Executive MBA in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

  • Course Level Masters
  • Credits60 ECTS
  • Next intake March 2018
  • Duration12 months
  • Study modeOnsite/Online
  • LanguageEnglish

Introduction

With the developing complexities in the management of businesses worldwide in the realm of Supply Chain and Logistics Management, the requirement of talented and knowledgeable professionals in this field is ever increasing. It is simply not only about understanding and operating the Supply Chain and Logistics Management business units, but it is also about developing, managing, and leading vital business systems, processes towards profitability and growth. With this objective, the pedagogy has been developed for working professionals to acquire a reputed Executive MBA (EMBA) in this very important and ever-growing business domain of Supply Chain and Logistics Management, with the main aim of giving an international perspective blended with local outlook in this dominion. We want to provide world-class leaders who can successfully lead their business teams effectively and efficiently in Supply Chain & Logistics Management.

About the University & Accreditation

Guglielmo Marconi University is the only Italian university to have Dual Accreditation advantage; by the Italian Ministry of Education and is also accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), the largest US accrediting institution linked to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).This means that GMU Executive MBA (EMBA) degree is very well accepted by government agencies across the countries. University at present is home to more than 16000 students enrolled onto its graduate and postgraduate programs, 300 faculty members and an academic advising team made of more than 200 experts.
Special Features of this Course:

  • Accredited by ACICS, CHEA, Ministry of Education (Italy)
  • Dual Certification Program – Students get an Executive MBA & PG Advanced Diploma
  • Onsite Evening-Weekend classes-Friday’s Only
  • Flexible instalment option
  • Robust learning management system containing case studies, HD-quality video lectures
  • Online Library Access
  • Guglielmo Marconi University Alumni Status
  • Option to attend University Convocation in Rome
  • Free Golf Club Access to Executive MBA (EMBA) students in Sharjah Golf Course on Weekdays

Aims

  • To provide an opportunity for students to develop a grasp of Supply chain and Logistics Management knowledge.
  • To prepare students intellectually and practically for effective performance in their place of work/employment.
  • To develop in students an understanding of the issues of Supply chain and Logistics Management business processes including the interrelationship between the core functional areas of an organization, relative to Supply chain and Logistics Management whether public or private.
  • To develop specialized knowledge and domain expertise in the particular field of Supply chain and Logistics Management industry. To enable students to assume greater specialization in their place of employment.
  • To develop an awareness of the problems confronted by organizations and businesses and to equip them with the means to solve problems.
  • To prepare and nurture the learners in the field of Supply chain and Logistics Management to manage the various organizations on a scientific basis and to hold leading managerial positions.

Structure & Modules

All the modules will be delivered by Eaton Business School (EBS) online via our Learning Management System (LMS) in the form of Live Interactive Classes. Each module will be delivered for a period of 24 hours each. The module assessment will be done using practical work oriented assignments only, and there won’t be any written or online examination. Each learner will be given access to E-Library for the purpose for their research and additional reading material in addition to Live Interactive Scheduled Classes. In case a learner fails to attend the live class, the LMS will provide them access to recorded session viewing of the missed class, which will be recorded as learners’ attendance. The attendance requirement for each module is 75% for each learner.

1. International Human Resource Management

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Human Resource Management : Personnel Management, Evolution and history of HRM, Concept and Significance of HRM, Functional role of HRM and its critical contribution to the business in an organization, Principles and Objectives, Policies and Practices, HR as a profit centre.
    Process of HR Planning – Job Analysis, Job Evaluation, Job Design, Job Rotation, Job Enlargement, Job Enrichment, Need for HR Planning, HR Forecasting techniques. Recruitment – Sources of Recruitment, Recruitment Policy, Selection Process – Mode of Selection, Interviews, Evaluation, Placement, Induction, Promotion, Transfer, Exit.
  2. International Human Resource Management : Globalization and competition trends, International trends in the work force, the impact of the environment, competition and the dynamics of the work force on HRM, Challenges of IHRM(International HRM), IHRM and strategy, Models of IHRM. Polycentric, ethnocentric, regiocentric, geocentric approach to HR. Types of International Corporations and the role of Corporate HR function.
  3. International Recruitment and Selection: Recruitment – Sources of Recruitment, Recruitment Policy, Selection Process – Mode of Selection, Interviews, Evaluation, Placement, Induction. The influences of cross-cultural issues on organisations. Selection, evaluation and coaching of international employees. Developing planning, communications and intercultural skills. Understanding culture and diversity. Elements of diversity. Need to manage diversity.
  4. IHRM – Development for Competitive Advantage: Training- the ADDIE five step training process, Training needs analysis, Global training. Knowledge and insights into the role of culture – Role of culture in managing culturally diversified workforce. Monitoring and development of international staff. Compensation and Performance Management, Evaluation, Appraisals – Techniques of Performance Appraisals based on an International perspective. Employee Retention, Engagements, Benchmarking of global practices. Motivation and reward systems, International performance management, challenges and solutions to global compensation, Career Development.
  5. Leadership Theories and Practices in a Global Context: Leaders and Managers, Leadership role and its contributions in providing directions to the realization of the Organizational Objectives. Leadership Theories – Charismatic Theory, Situational Theory, Contingency Theory, Transactional Theory, Transformation Theory, Tri Dimensional Theory. Ability to apply the leadership skills and provide direction from the start up to the organizational development, creating the culture, vision to guide, manage in diverse and cross cultural atmosphere, add value to the Organization in International environments.
  6. Behavioural Dimensions of IHRM: Understanding Personality, Attitude, behaviour to manage the Human Resources effectively in a multi-cultural environment, Identifying employee Needs, gaining an insight into Perception, Satisfaction and Expectations in a challenging International Environment, provide better work – life balance to gain enhanced productivity.
  7. Understanding Labour Law practices and workplace issues: Multi-national companies and their approaches to industrial relations. Legislation and the International Workforce. Employment and labour Laws: An international perspective (EEO) – Equal Employment Opportunities, (Employee Assistance Programs), GRF(Grievance Redressal Forum), DADA (Defences against Discrimination Allegation), DMAAP(Diversity Management and Affirmative Action Programs) Comparative HRM in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and USA. Employment laws in some selected countries, Trade unions and negotiations, Working terms and conditions, SLA’s in some countries, common minimum standards and global values.

2. Operation Management

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Understanding OM: Evolution of OM, Introduction to OM, Role and Scope of Operations Management to Business, Competitiveness, Strategy and Productivity, Competitive Capabilities and Core Competencies. OM – Transforming concepts and ideas into actions, Elements of OM, The Process Hierarchy, Operations Process, Four V’s of Operations Process, Different Characteristics of Operations Process, OM for Manufacturing and Services sector.
  2. Tools and techniques in OM : Planning, Forecasting, Scheduling, Cause and Effect Diagram, Checklists, Scatter Diagram, Control Charts, Histogram, Flow Charts, Pareto Analysis, FMECA(Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis), Benchmarking, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, JIT, 5S.
  3. Gaining competitive advantage through Information management : Need and benefits of Information System in OM, Value adding role of IT to Operations, Concept and role of ERP and SAP in OM, Integrating IT into Manufacturing and Services, POMS (Production and Operations Management Systems), Role of Internet, Intranet, Extranet in integrating and providing Competitive advantage, BPM(Business Process Modelling).
  4. Project Management: Project Management Principles, Essentials of Project Management, Project Planning, Project Management Life Cycle, Project scheduling using PERT / CPM.
  5. Identifying and implementing operations strategy in domestic and global context: Competitive Priorities, Strategy and Operations Strategy, Building required capabilities into the OM strategy to be competitive. Operations Strategy as a competitive Weapon, Hayes and Wheelwright’s Four Stage Model for Operations Strategy, Link between Corporate Strategy, Business and Operations Strategy. Developing Competitive Operations Strategy, Elements of Operations Strategy, Process of Operations Strategy, Top-Down and Bottom-Up Strategy of Operations, Manufacturing Strategies, Service Strategies, Global Strategies. Case studies for Domestic and Global scenarios.

3.Strategic Change Management

Indicative Syllabus

This module reviews and investigates the different approaches to change management and how the process of change management is led and managed in contemporary organizations.

  1. Change Management: Importance, scope and Key Concepts of Change, Factors causing and driving change – (Political, Economic, Loss of Markets, New Markets, Budget & Competitive Pressures, Cuts in Funds, Restructuring, New Technology). Understanding the Organization’s Internal & External Environment, Nature of Organizational Change, Perspectives of Organizational Change, Planned and Unplanned Change, Understanding Organizational Transformation, Process of Organizational Transformation.
  2. Issues and challenges during Change Management: Reactions & Resistance to change, Concept of Resistance to Change, Forms of Resistance – (Individual / Collective / Organizational), Active vs Passive, Direct vs Indirect, Behavioural vs Attitudinal. Resistance to Organizational Change – Initiatives at Individual, Group and Organizational level. Techniques to Overcome the Resistance to Change.
  3. Impact of leadership and human Behaviour on Change management: Leadership attributes and its role in Change Management, Visionary Leadership, Level Five Leadership, Adopting appropriate Leadership Styles and its impact on the phases of Organizational Change. Need for Individual Change, Concept of Personality and its impact on Change, Learning and Individual Change, Impact of Individual Change helping attain Organizational Change.
  4. Change Management Theories and Models: Kurt Lewin’s 3 step model, John P Kotter’s 8 step model, Prosci’s ADKAR Model, McKinsey’s 7S Model, Culture Change Mechanisms – Schein Model, Beckhard’s Transition Model, Burke Litwin’s Causal Change Model, SEI’s IDEAL Model. Evaluation of each of the models and choosing an appropriate model that suits an organizational context.
  5. Case studies of implementation of SCM

4.International Marketing Management

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Marketing: Introduction, Marketing Function and its significance in an Organization, Market and Marketing – an exchange process, Importance of Marketing, Marketing Mix – The 4 Ps and the 7 Ps of Marketing, Developing an Effective Marketing Mix, Marketing Planning, Marketing Information Systems(MIS), Marketing Surveys, Marketing Planning and Control.
  2. International Marketing and its Scope : Introduction, Domestic versus International Marketing, Principles of International Marketing, Customer value and the value equation, Competitive or differential advantage, Management orientations, INC, MNC/MNE, TNC, GC, Benefits and advantages of International Marketing, Scope of International Marketing, Marketing Research, Scope of International Marketing Research, International Marketing Research process. Scanning the Marketing Environment, both Macro and Micro Environment. Political Environment, Economic Environment, Socio-Cultural Environment, Legal Environment, Technological Environment, Regulatory Environment, Use of PESTLE analysis. Identifying the Challenges and Issues in Global Marketing.
  3. International Market Entry Strategies: Introduction, Different Entry Modes and their scope, advantages and disadvantages – Indirect Exports, Direct Exports, International Sales Subsidiary, W.O.S, Franchising, Licensing, Contract Manufacturing, Multi Domestic Strategy, Regio – Centric Strategy, Ethno-Centric Strategy, Green Field Investment, Turn Key Strategy, Brown Field Investment, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, Direct Investment.
  4. Marketing Communication: Introduction, Communication Process in Marketing and International Marketing, Principles of Communication, Promotions and Communication, Status of Promotion, Promotion Appeals, Media Selection, Personal Selling, Direct Selling, PR and Publicity, Advertising, E-Marketing, and Leveraging Social Media for Effective Communication in International context.
  5. Consumer Behaviour: Introduction, Characteristics, Types of buying decision behaviour, Henry Assael Model, Howard Sheth Model, Engel Blackwell Model, Miniard Models of consumer decision making. Consumer buying decision process, buyer decision process for new products, Buying Motives, Buyer Behaviour Models. Understanding Consumer in the International Context, Factors affecting consumer behavior& consumer decision making process. Creating Customer Value, Satisfaction & loyalty, Customer perceived Value, Customer Satisfaction, Measuring Satisfaction, Measuring Customer Life Time Value, CRM& Building Loyalty.
  6. International Product Development, Product Strategies and Pricing: Introduction, Classification of products both National and International. International Product Planning. Product Levels – Analysis of Product line and Product Mix for International Markets. Product Hierarchy, Product Adoption and Standardization. Influence on Marketing Plan and Budget. Role of PDLC. Framing appropriate product strategies using (TPS) based on the markets, Ansoff, Matrix, Porter’s Five Forces, BCG Matrix, Price and Non – Price Factors, Methods of Pricing, Factors affecting Pricing decisions, International Pricing Strategies, Analyzing Competitors, Initiating and responding to price changes.
  7. International Distribution: Introduction, Importance and selection of Channels both direct and indirect. Factors to be considered and involved in distribution systems. Logistics, Transportation, Selection of Mode of Transportation, Selection of Agents, Location Selection, International Packaging.

5. Strategic Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management : Introduction, supply chain management principles, methodology and solutions; importance of effective supply chain management in achieving organizational objectives; discuss key drivers
  2. Procurement: Introduction, role of procurement as a key driver of supply chain management; supplier selection; optimal procurement policies; reliability and quality;
  3. Logistics: Introduction; role of logistics as a key driver of supply chain management; selection of logistics mode; selection of ports; direct delivery and vehicle scheduling; implementation and control of movement and storage of goods; coordination of materials and information flows; factors involved from point of origin to point of consumption.
  4. Documentation: Introduction; interpretation of shipping terms; understand the flow of letters of credit from opening to final negotiation; understand various types of shipping documents used in international trade; trade declarations; role of incoterms and swift codes; export-import procedures
  5. Warehousing and Distribution Management: Introduction; competitive approach to warehousing and distribution; need for cost effective approach; identify areas of eliminating waste of resources; different types of stock and methods of stock allocation; impact of landlocked countries;
  6. Information Technology: Introduction; role of IT; internet and online communication systems; reducing transaction costs and improving buyer supplier relationships; improved purchasing, order processing, EDI, inventory management and production scheduling; Just In Time (JIT); tracking shipments; reducing lead times; information sharing.
  7. Inventory Management: Introduction; role of inventory management as a key driver; ABC analysis; XYZ analysis; impact of cost flow methods; FIFO, LIFO and average cost methods.
  8. Shipping and Freight Forwarding: Introduction; understand customs clearing and freight forwarding environment; challenges of statutory documentation; role of FCL and LCL, need for NVOCC; strategies and shipping techniques.

6. International Supply Chain Planning, Design and Implementation

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Applied Supply Chain Management: Introduction, importance supply chain planning, design and implementation; matching supply chain with products; supply chain value; integrated supply chain management.
  2. Business Models and Sourcing: Introduction; Anticipatory to Response-based business models; Purchasing Vs. Procurement; procurement strategies; building deep supplier relationships.
  3. Manufacturing and Integrated Planning: Introduction; manufacturing strategies; building flexibility; Total Integrated Planning; sales and operations planning;
  4. Advanced Planning and Scheduling: Introduction; Advanced planning and scheduling concepts and framework; using planning software and planning charts; Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment [CPFR].
  5. Designing the Supply Chain Network: Introduction; designing distribution network and applications to E-business; designing network design in the supply chain.
  6. Managing Cross Functional Drivers: Introduction; sourcing decisions in a supply chain; pricing and revenue management in a supply chain; information technology in a supply chain; sustainability and the supply chain.
  7. Implementation and Improvement Strategies: Application of SCOR [Supply Chain Operations Reference] Model to integrate core supply chain decisions and core functions.
  8. Supply Chain Globalization: Introduction; Supply Chain Globalization rationale and key strategies; requirements and challenges; operational differences; potential hidden costs; Total Cost Strategy

Dissertation (Research Project)

Indicative Syllabus

Dissertation is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to investigate an issue of your own choice over a significant period of time. Essentially this is an individual effort but it is carried out with the guidance and advice of your supervisor. Research is a creative and investigative process which only you can develop fully.

A supervisor/dissertation guide will be appointed to each students and the role of the supervisor is to act as a learning resource for the student. It is the student’s responsibility to make use of that opportunity, in consultation with the supervisor. The student is therefore expected to accept responsibility for the management of his/her learning. Following the allocation of a supervisor, the student should contact the supervisor to arrange a meeting. The supervisor will assist in:

  1. Clarifying the terms of the research;
  2. Suggesting areas of reading;
  3. Reviewing the proposed methodology;
  4. Establishing a timetable for the research which also includes initial dates for further meetings between the student and supervisor;
  5. Advising the student about appropriate standards and conventions concerning the assessment;
  6. Providing means of contact in addition to tutorials

It is the student’s responsibility to arrange/coordinate the initial meeting with the supervisor which could be online or face to face. The student should submit a copy of their dissertation proposal to supervisor for approval. The supervisor and student should then make mutually beneficial arrangements to provide support and supervision. The student reasonably expect to obtain some tutorial guidance from their supervisor. The supervisor will keep a record of the coverage and outcomes of each meeting, and the progress expected by the next meeting. The student can also expect the supervisor to comment on draft work submitted through the dissertation process.

EMBA Credit Score: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

This EMBA program grants 60 ECTS credits and the equivalent conversion to other frameworks are as follows:

60 ECTS = 45 US credits or 180 UK credits

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have attained the following qualifications:

  • Two years of relevant management experience and
  • A degree from fully recognised university or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent credit transfer is possible if there is evidence that prior qualification has been satisfactorily assessed to Masters Level.
  • Eaton Business School requires an overall score of 6.5 with an individual minimum component score of 5.5

For more information, please email to info@ebsedu.org.uk

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Career Progression

Completing an Executive MBA (EMBA) degree/certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management opens the doors for a series of career opportunities. Here is a list of the most common careers supply chain and logistics graduates pursue:

Professional Progression

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Systems Support Manager
  • International Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Transportation Manager

Academic Progression

A scholar holding an Executive MBA (EMBA) with a concentration in Supply Chain and Logistics Management degree is always at a strategic advantage of his career to progress onto Doctorate degree: DBA or PhD in Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Level 8) of academic career path, the provided learner has displayed excellence in academic performance at Executive MBA (EMBA) level.

Study Mode

  • Online Executive MBA in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Onsite Executive MBA in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Part-time Executive MBA in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Introduction

With the developing complexities in the management of businesses worldwide in the realm of Supply Chain and Logistics Management, the requirement of talented and knowledgeable professionals in this field is ever increasing. It is simply not only about understanding and operating the Supply Chain and Logistics Management business units, but it is also about developing, managing, and leading vital business systems, processes towards profitability and growth. With this objective, the pedagogy has been developed for working professionals to acquire a reputed Executive MBA (EMBA) in this very important and ever-growing business domain of Supply Chain and Logistics Management, with the main aim of giving an international perspective blended with local outlook in this dominion. We want to provide world-class leaders who can successfully lead their business teams effectively and efficiently in Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

About the University & Accreditation

Guglielmo Marconi University is the only Italian university to have Dual Accreditation advantage; by the Italian Ministry of Education and is also accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), the largest US accrediting institution linked to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).This means that GMU Executive MBA (EMBA) degree is very well accepted by government agencies across the countries. University at present is home to more than 16000 students enrolled onto its graduate and postgraduate programs, 300 faculty members and an academic advising team made of more than 200 experts.
Special Features of this Course:

  • Accredited by ACICS, CHEA, Ministry of Education (Italy)
  • Dual Certification Program – Students get an Executive MBA (EMBA) & PG Advanced Diploma
  • Onsite Evening-Weekend classes-Friday’s Only
  • Flexible instalment option
  • Robust learning management system containing case studies, HD-quality video lectures
  • Online Library Access
  • Guglielmo Marconi University Alumni Status
  • Option to attend University Convocation in Rome
  • Free Golf Club Access to Executive MBA (EMBA) students in Sharjah Golf Course on Weekdays

Aims

  • To provide an opportunity for students to develop a grasp of Supply chain and Logistics Management knowledge.
  • To prepare students intellectually and practically for effective performance in their place of work/employment.
  • To develop in students an understanding of the issues of Supply chain and Logistics Management business processes including the interrelationship between the core functional areas of an organization, relative to Supply chain and Logistics  Management whether public or private.
  • To develop specialized knowledge and domain expertise in the particular field of Supply chain and Logistics Management industry. To enable students to assume greater specialization in their place of employment.
  • To develop an awareness of the problems confronted by organizations and businesses and to equip them with the means to solve problems.
  • To prepare and nurture the learners in the field of Supply chain and Logistics Management to manage the various organizations on a scientific basis and to hold leading managerial positions.

Structure & Modules

All the modules will be delivered by Eaton Business School (EBS) online via our Learning Management System (LMS) in the form of Live Interactive Classes. Each module will be delivered for a period of 24 hours each. The module assessment will be done using practical work oriented assignments only, and there won’t be any written or online examination. Each learner will be given access to E-Library for the purpose for their research and additional reading material in addition to Live Interactive Scheduled Classes. In case a learner fails to attend the live class, the LMS will provide them access to recorded session viewing of the missed class, which will be recorded as learners’ attendance. The attendance requirement for each module is 75% for each learner.

1. International Human Resource Management

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Human Resource Management : Personnel Management, Evolution and history of HRM, Concept and Significance of HRM, Functional role of HRM and its critical contribution to the business in an organization, Principles and Objectives, Policies and Practices, HR as a profit centre.
    Process of HR Planning – Job Analysis, Job Evaluation, Job Design, Job Rotation, Job Enlargement, Job Enrichment, Need for HR Planning, HR Forecasting techniques. Recruitment – Sources of Recruitment, Recruitment Policy, Selection Process – Mode of Selection, Interviews, Evaluation, Placement, Induction, Promotion, Transfer, Exit.
  2. International Human Resource Management : Globalization and competition trends, International trends in the work force, the impact of the environment, competition and the dynamics of the work force on HRM, Challenges of IHRM(International HRM), IHRM and strategy, Models of IHRM. Polycentric, ethnocentric, regiocentric, geocentric approach to HR. Types of International Corporations and the role of Corporate HR function.
  3. International Recruitment and Selection: Recruitment – Sources of Recruitment, Recruitment Policy, Selection Process – Mode of Selection, Interviews, Evaluation, Placement, Induction. The influences of cross-cultural issues on organisations. Selection, evaluation and coaching of international employees. Developing planning, communications and intercultural skills. Understanding culture and diversity. Elements of diversity. Need to manage diversity.
  4. IHRM – Development for Competitive Advantage: Training- the ADDIE five step training process, Training needs analysis, Global training. Knowledge and insights into the role of culture – Role of culture in managing culturally diversified workforce. Monitoring and development of international staff. Compensation and Performance Management, Evaluation, Appraisals – Techniques of Performance Appraisals based on an International perspective. Employee Retention, Engagements, Benchmarking of global practices. Motivation and reward systems, International performance management, challenges and solutions to global compensation, Career Development.
  5. Leadership Theories and Practices in a Global Context: Leaders and Managers, Leadership role and its contributions in providing directions to the realization of the Organizational Objectives. Leadership Theories – Charismatic Theory, Situational Theory, Contingency Theory, Transactional Theory, Transformation Theory, Tri Dimensional Theory. Ability to apply the leadership skills and provide direction from the start up to the organizational development, creating the culture, vision to guide, manage in diverse and cross cultural atmosphere, add value to the Organization in International environments.
  6. Behavioural Dimensions of IHRM: Understanding Personality, Attitude, behaviour to manage the Human Resources effectively in a multi-cultural environment, Identifying employee Needs, gaining an insight into Perception, Satisfaction and Expectations in a challenging International Environment, provide better work – life balance to gain enhanced productivity.
  7. Understanding Labour Law practices and workplace issues: Multi-national companies and their approaches to industrial relations. Legislation and the International Workforce. Employment and labour Laws: An international perspective (EEO) – Equal Employment Opportunities, (Employee Assistance Programs), GRF(Grievance Redressal Forum), DADA (Defences against Discrimination Allegation), DMAAP(Diversity Management and Affirmative Action Programs) Comparative HRM in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and USA. Employment laws in some selected countries, Trade unions and negotiations, Working terms and conditions, SLA’s in some countries, common minimum standards and global values.

2. Operation Management

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Understanding OM: Evolution of OM, Introduction to OM, Role and Scope of Operations Management to Business, Competitiveness, Strategy and Productivity, Competitive Capabilities and Core Competencies. OM – Transforming concepts and ideas into actions, Elements of OM, The Process Hierarchy, Operations Process, Four V’s of Operations Process, Different Characteristics of Operations Process, OM for Manufacturing and Services sector.
  2. Tools and techniques in OM : Planning, Forecasting, Scheduling, Cause and Effect Diagram, Checklists, Scatter Diagram, Control Charts, Histogram, Flow Charts, Pareto Analysis, FMECA(Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis), Benchmarking, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, JIT, 5S.
  3. Gaining competitive advantage through Information management : Need and benefits of Information System in OM, Value adding role of IT to Operations, Concept and role of ERP and SAP in OM, Integrating IT into Manufacturing and Services, POMS (Production and Operations Management Systems), Role of Internet, Intranet, Extranet in integrating and providing Competitive advantage, BPM(Business Process Modelling).
  4. Project Management: Project Management Principles, Essentials of Project Management, Project Planning, Project Management Life Cycle, Project scheduling using PERT / CPM.
  5. Identifying and implementing operations strategy in domestic and global context: Competitive Priorities, Strategy and Operations Strategy, Building required capabilities into the OM strategy to be competitive. Operations Strategy as a competitive Weapon, Hayes and Wheelwright’s Four Stage Model for Operations Strategy, Link between Corporate Strategy, Business and Operations Strategy. Developing Competitive Operations Strategy, Elements of Operations Strategy, Process of Operations Strategy, Top-Down and Bottom-Up Strategy of Operations, Manufacturing Strategies, Service Strategies, Global Strategies. Case studies for Domestic and Global scenarios.

3.Strategic Change Management

Indicative Syllabus

This module reviews and investigates the different approaches to change management and how the process of change management is led and managed in contemporary organizations.

  1. Change Management: Importance, scope and Key Concepts of Change, Factors causing and driving change – (Political, Economic, Loss of Markets, New Markets, Budget & Competitive Pressures, Cuts in Funds, Restructuring, New Technology). Understanding the Organization’s Internal & External Environment, Nature of Organizational Change, Perspectives of Organizational Change, Planned and Unplanned Change, Understanding Organizational Transformation, Process of Organizational Transformation.
  2. Issues and challenges during Change Management: Reactions & Resistance to change, Concept of Resistance to Change, Forms of Resistance – (Individual / Collective / Organizational), Active vs Passive, Direct vs Indirect, Behavioural vs Attitudinal. Resistance to Organizational Change – Initiatives at Individual, Group and Organizational level. Techniques to Overcome the Resistance to Change.
  3. Impact of leadership and human Behaviour on Change management: Leadership attributes and its role in Change Management, Visionary Leadership, Level Five Leadership, Adopting appropriate Leadership Styles and its impact on the phases of Organizational Change. Need for Individual Change, Concept of Personality and its impact on Change, Learning and Individual Change, Impact of Individual Change helping attain Organizational Change.
  4. Change Management Theories and Models: Kurt Lewin’s 3 step model, John P Kotter’s 8 step model, Prosci’s ADKAR Model, McKinsey’s 7S Model, Culture Change Mechanisms – Schein Model, Beckhard’s Transition Model, Burke Litwin’s Causal Change Model, SEI’s IDEAL Model. Evaluation of each of the models and choosing an appropriate model that suits an organizational context.
  5. Case studies of implementation of SCM

4.International Marketing Management

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Marketing: Introduction, Marketing Function and its significance in an Organization, Market and Marketing – an exchange process, Importance of Marketing, Marketing Mix – The 4 Ps and the 7 Ps of Marketing, Developing an Effective Marketing Mix, Marketing Planning, Marketing Information Systems(MIS), Marketing Surveys, Marketing Planning and Control.
  2. International Marketing and its Scope : Introduction, Domestic versus International Marketing, Principles of International Marketing, Customer value and the value equation, Competitive or differential advantage, Management orientations, INC, MNC/MNE, TNC, GC, Benefits and advantages of International Marketing, Scope of International Marketing, Marketing Research, Scope of International Marketing Research, International Marketing Research process. Scanning the Marketing Environment, both Macro and Micro Environment. Political Environment, Economic Environment, Socio-Cultural Environment, Legal Environment, Technological Environment, Regulatory Environment, Use of PESTLE analysis. Identifying the Challenges and Issues in Global Marketing.
  3. International Market Entry Strategies: Introduction, Different Entry Modes and their scope, advantages and disadvantages – Indirect Exports, Direct Exports, International Sales Subsidiary, W.O.S, Franchising, Licensing, Contract Manufacturing, Multi Domestic Strategy, Regio – Centric Strategy, Ethno-Centric Strategy, Green Field Investment, Turn Key Strategy, Brown Field Investment, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, Direct Investment.
  4. Marketing Communication: Introduction, Communication Process in Marketing and International Marketing, Principles of Communication, Promotions and Communication, Status of Promotion, Promotion Appeals, Media Selection, Personal Selling, Direct Selling, PR and Publicity, Advertising, E-Marketing, and Leveraging Social Media for Effective Communication in International context.
  5. Consumer Behaviour: Introduction, Characteristics, Types of buying decision behaviour, Henry Assael Model, Howard Sheth Model, Engel Blackwell Model, Miniard Models of consumer decision making. Consumer buying decision process, buyer decision process for new products, Buying Motives, Buyer Behaviour Models. Understanding Consumer in the International Context, Factors affecting consumer behavior& consumer decision making process. Creating Customer Value, Satisfaction & loyalty, Customer perceived Value, Customer Satisfaction, Measuring Satisfaction, Measuring Customer Life Time Value, CRM& Building Loyalty.
  6. International Product Development, Product Strategies and Pricing: Introduction, Classification of products both National and International. International Product Planning. Product Levels – Analysis of Product line and Product Mix for International Markets. Product Hierarchy, Product Adoption and Standardization. Influence on Marketing Plan and Budget. Role of PDLC. Framing appropriate product strategies using (TPS) based on the markets, Ansoff, Matrix, Porter’s Five Forces, BCG Matrix, Price and Non – Price Factors, Methods of Pricing, Factors affecting Pricing decisions, International Pricing Strategies, Analyzing Competitors, Initiating and responding to price changes.
  7. International Distribution: Introduction, Importance and selection of Channels both direct and indirect. Factors to be considered and involved in distribution systems. Logistics, Transportation, Selection of Mode of Transportation, Selection of Agents, Location Selection, International Packaging.

5. Strategic Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management : Introduction, supply chain management principles, methodology and solutions; importance of effective supply chain management in achieving organizational objectives; discuss key drivers
  2. Procurement: Introduction, role of procurement as a key driver of supply chain management; supplier selection; optimal procurement policies; reliability and quality;
  3. Logistics: Introduction; role of logistics as a key driver of supply chain management; selection of logistics mode; selection of ports; direct delivery and vehicle scheduling; implementation and control of movement and storage of goods; coordination of materials and information flows; factors involved from point of origin to point of consumption.
  4. Documentation: Introduction; interpretation of shipping terms; understand the flow of letters of credit from opening to final negotiation; understand various types of shipping documents used in international trade; trade declarations; role of incoterms and swift codes; export-import procedures
  5. Warehousing and Distribution Management: Introduction; competitive approach to warehousing and distribution; need for cost effective approach; identify areas of eliminating waste of resources; different types of stock and methods of stock allocation; impact of landlocked countries;
  6. Information Technology: Introduction; role of IT; internet and online communication systems; reducing transaction costs and improving buyer supplier relationships; improved purchasing, order processing, EDI, inventory management and production scheduling; Just In Time (JIT); tracking shipments; reducing lead times; information sharing.
  7. Inventory Management: Introduction; role of inventory management as a key driver; ABC analysis; XYZ analysis; impact of cost flow methods; FIFO, LIFO and average cost methods.
  8. Shipping and Freight Forwarding: Introduction; understand customs clearing and freight forwarding environment; challenges of statutory documentation; role of FCL and LCL, need for NVOCC; strategies and shipping techniques.

6. International Supply Chain Planning, Design and Implementation

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Applied Supply Chain Management: Introduction, importance supply chain planning, design and implementation; matching supply chain with products; supply chain value; integrated supply chain management.
  2. Business Models and Sourcing: Introduction; Anticipatory to Response-based business models; Purchasing Vs. Procurement; procurement strategies; building deep supplier relationships.
  3. Manufacturing and Integrated Planning: Introduction; manufacturing strategies; building flexibility; Total Integrated Planning; sales and operations planning;
  4. Advanced Planning and Scheduling: Introduction; Advanced planning and scheduling concepts and framework; using planning software and planning charts; Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment [CPFR].
  5. Designing the Supply Chain Network: Introduction; designing distribution network and applications to E-business; designing network design in the supply chain.
  6. Managing Cross Functional Drivers: Introduction; sourcing decisions in a supply chain; pricing and revenue management in a supply chain; information technology in a supply chain; sustainability and the supply chain.
  7. Implementation and Improvement Strategies: Application of SCOR [Supply Chain Operations Reference] Model to integrate core supply chain decisions and core functions.
  8. Supply Chain Globalization: Introduction; Supply Chain Globalization rationale and key strategies; requirements and challenges; operational differences; potential hidden costs; Total Cost Strategy

Dissertation (Research Project)

Indicative Syllabus

Dissertation is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to investigate an issue of your own choice over a significant period of time. Essentially this is an individual effort but it is carried out with the guidance and advice of your supervisor. Research is a creative and investigative process which only you can develop fully.

A supervisor/dissertation guide will be appointed to each students and the role of the supervisor is to act as a learning resource for the student. It is the student’s responsibility to make use of that opportunity, in consultation with the supervisor. The student is therefore expected to accept responsibility for the management of his/her learning. Following the allocation of a supervisor, the student should contact the supervisor to arrange a meeting. The supervisor will assist in:

  1. Clarifying the terms of the research;
  2. Suggesting areas of reading;
  3. Reviewing the proposed methodology;
  4. Establishing a timetable for the research which also includes initial dates for further meetings between the student and supervisor;
  5. Advising the student about appropriate standards and conventions concerning the assessment;
  6. Providing means of contact in addition to tutorials

It is the student’s responsibility to arrange/coordinate the initial meeting with the supervisor which could be online or face to face. The student should submit a copy of their dissertation proposal to supervisor for approval. The supervisor and student should then make mutually beneficial arrangements to provide support and supervision. The student reasonably expect to obtain some tutorial guidance from their supervisor. The supervisor will keep a record of the coverage and outcomes of each meeting, and the progress expected by the next meeting. The student can also expect the supervisor to comment on draft work submitted through the dissertation process.

EMBA Credit Score: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

This EMBA program grants 60 ECTS credits and the equivalent conversion to other frameworks are as follows:

60 ECTS = 45 US credits or 180 UK credits

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have attained the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University
  • English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 and above
  • Minimum 20 years of age
  • Candidates with minimum 2 years of work experience preferred.

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Documents Required for Application:

  • Duly Filled Application form
  • Academic documents (High School and Bachelor degree with transcripts)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of your passport
  • A photograph

Career Progression

Completing an Executive MBA (EMBA) degree/certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management opens the doors for a series of career opportunities. Here is a list of the most common careers supply chain & logistics graduates pursue:

Professional Progression

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Systems Support Manager
  • International Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Transportation Manager

Academic Progression

A scholar holding an Executive MBA (EMBA) with a concentration in Supply Chain and Logistics Management degree is always at a strategic advantage of his career to progress onto Doctorate degree: DBA or PhD in Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Level 8) of academic career path, the provided learner has displayed excellence in academic performance at Executive MBA (EMBA) level.

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  • Online Executive MBA in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
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  • Part-time Executive MBA in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

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