Faculty of Business and Economics to offer new master’s program in supply chain management

Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, the Faculty of Business and Economics at Birzeit University will offer a new master’s program in supply chain management that provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage supply chain operations in manufacturing and service companies locally, regionally, and internationally. 

The program, comprising 36 credit hours, provides a unique opportunity for students to gain an in-depth and integrated perspective of supply chain management, in addition to equipping them with the analytical tools to improve logistic flows and apply technological solutions for supply chain needs.

Dr. Samia Al-Botmeh, dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, said that the program will offer students the opportunity to further their career in supply management through qualified instructors and professionals through advanced courses and hands-on training sessions. 

Dr. Botmeh noted that the program will also introduce students to key global challenges in supply chain management and highlight how the supply chain contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through mainstreaming values and ethics and maximizing their overall social impact. 

Dr. Suhail Sultan, the program’s director, said the master’s degree in Supply Chain Management is a multidisciplinary course of study that is tightly integrated with the labor market. “We worked with the Palestinian private sector, such as the Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, in addition to the Arab Palestinian Investment Company (APIC), to provide a hands-on experience for students in supply chain management and logistics.”

Uniquely, the program is divided into modules, where one module extends for two weeks every two months. Further explaining the program’s structure, Dr. Sultan pointed out that students enrolled in the program are offered courses with engaging topics in statistics and research methodology, supply chain management, operations research, decision-making and risk analysis, e-logistics, and enterprise resource planning and strategic management.