MSc International Logistics

and Supply Chain Management

Study Duration

1-2 years

Study type

Full-time/ Part-time

Application deadlines

30 September


Muscat University

Programme Aims

 International logistics and supply chains affect individual and corporations globally and have significant impact on corporate competitiveness in today’s highly competitive marketplace. This programme is developed and prepared to enrich students with the skills and knowledge to manage and advance international logistics and supply chains. 

This programme equips students with an in-depth awareness and understanding of sustainable supply chains and logistics; how to plan and efficiently manage daily operations; how to mitigate and manage various supply chain risks; freight transport management; the proper application of analytical approaches to solve supply chains and logistics problem; strategies at a global scale; management of international business; and freight transport management. 

Within these topics, students will have a sufficient knowledge of the approaches, strategies, and models that are utilised to overcome organisational challenges and difficulties. This will enable students to recognise the complexities and challenges within the logistics and supply chain management, supported by the creative and critical thinking to pose efficient solutions. 

The programme’s learning journey will conclude with a research project/dissertation, providing students with the chance to conduct in-depth research related to logistics and supply chains supervised by two experienced academic supervisors. Research topics cover a wide spectrum of topics such as sustainable supply chains, circular economy, supply chain finance, supply chain network design, procurement, inventory and operations management, and Industry 4.0 and supply chain management. 

By the end of this programme, students would have gained highly developed strategic, tactical and operational skills and abilities to enhance logistics and supply chains performance and improve corporate competitiveness and sustainability.


Programme Learning Outcomes

  • Become aware of an in-depth understanding of logistics and supply chain management.
  • Be able to apply several techniques to solve logistics and supply chains decision-making problems.
  • Be able to solve logistics and supply chains multi-criteria decision-making problems.
  • Be able to solve logistics and supply chains multi-criteria decision-making problems.
  • Be able to source, organise and analyse relevant data to understand the situations, predict how systems might change and recommend appropriate responses for logistics and supply chain management.
  • Critically appreciate sustainable logistics and supply chain environment, encompassing social, environmental, and economic/financial dimensions of sustainability.
  • Be able to suggest and apply logistics and supply chain initiatives in real-world setting.
  • Be capable of actively participate or lead in the achievement of sustainability development goals within a business context.
  • Be able to build resilient logistics and supply chain management strategies to address disruptions and risks.
  • Be able to plan, conduct and report on substantial original research, collecting and analysing data, finding and synthesising material, leading to an end outcome where conclusions are supported by appropriate scientific evidence.
  • Be capable of integrating and Applying knowledge and approaches from various data sources.


Admissions Requirements

Usually, applicants must hold either a:

  • Minimum of a “Good” undergraduate degree from an Omani institution in a relevant discipline, OR

  • Minimum of a second-class UK honours degree or its equivalant, OR

  • A degree below good or second-class Honours can be considered with minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.

  • A 2 year Diploma holder can be considered with minimum of 6 years relevant work experience subjust to approval from Ministry of Higher Education Research and Innovation 

A student whose first language is not English will need to provide a certificate of one of the following English language tests:


  • IELTS : Academic test – minimum overall score of 6.0  (Please note that only tests taken within 2 years of the course start date are acceptable.)

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test – minimum score of 78. 

Core Modules

Post Graduate Diploma (120 credits):
MSc ILSCM (180 credits)

Optional Modules

Disclaimer: Keeping programmes  up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules offered reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.