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Supply Chain Management


The full-­time Mas­ter in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment is unique in Europe. It com­bines a thor­ough edu­ca­tion in rel­ev­ant the­or­ies and state-of-the-art meth­ods and tech­niques with a trans­dis­cip­lin­ary and in­teg­rated view to gain a deeper un­der­stand­ing of sup­ply chain re­lated de­cision prob­lems from a per­form­ance per­spect­ive.

Sup­ply chain net­works are the skel­et­ons that un­der­pin the busi­ness world. These net­works are in­creas­ingly global in nature, with products con­sist­ing of parts man­u­fac­tured in dif­fer­ent re­gions of the world, assembled in other loca­tions, and then shipped across con­tin­ents to re­tail­ers and con­sumers. Such com­plex net­works con­sist of man­u­fac­tur­ers and their sup­pli­ers, ship­pers and car­ri­ers us­ing vari­ous modes of trans­port­a­tion, dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ters where the products are stored and sent to re­tail­ers which ul­timately sup­ply the cus­tomers. Sup­ply chains in­volve many de­cision-­makers in­ter­act­ing with one an­other, some­times com­pet­ing, and at other times co­oper­at­ing out of ne­ces­sity.

The Mas­ter in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment fo­cuses on the ana­lysis, design, man­age­ment, and op­er­a­tion of sup­ply chains in man­u­fac­tur­ing and pro­fes­sional ser­vice in­dus­tries. Us­ing a broad defin­i­tion of sup­ply chain man­age­ment (SCM), sup­ply chain prob­lems are be­ing tackled in profit and non-­profit en­vir­on­ments. The former in­cludes re­tail­ers, whole­salers, lo­gist­ics ser­vice pro­viders, man­u­fac­tur­ers, and sup­pli­ers, while the lat­ter in­cludes the pub­lic sector and non-gov­ern­mental or­gan­iz­a­tions, for example in dis­aster re­lief lo­gist­ics.


Specialization areas

In­di­vidu­al­ize your stud­ies

You can choose two out of six spe­cial­iz­a­tion areas fol­low­ing your in­terests:

  • Busi­ness Ana­lyt­ics in Sup­ply Chains

  • Loca­tion Ana­lyt­ics and Geo­spa­tial Data

  • Re­tail Mar­ket­ing

  • Sup­ply Chain Fin­ance and Risks

  • Sus­tain­able and Hu­man­it­arian Sup­ply Chains

  • Trans­port and Lo­gist­ics.


International Students

A thor­ough in­ter­na­tional ex­per­i­ence

The Mas­ter's pro­gram in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment fo­cuses not only on global is­sues con­nec­ted to sup­ply chains but also at­tracts many in­ter­na­tional stu­dents. The stu­dent body is made up of a broad vari­ety of na­tion­al­it­ies. The stu­dents who en­rolled in the fall of 2014 come from 18 dif­fer­ent coun­tries, located on four con­tin­ents. Hence, the pro­gram of­fers a truly in­ter­na­tional ex­per­i­ence through an in­ter­na­tional edu­ca­tion, an in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned fac­ulty as well as an in­ter­na­tional cul­ture among the stu­dents throughout the two years.


in a job 4 months after graduation

Ex­cel­lent ca­reer per­spect­ive

Since every busi­ness is in­volved in one or more sup­ply chains, em­ploy­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in this field are nu­mer­ous and prom­ising, with global de­mand ex­ceed­ing the cur­rent sup­ply of gradu­ates. Our gradu­ates are well pre­pared to design and man­age the fu­ture‘s most ef­fect­ive sup­ply chains.

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