The Associate Degree Program in Supply Chain Management has been designed for candidates having 12-years education who want to be capable of dealing with routine tasks of supply chain including procurement, distribution, warehousing and logistics; understand how to implement supply chain strategies ; to learn to evaluate supply chain practices for continuous improvement and quality enhancement; and gain in-depth knowledge related to supply chain, align themselves with the latest developments and in creating capacity building by applying their knowledge practically. The graduates of the proposed program are expected to be employed by public sector enterprises and private corporations at entry level jobs in procurement, warehouse/ logistics, sales/ distribution, quality control and operations departments.
To develop enough skills in students to face the challenges of contemporary industries and markets
To make the students capable of dealing with routine tasks of supply chain including procurement, distribution, warehousing and logistics etc.
To make them understand how to formulate and implement supply chain strategies
To enable the students to evaluate supply chain strategies for continuous improvement and quality enhancement
To make them learn in-depth knowledge related to supply chain, align themselves with the latest developments and in creating capacity building by applying their knowledge practically.
Admission Eligibility Criteria
Intermediate (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.
Candidates having 'A' levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/
Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero Semester
Course(s) exemption is not allowed.
It is two-year full time study program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc. However, students can extend the duration in order to manage their work and study balance.
Courses of Study
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Assessment of Study Progress
The students study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), mid-term and final-term examinations at VU designated campuses and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.
Students are required to complete a Project/ Internship Report in the final semester of their BS in Management program. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.
Student taking Internship course are required to complete 6 to 8 weeks internship in the organization and shall get internship letter from the concerned organization. The students who are already in service shall be exempted from Internship but required to submit the Project.
Award of Degree
To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree in Supply Chain Management candidates are required to complete at least 66 credit hours course work program by attending minimum 4-semesters with at least Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2 out of 4.
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The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.