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MBA in Global Supply Chain Management

  • Dubai Business School
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MBA in Global Supply Chain Management

Throughout the year


Full & Part time

Study Mode

36 hours

Total Credit Hours

12-15 months




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 Each Term meets for 10 sessions of 4 hours 30 minutes (45 contact hours) with 2.10 Hours in each session with 20 minutes break in between. Each course will have contact time 2.10 hours (130 minutes per session) * 20 sessions = 2600 minutes = 3CH as against CAA requirement of 2250 minutes  – In each term students take 3 courses per term for 3 terms as per the study plan except the 4th term in which students register for 3rd concertation course and register for thesis with 6CH.  

Admission Requirement

Regular Admission Conditional Admission
  Accredited bachelor’s degree in Business with a minimum GPA of 3.0   Accredited bachelor’s degree in any field with a GPA of 2.00 – 2.99
  EmSAT 1400 I Academic lELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (PBT 550 or IBT 79 or CBT 213)   EmSAT 1250 or Academic lELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (PBT 530 or lBT 71 or CBT 197)

Who is the program for?

The MBA in Global Supply Chain Management program is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in supply chain management with a global perspective. This program is suitable for a variety of professionals, including:
  1. Business professionals: It is beneficial for individuals who have a background in business and want to enhance their knowledge and skills in supply chain management specifically related to global operations. This program can help them develop a strategic understanding of supply chain networks, logistics, procurement, and distribution on a global scale.
  2. Supply chain managers: For professionals already working in supply chain management roles, the MBA in Global Supply Chain Management can provide them with advanced concepts and practices to further their careers. It equips them with the necessary skills to effectively manage complex global supply chains, optimize processes, and navigate challenges related to international trade and logistics.
  3. Operations managers: Individuals involved in managing operations within organizations can benefit from this program as it offers insights into supply chain strategies, demand forecasting, inventory management, and process optimization across global markets. They can gain a holistic understanding of how supply chain management impacts overall business operations and performance.
  4. Logistics and transportation professionals: Those working in logistics, transportation, and distribution fields can enhance their knowledge of global supply chain management through this program. They can learn about the latest trends, technologies, and best practices for managing the movement of goods, coordinating international shipments, and optimizing transportation networks.
  5. Entrepreneurs and business owners: Individuals looking to start their own businesses or expand their existing ventures globally can benefit from the MBA in Global Supply Chain Management. It provides them with a solid foundation in supply chain principles and strategies, enabling them to make informed decisions about sourcing, manufacturing, and distributing products in international markets.
Overall, the program caters to professionals seeking to develop a deep understanding of global supply chain dynamics, strategic decision-making, risk management, sustainability, and innovation in the context of international business operations.

Career Opportunities

Completing an MBA in Global Supply Chain Management opens up various career opportunities in a wide range of industries. Here are some potential career paths you can pursue:
  1. Supply Chain Manager: You can work as a supply chain manager, responsible for overseeing and optimizing the end-to-end supply chain processes. This includes managing procurement, logistics, inventory, and distribution strategies to ensure efficient and cost-effective operations.
  2. Operations Manager: With your knowledge of global supply chain management, you can take up roles as an operations manager, focusing on improving overall operational efficiency, streamlining processes, and implementing best practices to drive productivity and profitability.
  3. Logistics and Distribution Manager: You can pursue a career as a logistics and distribution manager, where you would be responsible for managing the movement of goods, coordinating transportation networks, and ensuring timely delivery to customers across global markets.
  4. Procurement Manager: As a procurement manager, you would be involved in sourcing and purchasing goods and services from suppliers worldwide, negotiating contracts, managing supplier relationships, and implementing strategic procurement strategies to optimize costs and ensure the availability of quality materials.
  5. Global Trade Compliance Manager: With your understanding of international trade regulations and customs procedures, you can work as a global trade compliance manager. Your role would involve ensuring compliance with import/export laws, managing trade documentation, and minimizing risks associated with cross-border transactions.
  6. Consultant: You can work as a supply chain consultant, providing expertise and guidance to organizations seeking to improve their supply chain operations. This role involves analyzing existing processes, identifying areas for improvement, and designing and implementing strategic solutions to enhance efficiency and competitiveness.
  7. Project Manager: Your skills in supply chain management can be valuable in project management roles, particularly in projects with a global scope. You would be responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing projects related to supply chain optimization, system implementation, or process redesign.
  8. Sustainability Manager: Given the increasing importance of sustainability in supply chain management, you can pursue a career as a sustainability manager. This role involves integrating environmentally friendly practices into supply chain operations, managing supplier sustainability programs, and ensuring compliance with sustainability standards and regulations.
These are just a few examples of the career opportunities available to individuals with an MBA in Global Supply Chain Management. The field offers diverse roles across industries such as manufacturing, retail, healthcare, technology, and logistics providers, providing you with ample opportunities for growth and advancement.

Estimated salary range

The salary range for individuals with an MBA in Global Supply Chain Management in the UAE can vary based on factors such as the level of experience, industry, job position, and the specific company. Here is a general salary range for different levels of positions:
  1. Entry-level positions: For entry-level roles in supply chain management with an MBA degree, salaries can range from AED 8,000 to AED 15,000 per month ($2,180 to $4,090). These positions typically include roles such as supply chain analyst, logistics coordinator, or junior supply chain manager.
  2. Mid-level positions: With a few years of experience, mid-level positions in supply chain management can command salaries ranging from AED 15,000 to AED 25,000 per month ($4,090 to $6,810). These roles may include supply chain manager, procurement manager, or operations manager.
  3. Senior-level positions: Senior-level positions in supply chain management, such as senior supply chain manager, director of supply chain, or vice president of operations, can earn salaries starting from AED 25,000 per month ($6,810) and can go significantly higher. Salaries for senior-level professionals can reach several hundred thousand dirhams per month, depending on the industry, organization size, and level of responsibility.
It’s important to note that these salary ranges are approximate and can vary depending on various factors. Additionally, the UAE offers additional benefits and allowances, such as housing, transportation, and annual bonuses, which can significantly contribute to the overall compensation package. To get a more accurate understanding of salary ranges in the UAE for MBA graduates in Global Supply Chain Management, it is advisable to consult with local job portals, recruitment agencies, and salary surveys specific to the industry and location of interest.

Program Specification

7 Core courses for each of 5 Concentrations:
# Code Course Name CH Suggested Co-Requisites Term Sequence
1 MBA 625 Business Research Methods 3 1
2 MBA 600 Managerial Economics 3 MBA 625 1
3 MBA 611 Accounting & Financing Decisions 3 MBA 625 1
4 MBA 606 Marketing Management 3 MBA 625 2
5 MBA 620 Organizational Behavior 3 MBA 625 2
6 MBA 641 Ethics, CSR, & Corporate Governance 3 MBA 625 2
7 MBA 645 Strategic Management (Capstone) 3 6 Core courses (18CH) 3
Total Concentration Courses (7) 21
Concentration Courses (4)
# Code Course Name CH Suggested Prerequisites Term Sequence
1 GSCM 670 Global Supply Chain Management Strategy 3 6 core 18 CH 3
2 GSCM 672 Global Sourcing and Procurement 3 6 core 18 CH 3
3 GSCM 674 Business Analytics 3 24CH 4
4 GSCM 675 Thesis 6 24 CH 4
Total Concentration Courses (4) 15

Study Plan

Term 1
SL Code Course Name
1 MBA 625 Business Research Methods
2 MBA 600 Managerial Economics
3 MBA 606 Marketing Management
Term 2
SL Code Course Name
1 MBA 611 Accounting & Financing Decisions
2 MBA 620 Organizational Behavior
3 MBA 641 Ethics, CSR & Corporate Governance
Term 3
SL Code Course Name
1 MBA 645 Strategic Management
2 GSCM 670 Global Supply Chain Management Strategy
3 GSCM 672 Global sourcing and procurement
Term 4
SL Code Course Name
1 GSCM 674 Business Analytics
2 GSCM 675 Thesis

Courses Description

Core Courses:

MBA625          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, ascertaining 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.

MBA600          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.

MBA611          Accounting and 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 606         Marketing Management

This course focuses on managing the marketing functions in a dynamic, competitive environment. It introduces the students to a simulation program that gives a real-world scenario of the strategies for the achievement of competitive advantage in product, marketing information, research, consumer behavior, segmentation, the four P’s, and global marketing. StratSim Marketing is a comprehensive marketing strategy simulation based on the automobile industry that demonstrates the impact of marketing decisions on the other functional areas of the business. Marketing strategy is at the core of all decisions in the simulation. Teams target consumer segments and B2B opportunities based on market attractiveness and core competencies, using advanced marketing research techniques such as conjoint analysis, perceptual mapping, and concept testing to identify their customers’ needs and interest

MBA620          Organizational Behavior

This course provides a framework for understanding an individual’s organizational beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. This course covers how individuals and  groups collaborate to achieve long-term goals, as well as the reasons for their success or failure. Finally, students will study how to govern the behavior of individuals and groups within an organization in order to fulfill organizational goals in light of the current emphasis on agility and innovation. SDG 3 is represented by one of the CLOs in this course (Good Health and Well Being).

MBA641          Ethics, CSR and Corporate Governance

In a world economy that is becoming increasingly integrated and interdependent, the relationship between business and society is becoming more complex. The globalization of business, the emergence of civil society organizations in many nations, and new government regulations and international agreements have significantly altered the job of managers and the nature of strategic decision making within the firm. This course draws on the latest research to address the challenges facing business organizations and their stakeholders. More specifically, this course focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, ethics within the UAE and international context. It is aligned with SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG10 Reduced Inequalities and SDG11 Sustainability

MBA645          Strategic Management

The course is designed to integrate knowledge acquired from MBA earlier 6 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. The course includes special topics that are of concern for the strategic competitiveness of organizations e.g., digital transformation, innovation, sustainable development, mergers & acquisitions, strategic agility and resilience, strategic foresight, etc. In this course students will act as managers making decisions that contribute to the success of a business.

Concentration Courses:

 GSCM 670       Global Supply Chain Management Strategies

This course focuses on the formulation, implementation and evaluation of organizational policy and strategy from the perspective of the manager/strategy planner. Students are expected to gain a deeper understanding of different tools and techniques needed for integrating the supply chain into a coordinated system and learn how to identify supply chain risks and design mitigation strategies to manage these risks.

GSCM 673       Global Sourcing and Procurement

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.

GSCM 674       Business Analytics

This course will provide an overview of the main steps for analytical models in supply chains and decision making. Students will learn how to develop, to generate and to implement different types of models in decision making in Excel using Add-on. Some techniques that students will learn are cluster analysis,data optimization, supply chain analysis and other predictive and prescriptive methods.

GSCM 675       Thesis

Typically serving as the culminating experience in the MBA program, the thesis bridges academic study and professional practice, applying the skills gained from the MBA to real-world business management and research. The MBA thesis will give students the opportunity to explore and integrate aspects of theory or methods, knowledge, and skills, acquired along the first year of the MBA program. The thesisis an individual assignment that is linked to a practical issue in an existing business, or to the start-up of a new business. Students are expected to propose the research problem after reviewing the literature on a topic of their interest, formulate the research objectives, research questions, and develop the relevant research hypothesis. Students need to describe the theoretical framework, design a suitable methodology, gather, and analyze information, draw logical conclusions and managerial/policy implications

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