BACHELOR OF COMMERCE DEGREE IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (HONOURS)

PREAMBLE

These regulations are for the Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Logistics and Supply chain management. This degree intends to equip students with Logistic and supply chain skills. The regulations cover the rationale, aim and objectives, learning outcomes, career prospects, entry requirements, modules and their synopsis. The  modules of Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Logistics and Supply chain management  are principles of management, information technology, business law, financial accounting, principles of logistics, fundamentals of transport management, business mathematics, fundamentals of procurement, forecast and demand management, micro-economic, principles of marketing, supply chain management, supply chain network analysis, logistic planning, e-commerce, freight and marine logistics, road and railway logistics, warehouse distribution, financial analysis, transportation management, research methods and statistics, global logistics, project management, strategic logistic management, supply and logistic modelling and strategic procurement. These regulations should be read in conjunction with the General Academic Regulations for Undergraduate degrees hereinafter referred to as the General Regulations.

RATIONALE OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme is a direct response to the increasing demand for highly qualified expertise in logistics and supply chain management locally, regionally, continentally and internationally. As Zimbabweans, there is need to create a pool of experts in the field basing on the national economic growth trajectory.

Graduates have a wider choice of career paths in all sectors of the economy such as senior managers on policy makers in transport, purchasing, logistics, shopping and forwarding, customers and supply chain related jobs in commerce, industry, government, NGOs as well as international organisations like SADC, COMESA, AU, UN and World Bank , as procurement managers/specialists, freight forwarders, transport and Global logistics managers, warehouse managers, exports and administration managers, imports and complaints managers, logistics and Distribution centre managers, logistics and transport consultants, procurements consultants, Inventory Planner, logistics analyst and   researchers . They can also set up their own business as entrepreneurs.

Four (4) years full time programme.

Three (3) years block release programme.

To qualify for entry into the programme a candidate must:

  • Have passed five ordinary level subjects including English and Mathematics with grade “C” or better. In addition a candidate must have obtained a pass in any two ‘A’ level subjects such as Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Management of Business, Geography, and Computer Science.
  • Have obtained a Diploma (complete qualification) in Logistics and supply chain Management/purchase and supply or any other equivalent tertiary qualifications.

NB: Notwithstanding the provisions of the General Regulations for undergraduate degrees governing entry to undergraduate programmes, a student who has passed mathematics at another University or done a professional course with substantial statistical or quantitative components may be considered as satisfying the “O” Level mathematics requirements for entry into the programme.

SPECIAL ENTRY

  • Candidates who have successfully completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management/Purchase and Supply or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for direct entry into Part II of the degree programme, subject to availability of places.
  • Candidates admitted under 6.1 above will normally be exempted from Part I on course –by-course basis.

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The curriculum for Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management comprises at least forty (40) courses.

Each course in part one and two worth ten (10) credits and for Work Related Learning courses, Work-Related Learning Action Report (HLSM 301) worth sixteen (16) credits, Work-Related Learning Employer Assessment (HLSM 302) worth twenty-nine (29) credits and Work-Related Learning Academic Supervisor’s Assessment (HLSM 303) worth seventy-five (75) credits. Part four courses, each worth eleven credits and Dissertation (HLSM 411), weighs twenty-two (22) credits

The student is expected to accumulate a minimum of four hundred and eighty (480) credit points and maximum of five hundred and six (506) credits to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain management

Part 1               = 120 credits

Part 2               = 120 credits

Part 3               = 120 credits

Part 4               = 132 credits

Total               =492credits

HLSM 101 Principles of Management

The course intends to introduce the student to the principles of management in its basic form. Areas covered in the course are history and development of management through functions of management, organizational structures, decision-making, communication, centralization and decentralization issues of leadership and motivation.

HLSM 102 Financial Accounting 1a

This introductory course seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to understand and use accounting information in a variety of business settings.  Topics to be covered include the nature and purpose of accounting; the investment decision; present value analysis; forms of business organisation; transaction analysis; financial statements presentation; sources of finance; the analysis and interpretation of company financial statements and the use of accounting information in internal decision-making.

HACC103 Business Communication

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop communication skills, skills that are essential to academic success (e.g. referencing and research skills) and other skills that are transferable to a career in the accounting profession or other employment. Emphasis is placed on employability skills development (e.g. presentations, group work) and practical learning opportunities are offered.

 

COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE CREDIT POINTS
PART 1 SEMESTER 1                           
Six  Compulsory courses as follows    
Principles of Management HLSM 101 10
Financial accounting 1A HLSM 102 10
Business Communication HLSM 103 10
Micro Economic HLSM 104 10
Information Technology HRCU102 10
Christian Ethics and Disability Studies HRCU101 10

Six compulsory courses

 

 

Principles of logistics

HLSM 105

10

Fundamentals of transport management

HLSM 106

10

Entrepreneurship

HLSM 107

10

Business Mathematics

HLSM 108

10

Fundamentals of  Procurement

HLSM 109

10

Business  law

HLSM 110

10

Five Compulsory courses plus One elective as follows    
Supply chain management HLSM 210 10
Forecast and Demand Management HLSM 211 10
Supply chain Network Analysis HLSM 212 10
Logistics planning HLSM 213 10
Electronic commerce (e- commerce) HLSM 214 10
Electives    
Freight and Marine  Logistics HLSM 215 10
Road and Railway Logistics HLSM 216 10
Five Compulsory courses plus One elective as follows    
Warehouse Distribution HLSM 217 10
Global Supply Marketing HLSM 218 10
Transportation  Management HLSM 219 10
Risk Management HLSM 220 10
Research Methods and Statistics HRCU 201 10
Electives    
Financial Analysis HLSM 221 10
Air  Transport Logistics HLSM 222 10
The work-related learning experience is compulsory. Three courses are covered.    
Work-Related Learning Action Research Report HLSM 301 16
Work- Related  Learning Employer’s Assessment HLSM 302 29
Work Related Learning Academic Supervisor’s Assessment HLSM 303 75
Five Compulsory courses plus One elective as follows    
Global logistics HLSM 401 11
Project management HLSM 402 11
Logistics & customer service HLSM 403 11
Supply chain performance management HLSM 404 11
Strategic Logistics  management HLSM 405 11
Electives    
 Production and Operation Management HLSM 406 11
Operations Research HLSM 407 11
Four Compulsory courses plus One elective as follows    
Sustainable logistics HLSM 408 11
Strategic procurement HLSM 409 11
Integrated Logistics HLSM 410 11
Dissertation HLSM 411 22
Electives    
Supply and Logistics Modelling HLSM 412 11
Corporate governance & business ethics HLSM 413 11