Master’s Degree in Logistics Management

Master’s Degree in Logistics Management

 

The MA program in Logistics Management, established in 2004, aims to provide managers with in-depth   knowledge, both theoretical and applied, in a wide variety of logistic subjects such as  production lines, movement of goods, supply chain management and others. These are only a few of the many subjects that are studied in the MA Logistics Management program and which are so crucial to the success of today's logistics manager. Among the first such programs in Israel,  the MA in Logistics Management, provides graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge in logistics that will enable them to integrate into the world of business or academia.

 

Two-Track Option

There are two tracks within these MA programs: non-thesis and thesis. In the thesis track, track A,   successful completion of the thesis offers students the opportunity to continue on to doctoral studies. Track B, the non-thesis track  is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in the field of logistics but do not intend to study for a doctorate.

 

Transferring from track B to A 

Students who are interested in transferring from Track B to Track A must register for the course “Introduction to thesis writing” (No.55-931) in the first semester of their first year of studies 

 

Those students who have a grade of at least 85 in “Introduction to thesis writing” and have been personally interviewed by the head of Department may register for “Thesis workshop” in the second and summer semesters of the first year.

 

 Students who submit to the MA Committee a research proposal upon completion of the course “Thesis workshop” are eligible to transfer to Track A.

 

Students who fail to submit a research proposal by the end of the summer semester of the first year will not be eligible to transfer to Track A.

 

Duration of Studies.

Students in  track A (with thesis) are obligated to complete their studies within  2 years and in track B (non- thesis) within 4 successive semesters. In cases justified by the  head of the department and the student’s advisor, the university’s Master’s Degree Committee may grant an extension of a third year to those students in the thesis track. Students who are required to complete prerequisite courses exceeding 8 weekly hours will be eligible for an additional year beyond the successive semesters.

Admission Requirements

 

1. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and attained an average grade of at least 85% in their undergraduate studies.  For candidates who studied two majors throughout their BA studies, the average grade will be derived from the final grades in both majors.  Candidate who obtained their degree from a branch of a foreign university or by distant learning must obtain a grade of at least 70% in the GMAT or GRE exams.

2. In some cases the required average will depend on the area of the undergraduate studies

3. Admission is subject to the number of vacancies in the department.  Places are limited and therefore the highest ranked applications will receive priority.

The Department of Management is not obligated to accept all applicants who meet the conditions stated above

4.Final screening of candidates will be held at the discretion of the department

5. The Master’s degree committee of the university  is responsible for making the final decision whether or not to accept a candidate

6. Those students who have not yet completed their final year of undergraduate studies at the time of application must submit by the end of December of the same academic year a letter of intent regarding the completion of their studies to the university’s Master’s Degree Committee

 7. Decisions of the university’s Master’s Degree Committee will be based solely on the grades submitted at the time of registration.  The committee will not wait for the final grades of those applicants who have not yet completed their studies.  Furthermore, the committee will not consider grades that have been improved after registration.

8. Every new student is initially accepted to the non-thesis track.  Those students who wish to transfer to the thesis track are requested to submit an application form to change tracks. 

 

 

Criteria Influencing Admission

 

1. Total average undergraduate grade.  The minimum grade requirement varies with the program of studies and the applicant’s various areas of study.

2. Proven relevant administrative experience of at least 3 years in the desired field of study is an added advantage but will not replace the minimal requirements required for undergraduate degree studies. (In the Executive MA, at least three years experience is mandatory.)

3. An existing average grade from graduate studies (or partial average grade) if available

4.  Final acceptance decisions will be made at the end of the registration period according to enrollment figures.

 

 

 

 

Prerequisite Courses

 

1. Students lacking an appropriate academic background will be required to take prerequisite courses as described below. Students must register and complete the prerequisites within a single year

2. A student who is obliged to take prerequisite courses will be accepted conditionally and must complete the prerequisite courses during the first year with an average grade of at least 80%. Regular M.A courses cannot be taken before completing the prerequisite courses with the required average grade unless the department grants special permission.

 

Details concerning the courses are available on the department site of Bar Ilan University.  http://www.management.biu.ac.il

3. Waiving of prerequisite courses: A student may request that prerequisite courses be waived under the following circumstances:

The student has already completed or partially completed a similar course from an accredited academic institute where the course level is identical to the requirements of the department's MA course requirements.  The course was completed within the past 7 years.

 

Requests to waive a required course must be submitted to the departmental secretariat during August and September before the beginning of the academic year.  The university’s Master’s Degree Committee has the authority to approve course waiver requests.

 

4 When a prerequisite course constitutes a prior requirement for an M.A course, the two courses cannot be taken at the same time.

Upon finishing the prerequisite courses, the student must submit a request to the University’s Master’s Degree Committee to withdraw the academic conditional status.

5. It is emphasized that students who don't complete the prerequisite course according to the terms that have been set at the time of acceptance, will not be able to continue with their studies in the second year.

  • Requests for course exemption can be submitted to the departmental secretariat in August-September prior to the first year of studies. Authorization to approve an exemption from completion studies is in the hands of the University Master Degree committee.
  • A student who is obliged to take completion courses will be on a probationary status and will be required to finish his first year of study with an average of at least 80%.

 

 

 

Credits
List of Prerequisite Courses                         
1.5 Operations Research
2 Theory of Micro Economics
1.5 logistics fundamentals
3 Introduction to Statistics A+B
1 Mathematics 2
1 Introduction to Probability
  Study Program
  Track A with thesis
13 Required Courses
13 Total
  Basic Required Courses
1 Supply chain management
1

Human resource management in organizations

1 Advanced purchasing and inventory management
1 Maintenance and infrastructure management
1 Transportation system management
1 Logistic information system management
1 Logistics economics
1 (including practical work) Advanced models in Operations Research
1 (including practical work) Forecasting methods and models
1 Supply chain operations management
1 Thesis workshop - part A
1 Thesis workshop - part B
1 Introduction to thesis workshop
13 Total
  Track B – non-thesis
10 Basic required courses
4 Electives
4 Seminars
18 Total
  Basic required courses:
1 Supply chain management
1 National management
1 Advanced purchasing and inventory management
1 Maintenance and infrastructure management
1 Transportation system management
1 Logistic information system management
1 Logistics economics
1 Advanced models in OR
1 Forecasting methods and models
1 Supply chain operations management
10 Total
  Electives:
1 Leadership issues
1 Developing interpersonal managerial skills
1 Business leadership issues
1 Complex project management in Hi-tech environment 
1 Marketing strategies
1 Leadership and worker motivation
1 Advanced managerial methods and tools
1 Legal aspects of organization management
1 Electronic trade
1 Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
1 Logistic management issues
 

 

Final exam

The exam will be based on seminar work and additional material as determined by the department.

 

Requirements  and Guidelines

Jewish studies
According to the general requirements for the MA


Languages
English for the Master's Degree

 

 

For further information please contact the Department of Management

 

Telephone number 03-5318276, ext. 2

Fax. 03 -7384041


  

Logistics Management: mares@mail.biu.ac.il