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MBA with Supply Chain Management

At Alba Graduate Business School


  • Duration:
    Duration: 24 months part-time
  • Next start date:
    Next start date: 31 October 2022
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  • Fees:
    Fees: €10,000

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Develop specialist leadership skills on our MBA with Supply Chain Management

Study an MBA with Supply Chain Management with a business school ranked among the top 100 in the QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017 for ‘Superior Business School for Research and Employability’.

If you're working in the supply chain sector and have ambitions to progress into a management position, Alba's MBA with Supply Chain Management will prepare you for success.

Alongside core MBA courses which will develop your skills and knowledge in a range of business practices are two specialist courses which will equip you with the knowledge, methods and tools to design and evaluate supply chain systems and strategies. Delivered entirely through our innovative online learning environment, you will be taught by expert academics alongside peers from all over the world as you grow your global network.

What you'll learn

Core MBA courses will sharpen your business acumen, and two specialist courses will give you the ablity to debate, design and evaluate strategic options and change management initiatives through geopolitical and sector specific changes in the global market environment.

Read more about the program's learning journey here

  • Develop key skills in strategic management and leadership

  • Specialize in supply chain strategies and global logistics

  • Delve deeper into a business problem of your choosing on the final project


How you'll learn

This MBA with Supply Chain Management program is taught through an innovative online learning environment which has been tailored to ensure you get the most out of your studies. It can be accessed on a number of devices, from anywhere, and at any time, making the program flexible around your current commitments.

The program features an unparalleled management curriculum and online pedagogy that is dynamic and adaptive to online students’ learning needs.

Predominantly delivered asynchronously, the program cultivates autonomous learning skills and offers the convenience and flexibility required by modern professionals. It also embeds in its courses a unique action learning approach by offering live sessions that augment cognitive and empirical achievements of students.

Courses

The program is designed to shape a holistic managerial profile of its participants as future leaders. For this purpose, students will build their core managerial competences through eight core business courses, one course on Business Methods to assist them in coping with critical business problems, two concentration courses and the Business Project course in which students shall apply and practice their interest in a specified area of concentration.

The SCM concentration is made up of two core courses which shall equip participants with the knowledge, methods, and tools to design and evaluate supply chain systems and strategies and understand the essence of procurement and logistics in our contemporary era.

From the smaller business to the larger organization in the global economy, companies depend on the motivation and behavior of people with diverse backgrounds and cultural values that have to work together effectively and efficiently. It is the role of managers to plan, organize, direct and control an organization’s resources in the manner most effective for it to achieve human, organizational and social objectives in a changing environment. The specific objectives are to develop an awareness of the knowledge and skills that underlie leadership effectiveness while establishing the foundational knowledge about leadership styles, leadership processes, and leadership contexts.

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This course helps you to understand and practice the marketing management process from the perspective of facts-based decision making and not that of sheer opinions-based decision making. Using marketing management and marketing research concepts, tools and easy-to-use spreadsheet modelling software, you will: get a hands-on experience with the process of marketing management; and focus on the analysis of structured (quantitative) marketing data. The Marketing Engineering for Excel (ME>XL) software add-in and the accompanying case studies (which include datasets) allow you to focus on the complexities and challenges of the marketing management decision-making process without having to directly deal with complex statistical models.

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This course concentrates on the economic foundations of management by developing tools to analyze key issues of the industry (microeconomics) and general economic environment (macroeconomics) of a company. The first part, microeconomics, analyzes consumer behavior, producer pricing and production decisions under different market structures. The second part, macroeconomics, studies the operation of the entire economy, analyzing topics such as the determination of aggregate output, employment, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and other macro variables.

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This course aims to enhance business problem modelling and solving skills by integrating concepts and frameworks from statistics and decision science with modern information technology. Emphasis is placed on evaluating risks and using the theory of normative decision making to compare decision alternatives under uncertainty. You will learn how to structure complex management problems and combine quantitative analysis with judgment and critical thinking. Topics covered include forecasting, decision analysis, Monte-Carlo simulation and business optimization. It is a practical course that uses case studies and spreadsheets to illustrate how to apply the methodologies introduced.

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This course provides a solid understanding of financial statements that enables managers to analyze them and assess the financial health and performance of the firm. It also provides the management accounting tools for effective decision making on important issues such as pricing, credit policy, budgeting, and more.

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This course provides a well-balanced understanding of the underlying theory and its most important practical applications that allows managers to take financial decisions regarding the operating, investing, and financing activities of the firm.

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Production and operations management can be defined broadly as the process steps that fulfil the production and delivery of “goods”, where “goods” include both material products and intangible services that offer some utility to the end consumer and the overall process subsumes all stages required to transform a product from a rough idea in a brainstorming meeting to the end customer offering. This course focuses on managerial decisions in production and operations and their interrelationships with the other functional areas of the firm. Major areas of study include the design of productive systems, strategic planning, and operations planning and control. Specific topics cover the areas of process and job design, facility planning, capacity planning, distribution planning, inventory management and production planning and control.

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As the internal and the external environment of firms are in constant flux, managers need to sharpen their strategic skills. Strategy is the set of objectives and policies that set to define how a firm positions itself to gain competitive advantage and increase returns for its owner and stakeholders. Two questions are of importance, then: “What business should we participate in” and “How should we compete?” In answering these questions, the external environment and the internal firm resources and capabilities take a central role. We also examine strategic choices at the business unit, corporate, and network level. Finally, the course examines strategies in different industries and contexts (mature, new economy, global). Through case studies and assignments, you will learn to use tools for analyzing, creating, and communicating strategies.

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Firms nowadays are presented with complex problems which require strong systems and design-thinking skills and competences. Moreover, the speed of contemporary business transformations dictates a more active role of the workforce towards enabling and co-creating firms’ future. In this environment, employees strive for the skills but also the tools to inquire complex problems and design organizationally-desirable solutions. This course comprises a unique introduction to business inquiry methodologies that would allow you to prepare and take an active role in solving business problems and devising future opportunities.

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Concentration Courses

Procurement and logistics management finally get the attention due with regards to their role in building and sustaining competitiveness. In this course, you will receive the theoretical background but most importantly the rationale and best practices followed in the real work environment today.

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Supply chain management comprises of the strategic, regional and global perspective of procurement and logistics operations aiming at formulating new frameworks and perspectives to achieve organizational and sector-wide advantages. This course equips you with the skills to evaluate, design and implement decisions and policies that complement and strengthen the business’ competitive strategy.

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Capstone Course

This course will offer you the opportunity to shed light on a business problem of your choice by deploying the appropriate reality interrogation techniques and problem-solving approaches taught in the Business Methods course. The project will enable you to apply your business functional area knowledge (stemming from the choice of MBA concentration) in an actual business setting and to develop a holistic perspective on business practice. You will analyze and provide a solution for a business case and communicate/present your proposed solutions in multiple professional formats.

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Students who obtain all 36 credits from the 12 courses, will receive the MBA degree from Alba Graduate Business School.

Student profile

This MBA with Supply Chain Management is suited to working mid-level professionals who are looking for flexible self-paced study time supported by mainly asynchronous micro-lectures with multiple start opportunities, have already been building their career and are looking for the opportunity to progress into leadership roles.

Online students are more likely to come from international locations with diverse and multicultural backgrounds aiming to improve their global business network and enhance their knowledge of global management practices.

Profile student

Potential career paths

Take your career in supply chain to the next level with Alba's MBA with Supply Chain Management. We will equip you with the skills and knowledge to debate, design and evaluate strategic options and change management initiatives vis a vis geopolitical and sector specific changes in the global market environment.

Developing you into:

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Supply chain managers

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Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs

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Creative team players

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Mindful business leaders

Admission requirements

To study for this program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum of three years of work experience.
  • Provide a CV.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Provide a statement of purpose.

Technical requirements:

Student Computer Requirements (all of them must be met)

  • A computer device that is up to 6 years old and has an updated OS
  • Portable web camera OR built-in laptop camera
  • Microphone headset OR built-in computer/laptop microphone
  • Minimum Internet connection speed of 0.400 Mbps (0.900 Mbps is optimal)
  • Minimum recommended RAM of 4GB (free RAM of 2GBs)
  • Minimum recommended free disk space of 250GBs
  • Download and install an Internet Browser (Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome).

To learn more about academic regulations and student conduct at Alba download the Student Handbook

Start dates

We have six start dates a year, so if you choose to study the Alba MBA you could begin within weeks.

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31 October 2022

Next start date

24 October 2022

Application deadline

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We have a tailored online learning environment to ensure you get the most from your studies when you learn online with ACG.

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Support from enrollment to graduation from a dedicated Student Success Coordinator

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