Master of Business Administration – Operations and Logistics Management | Antonine University


Master of Business Administration – Operations and Logistics Management

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  • 36Credits
  • 2Duration of the program
  • $130Price
Official Name of the Program Master of Business Administration – Operations and Logistics Management
Official Degree Level Master in Business Administration – Operations and Logistics Management
Campuses Availability Hadat–Baabda; Nabi Ayla–Zahlé; Mejdlaya–Zgharta

Program Objectives

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations and Logistics Management provides students with a training of excellence through cutting-edge learning of organizational operations and supply chain logistics management and the way to optimize them through the efficiency of the organization’s operations. The approach of this program relies on exploring the different roles and functions of stakeholders, ranging from suppliers and partners to customers, as well as exploring the business system, cycle of organizations, and their corresponding supply chain management. The main objective is the search for a strategic positioning allowing organizations to gain a sustainable and proficient value chain capable of ensuring a sustainable competitive advantage.


Students eligible for this program are those who have successfully completed their undergraduate academic program in Business Administration (i.e. holders of a Bachelor’s degree) and wish to pursue their graduate studies in one of the concentrations offered in the framework of this advanced Master’s degree program.

Teaching Methods

The teaching methods of the different modules and courses at the Antonine School of Business (ASB) are based on a curricular perspective, mainly targeting knowledge building as well as competency and skill development. The teaching methodologies give precedence to the course content and are not restricted to a specific and sole teaching pattern, notwithstanding the adoption of a learning environment promoting a social constructivist approach.

The faculty members are keen on the process of transmission and acquisition of the course contents. Moreover, the knowledge construction process systematically takes precedence over all other aspects. The epistemological position of instructors takes into account the diverse economic and social backgrounds of learners. In this perspective, the construction of learners' knowledge again takes precedence over other types of teaching and learning methodologies.

Evaluation Process

The assessment system of the course modules at the ASB allows students to progress at their own pace without disregarding, at the same time, the overall learning progress of the group of learners in the same pedagogical structure. The assessment modalities are centered around 3 main categories: diagnostic, formative, and summative. The learning assessment is mainly carried out via written tests conducted continuously throughout the academic semester. The partial examination gives the students the opportunity to redefine their progress and adjust their academic performance according to the results obtained.

Courses include projects and research work prepared individually or in groups. Oral presentation and communication skills come to the fore very often and take precedence over other assessment modalities in a number of practical teaching units.

The evaluation process ends with the summative assessment, where the students take the final examination for each subject at the end of each academic semester.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon completion of the Master of Business Administration – Operations and Logistics Management Concentration, graduates will be able to:

  • select strategic decisions for business development;
  • elaborate strategic plans for enterprises, organizations, and firms;
  • recognize the impact of organizational culture on business performance;
  • conduct research based on qualitative and quantitative techniques;
  • apply operations and procurement management tools;
  • develop logistics and supply chain strategies strengthening links with various stakeholders.
Job Prospects

The jobs targeted by this program comprise the following management responsibilities and functions:

  • optimization of the value chain and organization processes;
  • procurement management;
  • facilities safeguarding and administration;
  • logistics management (storage, delivery, etc.);
  • safeguarding the assets and ensuring their good keeping;
  • management consultant in supply chain and logistics.

Program Structure

Common Courses

Code Course Credits
ECON 202-EC00 Advanced Microeconomics and Quantitative Techniques
Advanced Microeconomics and Quantitative Techniques
ECON 202-EC00
3 Credits

The objective of this course is to examine the behavior of individuals (consumers and producers) in different market structures: pure competition market, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition. It studies as well the case of externalities and explains how firms in a perfectly competitive market behave differently in the short run and the long run. It shows the different price discrimination policies applied by monopoly and the public policies that can limit the inefficiency of the monopolistic market. In this course, students will study the different strategies that oligopolistic firms undertake to maximize their profit and have a discussion on how externalities can make competitive markets inefficient. The course relies on classroom discussion, participation, case analysis, and problem-solving.

MGMT 202-EC00 Decision Making for Business and Strategic Choices
Decision Making for Business and Strategic Choices
MGMT 202-EC00
3 Credits

This course is designed to help business students understand some of the greatest challenges that organizations face today – the effective and efficient methods for implementing strategies in organizations. It is imperative that students understand what strategic management deals with, in order to help them understand management strategies that will fit organizational goals. They will also be able to understand and use various organizational principles.

MRCH 201-EC00 Research Methods in Business
Research Methods in Business
MRCH 201-EC00
3 Credits

This course introduces Business students to a clear, complete, and systematic scientific research approach from a methodological and epistemological point of view. It explains how to formulate a research question and how to build and elaborate on the theoretical framework of the project. Also, it discusses the main methodologies of data collection and the different techniques for analyzing the results. Finally, it introduces the student to the best techniques for structuring and communicating the results of the research.

ECON 203-EC00 Advanced Macroeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON 203-EC00
3 Credits

The objective of this course is to enable students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the empirical and theoretical issues involved in analyzing the economic situation. The advanced concepts of macroeconomic theory will be presented in this course, especially those related to an open economy and the differences that the economic policy can have between the short run and the long run. The aggregate demand, IS-LM model, Mundell-Fleming model with exchange rate regimes, aggregate supply, and short-run tradeoff between inflation and unemployment will be discussed in details in this course.

ECON 201-EC00 Legal Environment and Tax Regulations
Legal Environment and Tax Regulations
ECON 201-EC00
3 Credits

The course provides a solid background in Lebanese commercial law, civil law, code of civil procedures, labor law, and taxation law. Topics include the courts' system, contracts, property sales, commercial instruments, partnerships, corporations, commercial representation, franchise contracts, banking operations, labor law, and social security provisions. The course also covers the main rules governing the Lebanese income tax legislation.

MGMT 213-EC00 Organizational Change and Global Strategy
Organizational Change and Global Strategy
MGMT 213-EC00
3 Credits

This course will explore key theoretical models in change and shift management. It will take a closer look at change management and the need to understand the important aspects of dealing with change. This course will give students a global outlook on management practices and strategies, preparing them to work both locally and internationally. Today's organizations are facing challenges in shifting from traditional management practices to modern management systems at both the local and international levels.

Major Courses

Code Course Credits
MGMT 204-EC00 Logistics Management
Logistics Management
MGMT 204-EC00
3 Credits

This course covers the theoretical and practical application of logistics management and its importance in the business environment. It examines procurement, demand management, order management, and customer service. It also looks at inventory management and control, facility location, warehousing management, packaging, materials handling, transportation, and international logistics. The course uses experiential exercises, cases, and class discussions as teaching methodologies.

MGMT 203-EC00 Production and Operations Management
Production and Operations Management
MGMT 203-EC00
3 Credits

This course examines the principles of Operations Management (OM) providing students with a solid understanding of people, processes, technology, and how these are integrated within business systems to create value. This course covers strategies in effective OM through providing sustainable goods and services that customers demand, motivating and developing the skills of the workforce while maintaining efficient operations and an adequate return on investment. Topics include operations performance, process design, design of products and services, layout and flow, process technology, operations improvement, risk management, and organizing for improvement.

MGMT 205-EC00 Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
MGMT 205-EC00
3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the core concepts of supply chain management. It examines supply chain performance, achieving strategic fit and scope, supply chain drivers and metrics, coordination in supply chain, design of global supply chain networks, and associated opportunities and challenges of achieving efficient and effective supply networks. The course also considers current leading-edge academic and practical debates such as outsourcing, ethical sourcing and sustainability, 'greening' of supply chains, and delivery of life-saving goods and services in response to disasters and complex emergencies.

MGMT 224-EC00 Procurement Management
Procurement Management
MGMT 224-EC00
3 Credits

This course introduces students to the major concepts of procurement management, specifically, the management of materials, and the control of materials costs in business and institutional enterprises. It emphasizes procurement as the primary materials activity; at the same time, it explicitly integrates the procurement activity with all other materials activities. Furthermore, the course material views the procurement function in the context of total business operation; it consistently relates this function to relevant activities in the engineering, operations, marketing, and finance functions, as well as to the business as a whole.

Senior Project

Code Course Credits
MGMT 501-EM10 Senior Project