Supply Chain Management (M.Sc.) full-time
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The Key to Success – Logistics!
As business becomes increasingly global and therefore more complex, logistics and supply chain management are quickly gaining in importance as a success factor for companies and organizations. While logistic management primarily focuses on optimizing logistics processes within enterprises, integrated supply chain management seeks to optimize processes beyond organisational boundaries. Supply chain management centers on global planning and the controlling of networks. The value creation chain ranges from the source of raw materials to the end-consumer. It also includes reversing the flow of used materials and goods to recycling and disposal processes. Supply-Chain-Managers analyze, optimize and develop the business and material flow trail as well as the accompanying information flow.
|Degree||Master of Science|
|Duration of Study||
4 semester (2 years)
Annually, beginning 1st October and 1st March
|Study Type||Full time|
A formal university degree (Bachelor’s, diploma, or similar) in the fields of logistics, business engineering, economics, engineering, IT and/ or corresponding courses and disciplines with a minimum of 180 Credit Points (ECTS).
Additionally, we require proof of proficiency in English (for example, a TOEFL-level of 600 (pbT) / 80 (ibT), IELTS-level of 6.5)or an equivalent certification). No test required for students from countries with English as the official language in education.
Important information: Please note your country-specific visa deadlines in order to start studying in Germany. We can only guarantee you a place at the university if you have a valid visa to study in Germany. Please contact the German embassy in your home country for exact deadlines.
680 € per month + one-time registration fee of 750 Euro for students from non-EU countries. Please note: Non EU-citizens will be asked to pay the full amount of the fees in advance.
Our program in Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) in Hannover, a foundation under public law.
The Key to Success – Logistics!
As future supply chain managers, students learn to analyze existing business and IT processes, and to plan, control, and manage new ones. They acquire important social skills as well as the subject-related know-how required for process-oriented thinking in global value creation chains. The M.Sc. program in supply chain management is intended for students with bachelor degrees in logistics, business or engineering studies.
Classroom course contents – focus on knowledge transfer and management competence
The consecutive supply chain management master program is focused on "management", "logistical processes" and "logistical information systems" in and for logistics-relevant industry sectors in the manufacturing, retail, and logistics service market.
The first semester is dedicated to deepening your economic knowledge in the modules "International Management" and "Process Design and Management". You are going to learn how to plan, design, control and manage business processes. Logistical know-how is addressed in the module "Strategic Logistics Management", which focuses on evaluating and applying contemporary international management practices. The module "SCM 4.0 – Technical Building Blocks" expands your understanding in the field of computer science and information technology. Finally, your social and communicative competence is honed in the "Communication and Knowledge Management" module. This places special emphasis on new requirements stemming from the dominant trends of digitalization and globalization.
Economic theory in the second semester is primarily dedicated to "Operations Research", which links different disciplines to computer science. In information technology, the module "Supply Chain Management Systems" looks at requirements management and modelling of logistical processes. For international and intra-organizational process chains to be successfully integrated, the parties involved in these value creation chains and networks have to be able to share knowledge and information. Personal skills are further developed in the second semester in "Epistemologies and Social Sciences". The focus lies on international activities and the benefits of diversity, such as national, cultural, religious or gender-specific strengths.
The third semester is focused on the legal side of designing and operating value creation networks internationally. Building on this, the third semester also concentrates on the processes in supply chain management and looks at the subject of "Big Data".
Students spend the final semester with a company, where they work on a project while writing their master thesis.
The master program offers students a holistic specialist and management understanding of logistics with a bias towards application-oriented competences. It focuses on graduates' practice-oriented qualification on a scientific basis for specialist and management functions in logistics. Potential areas of employment include working for national and international manufacturing and retail enterprises, as well as logistics-related service providers.
The program furthers students' professional and personal development. It helps students drive their personal career development by gaining an internationally recognized qualification in supply chain management. Armed with their initial degree, students can define their own professional qualification profile using these four thematic core areas of the master course:
- Business and management,
- Supply chain management ,
- Information systems (particularly ERP and SCM), and
- Personal competences / soft skills
This gives students flexibility and enables them to master a broad range of tasks needed in different industries. The y acquire scientifically based, expert knowledge relating to the overall design and operation of local to global value creation chains based on all logistical factors, both within and without the company.
A further central objective of the master program in supply chain management is to arm students with the know-how for independent and practice-oriented work in team leadership and personnel management, operative and strategic supply chain management, as well as participative and executive functions in IT implementation projects.
Classroom lectures are held on the campus of the SRH University of Logistics and Economics. The program runs for four semesters, equaling a study period of two years. Every semester but the last features 14 weeks of lectures and a subsequent exam phase. The 4th semester is the final practical semester where students write their master thesis in a company. This practical phase helps to establish profitable contacts with interesting companies and potential employers – an important step on the way to successfully starting a career.
Your master program - divided into modules
|01 International Management||6|
|02 Strategic Logistics Management||6|
|03 Process Design and Management||6|
|04 Technical Building Blocks SCM 4.0||6|
|05 Communication & Knowledge Management||6|
|06 Supply Chain Operation||6|
|07 Business Intelligence||6|
|08 Operation Research||6|
|09 Supply Chain Management Systems||6|
|11 International Business Law||6|
|12 Big Data||6|
|13 Supply Chain Coordination||6|
|14 Supply Chain Management Processes||6|
|15 Intercultural Competences||6|
|16 Master's thesis incl. colloquium||30|
Credit points per semester
Career and perspectives
Professional supply chain management in companies can reduce costs, optimize results and efficiency, and improve customer satisfaction. As a result, supply chain managers are in great demand in today’s labour market. SRH University offers interdisciplinary know-how in the fields of strategic logistics management, supply chain operation, international management, process design and management, and big data, as well as training in social skills. Where enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are concerned, we primarily work with SAP.
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There is no deadline for enrollment, you can apply whenever you want. However, to guarantee a smooth process, we highly suggest you to apply as soon as possible.
Please note: The application deadline for students needing a VISA are 15th of January (summer semester) and 15th of July (winter semester).
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