MBA in Logistics and Operations Management

University of Dubai

Program Description

MBA in Logistics and Operations Management

University of Dubai

MBA in Logistics and Operations Management

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform value-adding operations on various business processes (i.e., manufacturing, service production and delivery, distribution, supply).
  • Analyze optimization plans for operations decisions such as a new product development, supply chain capacity planning, process technology planning, factory automation, and production systems planning in UAE/MENA region.
  • Use knowledge and skills developed to add value to the firms in the UAE/MENA region.


The courses under this concentration are as below:

Operations and Supply Chain Strategy

The course focuses on current trends in global supply chain design. There is an emphasis on strategies for efficient procurement, distribution and operations of global supply chains.



Course Objectives (CO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

   1. Examine various operations and supply chain strategies to enable global supply chains to achieve business objectives.

   2. Evaluate alternate supply chain designs and strategies to optimize the operations of the firm.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

   1. Apply strategic thinking for successful management of global supply chain operations in UAE/GCC context.

   2. Analyze how effective global operations can create a sustainable competitive advantage for organizations in UAE/GCC context.

   3. Apply key technological and management strategies for the successful management and coordination of global supply chains in UAE/GCC context.

   4. Implement the integration of different agents in the supply chain, in UAE/GCC context.

   5. Apply global outsourcing strategies in the UAE/GCC context


Managing Supply Chain Operations

This course empowers students with the tools and strategies needed to achieve aligned global supply chains to achieve business objectives. There is an emphasis on the operational challenges of different stages of the supply chain, and how they can be aligned through state of the art strategies.



Course Objectives (CO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

   1. Examine various tools and strategies that can be used to effectively manage supply chain operations.

   2. Evaluate supply chain design alternatives to optimize supply chain operations.



Course Objectives (CO):

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

   1. Examine various tools and strategies that can be used to effectively manage supply chain operations.

   2. Evaluate supply chain design alternatives to optimize supply chain operations.


Purchasing and Sourcing Strategy

The course focuses on purchasing and sourcing strategies to enable global supply chains to achieve their business objectives. There is an emphasis on the optimization of the procurement network with the goal to minimize procurement cost and the risk of inventory shortage.



Course Objectives (CO):

This course has the following objectives:

   1. Develop capacity to manage the purchasing function and its system

   2. Develop capacity to effectively select best suppliers

   3. Judge the best practices of sourcing and procurement adopted by global firms to maximize profits.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

   1. Analyze the role of purchasing in an organization in the UAE/GCC Context

   2. Evaluate the legal aspects of the purchasing process in the UAE/GCC Context

   3. Apply negotiation strategies to achieve the goals of purchasing

   4. Use purchasing to effectively manage materials and inventory requirements of the firm.

   5. Apply quantitative methods to minimize inventory storage and procurement costs


Action Research / Work-based Project

The purpose is to provide applied learning experience through action- research/work-based project (ARP/WBP) in the organization. The course allows participants to draw on knowledge and comprehension of management issues gained in the previous courses.

The course also provides an important link between the organization and the UD. As such, the ARP/WBP should reflect a need of the organization while meeting the perceived needs and interests of the individual students. Thus, the student is required to develop an action-oriented management report. The ARP/WBP report must be of a rigorous academic/ professional standard.



Course Objective (CO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

   1. Equip the students with practical background experiences in an organization setting.

   2. Develop competence in the application of management theory, skills and attitudes, by requiring students to undertake a project via action research.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

   1. Define and interpret the issues in business including their own project.

   2. Analyze the data they collect for their project, so that they can draw justifiable and useful conclusions from it.

   3. Critically evaluate their project.

   4. Use skills to “sell” their recommendations to organizations for effective implementation.



Global Logistics & Transportation Management

The course focuses on the importance of International Supply Chain Management (SCM). The coverage includes an over view of international logistics, global strategy for Logistics & SCM, structuring the global supply chain, international sourcing & distribution, role of ports & airports in international product movement, economics of international air & ocean carriers, freight forwarding industry, security & risk management for international supply chain.



Course Objectives (CO):

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

   1. Review international logistics practices and co-ordination

   2. Develop capacity to analyze warehousing, material handling and packaging activities of UAE/GCC companies.

   3. Evaluate importance of international SCM for firms’ operations.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

   1. Conduct network design Of UAE/GCC international Supply Chain (SC) Companies

   2. Compare the information needed by these companies to coordinate international logistic operation

   3. Evaluate strategic alternatives for global logistics companies

   4. Analyze Inventory, warehousing, material handling & packaging activities of these companies.

   5. Develop intermodal logistics solutions in the context of the UAE/GCC

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Oct. 2016
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