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Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management

The Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management has been developed by London School of Business and Finance as a qualification for students aiming for a career in Logistics & Supply Chain Management or a wide range of industries, and/or for students aiming for a Higher Education qualification in the subject.

Programme Aims

The main aim of the Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management is to give students the best possible preparation for a successful career in Logistics & Supply Chain Management and a wide range of industries. Graduates of the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic underlying academic concepts and principles associated with the broader discipline of Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

The Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management aims to provide students with:

  • An understanding of the core concepts, theories and techniques in the Logistics & Supply Chain Management field.
  • An introduction to the latest technology and development in the Logistics & Supply Chain Management industry.
  • Develop competence in the areas of study and solutions to problems in industry.
  • To enhance an awareness of the business, legal and social responsibilities of logistics operations.
  • Synthesize the requirements of industry regulatory systems
  • A high degree of effectiveness within the industry by providing a wide range of relevant knowledge and skills to complement their experience in their scope of work.
Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, students will:

  • Distinguish trends of the past decade and make informed estimates of likely future developments .
  • Demonstrate knowledge of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed
  • Analyse strategic issues
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems
  • Show an understanding of logistics and supply chain management and practices in the context of their chosen specialisation
  • Communicate the results of their study/work accurately and reliably, and with structured and coherent arguments
Course Duration

Full Time course: 8 months
Students attend lessons @ 3 hours per day and directed/independent learning for a period of 8 months from Monday to Friday, plus 6 months industrial attachment

Part Time course: 12 months
Students attend 3-hr lessons 2/3 nights a week for a period of 12 months, plus 6 months industrial attachment 

Course Intake

Full-Time: Every 2 Months / Modular
Intake falls in January, March, May, July, September, and November 

Part-Time: Every 3 Months / Modular
Intake falls in January, April, July, and October 

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, Tutorial, Seminars, Workshops,Case study and Exercises, Group work project and presentations, Computer Exercise, Class Discussion

Entry Requirement

Minimum Age: 18

Local students shall possess one of the following:

  • At least two passes in GCE ‘A’ Level
  • International Baccalaureate (24 points)
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma in any field

International students shall possess one of the following:

  • Completion of Year 12 High School Qualification or equivalent qualification from respective home countries
  • Completed International Baccalaureate (24 points)
  • Equivalent Local Polytechnic Diploma in any field in respective home countries


Both local and international students MUST fulfil the minimum English language entry requirement of one of the following (except Mandarin programmes):

  • Achieved grade C6 or better in English language in GCE O level;
  • Pass in English Language in Year 10 High School qualification or equivalent;
  • IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550;
  • Completed LSBF Preparatory Course in English Upper Intermediate Level;

Students with non-standard entry requirements (e.g. other PEI qualification, lack of equivalent Year 12 in home country, etc.) will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to approval of the Academic Board.

Module Synopsis

Quantitative Methods
This course introduces the basic concept of quantitative approaches to decision-making. It is designed to provide students with a sound conceptual understanding of the role that management science plays in the decision making process. It emphasises the application of a wide variety of quantitative techniques to the solution of business and economic problems. An additional objective is to familiarise students with the use of computers in statistical analysis.

Principles of Accounting
The module introduces students to the foundation and understanding of the principles and concepts of Accounting. Students will be exposed to the application of these accounting concepts in the preparation of financial statements for use by individuals, business, non-profit organisations and government institutions. Students will also be developing expertise in using these accounting principles and concepts in their analytical approach to financial problem-solving.

Principles of Economics
The module is an introduction to basic economic principles and concepts and how they apply to the business environment. It introduces students to the global economy and reviews both the national and the global market. It establishes the framework for future courses by providing students with an overview of fundamental micro and macroeconomic concepts.

Introduction to Logistics
This module focuses on international Logistics and Supply Chain Management, key of which involves the integration of information and strategic decisions on transportation, inventory, material flow, and resources.

Principles of Management
The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of management. Students will learn how to examine the nature of managerial work including strategy, operations and project management, control, ethics, structures and culture, organisational power, groups, teams and individual performance, social responsibility and change management.

Principles of Marketing
This course seeks to equip students with an understanding of the role of Marketing. It outlines the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques. It provides students with the opportunity to examine marketing theories and approaches and the value of marketing management in achieving corporate success in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Supply Chain Management
This module focuses in international Logistics and Supply Chain Management, key of which involves the integration of information and decisions on transportation, inventory, material flow, and resources.

Introduction to Data Analytics Using R or
This module will introduce students to the concepts and methods of data analytics and use open source GUI tools (point and click) to perform key statistical tests, data modelling and visualization of results from business data decision making and draw useful interferences from data. Students will be introduced to key concepts of statistical tests, data mining algorithms, evaluation of models and results as well as effective presentation of results. 

Business Communications
This course will involve the student in the diverse aspects of business communication theories and practices, and provide instruction in understanding basic principles and the importance of appropriate and professional business communication. The purpose is to enable students to communicate effectively in business settings, including effective presentation skills.

Industrial Attachment Program
Industrial Attachment is part of students’ educational development. This enables theoretical learning in the classroom to be applied to practical learning situations and encourages application of theory and knowledge in appropriate context. Where students are unable to undertake an Industrial Attachment they will be offered the option of a written Project. Industrial Attachment applies to all full-time STP holders.
To be eligible for Industrial Attachment a student must have passed a minimum of 4 modules.
Students who commence an Industrial Attachment placement cannot subsequently opt to complete the Diploma with a Project. Students who commence an Industrial Attachment and subsequently fail to complete this will be awarded a Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
Students who opt to source their own Industrial Attachment and who subsequently fail to secure this will be awarded a Certificate.
For Part-time students or Full-time non-STP holders, to complete the Diploma they must show that they either have a minimum of 6 months relevant working experience or complete the written Project. In certain circumstances non-STP may opt for the Industrial Attachment.
Attendance Requirements
  • STP holders – 90%  
  • Non-STP holders – 75%
Assessment, Graduation and Awards

All modules except Data Analytics Using R, 

Assessment Profile
Assignment/Class test: 50%
Final Exam: 50%        

Introduction to Data Analytics Using R

Mid term Quiz 1: 25%
Mid term Quiz 2: 25%
Final Project: 50%
Total: 100%                          


Student must achieve an overall passing grade of 40%.  If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade of 40%, students will be permitted one retake attempt in each failed assessment and failure of this retake will require students to re-module the failed module(s) again in full prior to additional retake attempt.

Graduation and Awards

Students must complete and pass all required modules in this course to receive a Diploma in Business Studies certification.

Students who are for any reason unable to complete the Diploma and who have successfully passed a minimum of 4 modules are eligible for an Exit Award of a Certificate in Business Studies.

Teacher-Student Ratio

1 Teacher: 120 Students

Course Fee

Local Student: SGD$4,980

International Student: SGD$7,500

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