Drive strategic decisions that lead to increased revenue, business sustainability and efficient management of an organisation’s supply chain.
MBA ITLP Overview
The MBA ITLP is designed to bridge the competency gap necessary to meet internationally accredited management standards in the areas of international trade, logistics and procurement to help students become more competitive in the global marketplace.
The programme equips and prepares global, transformational leaders in both private and public sectors, with the tools and capabilities required to:
- Make strategic decisions that lead to increased revenue, business sustainability, and better efficiency of an organisation’s supply chain.
- Lead change within organisations to ensure operations are of international standards and meet customers’ demands.
- Negotiate contractual agreements and become innovative to secure relevancy in rapidly changing markets.
This programme is globally accredited and recognised by the
Association of MBAs (AMBA), the global standard for all MBA programmes.
Benefits of the MBA ITLP
- The MBA ITLP is the only programme of its kind in the Caribbean.
- First-hand exposure to materials from the Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management, University of Miami and the World Trade Organization, Geneva.
- International exposure – through case studies and simulations.
- Authentic learning educational approach, which offers a holistic curriculum of practical courses and assignments that include problem-based learning strategies, projects, presentations, simulations, action learning and case teaching. Our programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to transform you into a leader in your field.
- Exporters, Importer Managers, Trade Specialists, Logistics Specialists and Managers, Procurement Specialists and Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Supervisors for Caribbean Markets.
MBA ITLP Alumni Community
- Alumni of the MBA ITLP programme are managers and/or supervisors in private and public sector companies working with local and multinational companies.
Benefits of the Lok Jack GSB
- Globally accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Locally accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)
- GATE funding available for eligible individuals
- Brilliant and qualified faculty of local and international academics and experts
- Academic faculty who have completed extensive research in business education internationally
- Practitioners who are business owners with successful operations and expansions in many territories
- Dedicated faculty who facilitate learning and ensure you have grasped concepts for each area of business in this specialty
Premium Student Experience
- Access to UWI-Lok Jack GSB’s community of more than 2,000 alumni
- Mentorship opportunities with prominent alumni
- Networking opportunities
- International Study Trips
- HigherEd EFMD Global Career Services
- World-class facilities available for study, research, and recreation
- Additional access to the UWI, St. Augustine’s facilities
Lead change within organisations to ensure operations meet international standards.
A Bachelors’ Degree with Lower Second Class Honours or a minimum GPA of 2.0 in any social science discipline, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, or any relevant area of study from a recognised university.
Three years’ postgraduate work experience.
Professional and/or academic certification such as ACCA level 1 or 2/Executive Diploma/Certificate programmes.
Seven years’ experience at the management/supervisory levels in international trade, exports, logistics or procurement sector
Additionally, applicants are required to be computer literate (i.e. Microsoft Proficient and Internet Savvy)
The 24 month programme is comprised of:
- 13 core courses
- 7 Workshops and Seminars
- Practicum (group based)
- International Study Trip (optional)
The academic year is divided into three trimesters:
- January – April
- May – August
- September – December
Exams and/or assessments are in April, August, and December.
Class participation is mandatory and there is an 80% class attendance requirement.
- Preparation for Authentic Learning (24 hours)
- International Trade, Development & Global Integration (48 hours)
- International Taxation, Treaties and Fiscal Regimes (36 hours)
- Risk Analysis & Logistical Analytics (12 hours)
- Export Strategy Formulation & Execution (36 hours)
- Export Financing, Economics & Costing (36 hours)
- Fundamentals of Leadership (36 hours)
- Financing, Economics, Cost Modelling and Pricing Analytics (12 hours)
- Environmental Logistics (36 hours)
- Sustainable Global Logistics: Transport, Risk & Future Issues (36 hours)
- Research Methods (12 hours)
- Foreign Language (non-credit)
- Business & Industrial Marketing (36 hours)
- Organisational Behaviour & Cross-Cultural Management (36 hours)
- Practicum Commencement
- Developing & Managing Supplier/Buyer Relationships (12 hours)
- Operations Supply Chain Management (36 hours)
- Procurement Strategy, Implementation & Control (36 hours)
- Practicum Continues
- Negotiations (12 hours)
- E-exporting & E-procurement (12 hours)
- Procurement Contracts & Negotiations (36 hours)
- Innovative Procurement & Best Practices (36 hours)
- Practicum Completion & Presentation