Global Business and Logistics Management (Top-up) BA(Hons) 2017-18

This course also available for 2018-19 entry

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About the course

This is a one year, full-time top-up degree combining business, management and the expanding area of logistics with a global/international focus. The course is designed to provide students from a business background or related discipline such as management, marketing and economics, with an opportunity to focus on international business and global logistics.

In a globally competitive environment with many more organisations targeting international markets, logistics and supply chain management continues to be a major growth area worldwide. Global logistics has become an increasingly important source of competitive advantage for organisations striving to get the right product to the right place at the right time. These diverse organisations and businesses need well-qualified managers, with excellent strategic and people skills and exciting career opportunities are available for suitably qualified graduates.

The course covers strategic management, quality and performance as well as ensuring that you're equipped with an understanding of international and cultural business issues.

UCAS code:

Start date:
18 / 09 / 2017


1 year full-time

Course type:

Full Time

Course content

Core modules:

Managing Quality and Developing Performance

This module examines the roles and responsibilities of managers within business operations; exploring the corporate, strategic and operational approaches relating to quality and associated techniques. It has a particular focus on employee and operational performance and its management.

Strategic Management

This module highlights the role of strategic management in organisations and helps make you aware of the key strategic management approaches that assist managers in delivering both short and long term aims, goals and objectives for the organisation. It is underpinned by theory that then provides a tool kit for strategic analysis and demonstrates how this can aid management teams make business decisions in today’s complex and turbulent environments.

Logistics Management

This module introduces logistics and supply chain management and evaluates how it helps to achieve the strategic objectives of an organisation., you will also explore the strategic supply chain management and the benefits of lean and agile supply chains, as are various tools for supply chain mapping. Some topics covered include the design and operation of logistics information systems, the use of key performance indicators and benchmarking.

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This module applies key concepts of modern marketing and logistics management to provide an understanding of the strategic and operational roles of logistics in the international business environment. Emphasis is placed on global and pan-European systems for materials sourcing and product distribution, to explain how businesses configure their supply chains to compete in today’s major trading blocs.

Option modules:

International Business

This module considers the fundamental issue of competitiveness and helps you to consider a strategic perspective on globalisation. You'll explore the benefits of location (such as costs, consumer preferences and technology) and the internationalisation of business through the impact of multinationals and global supply chains. In term 2 you'll focus on international business functions such as marketing and human resources.

Social Entrepreneurship

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship.  Key differences and similarities between business and social entrepreneurs will be investigated and exemplified.   The module will equip students with the necessary tools, techniques and knowledge for them to demonstrate their comprehension of social entrepreneurship at a number of different levels within local and global society.

Managerial Decisions Change and Diversity

To satisfy the aims of the course, you'll consider all aspects of decision making and their functions in meeting managerial and ultimately corporate objectives. You'll be required to gain a full awareness of the managerial decision-making process and the make-up of the decision-making stages including the contribution made by information technology, developing practical skills and techniques to enhance this awareness.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Career opportunities

With this qualification you will be qualified to enter a wide range of occupations and organisations including general management or administrative roles, not only within the traditional business and commerce sectors but also within SMEs and not for profit organisations. You'll also have the potential to develop a career in logistics and logistics management particularly with the expansion of global trading/distribution.

A number of students also start up their own business, capitalising on the skills and knowledge gained throughout their studies.

Teaching and assessment

You'll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and individual project work. We'll assess your work through in-course assignments, presentations and examinations. Our varied assessment methods are focused upon the development of transferable skills which will provide immediate benefit in your future career.

Feedback (usually written) is provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made at the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Huddersfield is the UK's only university where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

*permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.


The Business School was opened in 2010 at a cost of £17m and is the most eco-friendly building on campus. It's a state-of-the art facility and provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop. Located right next to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal it's in a leafy and picturesque location at the heart of the campus.

The Learning Development Group (LDG) offer a dedicated service helping our students to improve their academic skills in areas such as referencing, presentations skills, time-management, academic reading, referencing or academic writing.

Our Placement Office works with national and international employers to ensure excellent work experience opportunities are available to our students on sandwich courses as well as giving advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CV's and covering letters.

Excellent teaching rooms combine with fully-equipped computer labs to provide excellent access to technology and learning facilities alongside 'The Street' cafe which offers space for socialising, networking and relaxation over a wide selection of fresh food and hot and cold drinks.

How much will it cost me?

The full-time undergraduate tuition fee for 17/18 entry is £9250.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Further study

Progression to a postgraduate course is dependent on successful completion of your undergraduate studies. There may also be minimum qualification requirements such as a first class or higher second (2.1) degree. Please check the course details to confirm this.

How to apply

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities.Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant. For more information see the Research section of our website.

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