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MBA in Operations & Logistics Management

Master of Business Administration

Operations & Logistics Management

This program enables students to:

  1. Perform value-adding operations on various business processes (i.e., manufacturing, service production and delivery, distribution, supply…).
  2. Analyze optimization plans for operations decisions such as a new product development, supply chain capacity planning, process technology planning, factory automation, and production systems planning in the UAE/MENA region.

Career Boost and Professional Certifications

UD MBA in Operations & Logistics Management prepares the student for the career life as the program is aligned with international professional certifications & qualifications which will give the graduates higher possibilities of placement in international companies and give them preference and higher competitiveness among other job seekers. Below are the international professional awarding bodies which are aligned to UD MBA in Operations & Logistics Management

  • Graduates will receive direct award for Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) from UK.
  • Graduates will be ready to appear for Chartered Institute of Purchase & Supply (CIPS) – UK Diploma exam.

Operations & Logistics Management Curriculum Structure



Course Code

Course Name


1MBA 600Managerial Economics
2MBA 625Business Research Methods
3MBA 605Marketing Management (Simulation-based course)
4MBA 610Accounting & Financing Decisions
5MBA 620Organizational Behavior (Simulation-based course)
6MBA 630Managing Services Operations and Projects (Simulation-based course)
7MBA 640Ethics, CSR & Corporate Governance
8MBA 645Strategic Management (Simulation-based course)18 C.H
Specialized Courses9MLOM 700Operations and Supply Chain Strategy18 C.H
10MLOM 720Global Logistics and Transportation Management18 C.H
11MLOM 705Managing Supply Chain Operations18 C.H
12MLOM 708Sourcing in Procurement and Supply18 C.H
13MLOM 715Purchasing and Sourcing Strategy18 C.H
14MLOM 725Managing Contracts and Relationships in Procurement and Supply18 C.H
Work-Based Project or 2 Electives1515th course has two options
  1. 18 weeks work-based Project (During Term 6 & 7)
  2. 2 additional elective courses (Term 8) if not interested in option 1
  1. 30 C.H
  2. 42 C.H

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Think critically and communicate effectively as managers (through demonstrating effective professional oral & writing skills for business and making persuasive presentations at a managerial level)
  2. Work in and lead dynamic international and UAE organizational situations in business and management concept (through demonstrating effective leadership in a team setting, work effectively as a member of a work team, and produce quality deliverables from team work).
  3. Adapt and innovate to solve problems, to cope with unforeseen events, and to manage in unpredictable environments (through effective use of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools, make and justify a recommendation).
  4. Analyze ethical situations and justify alternatives across areas of concentrations.
  5. Adapt, apply and analyze knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of relevant inter-disciplines.

MBA 600 Managerial Economics
The first section of the course covers essential concepts such as supply, demand elasticities and efficiencies in Industries. The subsequent section focuses on advanced topics in market analysis viz. role of externalities and imperfect/ asymmetric info, with specific reference to UAE/GCC/MEA economies.

MBA 625 Business Research Methods
This course advances students’ ability to think, adapt, build, apply, evaluate and conduct business research in support of business decision making. Topics include research design process, designing a research proposal, selecting the research instrument, ascertain reliability and validity of instruments, scale measurements, sampling and data collection methods, using and interpreting the results of univariate and multivariate statistical techniques, and writing the final report.

MBA 605 Marketing Management
The course focuses on understanding customers, their preferences for designing appropriate products & services and in determining appropriate products & services, the way to conduct international relations, besides determining appropriate methods to communicate to capture & to deliver value to customers.

MBA 610 Accounting & Financing Decisions
This course blends the use of information (financial and non-financial) for making operating and financing decisions. It links information to manage organizations and finance their activities. Topics covered include financial reporting and analysis, managing working capital, sources of financing business activities, equity analysis and valuation, risk analysis and decision-making under uncertainty, Financial planning, and capital budgeting decisions.

MBA 620 Organizational Behavior
This course provides a framework for understanding the values, attitudes and behaviors of an individual in an organizational setting. This course explains how individuals and groups function to achieve goals and the reasons for successes or failure in achieving these goals. Ultimately, this course teaches students how to manage behavior of individuals and groups within an organization in order to achieve organizational goals.

MBA 630 Managing Services Operations and Projects
This course reviews concepts and tools for effectively and efficiently managing service operations and successful projects within an organization. Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain the knowledge and confidence to manage any service industry project from beginning to end. Theory will be explored through examination of service operations & project management case studies. To add rigor to the course, the course curriculum will be aligned with Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) certification, an international certification offered by Project Management Institute (PMI).

MBA 640 Ethics, CSR & Corporate Governance
This course focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, ethics and the law within the UAE and international context.

MBA 645 Strategic Management
The course is designed to integrate knowledge acquired from MBA Courses and apply it to the management of the firm at the Corporate and Strategic planning level. Hands on Simulation of business game at the MBA level and case analysis assure the student has mastered the tools, techniques and methods of the Strategic Management Process. In this course students will act as managers making decisions that contribute to the success of a business

MLOM 700 Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
The course focuses on current trends in global supply chain design. There is an emphasis on strategies for efficient procurement, distribution and operations of global supply chains.

MLOM 720 Global Logistics and Transportation Management
The course focuses on the importance of International Supply Chain Management (SCM). The coverage includes an over view of international logistics, global strategy for Logistics & SCM, structuring the global supply chain, international sourcing & distribution, role of ports & airports in international product movement, economics of international air & ocean carriers, freight forwarding industry, security & risk management for international supply chain.

MLOM 705 Managing Supply Chain Operations
This course empowers students with the tools and strategies needed to achieve aligned global supply chains to achieve business objectives. There is an emphasis on the operational challenges of different stages of the supply chain, and how they can be aligned through state of the art strategies.

MLOM 708 Sourcing in Procurement and Supply
The course focuses on the importance of sourcing in supply chain management (SCM). The coverage includes an overview of sourcing of requirements from suppliers, sourcing decision-making, assessment of the financial stability of potential suppliers, sources of information on market data, processes used for obtaining quotations and tenders, criteria commonly applied to the assessment of quotations or tenders, electronic systems used for sourcing of requirements from external suppliers, legislative, regulatory and organizational requirements when sourcing in the not for profit, private and public sectors and international suppliers..

MLOM 715 Purchasing and Sourcing Strategy
The course focuses on purchasing and sourcing strategies to enable global supply chains to achieve their business objectives. There is an emphasis on the optimization of the procurement network with the goal to minimize procurement cost and the risk of inventory shortage.

MLOM 725 Managing Contracts and Relationships in Procurement and Supply
This course concentrates on approaches to contract and supplier relationship management involving stakeholders in these processes. Personnel involved in creating contracts and relationships with external organizations need to ensure outcomes that achieve organizational requirements including costs, quality, risk management and timing.

Options 1 (Work Based Project) The purpose is to provide applied learning experience either through work-based project in the organization. The course allows participants to demonstrate problem-solving skills to analyze highly complex issues with incomplete data and develop innovative solutions and proposals relevant to an academic/professional field, field of work or discipline. The course also provides an important link between the organization and the UD. As such, the WBP should reflect a need of the organization while meeting the perceived needs and interests of the individual students. Thus, the student is required to develop an action-oriented management report. The ARP/WBP report must be of a rigorous academic/ professional standard. Students should note that this is a 6-credit hour course reflecting the depth and breadth of work needed from them. Option 2 (Taking Two Additional Electives) MBA in OLM students can choose any two of the following courses as electives:   


Course Code

Course Name


MFA 708

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MFA 710

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Leading People & Organization


MIBM 710

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MIBM 711

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