The Master of Science in Logistics Management programme is designed to provide access to higher learning opportunities for both local and international learners. It provides learners with relevant, interesting and stimulating learning experiences via a variety of innovative teaching and study techniques.... The scope of studies includes current developments and analysis on logistics management at both theoretical and applied levels.
Learners are encouraged to conduct theoretical exercises on these topics and apply their ‘ﬁtness” to practice, in particular their relevance or application to small or medium-sized industries - either locally or regionally. The programme also promotes life-long learning among the learners to help nurture future career development prospects and research in the ﬁeld.
* This programme received a 100% graduate employability score in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Graduate Employability 2020. (Source: ge.mohe.gov.my/)
UCSI University's Master of Science in Logistics Management is a one-year programme with a trimester offering. Those who do not fulfill the requirement of minimum two years relevant work experience will need to undertake the compulsory co-operative placement. Each semester lasts 14 weeks. Classes are conducted on weekdays and weekends.
The Master of Science in Logistics Management programme provides students with relevant, interesting and stimulating experience via a variety of innovative teaching and learning techniques. The dynamic learning process involves various methods. Methodology and pedagogy vary but include: lectures, case method, team-based approach, active learning, group research assignments, report writing, guest speakers, presentations and seminars. The learning process also includes study trips to complement classroom learning. Furthermore, the small class size creates a collaborative, highly interpersonal environment for graduate business and management education.
We consider assessment as an integral part of the learning process and as such assess students continuously throughout the programme. Assessment may take the form of group work, individual assignments or formal examinations. A project or case study is also a requirement in order to complete the programme.
i. A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
ii. A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.5, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.
iii. Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (ii).
English Language Requirements
- IELTS minimum Band 6.0
- TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum 60
- Cambridge English Qualification and Test minimum score of 169
- Pearson Test of English minimum score 59
- MUET minimum Band 4
- Operations and Logistics Management
- Research Methods for Business and Management
- Human Resource and Organisational Behaviour
- Blue Ocean Strategy
- Import and Export Management
- Inventory Management
- Port Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Warehouse Management
- Logistics Engineering
- Logistics Strategy
- Procurement Management
- Project / Case Study
Postgraduate study is often undertaken for very practical reasons - to enhance career prospects and for overall personal and skills development. The opportunities open to you, as an individual with a Master of Science in Logistics Management degree, will vary according to what you want from your future career and what you have to offer employers. Your career opportunities will depend on your reasons to undertake the programme which may include:
- Enhancing career prospects (promotions, overseas posting, etc)
- Enhancing career rewards (pay rises in tandem with higher academic Academic Qualificationss)
- Preparing for a new career (in preparation for a change in industry)
- Aspiring to professions in higher education (lecturing in tertiary institutions)
- Aspiring to professions in research or training (in research universities or research centres)
Our postgraduates are equipped with transferable skills such as academic achievement, organisational and communication skills, analysis, commitment, practicality, maturity, decisiveness, intellectual creativity, capacity for hard work, group dynamic skills, research / project management skills, and cross cultural awareness that will translate into employability skills for spearheading their career.
Qualified graduates can be employed as Logistics/Distribution Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Assistant Logistics Manager, Import / Export Managers, among others. Generally, the job description and responsibilities vary according to the specific job role and whether the employing company is a manufacturer, retailer or a specialist service provider.