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.
- 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.
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
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.