Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 480

The BSc Supply Chain Management and Logistics offers its students expertise in all aspects of supply chain management, and enables them to specialize in a number of methods and techniques regarding the theoretical as well as the technical part of the industry. Students are able to study in depth all significant areas in supply chain management and develop the required understanding in order to be successful in this sector.

Programme rationale

The design of the programme is meant to fill in any gaps in the specific demand from industry in order to meet the need of upskilling current personnel. The particular sector of studies is a representation of results in a close, respectful, responsive and productive collaboration with a number of industry sections locally and internationally.

Educational aims/key skills

The objectives of the programme are the following:

1.      To identify the fundamental theories and concepts and methods that inform supply chain management within a variety of organisational settings and in a variety of disciplines.

2.      To demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of specialised areas pertaining to different supply chain functions.

3.      To display specialised technical, analytical and creative skills which are fundamental to problem solving and decision making.

4.      To apply knowledge in a variety of enterprise settings.

5.      To transfer and apply skills developed to a range of situations including the workplace and further study.

6.      To cultivate skills in problem identification, research design, data analysis and problem solving and exploit those skills to enhance innovation and facilitate process optimization.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University Malawi bachelor degree programmes are as outlined below.  Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of equivalent international academic qualifications accepted.

·         Regular admission to a Bachelor degree programme requires the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) with 6 passes, grades 1-4.

·         Applicants with 6 passes in the Malawi School Certificate of Education, grades 1-6, with at least 2 years postgraduate, relevant experience may be considered for entry.  

·         Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be considered for entry.

·         Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant area may be considered for credit transfer.

·         English proficiency; grade 6 or better on the Malawi School Certificate of Education or equivalent

·         Current CV

·         Copy of valid passport or national ID

Programme Outline

Foundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-BA-IND100 Induction Module 0.00
UU-FNT-103 Introduction to Bachelor Degree 0.00

Year 1

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-MAN-1110-MW Management 24.00
UU-MAN-1120/3010-MW Operations Management 24.00
UU-SCM-1200-MW Introduction to Supply Chain Management 24.00
UU-SCM-1310-MW The Global Economic Environment 24.00
UU-COM-1010-MW Introduction to Information Technology 24.00

Year 2

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-SCM-2100-MW Quality Management 24.00
UU-MTH-2000-MW Statistics 24.00
UU-BBA-2020/4020-MW Strategy 24.00
UU-SCM-2210-MW Management and Leadership 24.00
UU-BBA-2012-MW Organizational Behaviour 24.00

Year 3

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-SCM-3100-MW Purchasing and Supply Management 24.00
UU-SCM-3200-MW Supply Chain Risk Assessment and Forecasting 24.00
UU-SCM-3310-MW Decision Tools for Supply Chains Management and Logistics 24.00
UU-SCM-3110-MW Supply Chains Planning and Inventory Control 24.00
UU-SCM-3400-MW Principles of Transportation 24.00

Year 4

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-SCM-4010-MW Facilities Management 24.00
UU-SCM-4200-MW Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management 24.00
UU-SCM-4400-MW Strategic Supply Chain Management 24.00
UU-MAN-4500-MW Performance Management 24.00
UU-BBA-4010-MW Business Research Methods and Project 24.00
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