Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) - Port and Supply Chain Management

Programme Introduction

The BBA (Hons.) Port and Supply Chain Management programme is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge and skills in the critical areas of port operations and supply chain management. Through a focused curriculum, students gain insights into the intricate workings of ports, logistics, and supply chain processes, enabling them to understand the complexities and challenges inherent in global trade and commerce. With a blend of theoretical learning and practical application, students develop expertise in areas such as freight transportation, inventory management, and supply chain optimization. Equipped with this comprehensive understanding, graduates emerge prepared to navigate the complexities of managing ports and supply chains, contributing effectively to the efficient movement of goods and services in today’s interconnected global economy.

BBA (Port and Supply Chain Management Honours): Students who wish to pursue an Honours degree can enter the fourth year of studies and learn advanced business administration courses. The student who completes eight semesters of studies with a minimum credit requirement will be awarded a BBA (Port and Supply Chain Management Honours) Degree.

BBA (Port and Supply Chain Management with Research): Students who secure 75% of marks and wish to pursue an Honours degree with Research can enter the fourth year of studies and undertake a research project along with learning advanced port and supply chain management courses. Students need to do a research project under the guidance of an assigned faculty member and submit the dissertation work to get awarded a BBA (Port and Supply Chain Management) Honours with a Research Degree.

Why BBA (Port and Supply Chain Management) at CVV?

(Key Highlights)

  1. Specialized focus: Our program offers a unique specialization in port and supply chain management, providing students with in-depth knowledge and skills tailored to meet the demands of this critical sector. The programme instils critical thinking ability deeply ingrained in the Indian Knowledge System with a global outlook
  2. Industry-aligned curriculum: Gain a comprehensive understanding of port operations, logistics, and supply chain management through a curriculum that is continuously updated to reflect the latest industry trends and best practices.
  3. Practical exposure: Engage in hands-on learning experiences, including industry visits, internships, and projects, allowing students to apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios and develop practical skills essential for success in the field.
  4. Expert faculty: Learn from experienced faculty members who bring a wealth of industry experience and academic expertise to the classroom, providing valuable insights and mentorship to help students excel in their studies and future careers.
  5. Career opportunities: Benefit from a wide range of career opportunities in the rapidly growing port and logistics industry, with potential roles in port management, freight forwarding, supply chain consulting, and more, both domestically and internationally.
  6. Holistic development: Receive holistic education that emphasizes not only technical skills but also soft skills such as communication, leadership, and problem-solving, ensuring graduates are well-rounded professionals ready to make meaningful contributions to the industry.

Programme Structure

Semester I
Semester I
Course NameCourse TypeCredits
Principles of ManagementCore4
Business LawCore4
English in Context – The EssentialsAbility Enhancement3
Indic Knowledge Systems: Pride of IndiaSkill Enhancement3
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learningMultidisciplinary3
Environmental StudiesValue Added2
YogaValue Added2
Basics of Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementDiscipline-Specific Minor4
Semester Credits25
Semester II

Semester II*

Course NameCourse TypeCredits
Management Techniques and Ethics in BusinessCore4
Quantitative MethodsCore4
Sanskrit/Hindi/MalayalamAbility Enhancement3
Communication for ManagersSkill Enhancement3
Mathematical Foundations for Machine LearningMultidisciplinary3
Indic Knowledge Systems: Wisdom Through the AgesValue-Added2
NSS/Introduction to Seva/Any other VAC-sValue-Added2
Port Management and OperationsDiscipline-Specific Minor4
Semester Credits25
Semester III

Semester III

Course NameCourse TypeCredits
Managerial EconomicsCore4
Financial Accounting for ManagersCore4
Sanskrit/Hindi/MalayalamAbility Enhancement3
Indic Knowledge Systems: Self UnfoldmentSkill Enhancement3
Maritime Law and ContractsDiscipline-Specific Minor4
Logistics Information SystemsDiscipline-Specific Minor4
Deep LearningMultidisciplinary3
Semester Credits25
Semester IV

Semester IV**

Course NameCourse TypeCredits
Marketing ManagementCore4
Human Resource ManagementCore4
Ways of the WorldAbility Enhancement3
Containerisation & Multimodal TransportDiscipline-Specific Minor4
Shipping Operations and ManagementDiscipline-Specific Minor4
Economics of Maritime TradeDiscipline-Specific Minor4
InternshipInternship2
Semester Credits25
Semester V

Semester V

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Entrepreneurship Development

Core

4

Indian Financial Systems

Core

4

Operations Management

Core

4

Warehousing and Inventory Management

Discipline-Specific Minor

4

Port and Airport Management for Logistics

Discipline-Specific Minor

4

Semester Credits

20

Semester VI

Semester VI***

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Introduction to Business Analytics

Core

4

Operations Research

Core

4

Principles of Financial Management

Core

4

Customer Relationship Management

Core

4

Distribution Management for Global Supply Chain

Discipline-Specific Minor

4

Semester Credits

20

Semester VII

Semester VII

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Start-up and New Venture Management

Core

4

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

Core

4

Business Research Methods

Core

4

Introduction to Strategic Management

Core

4

Industrial Relations

Core

4

Semester Credits

20

Semester VIII

Semester VIII

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Global Business Environment

Core

4

Labour Legislation

Core

4

Organisational Behaviour

Core

4

Port Marketing and Strategy

Discipline-Specific Minor

4

International Logistics and Management

Discipline-Specific Minor

4

RESEARCH PROJECT#

Dissertation /Research Project 

12#

Semester Credits

20

* If students wish to leave at the end of the first year, they need to complete a work-based vocational course of 4 credits after the first year. The students can exit after completing one academic year (two semesters) with a Certificate in the discipline
**If students want to leave at the end of the second year, they need to complete a work-based vocational course of 4 credits after the second year. The students can exit after completing two academic years (four semesters) with a Diploma in the discipline.
*** The students can exit after the completion of three academic years (six semesters) with a BBA (Port and Supply Chain Management) degree. 
# Students who secure 75% marks or above in the first six semesters and wish to undertake research at the undergraduate level can choose a research project in the eighth semester and they will be awarded BBA (Port and Supply Chain Management Honours with Research). In the fourth year students not undertaking the Research Project will have to do three core courses in the eighth semester instead of the Research Project and they will be awarded  BBA (Port and Supply Chain Management Honours).

Type of courses

Credits for 3-year Degree

(No. of courses x credits)

Credits for Four-year Degree (Honours)

(No. of courses x credits)

Core Courses (having 4 credits each)

15 x 4 = 60

20 x 4 = 80

Discipline-Specific Minor (having 4 credits each)

10 x 4= 40

12 x 4 = 48

Multidisciplinary (having 3 credits each)

3 x 3 = 9

3 x 3 = 9

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (having 3 credits each)

4 x 3 = 12

4 x 3 =12

Skill Enhancement Courses (having 3 credits each)

3 x 3 = 9

3 x 3 = 9

Internship

2

2

Value-Added Courses (having 2 credits each)

4 x 2 = 8

4 x 2 = 8

Dissertation/Research Project

0

1 x 12 = 12

Total credits

138

180

Higher Studies & Career Avenues

  1. Specialized Master’s Programs: Pursue advanced degrees such as Master of Supply Chain Management or Maritime Economics to deepen expertise in port and supply chain management.
  2. Industry Certifications: Obtain certifications like Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to enhance credentials and skill set.
  3. Logistics Management: Explore career opportunities as logistics managers, overseeing the efficient movement of goods within supply chains.
  4. Port Operations: Secure roles in port management, overseeing operations and optimizing efficiency in maritime logistics hubs.
  5. Freight Forwarding: Pursue careers in freight forwarding companies, managing transportation logistics and ensuring timely delivery of goods.
  6. International Trade: Explore roles in international trade and customs compliance, facilitating global trade transactions and ensuring regulatory compliance.

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