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UOWD's MSc Logistics programme gets prestigious CIPS accreditation.

Summary: Students will receive free CIPS student membership and upon successful completion of their degree

The popular Master of Science (MSc) in Logistics degree programme offered by the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has received accreditation from the prestigious Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

UOWD is currently one of only two universities in the UAE that offer the MSc (Logistics) programme with full CIPS accreditation. This program was shortlisted for the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) for three consecutive years, demonstrating its high credentials.

CIPS is an awarding body recognised by Ofqual, the qualification regulator for England and Northern Ireland. Operates in over 150 countries worldwide, it is a leading global organisation serving the procurement and supply profession and is dedicated to promoting best practices.

Commenting on the accreditation, Prof Barry O'Mahony, Dean of the Faculty of Business at UOWD, said: "The accreditation re-assures the quality of the curriculum, learning outcome, robust assessments and high standards of delivery."

Sam Achampong, regional Director, CIPS MENA, said: "We are delighted to award accreditation to UOWD, demonstrating the growing importance of Procurement and Supply Chain in the region."

For the duration of their course at UOWD, students will receive free CIPS student membership and upon successful completion of their degree, along with evidence of three years relevant work experience, they may apply for MCIPS membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. The advantages of membership include various benefits, such as networking opportunities with professionals within the same industry, access to professional resources to support their career, and discounts on courses, conferences, books and more.

Dr Balan Sundarakani, Associate Professor and Programme Director of the MSc Logistics program said: "Upon completing the program, students will have the appropriate level of advancement to apply for MCIPS, globally recognised as the standard for professionalism in procurement and supply management. This would indeed be an added feather in the crown of those professional managers who are working in the procurement and supply chain domain. Very few elite universities in the world have this acclaim and we are one among them."

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Date:Jul 29, 2016
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