There is no organization, person, or entity that is not affected by global logistics and supply chain management. It is one of the largest and fastest-growing areas of business. This area of business is also witnessing significant levels of innovation in process and technology year after year! As companies continue to rely increasingly on the supply chain that has a global footprint, logistics is a critical success factor and if not done well, it can have a severely negative impact on the performance of the business. Conversely, if done well, logistics has a direct positive impact on increasing speed and lowering cost.
At the end of the day, the focus is on getting the product to the customer as soon as possible and with the quality that the customer expects. While simple in the outcome, this process can be utterly complex and full of risks. The involvement of suppliers, logistics companies, warehouses, transport providers, weather, and other natural phenomena, man-made disasters, and a variety of other factors can influence the outcome significantly.
Professionals who are trained in supply chain and logistics advise the management on how to decrease the risks and increase efficiency through automation, management of stakeholders, warehousing and manufacturing optimization, and risk management.
The Rushford MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is designed to focus on management and operations within the supply chain and logistics function. The course not only has an intense focus on the fundamentals of supply chain and logistics but also on skill-building so students can apply concepts and techniques to real-world challenges. During the program, you will run projects that will simulate real-life situations and the application of core concepts in such situations.
You will study the intricate relationship between business functions and logistics and supply chain. We ensure that you study with the view of solving business problems and creating shareholder value. We also ensure that you receive the most current knowledge and trends.
We also work with logistics and supply chain companies for projects, internships, and site visits for our students.
The Rushford Online MBA program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is comprised of a total of 27 courses and each course lasts approximately 3 weeks. Each course is comprised of 2-4 ECTS credits. Students must complete 18 core courses, 5 out of the 9 Elective courses, and a capstone project to earn a total of 90 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management award.
Accounting for Financial Reporting
Accounting for Managerial Decisions
Operations Management: Productivity & Quality
International Business Environment
Leadership and Managing Human Capital
Financial Statement Analysis
Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics & Law
Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise (Elective)
Sales Management (Elective)
Organizational Behaviour (Elective)
Business Communications (Elective)
Business Law (Elective)
Fundamentals of Logistics and Supply Chain
Risk analysis and assessment
Distribution and freight logistics
Supply Chain Modelling and Design
Green Supply Chain (Elective)
Sustainability in Logistics (Elective)
Humanitarian Logistics (Elective)
Lean Logistics (Elective)
Careers & Outcomes
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals 2017 Survey determined that over 80% of young professionals who work in Supply Chain responded that they had made the right career choice.
Supply chain and logistics is an extremely broad area of business, and every business has a unique way of managing these based on their unique business model. Logistics and the overall Supply Chain processes are intertwined with every other process from the start to the end of the life cycle of the product or service. Thus the opportunities that are available to our graduates are immense.
This program also can be of great interest to seasoned managers and executives whose roles involve a significant understanding of supply chain management.
Some of the areas in which our graduates can create or enhance their career are as follows:
Strategic Sourcing Manager
IT and Finance roles that need Logistics and Supply Chain knowledge
Supply Chain Consultant
Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MBA programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline.
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree.
Proficiency in English
Evidence of Proficiency in English
IELTS 6.0+ or
PTE 50+ or
TOEFL 550+ or
Any other proficiency test that was taken in the last 2 years
English Proficiency Waiver
The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers or
Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB) or
Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country or
2 Years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work
EduQua Certified Swiss Institution
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government.
EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations:
• Swiss Federal Government• Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)• State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)• Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK)• Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA)• Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
ACBSP is the only global accrediting body, which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.
Swiss Higher Educational Institution
James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.
International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified
James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.