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Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain & Logistics Management) (Top-Up) - awarded by Victoria University – Australia

The Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain & Logistics Management) has been developed by Victoria University, Australia in conjunction with LSBF, Singapore. It provides an opportunity for current Advanced and Higher Diploma graduates in Logistics & Supply Chain Management to further their studies with Victoria University at LSBF Singapore.

VU’s Supply Chain and Logistics Management major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Programme Aims

To pursue a business career in logistics and supply chain management, export/import operations, and work closely with other companies in areas like manufacturing and services with a Supply Chain and Logistics Management major.

VU's graduates pursue careers all over the world and specialise in all sorts of areas from importing and shipping to manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Critically review, synthesise and adapt business theories to analyse authentic contemporary problems in a variety of domestic and international contexts appreciating the value of diversity and intercultural settings;
  • Exhibit professional judgement in the selection and use of common business tools to support decision-making and project management in a general business context;
  • Critically evaluate priorities and articulate key issues in complex business problems;
  • Analyse and reflect on the impact of contemporary external (strategy, cultural and other competitive pressures) and internal factors (structure, culture and systems) to achieve effective business practices;
  • Critically review and apply practical, effective and ethically responsible solutions with initiative and professional judgement to a range of business-related challenges at both strategic and operational levels;
  • Contribute effectively, with personal accountability for outcomes in a dynamic 21st century work team, working in an ethical and socially responsible manner whilst acknowledging the contributions of others in achieving both individual and team goals;
  • Clearly and coherently communicate independent insights and ideas using verbal, written and visual modes of delivery to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Exemplify personal awareness, self-motivation, change readiness and resilience in response to dynamic environments/conditions; and,
  • Reflect lifelong learning attributes including autonomous, self-directed learning skills and habits.
Mode of Delivery
  • Lectures,
  • Case studies and exercises
  • Class discussion
Course Duration
Full-time
  • Course Duration = 18 Months
  • Monday to Friday
Part-time
  • Course Duration = 18 Months
  • 3 hours per lesson
  • 3 lessons per week
Course Intakes

Full Time and Part Time - March, June, September, December

Entry Requirements
  • Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:
    • LSBF Higher Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • LSBF Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field
    • Students, who have obtained equivalent qualifications in relevant fields, will be assessed case-by-case and subjected to university approval.
  • Minimum English Language Entry Requirement:

    English entry requirements into VU undergraduate programs for international students requires evidence that students have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency:

    • IELTS* (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)
    • TOEFL* Internet: Overall score of 66. Section score no less than:
      • Listening: 12
      • Speaking: 18
      • Reading: 15
      • Writing: 21
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE)*: Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50)
    • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE)*: Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.
    • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved
    • English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)- EAP 2 (advanced): B grade

    *IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course.

    If students have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, they may be eligible for an English language exemption.

  • Exceptions

    Students, who have other qualifications, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Minimum Age:

    18 years or above

Module Synopsis

SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT MAJOR

Operations Management
This unit is a gateway to other specialised units of the course. The unit aims to empower business graduates to develop the ability to understand and analyse specific operational problems and to propose solutions. This requires a thorough understanding of both the operations management principles and techniques so as to be able to apply this knowledge in practice. This unit includes the following topics: operations function in manufacturing and service industries; the planning and control of the operations process; application of operations management tools and techniques.

Distribution Management
This unit will enable students to understand the operations of distribution centres and relevant distribution logistics within product supply chains from theoretical and practical viewpoints. Students will study the ways in which distribution centres link with various modes of transport and provide service to different customer needs. Students will analyse and critique the key concepts of distribution logistics including customer accommodation, inventory control, distribution network strategies, packaging, warehouse management systems, and distribution performances measures. Students will engage in a range of learning activities that include peer discussion and review, team work and analysis of real business situation in a company or organisations. Student learning will be guided and assessed by means of a literature review, a group presentation, a group report and an end-of-semester examination.

Purchasing and Supply Management
Students will reflect on processes behind sourcing suppliers - selection, certification and assessment. Further, students will work collaboratively to report on effective supplier relationships and their importance to successful purchasing. The unit facilitates appraisal of the importance of contracts and activities carried out during different stages of negotiation.
Student learning will involve team reflection on industrial field trip with reference to a broad range of theories and frameworks associated with purchasing and supply management. Student learning in the unit will be guided and assessed by means of a literature review, a group case study analysis, a group presentation and a final examination.

E-Supply Chain Management
This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the practice and technological issues behind how modern global supply networks share information. Topics covered include; Bar coding, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), ERP, eBusiness and Operation Performance Measurement. Student learning will involve team reflection on industrial field trip with reference to a broad range of theories and frameworks associated with e-supply chain management. Student learning in the unit will be guided and assessed by means of a literature review, a group case study analysis, a group presentation and a final examination.

Integrated Supply Chain Management
Supply chains underpin the flow of goods and services from point of origin to point of consumption. This further develops specialist academic knowledge and skills to strategically manage the logistics functions in a supply chain in the context of the globalisation of business. Students will critically reflect on a range of domestic and international logistics challenges and explore global logistics functions associated with coordinating market demands and supply management. Key topics include demand management of inventory, inbound and outbound logistics functions, supply chain relationships, chain performance measurement and sustainability. Students will engage in a wide range of learning activities including problem-solving sessions, case study analysis, peer discussion and review, and self-reflection. Assessment will involve a major industry report, a group presentation and an end of semester exam.

Transport and Logistics Management
The unit complements study undertaken in other specialist units in the areas of logistics and distribution. This unit introduces the application of theory to the analysis of operations, policies and challenges in the transport sector. This analysis is carried out against a background of the importance to an economy of a highly developed transport sector. Issues explored will centre on the transport of goods and people at both national and international levels. Key topics include transport planning, control and strategy, safety regulations, and technology in transport management.

Supply Chain Analytics
Students will critically review a variety of supply chain theoretical, analytical and optimisation models, analytics around decision-support tools and solution techniques. The major focus will be on applying these analytical techniques to identify and resolve contemporary logistics related business problems.
Sample examples include supply chain demand planning using SAP-SCM module, vehicle dispatching in transportation, transhipment and shortest path optimisation models, economic order quantity of inventory, and warehouse management systems (WMS) in distribution operations. Students will investigate spreadsheet models for the problems described above and determine solutions by MS EXCEL Solver.

International Business Challenge
The unit focusses on engagement with global business particularly in Asia, business project management and career development and management. The unit continues the development of academic, professional and personal skills commenced in the First Year units and in particular in the Integrated Business Challenge unit.
The International Business Challenge unit provides an international context to analyse the trends and opportunities in the global market through a problem solving and project management framework via an international project. Students develop an intercultural understanding from a personal, professional and business perspective as well as an appreciation of the distinctive nature of working in diverse local and global communities.

Applied Business Challenge
This is a capstone unit which focuses on the development, demonstration and application of students skills around the themes of leadership and challenge provides a thematic link from the Business Challenge stream as well as business specialisations. In this unit, students will demonstrate their understanding of the business environment and the knowledge and skills required for professional practice. The assessments emulate professional practice by combining multi-disciplinary, simulation and research based projects.

Applied Business Statistics
The focus of this unit is to expose students to statistical techniques that are specific to the areas of business, economics and finance. Students will develop an understanding and ability to use these techniques across a range of empirical problems. The application of such techniques will involve collection of relevant data, the use of professionally popular computer software and the interpretation and use of computer outputs.
Topics include sampling methods and estimation of point and confidence intervals; hypothesis tests; non-parametric tests; analysis of variance; Chi-square tests; multiple regression and residual analysis; discriminant analysis and factor analysis.

Strategic Management
Students study normative theories and models of organisation strategy, policy and decision making to critically assess their value to the organisation and its stakeholders. Through this study, students will develop knowledge, personal skills and competencies in the application of the strategic management principles to contemporary organisations.

International Management
This unit investigates the critical factors impacting upon management in an international context. Students explore the role of management in any nationality, encouraging a truly global perspective in dealing with dynamic management issues in foreign and local environments. Culture is considered from a management perspective and also evaluated in a global context. Various theories, models and frameworks will be introduced that provide different perspectives on understanding and managing internationally.

Course fee

Local students: SGD$18,000
International Students: SGD$21,000

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