Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management

The Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Global SCLM) option is a specialized joint exchange program between the UBC Sauder School of Business, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen (CUHK SZ). With increasing demand for graduates trained in supply chain and logistics management, the program leverages the strengths of all three institutions in this area.

Am I the right fit for this option?

You must have a strong interest in global perspectives and business practices, and demonstrate the maturity and capability to engage in an international academic experience. It's recommended that you take COMM 204 during the summer after Year 1 or in Term 1 of Year 2 to explore if the field of logistics and the Global SCLM option is the right choice for you before you apply. 

Eligibility and application

Space in this program is limited to 15 students.

To apply to join the 2021/22 cohort (September 2021 start), complete and submit the online application by 11:59pm on December 6, 2020.  

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Shortlisted applicants may be asked to submit a video interview to demonstrate their interest and motivation for the program, extracurricular involvement and leadership, and motivation for international experience.

You must meet the eligibility requirements of Go Global for exchange. Selected applicants will be required to submit an exchange application to Go Global for the exchange terms at CBS and CUHK SZ.

You must complete COMM 204 in Year 2 or, at the latest, during the summer after Year 2 to be eligible for the Global SCLM option. Entry to the option is permitted in Year 3 only; Year 4 students are not eligible.

Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management option course requirements

You'll complete four of your six core option course requirements while studying abroad in Term 1 of Years 3 and 4 at the Copenhagen Business School and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen, respectively. Your remaining two option courses will be completed in Term 2 of Year 3 at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Taking COMM 390 and COMM 395 in Term 2 of Year 3 will enable you to meet promotion requirements and pre requisite requirements for your Year 4 capstone.

Students from all three institutions will complete option courses unique to each partner institution, together in a common cohort.

You must complete the courses in the Global SCLM option in sequential order. If you fail a required option core course on exchange, you may be permitted to substitute an alternate course at the discretion of the Faculty. If you fail two or more option core courses while on exchange, you will be required to withdraw from the option.  

The program sequence is as follows1:

Year 3 Term 1 at Copenhagen Business School
COMM 342Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management I (Logistics Clusters)
COMM 343Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management II (Supply Chain Risk Management)
Year 3 Term 2 at UBC Sauder School of Business
COMM 4142Data Visualization and Business Analytics
COMM 4153Quantitative Policy Analysis
Year 4 Term 1 at Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)
COMM 344 Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management III (Management of Innovation in China)
COMM 345 Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management IV (Current and Regional Issues in Supply Chain and Logistics Management)
1 Prior to September 2018, program cohorts attended Copenhagen Business School in Year 3 Term 1, Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen in Year 3 Term 2, and UBC Sauder School of Business in Year 4 Term 1.
2 COMM 414 may be used to fulfill requirements toward a maximum of one of the following three options: Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Marketing, or Operations and Logistics.
3 It's recommended to take COMM 394 Government and Business concurrently with COMM 415. Alternatively, COMM 394 may be completed during the summer session after Year 2.

Careers in Operations and Logistics

Logistics is the flow of goods, information and money throughout an organization. This option is designed to prepare you for careers with operational and logistics functions in manufacturing, distribution firms and government departments at all levels. Great communication and negotiation skills go far in this field.

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