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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Logistics and Transport Management (Top up)

Pave a remarkable career path in logistics & transport management with our BA(Hons) top-up programme at LSBF Singapore. The BA(Hons) in Business logistics & transport management top-up is awarded by University of Greenwich, one of the premiere Universities globally. Apply now to analyse effectively business and logistics challenges.

About university of Greenwich
 
  • Ranked 65th amongst the top Universities in the UK in 2020*
  • The University of Greenwich has been ranked Top 8 Globally by ‘Centre for World University Rankings'**
  • Degrees in this subject are ranked Top 10 for student satisfaction in London (Complete University Guide 2018)***
 

*Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-universities-uk

**Source: https://www.gre.ac.uk/articles/public-relations/university-of-greenwich-in-top-8-per-cent-in-world

***Source: https://www.gre.ac.uk/undergraduate-courses/business-school/business-logistics-transport-management-ba-hons-ext

Programme Aims
 

The programme is designed to fulfil the needs of practitioners and employers in a fast-changing economic environment, and the educational aims of the programme are:

  • Providing work related learning and teaching.
  • Advance study of organisations, business management and the changing external environment in which organisations operate.
  • Preparing students for careers in business development and management by equipping them with a systematic, broad and integrated understanding of key aspects of business. 
  • Development of professional skills and career management.
  • Application of knowledge and understanding of business and management with an emphasis on solving complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice.
  • Enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development. 

Summary of Skills Development for Students within the Programme

The graduates should:

  • Be business minded, i.e. have strong commercial awareness, and the ability to consistently apply their knowledge and subject-specific and wider intellectual skills in a multi-tasking, fast paced environment.
  • Be numerate, i.e. possess the numerical and analytical skills to setup benchmark processes and measure business performances.
  • Be creative, i.e. be able to approach tasks from an analytical viewpoint and be able to interpret complex data sets, and therefore develop innovative business plans using creative thinking and judgment.
  • Be people oriented, i.e. have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and therefore be able to liaise with different types of people both within and external to organization.
  • Be able to engage with all types of audiences and build relations with customers.
  • Be able work either individually or in a team and be able to inspire and influence others.
  • Be technologically capable; i.e. be able to apply information technology to work, enhancing efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy.
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills, and the confidence and ability to present complex ideas and argument.
Learning Outcomes
 

The programme provides opportunities for students to achieve the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding

A graduate of the programme will be able to:
 
  • Have a strong commercial awareness, a systematic and integrated understanding of the functions and processes of business, and practices for effective management of business
  • Understand the global environment in which business operate and its effects upon business management, include the political, economic, technological, social, ethical and environmental factors. 
  • Identify, interpret and utilise complex data to analyse business performance and make plans to improve it. 
  • Demonstrate strategic awareness and evaluate options available to organisations with an insight that ensures future business strategy is geared to improve efficiency and overall profit maximisation.
  • Make business decisions that consider international complexity, cultural differences, ethical issues and social responsibilities.

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop the following skills:

Intellectual skills

A graduate of the programme will be able to:

  • assess the implications for management of emerging influences and challenges inside and outside the organization
  • deconstruct arguments by looking at assumptions and implicit values and to evaluate them in terms of evidence
  • synthesise information from several sources in order to gain a coherent understanding of multifaceted business problems
  • solve problems and make decisions with IDEAL (Identify the problem, Define the problem, examine alternatives, Act on a plan, Look at the consequences) model 
  • have effective intellectual autonomy, initiative and self-competence in learning situations
  • think independently and creatively, and work collaboratively with innovative ideas
  • effective in self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour, motivation, self-starting, individual initiative and enterprise
  • have self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues
  • lead a team under various circumstances, liaise with different types of people within organisation and external to organization
  • Have the ability to engage all types of audiences including senior level audience and are able to influence and inspire others.

Subject practical skills

A graduate of the programme will be able to:

  • be effective at managing and utilising quantifiable information 
  • take logical steps to understand, analyse and solve a problem or issue by utilising scientific tools and processes
  • apply qualitative and quantitative business tools to analyse, evaluate, and make decisions for a wide range of international scenarios and problems
  • Apply advanced information communication technologies, and project management skills to manage organisations and improve business performances.
  • work collaboratively in multicultural and diverse teams, appreciating cultural differences and demonstrating personal initiative
  • have the comprehension of the strategic dimension essential in undertaking a management role in any organization

Transferable Skills

A graduate of the programme will be able to:

  • analyse business problems using a range of criteria and techniques, leading to recommendations on options, implementation and choice of actions
  • create, evaluate and assess a range of options together with the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations
  • gain relevant personal transferable skills e.g. oral, written, analytical, problem-solving, teamwork skills, and time management skills applicable to a range of job opportunities including self-employment
  • demonstrate computer literacies appropriate to the business profession and can adopt the information technologies effectively
  • Have enhanced interpersonal skills e.g. building relationships, maximising individual strengths, negotiating individual contributions or organisational benefits.

Graduate Attributes

The University of Greenwich has always aimed to provide an environment that allows students to maximise their potential. In meeting the challenges of today’s tough and changing world our consultation with staff and students resulted in defining distinctive characteristics for the Greenwich Graduate.  These explicit behaviours, values, skills and dispositions that we expect our students to develop will best prepare them for their future careers and help us to reshape student learning and assessment activities.”

Scholarship and Autonomy: Achieved through the adoption of the Greenwich Graduate attributes, which have been incorporated into the Programme and Course Benchmark statements.

Creativity and Enterprise: Achieved through the delivery of PPD courses, development of PDPs, work related learning and teaching, and the integration of innovative information technologies to all courses. The introduction of Work-Related Learning module specifically focuses upon enhancing employability. The Level 6 course Consultancy Project enables students to obtain an insight into the live environment and challenges in real business.

Cross-cultural and International Awareness: Achieved through the mix of diverse cultures and origins of both students and teaching team and the international nature of the subject material. The appreciation of sustainability is achieved by introducing the new Level 6 course Sustainable Business.

Teaching and learning methods

The University of Greenwich has always aimed to provide innovative teaching and learning approaches:

  • Interactive lectures, face-to-face and web supported seminars, guest speakers 
  • Directed and independent self-study, group or web-based discussions
  • Supervised laboratories, Excel demonstration 
  • Case studies, problem solving activities, research activities, company visits, guest speakers, consultancy projects, business simulations, and group based research and presentations
Entry Requirement
 

a. Minimum Academic Entry Requirement:

Students who have successfully completed either of the following

  • LSBF Advanced Diploma in Business Studies
  • LSBF Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • LSBF Higher Diploma in Business Studies
  • LSBF Higher Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Polytechnic or other PEIs 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. 

b. Minimum English Language Entry Requirement: 

  • Applicants who have not studied prior qualifications in English require IELTS 6 or equivalent in an accepted English language test.

c. Minimum Age:

  • 18 years or above

If you don't meet the entry requirements, please refer to the below pathway section and find out how to progress towards the BA (Hons) Business Logistics and Transport Management degree.

Course Duration
 

Course duration:

  • Full Time: 8 months
  • Part Time: 12 months

Contact Hours (Full Time & Part Time):

Modules Credits Hours Lessons Face to Face Teaching
Contact Hours
Compulsory Modules        
Managing strategy 30 3 16 48
Sustainable Transport 15 3 8 24
Contemporary Transportation and Logistics 30 3 16 48
Advanced Project Management 15 3 8 24
Thematic Independent Study 30 3 16 48
 
Total Contact hours Full (Time & Part Time) 192


Student – Teacher Ratio: 1:25

Course Intake
 

May 2020, September 2020

Modules
 

Managing Strategy

The course will develop critical analytical skills relevant to strategic management and will reflect the plurality of perspectives and approaches to strategic management wherever it is possible and appropriate. Also, the course will introduce students to the cognitive processes and core analytical tools which underpin the management of strategy in organisations. The cognitive element is complemented by a business reality component in the form of a game simulation exercise. Alongside the teaching of tools and skills, students will be encouraged to develop a critical appreciation of the nature and limits of business strategy and an understanding of the organisational dynamics involved in strategy development.

Sustainable Transport

To provide an understanding of the issues involved in planning and managing transport systems. To examine the issues surrounding sustainable transport and the relationship of the transport sector with society. The intention is to review the impact of demography, politics and environmental factors on the development of transport for both passenger and freight sectors. This is interpreted primarily in the challenges faced by the principal modes of transport such as rail, maritime and road. Theories in transport management in general and practical aspects of the UK and European transport systems in particular are analysed, whereas case studies used are both from developed and developing countries.

Contemporary Transportation and Logistics

The aim of this course is to develop students' critical understanding of academic and pragmatic approaches to contemporary issues in transportation and logistics as well as the contemporary developments in this field within local and global contexts.

Advanced Project Management

This course aims to equip students with high level skills, capabilities and knowledge that will enable them to successfully manage, analyse and critique projects in the full range of business sectors. It will also allow students to develop the skills necessary to successfully recover failed or stalled projects, including those tools which will enable them to critically analyse the reasons for failure/stalling and identify appropriate recovery strategies. On completion of this course, students should be able to successfully initiate, plan and delivery a real-life project.

Thematic Independent Studies

The Module provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to cap off their degrees with a major project of self-directed study through investigation and critical evaluation of combining (1) academic knowledge gained from their degree studies and (2) a link to their future employability. Under the guidance of their personal tutor, students will design and develop two extended essays on the same or related topics, which draw on relevant literature and secondary data but will not involve primary research. Students will also defend one of their essays through a viva voce examination and submit a reflective commentary.

Progression Path with LSBF Singapore
 

O-Level

Foundation diploma in Business Studies*

 
 
 
 
 
 

Higher Diploma in Business Studies*

 
 
 

Diploma in Business Studies*

 
 
 

Advanced Diploma in Business Studies*

 
 
 
 
 

Other Qualifications

Polytechnics diploma and other PEIs*

 
 
 

Ba (Hons) Business Studies (top-up)*

A-Level

Higher Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management*

 
 
 

Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management*

 
 
 

Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management*

 
 
 
BA (Hons) Business Logistics and Transport Management (top-up)*
 
 
 
 
 
 
MA Logistics and Supply Chain Management (top-up)*

Other Qualifications

Polytechnics diploma and other PEIs*

 
 
 
BA (Hons) Business Logistics and Transport Management (top-up)*
 
 
 
 
 
 
MA Logistics and Supply Chain Management (top-up)*
*Please note: All pathways for Logistics and Supply Chain Management will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis subject to university approval
Course Fee
 

Local Students:

Part-Time: SGD $13,000

Full-Time: SGD $13,000

International Students:

Full-Time: SGD $15,000

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