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Global Logistics Management MBA


The Global Logistics Management MBA qualification satisfies a wide range of global jobs in logistics, distribution, transport, warehousing, freight management, consultancy and other related areas


The course addresses the logistics challenges faced by today’s international organisations. The course focusses on bridging the gap between theoretical logistics concepts and how to practically apply them in real world situations. This will provide students with the opportunity to engage with technical and intellectual challenges that will enhance their ability to evaluate and manage a logistics business from a global context.

This provides students with a degree that gives them logistic analytical, strategic and operational skills necessary to gain employment with a global manufacturer, retailer or logistics service provider at a mid-management level upwards. The key differentiating feature of this course, are the inclusion of modules delivered from a practical perspective. This provides a balance between logistics theories such as applying simulation tools or analysing existing logistics operations and general management topics. This enables students to become effective and successful senior managers in either the logistics provider side of the industry or the manufacturer / retailer perspective.

The course is currently being accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, and will be fully accredited before the launch date of September 2017


The course introduces students to all the key aspects of logistics management, providing a framework within to develop a deep understanding of the subject applicable to a wide range of industries both locally and globally. Additionally, traditional aspects of business, such as leadership, strategy, financial decision making and marketing are included. The course explores different ways that the management of logistics can significantly contribute to wealth creation, competitiveness, and to the advancement of individuals and society.

Industrial visits, case studies, visiting speakers and simulations are used to demonstrate the impact of world class logistics and supply chain management within different industries.

All students will study the module Study Skills and Research Methods. In Addition, you will take eight taught topics and complete a Masters project. The topics studied are:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Logistics Management
  • CMI Global Professional Development
  • Global Distribution Networks
  • Logistics Business Simulation
  • Logistics Operations

For the award of MBA you must successfully complete an individual masters research project or an industry based applied project.


Innovative use of “Lectorials” which are a combination of lectures/workshops/seminars. A particular emphasis is on the use of scenarios, activity led learning and games to re-enforce concepts and application. Teaching is fully interactive with the use of a virtual learning environments and multimedia tools.

Guest speakers, case studies and web materials are used when appropriate to ensure that the content of the MBA programme remains valid and contemporaneous, drawing on relevant expertise from within the course team. Research activity and interests, relevant scholarly and consultancy activities will be used to inform the module content


The modules are predominantly assignment based and as such the assignments are spread out over the 11 week teaching schedule, with most modules setting an early coursework of low weighting, to give students feedback during the module and to encourage engagement. Engagement is also encouraged through the Activity Led Learning (ALL) practiced within the tutorials and the formative assessments. Activity Led Learning requires a self-directed process in which the individual learner, or team of learners, seek and apply knowledge, skilful practices, resources (personal and physical) relevant to the activity being undertaken.


20 hours a week

Entry Requirements

  • Be an honours graduate of any relevant discipline (minimum 2:2 or higher), obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to Coventry Business School in a business related area”
  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time relevant work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

Students who do not fit with the above entry requirements can gain entry but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the MBA course director.

AP(E)L will be assessed in line with University Regulations.

All non-standard admissions as detailed above are taken to the Faculty’s Accreditation Committee for approval.

This course requires IELTS 6.5If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.


To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Successful completion of this course leads to senior management careers in the shipping, freight haulage, road transport or retail distribution industries at both technical and managerial levels.

Some of the job in roles such as:

Logistics Business Development, Logistics and / or Supply Chain Analyst; Logistics Management Consultant and Logistics Project Manager.

These roles can be found in many logistics service providers, which is an ideal starting point for a career in logistics. Alternatively, similar roles with manufacturers, shippers and retailers are available and provide the experience of being on the other side of the logistics fence.

The MBA Global Logistics Management is a solid foundation to senior management/director roles in any global business or international consultancy.


Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.


Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

Course code:
  • 1 year full-time

  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time


Contact Details:

Recruitment and Admissions Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321