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Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Economics


MSc Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Hybrid)

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About the Programme

The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree programme emphasises the practical and analytical aspects of logistics problems as well as the fundamentals of management science and supply chain management.  It provides students, with the necessary background and skills, exposure to the models used by specialists the skills needed to apply their analytical abilities to solve problems in the areas of logistics and supply chain management.  The programme seeks to teach students how to implement a supply chain management strategy within an organisation whilst, at the same time, developing skills in forecasting, production planning and service planning and scheduling.  Emphasis is given to analytical tools, information technology systems and computer programmes as these are an integral part of a successful supply chain strategy.  Students will gain an appreciation of the role of client or customer buying behaviour in designing an efficient and effective logistics strategy. 

This programme is hybrid. Our hybrid format transcends the standard online or face to face learning experience. Some classes are fully online [synchronous engagements], while others are in hybrid format, where students have the option to attend classes in-person or remotely. Finally, some final exams are in person, which are either held at the UWI Cave Hill Barbados or one of our regional /international campus partners.

What Will I Study?

The programme has the following objectives: 
  • Teach students how to implement a supply chain strategy within an organization and, at the same time develop skills in forecasting, production planning, and service planning and scheduling
  • Emphasise the use of analytical tools, information technology systems and computer programs as integral parts of a successful supply chain strategy
  • Ensure that students gain a good appreciation of client or customer buying behaviours in designing an efficient and effective logistics operation.


The Department of Economics specialises in a wide range of research. Please click here for more details. 

Career Opportunities

  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Procurement Manager
  • Demand Planning Analyst
  • Distribution Centre (DC) Supervisor

Why Study in Barbados

The Department of Economics at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, plays a key role in training the next generation of decision-makers. The Department’s teaching incorporates local, regional and international perspectives and has a global reach.  According to RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), the Department of Economics is ranked in the top 10% of Economic Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Many former students in the Department have gone on to pursue careers in finance (e.g. commercial banks, international banks, finance companies), to name a few. Additionally, careers can also be found in industry, government and international financial institutions, (Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, International Monetary Fund) among others.  As part of The UWI's effort to build our ideal graduate, The UWI provides an international learning experience for our students.

The excellent teaching we provide, coupled with our beautiful environment and our warm and friendly people, the Department of Economics at Cave Hill Campus, truly makes students consider us a home away from home.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: Full time: 15 – 18 months; Part Time: 24 – 36 months


Programme Details

Students are required to gain 45 credits through successful completion of 12 courses and a Research Paper. The courses are all worth 3 credits and the Research Paper carries 9 credits.

For more programme information please click here.

This programme is self-financed. The tuition is internationally competitive and the university offers scholarships, financial aid and payment plans to make university education available to our students. Please click here for details on fees and financing options.  

Tuition Costs (as of August 2023)  = BDS $30,000
University Registration Fees (as of August 2023) = BDS $540 per semester:
One-time fee for an ID card (as of August 2023)  = BDS $30

Please note that fees may be adjusted for academic year 2024-2025

To qualify for entry to this programme, applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least Second Class Honours. Candidates must have some knowledge of statistics and mathematics.  Candidates that are judged to have an insufficient background may still qualify for entry into the programme, but will be required to complete some preliminary courses before certain postgraduate-level courses can be pursued. Candidates with Pass degrees who have other relevant qualifications and substantial experience, will be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis.

To read more about research and publications. Please click here.