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BSc (Hons) International Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons) International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Samuel Afranie - Programme Leader

Samuel Afranie - Programme Leader

Samuel is a lecturer in Operations and Logistics Management. Prior to joining the University of Lincoln, he was a lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Hull, where he was actively involved in teaching and leadership roles. He also served as a logistics specialist in the British Army. He has more than 13 years of industrial and academic experience in a variety of sectors. His focus is around the applications of big data analytics, machine learning, technological applications such as drones, modelling, information technology, contemporary mixed methods to optimise operational performance, sustainable supply chains, and business value. Samuel’s doctoral degree is in Logistics and Supply Chain Management focusing on an analytical study into new technological implications (drones) to improve food productivity.

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Welcome to BSc (Hons) International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

In the evolving and expanding global marketplace, organisations regularly compete through their supply chains. This makes logistics management a crucial element as businesses look to exploit the advantages offered by global supply chains and related supplier and customer networks. Logistics and supply chain management is no longer a 'back office' discipline, and the labour market and employers are fast realising the importance of having suitably qualified staff.

From the outset, students have the opportunity to tackle subjects which underpin business logistics and supply chain practice, such as business finance, organisational behaviour, sustainability, and innovation. This can help students gain an insight into best practice in logistics and supply chain management, recognising the complexities of modern global supply chains and the interconnected relationships among the different supply chain contributors and networks.

Students can also develop their entrepreneurial skills and professional portfolios through problem-based learning, reflective practice, and business presentations, working independently and collaboratively.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Welcome to BSc (Hons) International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

In the evolving and expanding global marketplace, organisations regularly compete through their supply chains. This makes logistics management a crucial element as businesses look to exploit the advantages offered by global supply chains and related supplier and customer networks. Logistics and supply chain management is no longer a 'back office' discipline, and the labour market and employers are fast realising the importance of having suitably qualified staff.

From the outset, students have the opportunity to tackle subjects which underpin business logistics and supply chain practice, such as business finance, organisational behaviour, sustainability, and innovation. This can help students gain an insight into best practice in logistics and supply chain management, recognising the complexities of modern global supply chains and the interconnected relationships among the different supply chain contributors and networks.

Students can also develop their entrepreneurial skills and professional portfolios through problem-based learning, reflective practice, and business presentations, working independently and collaboratively.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

How You Study

In the first year, students can examine the core elements of logistics and supply chain management, with modules covering Organisational Behaviour; Data Analytics; Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Sustainable Business and Innovation; and an Introduction to Business Finance.

Study moves to more complex aspects of management in the second year and includes areas such as Operations Management; Procurement and Supply Chain Management; Strategic Management; Supply Chain Information Management and Big Data.

In the final year, students are able to specialise in areas including Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Managing the Business of Renewable Energy; and Managing the Food Supply Chain, all of which are designed to improve graduates' employability in a broad range of logistics sectors and disciplines.

One-to-one support is available to develop understanding and learning in both the academic and practical sense. Individual feedback is available as students progress through the degree and is used to identify and resolve any learning issues.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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How You Study

In the first year, students can examine the core elements of logistics and supply chain management, with modules covering Organisational Behaviour; Analysis of Business Data; Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Sustainable Business and Innovation; and an Introduction to Business Finance.

Study moves to more complex aspects of management in the second year and includes areas such as Operations Management; Procurement and Supply Chain Management; Strategic Management; Supply Chain Information Management; and Big Data.

In the final year, students are able to specialise in areas including Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Managing the Business of Renewable Energy; Crisis Management and Procurement Strategy for International Supply Chains; and Management of the Food Supply Chain, all of which are designed to improve graduate employability in a broad range of logistics sectors and disciplines.

One-to-one support is available to develop understanding and learning in both the academic and practical sense. Individual feedback is available as students progress through the degree and is used to identify and resolve any learning issues.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Data Analytics 2023-24ECO1023MLevel 42023-24This module develops some quantitative techniques that underpin research and business analysis. It promotes a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and analysed. In addition to ensuring that students are competent in relevant numerical techniques, it anticipates the requirements of later modules, such as independent study, that entail analysis of numerical information using statistical tests.CoreDigitalisation, Work and Employment 2023-24MGT1024MLevel 42023-24This module engages with some of the key thinkers and debates in the sociology of work and organisations to try to make sense of the various ways work is experienced, managed and organised. The focus is on different forms of organizing and the underlying assumptions that legitimise their nature. Attention is given to the relationships between assumptions, theory and management action.CoreEmployability and Careers 2023-24MGT1027MLevel 42023-24This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module enhances the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Assessments enable the students to map their skills and competences based on the analysis of job descriptions and practise interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, the students will learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.CoreIntroduction to Business Finance 2023-24FIN1012MLevel 42023-24This module is designed to provide an introduction to basic business finance for non-specialist students. The module explores the essential elements of business finance, which are required for a career in business, in any discipline.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2023-24MGT1022MLevel 42023-24This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.CorePrinciples of Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2023-24MGT1030MLevel 42023-24Logistics and supply chain management have now become one of the key business areas for companies to compete, be successful and thrive in todays business environment, characterized by increasing pressure on customer service levels and operating cost compressions. The current turbulence and volatility of the competitive scenario increases the managerial complexity for businesses. Hence, the critical role that logistics and supply chain managers have to play in achieving organizational success and competitive advantage. It is then essential that future logistics and supply chain professionals are equipped with a solid foundation in both the associated academic discipline as well as the practical skill sets to address the realities of successful logistics and supply chain processes and procedures.CoreSustainable Business and Innovation 2023-24LOG1008MLevel 42023-24This module builds on the Vision 2050 of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, to have a world well on the way to sustainability by 2050, where over 9 billion people are living well and within the resource limits of the planet. This means questioning current business-as-usual practices (currently we consume 50% more natural resources than the planet can replenish), exploring alternative business pathways that can secure long-term economic, social and environmental value, while excelling at what business does best, namely to innovate, adapt, collaborate and execute. The module will examine the many processes of interaction between, business, environment and society, and the ways in which business impacts these dimensions (and vice-versa) in the production, distribution, marketing and final consumption of goods and services.CoreThe Management Professional 2023-24MGT1025MLevel 42023-24This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to recognise and develop a range of professional and academic skills. The module enables students to maximise the opportunities afforded by study, part-time work and extra-curricular activities to benefit both their studies and their employability. Lectures aim to provide theoretical perspectives, and seminars are forums to develop practical skills that may be used in the workplace. The module has a number of blackboard sessions enabling students to engage with modern learning tools and independent learning.CoreCross Cultural Management 2024-25MGT2034MLevel 52024-25This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different culturesCoreHuman Resource Management 2024-25HRM2105MLevel 52024-25This module endeavours to provide an introduction to the importance of the Human Resource Management (HRM) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines the strategic role of HRM and its contribution to the operational aspects of the HR function to support workforce planning in light of the broader business, social and ethical context. The module provides an important oversight for both aspiring HR practitioners and also future organisational managers.CoreInternational Trade and Global Logistics 2024-25LOG2012MLevel 52024-25In the current business environment, trade and with it the associated logistics function will have a global outlook and reach. In recent years many organisations have developed overseas facilities and supply chain partners, consequently most logistics practitioners will be expected to cope with an array of international trade issues. Moreover, professional logisticians are expected to take global perspectives as they address the practical and strategic approaches to ensure organisational success whilst reflecting the transnational nature of logistics activities in todays world. This module builds upon the knowledge of various aspects of logistics and supply chain management gained by students in previous modules and sets this knowledge and understanding within the global context. In this way, students will appreciate the challenges and opportunities that logistics managers encounter in the management of global supply chains in todays turbulent and complex business environment not only from a business management perspective but also from a legal, financial and risk point of view.CoreOperations Management 2024-25BUS2141MLevel 52024-25This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.CoreProcurement and Supply Chain Management 2024-25LOG2010MLevel 52024-25In any organisation a significant proportion of costs are accounted for by the purchases of products and/or services from third party providers. The responsibility for those purchases and the related supply chain activities falls to procurement and supply professionals, meaning that their contribution to the business can add value and also significantly contribute to the organisations competitive advantage and overall success. In addition, an organisation will also be called upon to manage the supply of goods and/or services to their customers, be they internal or from external organisations, consumers or the general public; a responsibility which again will rest with those engaged in procurement and supply chain management. This module takes a prominent position within the second year undergraduate programme as it introduces students to the fundamental concepts and techniques associated with the discipline of procurement and supply chain management and with it the significant impact that this has on organisational success.CoreStrategic Management 2024-25BUS2654MLevel 52024-25The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.CoreSupply Chain Information Management and Big Data 2024-25LOG2013MLevel 52024-25This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the key concepts and features of supply chain information management and big data. Students will be guided through one of the most important tasks that supply chain managers have to deal with, the effective and secure management of data as well as being given the opportunity to critically evaluate the concept of big data and its impact on the global supply chain and ultimate organisational success.CoreSupply Chain Strategy & Network Design 2024-25 LOG2011MLevel 52024-25Nowadays supply chains are ideally boundary-spanning, moving away from the traditional way of running companies in functional silos as they seek to align themselves to the overall business strategy. Given this, modern successful businesses call for strategic network design skills and capabilities to identify the most suitable configuration and coordination for their supply chains. This module will provide students with an introduction to the key concepts and features of supply chain strategy and network design. Students will be guided through one of the most important tasks that supply chain managers have to deal with: the identification of a winning supply chain strategy and network design that aligns itself to the wider business strategy, translating it into practice by means of an optimised and fitting supply chain design.CoreLIBS International Year Abroad 2024-25MGT2286MLevel 52024-25Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: -enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; -facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; -enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalProfessional Practice 2024-25MGT2037MLevel 52024-25This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.OptionalDissertation (Business) 2025-26BUS3019MLevel 62025-26The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a students ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise, and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well-defined, and internally consistent representation of their findings.CoreGlobal Strategic Supply Chain Management 2025-26LOG3193MLevel 62025-26Global supply chains organisations access to strategic resources and enable them to compete in global markets. But while they present many opportunities, they also lead to many risks and responsibilities. Successful global supply chain strategies are those that can balance these opportunities and risks, without undermining the organisations ability to be a responsible global citizen. This module will examine global supply chain strategies in detail by looking at both those strategies that have been successful as well as those that have proved to be less lucrative. Students will consider contemporary phenomena in the field and on completion of the module, will not only have a better understanding of the challenges of managing global supply chains but will also be aware of some of the tools needed to implement effective and responsible global supply chain strategies.CoreLeadership and High Performance Teams 2024-25TBCLevel 52024-25This an opportunity to explore theory of leadership and teamworking through a critical management lens. The module considers the role of structure, culture and environment on the practices of leadership and teamworking. The module will consider power and equality in relation to leadership and team work practice.CorePhilosophy of Management 2025-26MGT3033MLevel 62025-26This module explores the complexity of the relationship between knowledge, theories and action. Management is regarded as both practical and pragmatic, but also fundamentally a philosophical phenomenon. In this context, the underpinning epistemological and ontological assumptions of management theories, as well as managerial practices, are scrutinized.CoreSustainable Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management 2025-26LOG3197MLevel 62025-26Logistics and Supply Chain Management by its very nature will have a significant impact on the Triple Bottom Line. Major sustainability challenges for logistics and supply chain managers will include; transport, warehousing, procurement, product design, production and of particular relevance reverse logistics. This module will examine sustainable global logistics and supply chain management and its impact on the future well-being of the planet by analysing and contrasting associated strategies that have been successful as well as those that have proved to be less productive. Students will consider contemporary phenomena in the field and on completion of the module, will not only have a better understanding of the challenges of managing sustainable global logistics and supply chains but will also be aware of some of the challenges to be addressed in respect of the triple bottom lineCoreCrisis Management 2025-26TOU3120MLevel 62025-26This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisations overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad. Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.OptionalDisaster Management 2025-26TOU3119MLevel 62025-26This module examines the various scenaria that arise during the management of natural disasters. It enables students to examine different disaster situations and competing approaches to disaster management intervention measures. The module aims to expose students to the anatomy of disaster and to reflect upon the best strategic practices for the management and control of disasters and emergencies. The module uses real case studies to demonstrate the importance of preparedness for disaster, and the need for effective recovery and rehabilitation measures. Students are introduced to the levels of command and the systems in place for any situation requiring major emergency or disaster management. The module also examines the position of relief workers and victims caught up in disaster. As such, this module analyses a range of strategic options in terms of theory and practice. The development of strategic thinking is relevant to both those interested in uniformed and non-uniformed public sector management. The module aims to increase students awareness of the nature and management of disasters, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach. It is designed to enable graduates to engage with and relate to disaster professionals with confidence and commitment.OptionalEntrepreneurship 2025-26BUS3023MLevel 62025-26The module has been designed to develop entrepreneurial skills to enable graduates to pursue careers in a range of industries. Students can study the various theoretical aspects of both foundation and contemporary aspects of entrepreneurship and enterprise in order to self-appraise their own personal environment. The module examines modern day success stories of contemporary businesses and traces their origins and reasons for successful accomplishments. It aims to reflect the entrepreneurial learning process which informs how entrepreneurs learn from previous mistakes. The module offers a generic examination of the principles of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity, within a variety of settings of SMEs and regional and rural settings. The module aims to examine the rise in popularity of third sector organisations of which the social entrepreneur plays a large role. It also supports the full development of entrepreneurial skills and sensitivities for use in existing organisations, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement or organisational goals. In addition, it aims to prepare students for involvement in inter-organisational relationships and joint ventures requiring the mobilisation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.OptionalHumanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2025-26LOG3198MLevel 62025-26Natural disasters (such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes, and famine) and man-made disasters (such as wars, conflicts, and refugee crises) have increasingly impacted communities and nations around the world in recent decades, and forecasts suggest that the trend will continue to increase over the next 50 years with predictions suggesting that natural and man-made disasters will increase by up to 5 times in number and severity. Emergencies generated by disasters are unique; lives are at stake and in contrast to the business sector the issue is not necessarily to bring quality service to the consumer at the lowest price. Unlike in business where demand can often be predetermined, the humanitarian supply chain is challenged by a series of unknowns. In business profit maximisation and cost minimisation are ordinarily key drivers as is the desire to sustain long-term market demand and to limit uncertainty along the supply chain, the humanitarian sector has a different set of characteristics which inevitably complicate the associated management tasks. Against these challenges, this module has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills that they will need to manage the supply chain and associated logistics functions within a natural or manmade disaster.OptionalManaging International Distribution 2025-26LOG3196MLevel 62025-26This module explores the international distribution function and the flows and channels which support the movement of goods. The module links several logistics operations to explore how goods are managed through the downstream side of the supply chain. It starts by considering the definition of distribution, the nature of supply and demand and the factors which initiate the movement of goods. It then moves on to examine the basic principles of inventory management, followed by an examination of how goods are handled in strategic locations (warehousing). The aspiration for zero stock will be examined through concepts such as lean and agile inventory management. Channels of distribution are then studied, before moving on to consider transport modes and their selection. A final element of the module will explore information and communication technology applications in distribution and how data is captured, along with the associated transfer technologies. A key theme throughout the module will be the need to align the distribution function with the organisational supply chain strategy.OptionalManaging the Business of Renewable Energy 2025-26MGT3281MLevel 62025-26Firms today are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs, improve their production towards sustainability, and better manage risks. This allows them to develop and maintain a competitive edge in the market. Renewable energy has been described as energy from a source that is not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power. Today, consumers are far more demanding for more sustainable products more than ever before. This module has been developed in line with todays industry requirements to equip students with the relevant multi-disciplinary skills required for employment within the Renewable Energy Sector. It will introduce students to the multi-disciplinary nature of renewable energy in todays business market. Students will determine the different sustainable challenges that organisations face and why renewable approaches are crucial in tackling those bottlenecks. It will introduce the different forms of renewable energies and critically assess the associated opportunities and limitations.OptionalManaging the Food Supply Chain 2025-26LOG3199MLevel 62025-26Food distribution is a process in which a general population is supplied with food. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) considers food distribution as a subset of the food system. The processes will include production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal. The food we eat reaches us via food supply chains through which food moves systematically from producers to consumers while the money consumers pay for food moves in the reverse direction, reaching the people who work at various stages along the supply chain. This module aims to introduce students to the challenges that the food supply chain may present. Students will be required to consider the complexities that perishable food can bring to the supply chain whilst assessing the tools, techniques and strategies that can be used to mitigate the associated risks, and how they can differentiate their business and compete on the basis of effective and efficient food supply chain management.OptionalNegotiated Logistics Learning Project 2025-26LOG3195MLevel 62025-26OptionalProcurement Strategy for International Supply Chains 2025-26LOG3194MLevel 62025-26During recent years, the prominence of Procurement as a professional business discipline has changed considerably in many organisations. Considering the amount of money generally involved in the preparation and execution of procurement related decisions, this is not a surprise and it has been argued that an effective and efficient procurement function can make a significant contribution to overall organisational success. Traditionally, the procurement department acts as the intermediary which negotiates agreements and contracts with suppliers and supervises subsequent compliance to those agreements. However, this traditional role is changing rapidly and procurement managers are assuming more strategic roles within organisations, focussing on achieving better performance from suppliers and the active management of supplier relationships, helping organisations to achieve strategic competitive advantage through significant value add activity. This module takes a prominent position within the final year undergraduate programme as it introduces students to fundamental concepts and techniques associated with the discipline of procurement strategy and with it the significant impact that this has on successful international supply chain management.Optional

An Introduction to Your Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Data Analytics 2022-23ECO1023MLevel 42022-23This module aims to develop students' knowledge of quantitative techniques that underpin research and business analysis. It is designed to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques, and technology by which numerical information can be collected and analysed. In addition to aiming to ensure that students are competent in relevant numerical techniques, it anticipates the requirements of later modules, such as independent study, that entail analysis of numerical information using statistical tests.CoreEmployability and Careers 2022-23MGT1027MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module enhances the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Assessments enable the students to map their skills and competences based on the analysis of job descriptions and practise interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, the students will learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.CoreIntroduction to Business Finance 2022-23FIN1012MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to provide an introduction to basic business finance for non-specialist students. The module explores the essential elements of business finance, which are required for a career in business, in any discipline.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2022-23MGT1022MLevel 42022-23This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise, and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.CorePrinciples of Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2022-23MGT1030MLevel 42022-23Logistics and supply chain management have now become one of the key business areas for companies to compete, be successful and thrive in todays business environment, characterized by increasing pressure on customer service levels and operating cost compressions. The current turbulence and volatility of the competitive scenario increases the managerial complexity for businesses. Hence, the critical role that logistics and supply chain managers have to play in achieving organizational success and competitive advantage. It is then essential that future logistics and supply chain professionals are equipped with a solid foundation in both the associated academic discipline as well as the practical skill sets to address the realities of successful logistics and supply chain processes and procedures.CoreSustainable Business and Innovation 2022-23LOG1008MLevel 42022-23This module builds on the Vision 2050 of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, to have a world well on the way to sustainability by 2050, where over 9 billion people are living well and within the resource limits of the planet. This means questioning current business-as-usual practices (currently we consume 50% more natural resources than the planet can replenish), exploring alternative business pathways that can secure long-term economic, social and environmental value, while excelling at what business does best, namely to innovate, adapt, collaborate and execute. The module will examine the many processes of interaction between, business, environment and society, and the ways in which business impacts these dimensions (and vice-versa) in the production, distribution, marketing and final consumption of goods and services.CoreThe Management Professional 2022-23MGT1025MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to recognise and develop a range of professional and academic skills. The module enables students to maximise the opportunities afforded by study, part-time work and extra-curricular activities to benefit both their studies and their employability. Lectures aim to provide theoretical perspectives, and seminars are forums to develop practical skills that may be used in the workplace. The module has a number of blackboard sessions enabling students to engage with modern learning tools and independent learning.CoreWork and Organisations 2022-23MGT1024MLevel 42022-23This module engages with some of the key thinkers and debates in the sociology of work and organisations to try to make sense of the various ways work is experienced, managed and organised. The focus is on different forms of organizing and the underlying assumptions that legitimise their nature. Attention is given to the relationships between assumptions, theory and management action.CoreCross Cultural Management 2023-24MGT2034MLevel 52023-24This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different culturesCoreHuman Resource Management 2023-24HRM2105MLevel 52023-24This module endeavours to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource (HR) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines strategic and operational aspects of the HR function in light of the broader business, social and ethical context. The practices associated with the management of human resources e.g. recruitment and selection, appraisal, training, reward systems etc are examined within what constitutes good practice, and more significantly with the relevant issues attached.CoreInternational Trade and Global Logistics 2023-24LOG2012MLevel 52023-24In the current business environment, trade and with it the associated logistics function will have a global outlook and reach. In recent years many organisations have developed overseas facilities and supply chain partners, consequently most logistics practitioners will be expected to cope with an array of international trade issues. Moreover, professional logisticians are expected to take global perspectives as they address the practical and strategic approaches to ensure organisational success whilst reflecting the transnational nature of logistics activities in todays world. This module builds upon the knowledge of various aspects of logistics and supply chain management gained by students in previous modules and sets this knowledge and understanding within the global context. In this way, students will appreciate the challenges and opportunities that logistics managers encounter in the management of global supply chains in todays turbulent and complex business environment not only from a business management perspective but also from a legal, financial and risk point of view.CoreOperations Management 2023-24BUS2141MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.CoreProcurement and Supply Chain Management 2023-24LOG2010MLevel 52023-24In any organisation a significant proportion of costs are accounted for by the purchases of products and/or services from third party providers. The responsibility for those purchases and the related supply chain activities falls to procurement and supply professionals, meaning that their contribution to the business can add value and also significantly contribute to the organisations competitive advantage and overall success. In addition, an organisation will also be called upon to manage the supply of goods and/or services to their customers, be they internal or from external organisations, consumers or the general public; a responsibility which again will rest with those engaged in procurement and supply chain management. This module takes a prominent position within the second year undergraduate programme as it introduces students to the fundamental concepts and techniques associated with the discipline of procurement and supply chain management and with it the significant impact that this has on organisational success.CoreStrategic Management 2023-24BUS2654MLevel 52023-24The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.CoreSupply Chain Information Management and Big Data 2023-24LOG2013MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the key concepts and features of supply chain information management and big data. Students will be guided through one of the most important tasks that supply chain managers have to deal with, the effective and secure management of data as well as being given the opportunity to critically evaluate the concept of big data and its impact on the global supply chain and ultimate organisational success.CoreSupply Chain Strategy & Network Design 2023-24 LOG2011MLevel 52023-24Nowadays supply chains are ideally boundary-spanning, moving away from the traditional way of running companies in functional silos as they seek to align themselves to the overall business strategy. Given this, modern successful businesses call for strategic network design skills and capabilities to identify the most suitable configuration and coordination for their supply chains. This module will provide students with an introduction to the key concepts and features of supply chain strategy and network design. Students will be guided through one of the most important tasks that supply chain managers have to deal with: the identification of a winning supply chain strategy and network design that aligns itself to the wider business strategy, translating it into practice by means of an optimised and fitting supply chain design.CoreLIBS International Year Abroad 2023-24MGT2286MLevel 52023-24Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: -enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; -facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; -enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalProfessional Practice 2023-24MGT2037MLevel 52023-24This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.OptionalDissertation (Business) 2024-25BUS3019MLevel 62024-25The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a students ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise, and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well-defined, and internally consistent representation of their findings.CoreGlobal Strategic Supply Chain Management 2024-25LOG3193MLevel 62024-25Global supply chains organisations access to strategic resources and enable them to compete in global markets. But while they present many opportunities, they also lead to many risks and responsibilities. Successful global supply chain strategies are those that can balance these opportunities and risks, without undermining the organisations ability to be a responsible global citizen. This module will examine global supply chain strategies in detail by looking at both those strategies that have been successful as well as those that have proved to be less lucrative. Students will consider contemporary phenomena in the field and on completion of the module, will not only have a better understanding of the challenges of managing global supply chains but will also be aware of some of the tools needed to implement effective and responsible global supply chain strategies.CoreLeadership and High Performance Teams 2024-25MGT3028MLevel 62024-25This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading, following and leadership. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'CorePhilosophy of Management 2024-25MGT3033MLevel 62024-25In this module, complexity of the relationship between knowledge, theories and action is explored. The module seeks to increase the students ability of conducting a self-directed, reflexive inquiry - conscious of its own assumptions and contexts in which it develops in order to improve awareness of positionality of managerial actions, and thus to assist the future development of responsible managers and sustainable organisations.CoreSustainable Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management 2024-25LOG3197MLevel 62024-25Logistics and Supply Chain Management by its very nature will have a significant impact on the Triple Bottom Line. Major sustainability challenges for logistics and supply chain managers will include; transport, warehousing, procurement, product design, production and of particular relevance reverse logistics. This module will examine sustainable global logistics and supply chain management and its impact on the future well-being of the planet by analysing and contrasting associated strategies that have been successful as well as those that have proved to be less productive. Students will consider contemporary phenomena in the field and on completion of the module, will not only have a better understanding of the challenges of managing sustainable global logistics and supply chains but will also be aware of some of the challenges to be addressed in respect of the triple bottom lineCoreCrisis Management 2024-25TOU3120MLevel 62024-25This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisations overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad. Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.OptionalDisaster Management 2024-25TOU3119MLevel 62024-25This module examines the various scenaria that arise during the management of natural disasters. It enables students to examine different disaster situations and competing approaches to disaster management intervention measures. The module aims to expose students to the anatomy of disaster and to reflect upon the best strategic practices for the management and control of disasters and emergencies. The module uses real case studies to demonstrate the importance of preparedness for disaster, and the need for effective recovery and rehabilitation measures. Students are introduced to the levels of command and the systems in place for any situation requiring major emergency or disaster management. The module also examines the position of relief workers and victims caught up in disaster. As such, this module analyses a range of strategic options in terms of theory and practice. The development of strategic thinking is relevant to both those interested in uniformed and non-uniformed public sector management. The module aims to increase students awareness of the nature and management of disasters, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach. It is designed to enable graduates to engage with and relate to disaster professionals with confidence and commitment.OptionalEntrepreneurship 2024-25BUS3023MLevel 62024-25The module has been designed to develop entrepreneurial skills to enable graduates to pursue careers in a range of industries. Students can study the various theoretical aspects of both foundation and contemporary aspects of entrepreneurship and enterprise in order to self-appraise their own personal environment. The module examines modern day success stories of contemporary businesses and traces their origins and reasons for successful accomplishments. It aims to reflect the entrepreneurial learning process which informs how entrepreneurs learn from previous mistakes. The module offers a generic examination of the principles of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity, within a variety of settings of SMEs and regional and rural settings. The module aims to examine the rise in popularity of third sector organisations of which the social entrepreneur plays a large role. It also supports the full development of entrepreneurial skills and sensitivities for use in existing organisations, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement or organisational goals. In addition, it aims to prepare students for involvement in inter-organisational relationships and joint ventures requiring the mobilisation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.OptionalHumanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2024-25LOG3198MLevel 62024-25Natural disasters (such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes, and famine) and man-made disasters (such as wars, conflicts, and refugee crises) have increasingly impacted communities and nations around the world in recent decades, and forecasts suggest that the trend will continue to increase over the next 50 years with predictions suggesting that natural and man-made disasters will increase by up to 5 times in number and severity. Emergencies generated by disasters are unique; lives are at stake and in contrast to the business sector the issue is not necessarily to bring quality service to the consumer at the lowest price. Unlike in business where demand can often be predetermined, the humanitarian supply chain is challenged by a series of unknowns. In business profit maximisation and cost minimisation are ordinarily key drivers as is the desire to sustain long-term market demand and to limit uncertainty along the supply chain, the humanitarian sector has a different set of characteristics which inevitably complicate the associated management tasks. Against these challenges, this module has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills that they will need to manage the supply chain and associated logistics functions within a natural or manmade disaster.OptionalManaging International Distribution 2024-25LOG3196MLevel 62024-25This module explores the international distribution function and the flows and channels which support the movement of goods. The module links several logistics operations to explore how goods are managed through the downstream side of the supply chain. It starts by considering the definition of distribution, the nature of supply and demand and the factors which initiate the movement of goods. It then moves on to examine the basic principles of inventory management, followed by an examination of how goods are handled in strategic locations (warehousing). The aspiration for zero stock will be examined through concepts such as lean and agile inventory management. Channels of distribution are then studied, before moving on to consider transport modes and their selection. A final element of the module will explore information and communication technology applications in distribution and how data is captured, along with the associated transfer technologies. A key theme throughout the module will be the need to align the distribution function with the organisational supply chain strategy.OptionalManaging the Business of Renewable Energy 2024-25MGT3281MLevel 62024-25Firms today are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs, improve their production towards sustainability, and better manage risks. This allows them to develop and maintain a competitive edge in the market. Renewable energy has been described as energy from a source that is not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power. Today, consumers are far more demanding for more sustainable products more than ever before. This module has been developed in line with todays industry requirements to equip students with the relevant multi-disciplinary skills required for employment within the Renewable Energy Sector. It will introduce students to the multi-disciplinary nature of renewable energy in todays business market. Students will determine the different sustainable challenges that organisations face and why renewable approaches are crucial in tackling those bottlenecks. It will introduce the different forms of renewable energies and critically assess the associated opportunities and limitations.OptionalManaging the Food Supply Chain 2024-25LOG3199MLevel 62024-25Food distribution is a process in which a general population is supplied with food. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) considers food distribution as a subset of the food system. The processes will include production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal. The food we eat reaches us via food supply chains through which food moves systematically from producers to consumers while the money consumers pay for food moves in the reverse direction, reaching the people who work at various stages along the supply chain. This module aims to introduce students to the challenges that the food supply chain may present. Students will be required to consider the complexities that perishable food can bring to the supply chain whilst assessing the tools, techniques and strategies that can be used to mitigate the associated risks, and how they can differentiate their business and compete on the basis of effective and efficient food supply chain management.OptionalNegotiated Logistics Learning Project 2024-25LOG3195MLevel 62024-25OptionalProcurement Strategy for International Supply Chains 2024-25LOG3194MLevel 62024-25During recent years, the prominence of Procurement as a professional business discipline has changed considerably in many organisations. Considering the amount of money generally involved in the preparation and execution of procurement related decisions, this is not a surprise and it has been argued that an effective and efficient procurement function can make a significant contribution to overall organisational success. Traditionally, the procurement department acts as the intermediary which negotiates agreements and contracts with suppliers and supervises subsequent compliance to those agreements. However, this traditional role is changing rapidly and procurement managers are assuming more strategic roles within organisations, focussing on achieving better performance from suppliers and the active management of supplier relationships, helping organisations to achieve strategic competitive advantage through significant value add activity. This module takes a prominent position within the final year undergraduate programme as it introduces students to fundamental concepts and techniques associated with the discipline of procurement strategy and with it the significant impact that this has on successful international supply chain management.Optional

How you are assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations, and practicals. The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. The University of Lincoln's policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations, and practicals. The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. The University of Lincoln's policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2023-24

United Kingdom


A Level: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International


Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom


A Level: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International


Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Accreditations and Memberships

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). CILT gives successful graduates the opportunity to upgrade their membership to full Chartered membership (MCILT) subject to evidence of appropriate levels of practical experience.

Work Placement Year

All full-time students on this course have the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry and do this independently, although tutors may provide support and advice during this process.

Please note that students who choose to undertake a work placement do not pay tuition fees for that year, but are required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln International Business School and University schemes. For more information about this please visit LIBS work placements pages. 

Employment and Networking Opportunities

BSc (Hons) International Logistics and Supply Chain Management is supported by a formal collaboration between Lincoln International Business School and the NOVUS Trust, who work with leading universities to provide business, logistics, and supply chain management students with guest lectures, mentoring and career coaching, summer placements, links to graduate employment opportunities, and a third-year year-long industrial placement.

NOVUS work within a network of partnerships with over 15 sponsors, such as DHL, Wincanton, Gist and Morrisons. This means the scheme can open up a range of employment and networking opportunities in the sector and can underpin students’ professional development.

To participate, students will need to successfully pass a series of short assessments held at the start of the first year of their studies. Visit the NOVUS website for more information.

Career Opportunities

Logistics and supply chain management are now recognised as crucial contributors to business success. This means that professional logisticians and supply chain managers are sought after in many industrial sectors. Graduates from this programme may go on to work in a number of different roles including supply chain analyst, project manager, international logistics and distribution manager, procurement manager, and customer demand and inventory planner.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.