The purpose of the programme is to develop graduates with well-rounded managerial, professional and industry specific intellectual competencies, knowledge and skills as to be able to identify, analyse, evaluate, critically reflect on and solve complex problems. They should also be able to provide theory driven arguments within the logistics and supply chain management field.
The graduate will be able to make managerial decisions in the context of a logistics and/or supply chain organisation; analyse, synthesise and evaluate information; and produce innovative responses within a concrete but often unfamiliar context. They will be able to communicate these decisions, ideas and/or opinions as wellformed arguments, using appropriate academic, professional or occupational discourse.
The proposed curriculum will contribute towards the intended outcomes by providing a student with a range of broad-based knowledge, theory and methodology in fields such as business management, economics, business statistics, project management, business research and financial management. Furthermore, it will specifically provide the student with integrated knowledge, theory and methodology of logistic and supply chain management principles, processes, procedures and systems.Â
A graduate will furthermore be able to plan and execute appropriate logistics and supply chain research utilising substantive research methodology and will be able to reflect on and report on the research findings.
This programme will also provide a sound theoretical basis for further learning. It is expected of students to work in a team in an unpredictable context with various role players, including professional and administrative staff within the logistics and supply chain environment. A student should also demonstrate sensitivity to different communities and sensitivity for the social and cultural differences and needs,Â particularly with respect to the distribution of goods within different communities.
Upon successful completion of the BBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, student should be able to:
- Utilise a broad, but well-rounded, theoretical and knowledge base of general management and economics
- Evaluate select and analyse appropriate information, and effectively communicate and disseminate information within the logistics and supply chain environmentÂ
- Apply sound financial management principles in logistics and supply chain environments
- Apply sound research principles as to effectively research appropriate logistics and supply chain questions and problems
- Utilise a sound and integrated theoretical and knowledge base of the logistics and supply chain discipline
- Understand and apply relevant models, procedures, tools and techniques that are available to a logistics and supply chain manager to establish effective and efficient solutions to problems
- Confidently utilise quantitative approaches in decision making
- Fulfill the functions and roles that a logistics and supply chain manager is normally called upon to discharge as his/her duties.