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 start the option in September 2018, complete the following application and submit it to the Undergraduate Office (UGO) by 4:00pm on January 5, 2018

Global SCLM option application  


Shortlisted applicants will 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 spend the first term of your third year at the Copenhagen Business School, the second term at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen, and return to UBC Sauder for your fourth year. Students from all three institutions will complete option core course requirements unique to each partner institution, together in a common cohort.

Please note the sequence of the program is expected to change as of Fall 2018. The first term of third year will be spent at the Copenhagen Business School, the second term at UBC Sauder, and the first term of fourth year will be spent at Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen. 

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 2017/18 program sequence is as follows:

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 Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)
COMM 344Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management III (Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility)
COMM 345Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management IV (Current and Regional Issues in Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management)
Year 4 Term 1 at the UBC Sauder School of Business
COMM 4141Data Visualization and Business Analytics
COMM 415Quantitative Policy Analysis
1 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.

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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