Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management program seeks to produce graduates able to function effectively in managerial and practitioner roles in the specialized field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Graduates will have the skills, values and ability to explain, analyze and evaluate complex Logistics and Supply Chain Management processes in local and global contexts, while demonstrating the ability to work independently, or in teams, to think critically, solve problems, make recommendations for improvements, and use advanced Logistics and Supply Chain Management tools.

Program Description

Business students in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will learn to efficiently integrate the flow of materials, finances, and information from suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers to the final customer and back again.

Graduates from this program will gain planning and organizational skills, quantitative and analytical skills, contract negotiation and information technology related skills as they learn the science of managing global operations.

Graduates with a degree in logistics and supply chain management will be able to seek employment with a wide range of industries including manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, transportation, retail, petroleum and the healthcare industry.

In addition to the core Logistics and Supply Chain Management qualification, the program offers a concentration in Procurement.

For the Procurement concentration, students take – SLM 4033, SLM 4103, SLM 4113, SLM 4123 and QMT 4053 elective courses.

Upon the successful completion of 117 credits, students may commence their Research Project (SLM 4203).

Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

To develop graduates who possess the

  • Current knowledge and understanding of key areas of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management field, their interrelationship and application.
  • Ability to use the Logistics and Supply Chain Management tools, think critically, and conduct applied research.
  • Necessary key success skills in business.
  • In depth knowledge of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management field and its interrelationship and application across business environments.

Program Learning Outcomes

Degree Level

Students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of functional business areas. 
  2. Utilize tools to solve problems in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 
  3. Conduct research, evaluate arguments, concepts, and data in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  4. Demonstrate self-development and the ability to work independently and in teams.
  5. Apply ethical principles to decisions made in global and local contexts, including issues related to sustainability and societal responsibility.
  6. Utilize effective oral and written Arabic and English communication in business. 
  7. Apply business principles utilizing technology to various real-world situations.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 126 credits, including:

Business Core Courses48
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Core Courses30
Logistics and Supply Chain Elective Courses15
General Studies33
Total Credit Hours126
Business Core Courses
Required Credits: 48
ACC 1003Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACC 1103Managerial Accounting3
BIS 3003Business Information Systems3
ECO 1003Microeconomics3
ECO 1103Macroeconomics3
FIN 2003Financial Management3
INT 2153Business Internship I3
INT 3153Business Internship II3
LAW 3103Business and Commercial Law3
MGT 1003Principles of Management3
MGT 2103Organizational Behaviour3
MGT 3003Business Ethics and Corporate Governance3
MGT 3103Business Simulation and Project Management3
MRK 1103Principles of Marketing3
OPM 2103Operations Management3
STS 2003Business Statistics3
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Core Courses
Required Credits: 30
QMT 2003Total Quality Management3
QMT 4103Agile Project Management3
SLM 2003Supply Chain Management3
SLM 3003Supplier Management3
SLM 3103Warehouse and Distribution Management3
SLM 3113Logistics Management3
STS 3113Advanced Statistical Models3
SLM 4003Supply Chain Risk Management3
SLM 4013Supply Chain Operations Planning and Control3
SLM 4203Logistics and Supply Chain Research Project3
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Elective Courses
(For Students not pursuing a Concentration)
Required Credits: 15
QMT 4053Lean Management3
SLM 4033Sourcing in Procurement3
SLM 4103Inventory Management3
SLM 4113Negotiating and Contracting in Procurement3
SLM 4123Managing Relationships in Procurement3
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
AES 1013Arabic Communications3
AES 1033Islamic Culture3
LSC 1103Professional Written Communication3
LSC 2193Applied Skills Capstone3
Humanities or Arts
Required Credits: 3
AES 1003Emirati Studies3
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
ICT 2013Computational Thinking and Coding3
LSM 1003Applied Mathematics3
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
LSN 1113Introduction to Sustainability3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
BUS 2403Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
LSS 1003Life and Future Skills3
LSS 1123Basic Research Methods3


Procurement Concentration

Concentration Name: Procurement Concentration
Total Credit Hours: 15
Concentration Curriculum:
QMT 4053Lean Management3
SLM 4033Sourcing in Procurement3
SLM 4103Inventory Management3
SLM 4113Negotiating and Contracting in Procurement3
SLM 4123Managing Relationships in Procurement3
Concentration Code: PRC

Description Data
Total Required Credits 126
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BUSLM
Major Code SLM

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
ACC 1003 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
ECO 1003 Microeconomics 3
LSM 1003 Applied Mathematics 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
MGT 1003 Principles of Management 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
ACC 1103 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 1103 Macroeconomics 3
LSC 1103 Professional Written Communication 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
MRK 1103 Principles of Marketing 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
FIN 2003 Financial Management 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
SLM 2003 Supply Chain Management 3
STS 2003 Business Statistics 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 4
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
LSN 1113 Introduction to Sustainability 3
MGT 2103 Organizational Behaviour 3
OPM 2103 Operations Management 3
QMT 2003 Total Quality Management 3
 Credit Hours15
INT 2153 Business Internship I 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 3
Semester 5
BIS 3003 Business Information Systems 3
MGT 3003 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 3
STS 3113 Advanced Statistical Models 3
SLM 3003 Supplier Management 3
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 6
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
LAW 3103 Business and Commercial Law 3
MGT 3103 Business Simulation and Project Management 3
SLM 3113 Logistics Management 3
SLM 3103 Warehouse and Distribution Management 3
 Credit Hours15
INT 3153 Business Internship II 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 4
Semester 7
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
QMT 4103 Agile Project Management 3
SLM 4003 Supply Chain Risk Management 3
SLM 4013 Supply Chain Operations Planning and Control 3
1 Elective Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 8
SLM 4203 Logistics and Supply Chain Research Project 3
4 Elective Courses 12
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours126

Aleksandra Zivaljevic, PhD (Organizational Sciences), University of Belgrade, Serbia

Bassem Jarboui, PhD (Business), University of Sfax, Tunisia

Ferdoush Saleheen, PhD (Operation Management), Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

Hijrah Saputra, PhD (Management), The University of Hull, United Kingdom

Noorul Shaiful Fitri Abdul Rahman, PhD (Logistics and Supply Chain), Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Rim Larbi, PhD (Industrial Engineering), Tunis University, Tunisia

David Quansah, PhD (Education), British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Julian Barona Motlak, Masters (Finance), ICESI University, Colombia

Kristian Gotthelf, Master of Science (Economics and Business Admin), Syddansk University, Denmark

Mouza Almazrouei, MBA (Logistic Management), University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates