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BBA Logistics and Operations Management

  • Dubai Business School
  • undergraduate

BBA Logistics and Operations Management

Fall & Spring


Full & Part Time

Study Mode

123 hours

Total Credit Hours

4 Years




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Logistics and Operations Management are practices of integrating suppliers, consumers, and other stakeholders to improve efficiency as well as providing added value to the end customer. They are the reasons you receive the right product at the right time. As a graduate of Operations and Logistics Management Bachelor’s degree, you will be responsible for the planning, production and distribution of goods and services within an organizational environment, as well as managing inventory, transportation, warehousing, and overseeing the flow of services. Successful completion of this program will provide students with a strong foundation of operational and logistics knowledge that will serve on the job and prepare graduates for possible future professional training and education through Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) and CIPS.

Admission Requirement

High School English Math
75% for General Stream 70% for Advanced or Elite Stream EmSAT 1100 or Academic IELTS 5.00 or TOEFL (PBT 500 or IBT 61 or CBT 173) EmSAT 600 or UD Math Placement test

Who is the program for?

The BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) program in Logistics and Operations Management is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of logistics and operations management. This program is suitable for students who have an aptitude for problem-solving, analytical thinking, and are interested in the management of supply chains, transportation, inventory, and operations processes. The program is ideal for those who aspire to work in various industries such as manufacturing, retail, distribution, transportation, and consulting, where the effective management of logistics and operations is crucial for success. It provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and strategies involved in the efficient movement of goods, effective management of operations, and optimization of supply chain processes. Individuals who have an interest in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations, coordinating logistics activities, analyzing data to identify areas for improvement, and implementing strategies to enhance productivity and customer satisfaction can benefit from this program. It equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle the challenges and complexities of managing logistics and operations in today’s global business environment. Overall, the BBA program in Logistics and Operations Management is designed for individuals who have an interest in the field and aspire to pursue managerial roles in logistics, supply chain management, operations management, and related areas within the business world.

Career Opportunities

Completing a BBA in Logistics and Operations Management can open up various career opportunities in the field. Here are some potential career paths:
  1. Logistics Manager: As a logistics manager, you would be responsible for overseeing the movement, storage, and distribution of goods within a company or organization. You would manage transportation, inventory, warehousing, and logistics processes to ensure efficient and cost-effective operations.
  2. Supply Chain Analyst: Supply chain analysts focus on analyzing and optimizing supply chain processes. They use data and analytical tools to identify areas for improvement, enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. They may also work on forecasting, inventory management, and supplier relationship management.
  3. Operations Manager: Operations managers are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a business. They oversee production processes, quality control, inventory management, and resource allocation to ensure smooth and efficient operations. They may also be involved in process improvement initiatives and cost reduction strategies.
  4. Purchasing Manager: Purchasing managers are responsible for sourcing and procuring goods and services for a company. They negotiate with suppliers, evaluate vendor performance, manage contracts, and ensure timely delivery of goods. They also monitor market trends and develop purchasing strategies to optimize costs.
  5. Distribution Manager: Distribution managers are responsible for managing the distribution network of a company. They coordinate transportation, storage, and delivery of products to customers or retail locations. They optimize distribution routes, monitor inventory levels, and ensure timely and accurate shipments.
  6. Operations Analyst: Operations analysts focus on analyzing operational data and processes to identify areas of improvement. They use statistical analysis and modeling techniques to optimize processes, reduce costs, and enhance efficiency. They may work on projects related to capacity planning, process redesign, or performance measurement.
  7. Consulting Roles: With a strong foundation in logistics and operations management, you could work as a consultant, providing expertise and advice to companies seeking to improve their supply chain and operations. Consulting roles may involve analyzing business processes, developing strategies, and implementing solutions to optimize operations.
These are just a few examples of the career opportunities available in the field of logistics and operations management. The actual job titles and roles may vary depending on the industry, company size, and specific job market conditions.

Estimated salary range

The salary range for individuals with a BBA in Logistics and Operations Management can vary depending on factors such as job position, industry, company size, location, level of experience, and individual skills. Here is a general overview of salary ranges for some common positions in this field:
  1. Logistics Manager: The salary range for logistics managers can vary widely based on the level of responsibility and the size of the organization. On average, the salary range can be between $50,000 and $100,000 per year. However, experienced logistics managers in larger companies or those handling complex supply chains can earn significantly higher salaries.
  2. Supply Chain Analyst: The salary range for supply chain analysts typically falls between $45,000 and $80,000 per year. Entry-level positions may start at a lower salary, while experienced analysts or those working for larger companies may earn salaries at the higher end of the range.
  3. Operations Manager: The salary range for operations managers can vary depending on the industry and company size. On average, the salary range can be between $50,000 and $100,000 per year. However, senior operations managers with extensive experience and working in large organizations can earn higher salaries.
  4. Purchasing Manager: The salary range for purchasing managers can vary depending on the company and the industry they work in. Generally, the salary range for purchasing managers can be between $55,000 and $100,000 per year. Those in higher-level management positions or working for larger companies may earn salaries at the higher end of the range.
  5. Distribution Manager: The salary range for distribution managers typically falls between $50,000 and $90,000 per year. Salaries can vary based on the size of the distribution network, industry, and level of responsibility.
It’s important to note that these salary ranges are approximate and can vary significantly based on individual circumstances. Factors such as geographical location, industry demand, company profitability, and the candidate’s qualifications and experience can impact salary offers. Additionally, obtaining advanced degrees, certifications, and gaining relevant work experience can lead to higher earning potential in this field.

Study Plan

Year 1
Semester (1) – Fall - 15CH Semester (2) – Spring – 18CH
Code Course Name   Pre-requisite CH Code Course Name   Pre-requisite CH
ENGL 100 English I None 3 BACC 205 Principles of Financial Accounting None 3
GISL 100/105 Islamic Thought (Arabic/English) None 3 BECN 100 Microeconomics GMAT 115 ENGL 100 3
GMAT 110 Mathematics for Business I None 3 BBUS 200 Introduction to Responsible Business None 3
GITB 120 Introduction to Information Technology None 3 ENGL 105 English II ENGL 100 3
GEST 100 Emarati Studies ENGL 100 Co 3 GMAT 115 Mathematics for Business II GMAT 110 3
Elective 1 3
Year 2
Semester (3) – Fall – 18CH                  Semester (4) – Spring – 18CH
Code Course Name   Pre-requisite CH Code Course Name   Pre-requisite CH
BBUS 110 Fund. Of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENGL 105 3 BMNG 200 Management and Organization Behavior ENGL 100 3
BSTA 200 Statistical Analysis GMAT 115 3 BBUS 205 Quantitative Analysis in Business BSTA 200 3
ESPU 200 English for Special Purpose (Business) ENGL 105 3 BBUS 225 Research Methods BSTA 200 3
GCRT 200 Critical and Creative Thinking ENGL 105 3 GCMM 205 Communication & Negotiations Skills
ENGL 105
BFIN 200 Principles of Financial Management BACC 205 3 Elective 3 3
Elective 2 3 BECN 225 Macroeconomics BECN 100 3
Year 3
Semester (5) – Fall – 15CH Semester (6) – Spring – 12CH
Code Course Name   Pre-requisite CH Code Course Name   Pre-requisite CH
BMNG 310 Operation Management BBUS 205 3 BBUS 400 Strategic Management Capstone 90 CH 3
BMRK 200 Principles of Marketing BECN 100 3 BLOM 301 Logistics and supply chain operations management BMNG 310 3
BBUS 305 Business Law ENGL 105 3 BLOM 305 Purchasing and Supply Management BBUS 205 3
BMNG 315 International Business Management BBUS 200 3 BLOM 311 Decision Analysis BBUS 205 3
BBUS 343 Emerging Technologies in Business GITB 120 3
Year 4
Semester (7) – Fall – 12CH Semester (8) – Spring – 15CH
Course Name   Pre-requisite CH Code Course Name   Pre-requisite CH
Logistics Management BMNG 310 3 BLOM 407 Operational Research and Analytics BLOM311 3
Supply Chain strategy and design BMNG 315 3 BLOM 405 Supply Chain Technology and Systems BBUS 343 3
Revenue Management and Pricing BLOM311 3 BLOM 309 Total Quality Management and Continuous Improvement BMNG 310 3
Elective 4 3 BLOM 467/ 473 Internship/ Industrial project 93 CH 6

Course Descriptions

  • Required Business Courses (45 Credit Hours)

BBUS 200 Introduction to Business Administration 

This course provides students with an introduction to the fundamental principles of Business Administration. It examines the factors that lead towards successful administration of a business, and the achievement of organizational goals. The course covers topics such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Social Responsibility and Ethics, International Business, and MIS. Prerequisite: None.

BECN 100 Microeconomics

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the essential microeconomics tools to 1) study how consumers and businesses make decisions in the face of resource scarcity, 2) examine how their interactions in the market determines prices and quantities of goods, and 3) assess the efficiency of markets in the presence of government influence and under different market structures. It is hoped that as a result of taking this course, students will develop an appreciation of the economic way of thinking about real-world problems and develop interest in pursuing a career in economics.  Prerequisite: GMAT110: Mathematics for Business I.

BECN 225 Macroeconomics

This course provides an overview of determination of output; unemployment; interest rates, and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policies are discussed besides public debt and international economic issues. The course introduces basic models of macroeconomics and illustrates principles with the experience of the UAE and other economies. It also exposes students to the Islamic economics whenever applicable. Prerequisite: BECN 100 Microeconomics.

BSTA 200 Statistical Analysis

The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with the basic concepts of statistics and probabilities that will help them make decisions. Coverage includes: basic probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression models. Prerequisite: GMAT110: Mathematics for Business I.

 BBUS 225 Research Methods

The purpose of this course is to enable students acquire the skills necessary to develop scientific research proposal. It will enable the students undertake systematic research using empirical and non-empirical approaches, conduct literature review and structure and manage a research project on UAE firms.  Prerequisite: BSTA 200: Statistical Analysis.

BACC 205 Principles of Financial Accounting

The course introduces students to accounting concepts, principles, and processes underlying the production of financial statements, and also analyzes measurement and reporting of business transactions to users of financial statements. Prerequisite: None

BBUS 205 Quantitative Analyses in Business

This course is considered as an introduction to recent developments in quantitative techniques with particular emphasis on management applications. Techniques include linear programming, descriptive statistics, probability, expectations, games and decisions, testing of hypotheses, analysis of variance, and operations research. Suitable software will be used to help solve the problems. Prerequisite: BSTA 200 Statistical Analysis.

BFIN 200 Principles of Financial Management

The purpose of this course is to help student an understanding management of finance within a business organization. The coverage includes the sources of finance, the basic financial techniques such as TVM technique used for making decisions in relation to valuation of financial instruments, risk and return trade off. Prerequisite: BACC 205 Principles of Financial Accounting.

BMNG 200 Management & Organization Behavior

This course gives students a critical understanding of essential management functions such planning, organizing, leading/interpersonal influence, and managing in both local and international contexts. The course develops a management framework based on diverse corporate culture before broadening that environment to a global level. This course examines individual and group behavior in companies in depth. It teaches students how to manage businesses more successfully while also improving the quality of the work environment for employees. Motivation, individual and group behavior, employee diversity, attitude and job satisfaction, leadership, communication channels, group dynamics, job design, conflict, and power and politics are among the topics covered. Students should get a grasp of managerial responsibilities and the essential skills and have the necessary abilities to apply them in real-world circumstances.

BMRK 200 Principles of Marketing

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the marketing process, global market place and consumers, integrated marketing communication and marketing plan. Prerequisite: None

BBUS 305 Business Law

This course focuses on business law within the context of contract and civil law. Topics include legal forms of business organization & ownership, contract & sales law, government regulation of business, laws relating to business, bankruptcy, finance, banking, and insurance.  Prerequisite: ENGL 105 English II.

BMNG 310 Operations Management

Operations management is an area of business concerned with the production of goods and services in a wide range of contemporary contexts.  It involves the study of concepts, theories and techniques relating to the operations functions in both manufacturing and service organizations. The course will cover classical topics in operations management including forecasting, inventory management, capacity planning, location planning, quality management, waiting lines, supply chain management. Case studies are used to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the theories, current practices, and trends. Prerequisite: BBUS 205: Quantitative Analyses in Business.

BMNG 315 International Business Management

This course aims at introducing students to the various practices, environments, and functions involved in the field of international business. It includes analysis of the environmental factors (such as culture, communication, behavior) at the international, national and industry levels. The course addresses the functional areas of business (Marketing, Finance, Production, and Human resources), and assesses, in this respect, the global competitiveness of the UAE/ economy. Prerequisite: BBUS 100 Introduction to Business Administration.

BBUS 400 Strategic Management

The purpose of this course is to stimulate and develop students’ awareness and understanding of the key concepts of Strategic Management. The coverage includes situational analysis, the generation of choices of alternate actions and issues of implementation of the chosen course of action. Prerequisite: 90CH.

BBUS 343 Emerging Technologies in Business

The course focuses on an introduction to emerging technologies and its application in the business context, both in the public and private sectors. Emerging technologies such as Big-Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Block-Chain, Robotic Process Automation, Internet of things (IoT), and leverage these technologies to improve business management and performance.

  • Majors Courses (30 Credit Hours)

BLOM 301: Logistics & Supply Chain Operations Management

This course presents a framework for Logistics & Supply Chain Operations that requires cross-functional integration of key business processes within the firm and across the network of firms that comprise the supply chain. This course approaches supply chain from a managerial perspective and introduces concepts in a format useful for management decision making. Basic terms, concepts, and principles are examined considering how they interrelate and interface within the firm and across the supply chain. Illustrations are taken from corporate applications of these concepts to show how logistics and supply chain operations can be implemented. Prerequisites: BMNG 310 Operations Management.

BLOM 305: Purchasing and Supply Management

The course focuses on transform purchasing theory into purchasing practices and implementation. Strategic sourcing relationship/supplier management and online auctions (e-auctions) are also analyzed. Prerequisites: BBUS 205 Quantitative Methods.

BLOM 307: Logistics Management

This course provides basic concepts of economic analysis with respect to the transportation and distribution sector and the tools necessary to undertake transport and distribution project evaluation. The course also applies these concepts to evaluate private and public decisions associated with transportation and distribution. Prerequisites: BMNG 310 Operations Management.

BLOM 309: Total Quality Management & Continuous Improvement

The purpose of this course is to emphasize quality encompassing the entire organization from supplier to customer, and how organizations achieve it. The coverage includes approaches to quality management, systems and procedures for planning, control and continuous improvement of quality, barriers to implementation of TQM, quality audit, and benchmarking. Prerequisites: BMNG 310 Operations Management.

BLOM 311: Decision Analysis

This course exposes students to the concepts, methods, and techniques of decision analysis to conceptualize real world managerial problems, analyze them and find workable solutions. The course covers topics such as: decision trees, decision making under uncertainty, value of information, risk analysis, risk attitude, and multi-objective decisions. A real-world project and written case analyses provide avenues for practical learning. Prerequisites: BBUS 205 Quantitative Methods.

BLOM 401: Supply Chain Strategy and Design:

The course focuses on trends in global supply chain design and strategy in different industry groups. Impact of push-pull strategies, innovation, leanness, agility, disruptions, technology and ERP systems on global supply chain strategy and design will be investigated. Prerequisites: BBUS 300 International Business Manangement.

BLOM 405: Supply Chain Technology and Systems

The purpose of this course is to illustrate the importance of information technology for SCM. Provide documentation and an overview of E-Business and Supply Chain Technology and Systems such as RFID, tracking systems, ERP concepts, WMS warehouse management systems, TMS transportation management systems, and SCM software capabilities. Prerequisites: BBUS 343 Emerging Technologies in Business.

BLOM 407: Operational Research and Analytics

The purpose of this course is providing the foundational skills for supply chain management   and logistics. Students will learn how to develop and apply analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. Students will learn how to use and evaluate different types of data and tools to build advanced analytical models and deliver effective visualization product and comprehensive decisions frameworks and reports. Prerequisites: BSCL 311 Decision analysis.

BLOM 411: Revenue Management and Pricing

This course provides basic elements required to integrate revenue management and strategic pricing models into operations. The coverage includes external and internal influencers, market trends, product positioning, demand indicators, and competition. the aim is to help future managers to design and to develop control and performance tools to provide both tactical knowledge and high-level insights needed by general managers and management consultants to significantly enhance their competitiveness. Prerequisites: BSCL 311 Decision analysis.

BLOM 467: Internship

The purpose of internship is to provide non-working students with practical experience in an organizational setting where learning and doing are the chief objectives.  It is an essential part of the BBA degree program and it will help non-working students improve, evaluate and above all practice the skills and theories that they have been exposed during their studies, by working at a work-place for 2 months. Prerequisites: the completion of 90 CH.

BLOM 473 Industry Project

The purpose of this course is to provide the working student an opportunity to develop competence in applying learned theories and gained skills to an actual business problem or issue. A student will undertake a supervised project to tackle an existing business problem or an available opportunity for improvement at his organization, explore possible causes of the problem, alternative solutions, and assess the effect(s) of each solution on the organization. Alternatively, a student may develop and document a business case dealing with an actual business problem that the organization managed to identify and solve it. Each student will present orally the result of his project in addition to a written report. Prerequisites: the completion of 90 CH.

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