Masters in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy

Lead your Organization more Profitably by Mastering this Critical Business Function

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60 Credits (ECTS)

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You will get to learn about what goes behind the scenes of the creation and delivery of any product. And how to make your business more competitive by optimizing your value chain and operations.

Highlights of this course are:

  • 60 ECTS  Masters program from Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy
  • GMU Italy is the First Telematic University to be accredited by the Ministry of Education, Italy
  • Successful learners will be eligible for Certified Manager Certification, from CMI, UK & Postgraduate Diploma from CIQ, UK
  • 100% Online with Personal Tutor Support
  • Flexible Fee Payment: Pay as You Go Scheme
  • Flexible Duration: You can complete the program in as less as 9 months to 36 Months
  • Opportunity to attend the annual convocation conducted by the University at Italy
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$4400 Total Fee

Pay Per Module

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Flexible

9-36 months

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Certifications

Masters in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, PG Diploma from CIQ, UK (Optional), Certified Manager from CMI (optional)

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Italy

Course Modules & Fee

Module Fee

$2400($400 per module, total 6 Modules)

Dissertation Fee

$1000(for Dissertation Guidance and Assessment, $500 installments)

Degree Certificate Fee

$700(To be paid on completion of the course to claim the Degree)

CIQ Diploma Fee

$300(Upon completion of course)

Total Fee

$4400

CMI Certification

$300(Optional, Upon completion of the 6 modules)

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*ECTS equivalency chart is for comparison purpose only and doesn't reflect the exact mapping information, however the final MBA awarded by the University will carry 60 ECTS credits. What Is ECTS?

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$4400 Total Fee

Pay Per Module

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Flexible

9-36 months

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Certifications

Masters in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, PG Diploma from CIQ, UK (Optional), Certified Manager from CMI (optional)

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Italy

Admission requirement

Academic route

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (or academic equivalent) in any subject.

Mature Entry Route

If you don’t have a Bachelor’s degree, you can apply through our mature entry route. You’ll need to provide evidence of 3 years (Minimum) of relevant managerial work experience, along with certificates of your highest diplomas/degrees/professional certifications and an updated resume. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please send these details to admissions@athena.edu. Applicants should be 23 years of age or above. Admission through Mature Entry Route will be subject to the discretion of the Athena Global Education and the respective Awarding Bodies/Universities.

Acceptable level of english

If you are not a native speaker, you should have an appropriate English proficiency level, e.g. an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent in all bands or possess a Bachelor’s degree delivered and assessed in English, or proof of work experience in an English-speaking environment.

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$4400 Total Fee

Pay Per Module

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Flexible

9-36 months

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Certifications

Masters in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, PG Diploma from CIQ, UK (Optional), Certified Manager from CMI (optional)

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Italy

Why Athena?

Flexible

At Athena, you are in charge of your learning! You get to decide the pace of your learning based on your financial and time availability. The learning structure is modular, ensuring pace, effectiveness and momentum of your learning journey. With this byte-sized learning format you get to learn anywhere, anytime.

Affordable

With Athena as your learning partner, you follow a ‘Pay as you Go Scheme’ for your program, that means no upfront bulk payment of your fee. Instead, your fee will be divided into small pocket-friendly installments distributed across your program.

Accredited & Globally Accepted

Athena Global Education has partnered with reputed Universities and Awarding bodies, all of which are fully accredited by governmental regulatory bodies in their respective countries. Universities are NARIC Approved and are part of European Higher education, Bologna process, making the programs recognised worldwide.

Stackable

Byte-sized learning formats ensure that each learning item carries tangible value in terms of learning outcome, which allows learners to stack or combine small units into higher education credits toward a degree or diploma. At any point of time during your course, you can claim a certificate/diploma based on the credits you have earned so far.

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$4400 Total Fee

Pay Per Module

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Flexible

9-36 months

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Certifications

Masters in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, PG Diploma from CIQ, UK (Optional), Certified Manager from CMI (optional)

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Completely Online

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Accreditations

Ministry of Education, Italy

Partners of this Programme

Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy

Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU) is based in Rome, Italy and it is the first Italian Open University recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). It appears among the 25 top performers worldwide in the categories of the U-Multirank ranking system for open access publications, international joint publications, and regional joint publications

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Message from Rector

Prof. Alessandra Briganti

Guglielmo Marconi University, modeled around education and research, promotes innovative ICT-based educational methodologies, stimulating students to develop high cognitive and practical competences. The strong point of this educational system is the focus on the current educational demands required by the ever-changing working environment. By considering these developments, GMU offers students high-quality market-oriented courses. We have been continuously growing our presence around the world through many strategic partnerships during past years and the Westford Education Group was the one of the major partnerships which has been very successful since 2015.

Athena Global Education is a new venture of Westford Education Group. A future ready education solution, Athena Global Education utilizes the latest technology aimed at improving the students’ experience. We are happy to have partnered for this new project and are eager to expand our partnership into different domains. The association with Westford Group has produced hundreds of graduates in past years and we look forward to enhancing the portfolio and providing accessibility to education around the world.

We welcome the students of Athena Global Education to our qualifications and wish them the very best on their future endeavours.

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Message from the Dean

GMU Business School, Italy

Chartered Management Institute, UK

Chartered Management Institute, backed by royal charter is the only Chartered body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. CMI’s management qualifications are recognized throughout the UK and Europe and provide a progressive framework that enables one to develop and broaden management skills. Their qualifications are designed in consultation with employers to meet today's demands and therefore it is valued by them.


 

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Cambridge International Qualifications, UK

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ), UK is a professional awarding body based in the United Kingdom. CIQ is founded on the vision of helping individual learners and employers in attaining quality accredited awards. With centers across the Middle East, Europe, and the African region, CIQ is a proud certification partner for more than 100 organizations and has a progression pathway with some of the leading universities across the world. 

 

 

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Admission Process

Please find below the detailed steps to be followed as a part of the admission process.

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Step 1 :Register for a free trial

Register for a 7-Day Trial and get complete access to the first module of this program for 7 days without any obligations.

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Step 2 :Submit online enrollment form

For Masters & Doctorate Program, you need to make a quick online application. For Certifications & Diplomas, you can enroll directly by making payment for 1st module.

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Step 3 : Pay & Start

Once your applications is approved, you will be able to start right away by making fee payment from your student portal 

Why this Course ?

1 Demand > Supply

To remain competitive in Business, Businesses need to optimize their operations and costs, creating an demand for professionals specialised in this Business Area

2 A plethora of Career Opportunities

With competence in Supply Chain, your profile will be considered favorably for varied roles in varied industries. You can take up role of Consultant, Operation Manager, Analyst.. in industries varying from eCommerce, Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare to Transportation and logistics

3 Global recognition

This Masters is a European Accredited degree awarded by a world-class Italian University, Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU). European degrees are recognized worldwide and are highly regarded by employers and educational institutions alike.

Course Resources

For more detailed information about the course, please click on the links below.

What You Learn

This is your expected skill development and learning from the program

Module 1

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Sustainability and Business

Duration: 4 to 12 weeks

The module will critically review sustainability challenges and opportunities for organizations in a global context

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 2

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Strategic Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Duration: 4 to 12 weeks

This module supports strategic decision-makers as well as operational managers to manage successful logistics across their business.

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 3

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Stratagic Leadership and HR Practices in Organizations

Duration: 4 to 12 weeks

The modules will equip them with knowledge, skill, and competencies to manage human resources in organisation.

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 4

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Operations Management

Duration: 4 to 12 weeks

The module will provide you an introduction to a broad range of operations and project management problems, tools, and knowledge facing managers working in modern organizations.

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 5

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Strategic Management and Leadership

Duration: 4 to 12 weeks

The module helps students to evaluate the relationship between organizational strategies, performance and stakeholder expectations.

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 6

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Supply Chain & Logistics in Global Context

Duration: 4 to 12 weeks

This module supports strategic decision-makers in international and domestic markets to manage successful logistics across their business.

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 7 ECTS Credits

Module 7

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Research Methods & Dissertation

Duration: 3-6 Months

The aim of this module is to give you a thorough grounding in research methodology and methods. This module provides you with your vital training in research which will serve you well when you come to write your thesis.

Level: EQF Level 7

Credits: 18 ECTS Credits

How You Learn

Scientifically developed learning pedagogy, which ensures quality and effective learning experience for the learners. We ensure a seamless learning experience for students with varying levels of expertise on the subject matter.

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What You Get

You will be receiving the following certificates as specified below:

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Masters in Supply Chain and Logistics Management issued by Guglielmo Marconi University .

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Detailed Transcript with 60 ECTS Credits issued by Guglielmo Marconi University .

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Certified Manager Certification issued by Chartered Management Institute . (view sample)

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PG Diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics Management issued by CIQ, UK . (view sample)

All certificate and transcript images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of respective Universities or Awarding Bodies.

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It is really easy to start with us. You can register for this course with minimum details and get access to one of the modules of this course for 7 days. During this period, you may enroll in this course by submitting the required documents and making a module fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learners wishing to be admitted to the program should satisfy the following requirements
1. Possess a Bachelor's degree in any subject
2. If you are not a native speaker, you should have an appropriate English proficiency level, e.g. an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent in all bands or possess a Bachelor's degree delivered and assessed in English, or proof of work experience in an English-speaking environment.
3. Applicants without a Bachelor's degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis if they have relevant managerial experience of not less than 3 years.
All applicants are required to upload the following documents in order to be eligible for admissions:

1. Proof of having earned a Bachelor's Degree - such as a Degree Certificate. If the documents are not in English, official translations should be submitted.
2. The final transcript of Bachelor's Degree.
3. A copy of the government-issued photo identity card.
4. If you do not have a Bachelor's degree, you can still apply through the mature entry route. You will have to upload an updated resume along with the relevant work experience letters issued by your employer/s. You may also be contacted by our faculty for a telephone interview in order to ascertain your eligibility for the program.
Follow these steps to formally enroll into the Masters program by GMU

1. Register on Athena Global Education for a free 7-day trial.
2. Upload all the documents as required under the 'Eligibility Criteria' to the learning portal by clicking on 'Enroll Now' on the learning dashboard.
3. The academic panel will then review your documents and if found to be eligible, send you an 'Admission Offer Letter'.
4. On receiving the 'Admission Offer Letter', you can pay for one module (or one "course" if you are an American).
5. You can pay for multiple modules together if you like. However, you will be given access to subsequent module content only after completing the previous module.
Once your payment is confirmed, you will be sent an official 'Admission Letter' along with a receipt for the amount paid. You will also get access to the Assignment related documents in the 'Project Details' section.

If you are unsure about your eligibility or if you do not have a Bachelor's degree, then contact us at admissions@athena.edu and attach the relevant documents in your email. You won't be asked to make a payment until we determine you are eligible to be admitted.
Once you register for the course, you will have access to the learning resources of the first module (or "course" in the American system) where you can access the learning materials and the e-library. Your access to these learning resources will end after 7 days of registration and you will need to enroll for the program by paying fees for the first module. In order to be eligible for admission, you must upload all the eligibility-related documents on the learning portal and subsequently must have received an 'Offer of Admission' letter.
The core resources of the program are video classes and related reading material. Each module is divided into about 50 easy-to-assimilate videos to make your study easier. The video lessons provide you with adequate knowledge to understand the module content.

Apart from the video classes and reading material, you will be given access to live, interactive online classes where you will be able to attend a virtual classroom and communicate with instructors and your fellow students. This is an opportunity for students to clarify their doubts and get a clear understanding of how to work on the assigned project.

Additionally, you will also be learning from webinars, online library, and participation in the discussion boards, additional learning materials and case studies curated by faculty.
Every student is assigned a personal tutor for each module in his course, the student can reach out to his/her personal tutor for any academic assistance with his/her learning. Besides, academic assistance, students are allocated a Student Experience Executive, who will be there to assist students with any pastoral support (non- academic). You can reach out your student support executive on see@athena.edu
There are no written exams for this program. All the modules are assessed based on the module-specific project. Once you are enrolled in the module, you will be able to access the assignment brief under the 'Project Details' section in the learning portal. Apart from the assessment brief, you will be given the learning outcomes and performance criteria to know what is expected in the project from the learner. If you still have questions concerning the assignments, you can seek the support of the faculty during the live classes for the module. We are here to give you the help you need.

As soon as you are enrolled in a module, you will have 60 days to submit the assignment. However, submissions will be accepted from the 21st day of enrollment. You can choose to submit anytime during this 21-day to the 60-day timeline and immediately proceed to the next module. You can use this time to go through all the videos, read all the case studies and articles, and ask questions as you begin to write your assignment. Once submitted, you will not be able to make any changes.

After you have submitted the assignment, the faculty will evaluate and provide feedback, including results (your grade), within 21 days of your submission. If you fail, you will be given feedback on the assignment stating the reasons for failure. You will have to rework the project according to the feedback provided by the assessor. You will need to rework only the areas where you failed and not on the entire project. You will have to resubmit the assignment within 21 days of the publication of the result (grade). There are no additional fees for the resubmission.

If you fail to submit the assignment within 60 days of the enrollment date, you can request an extension of not more than 60 days and pay a fee of USD 100.00 ($100)

If you do not resubmit the failed assignment within 21 days of the published results, you may request an extension of not more than 60 days by paying USD 100.00 ($100)

If you fail again on your RE-submission, you may apply for a Re-Take by paying USD 150 ($100). You will have another 60 days of access to the resources and will need to submit the assignment within 60 days from the retake date. The process then restarts as mentioned above.
Once you move to the dissertation (thesis) stage, you will be assigned a Dissertation guide who will support you through the Research and Dissertation project. The Guide normally has 4 meetings with the student: first, the proposal meeting, then the first review, third, a second review and lastly, a final review.

A dissertation will have about 10,000 words. We will be conducting Dissertation guidance classes every month which you need to attend to get a clear understanding of dissertation work and what is expected out of your research. This is in addition to the Dissertation guide meetings. Once you submit the final dissertation, then you may be called for a "viva" to defend your dissertation depending on the decision of the assessor. The result will be published within 30 days of submission of the dissertation; if you fail the dissertation, then you will have an opportunity to resubmit the work as per the feedback provided by the assessor and the corrected work should be submitted within 30 days of publishing the results.

If you fail on your resubmission, then you may have to pay the dissertation fee again and you will need to start over on a new project.

Once you have enrolled for the Dissertation, you need to submit the final work within 6 months of enrollment. In case of failure of submission, an extension fee will be applicable. The shortest time allocated to submit the dissertation is 60 days.
Once you have registered for the course, the maximum time allowed to complete the program is 24 months. If you are unable to complete the course within 24 months, you may apply for an extension of 12 months by paying a Course Extension fee of USD 500.00 ($500)

The minimum duration of the course is defined as 9 months though some exceptions may apply.
Each module must be completed within 60 days of the enrollment date. The shortest time allowed for submission of assignment is 21 days from the date of enrollment.

The minimum duration of the course is defined as 9 months though some exceptions may apply.
Yes, the Masters is awarded by a University approved by the Ministry of Education, Italy as well as ENIC NAARIC (National Recognition Information Centers of the European Union), hence it is globally accepted. However, different countries have different requirements, so they may enforce their own regulations.
This Degree is awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy which is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Italy. Besides, GMU is part of the Bologna process of European Union and is a NARIC approved university ensuring international recognition.

Under any unforeseen circumstances, if you want to withdraw from the program, you may apply for an Early Exit Award. Based on the credit earned and modules completed, you might receive a credit statement or a diploma, or an extended diploma by paying the certification fee. You will be able to resume the course at a later date by re-enrolling and may resume from where you stopped, depending on the availability of that particular course at the time of re-enrollment.
Successful learners will be able to attend the annual graduation ceremony conducted in Italy. GMU will provide an invitation letter to all such learners which can be used for processing your visa for this purpose.