Companies are demanding that senior managers that are better qualified and better prepared to address the deeper issues involved in the twin goals of cost reduction and service enhancement.

There is a growing recognition that it is through logistics and supply chain management that the twin goals of cost reduction and service enhancement can be achieved. This is especially true in today’s global business environment. This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding of global e-logistics and supply chain management, an appreciation of the relevant major issues and in particular the competitive advantages to be achieved in this area. These issues include, e-logistics and supply chain management, logistics integration, e-procurement logistics visibility and RFID, globalization and supply chain strategy, global sourcing and international purchasing, lean and agile supply chain, green logistics and sustainable supply chain, emergency logistics and humanitarian supply chain and supply chain risk management. The aims of the course are to give students an understanding of the current academic and pragmatic approaches to logistics and supply chain management and to appreciate the importance of this area for creating strategies of cost-reduction cost and improving service.

Core Modules

This course will allow students to appreciate how financial and management accounting can be used to enhance the management processes of a business. It is essential that managers understand the significant differences between financial and management accounting, and how they serve a number of different constituencies who are interested in the financial performance of a particular firm.

The course will reflect the plurality of perspectives and approaches to strategic management wherever possible and appropriate, and will aim to introduce students to the core analytical tools of strategic appraisal of companies. Strategic management consists of the analyses, decisions and actions taken by members of organisations in order to create and sustain competitive advantage. This course will address the four key attributes of strategic management, as well as elements of the strategic management process.

This course provides a provides an appreciation of key factors on which international business decisions are based to develop an understanding and appreciation of similarities and differences in the international business environment; to distinguish the imperatives underpinning international trade and foreign direct investment and to provide an understanding of the principles of the internationalisation process and draw implications for business management.

There has been a dramatic re-conception of the nature of organisations in the last decade, with a new focus on the central role of relationships within and beyond organisational borders. In part this has been an extension of the notion of the value chain, with detailed study of the intricacies of the inter-organisational supply chain. But more recently insights from this perspective have been supplemented by the application of the tools of social network analysis to organisational studies. Among others, innovation studies particularly benefited from these methodological and theoretical advancement.
This course provides an overview of the network concept as applicable to business and innovation, drawing from the concepts of the value system, network economics, and social capital. It surveys network applications to strategic alliances, global commodity chains, and customer relationship management as well as the management of informal relationships within organisations. The second part of the course stimulate a critical reflection on the complex relationship between innovation and globalization, specifically remarking the embedded nature of innovative processes and advancing the understanding of the challenges associated with innovation management. The course has a strong practical focus on the collection and analysis of network data.

The course aims to provide students with a skill set that will support them through the process of studying for a Master’s degree as well as in professional life after University. It will also equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of research design and practical application of relevant business research methods.

The project builds on previous experience in developing analytical and scholarship skills and the ability to relate theoretical constructs to business problems. It is a key element in programmes of study leading to a Masters award. Students reaching this level will already have experience of investigation techniques and report writing and will have successfully completed the Foundation of Scholarship & Research and Business Research Methods courses. The project will be an in-depth, practitioner-based study. The project report will be 10,000 words in length and will exhibit a high degree of synthesis, reflection and scholarship.

Course Availability

Intakes for the programme are available 3 times a year. All applications should be submitted to ERCI no later than 1 month before the commencement date.

Assessment Framework

Courses are assessed by a combination of coursework, practical assignments and examinations. Formative assessments will also be included, as well as self- and peer-assessment and a research project.

Entry Requirements

Local Students

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
Completes degree from Local University Completes Advanced Diploma Completes Diploma and GCE ‘A’ Levels GCE ‘O’ Levels and below
Without work experience With 2 years managerial experience 3 years managerial experience
  • Minimum Age 23
  • 3 years managerial experience
  • Minimum Age 25
  • 5 years managerial experience
Admission to MA Admission to MBA Admission to MBA Admission to MBA Admission to MBA

International Students

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
Completes degree from a leading University# Completes Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree Completes Diploma from vocational institution Year 12 and below
  • Secondary education in English or IELTS 6.5
  • TOEIC 692-780
  • Without work experience
  • Secondary education in English or IELTS 6.5
  • TOEIC 692-780
  • With 2 years managerial experience
  • Secondary education in English or IELTS 6.5
  • TOEIC 692-780
  • 3 years managerial experience
  • Secondary education in English or IELTS 6.5
  • TOEIC 692-780
  • Minimum Age 23
  • 3 years managerial experience *
  • Secondary education in English or IELTS 6.5
  • TOEIC 692-780
  • Minimum Age 25
  • 5 years managerial experience *
Admission to MA Admission to MBA Admission to MBA Admission to MBA Admission to MBA

– Please refer to: https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/countries

* Subject to UoG Programme Leader’s approval from review of applicant’s CV.

Remarks:

Mature candidates above the age of 25 who wish to apply for direct entry into the UOG Master of Arts / Master of Business Administration International Business (Tourism & Hospitality Management), who hold at least a Diploma and have a minimum of 5 years of managerial work experience, will be required to undergo an interview conducted by ERCI’s Deputy CEO / Academic Director to assess for suitability of entry into the said programme. Upon completion of the interview, a case will be presented to the UoG Programme Leader for assessment and approval.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete, or be credited with, at least 180 credits, of which at least 150 must be at a postgraduate level, within the stipulated period of study as set by the University.

Course Fees

For a full listing of course fees and other charges, please select one of the following:

Fees Payable for Local Applicants
Fees Payable for International Applicants