Supply Chain Management (M Sc)
At a glance
- Study programme
- Supply Chain Management (M Sc)
- Supply Chain Management, Logistics
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
- Type of programme
- Campus-based programme
- Standard Duration
- 3 semesters
- Admission Capacity
- Start of study programme
- Winter semester
- Admission Restriction
- Limited entry based on NC system
- Admission Requirements
- University degree (Diplom degree, Bachelor’s degree), mainly in the field of business and economics (also engineering management and business IT). Applicants generally require certification of having attained 210 ECTS points; 180 ECTS points is the minimum requirement. The programme enables applicants with only 180 ECTS points to make up the 30 ECTS points shortfall.
- Language of instructions
- German, some courses in English
- Language Requirements
- English language proficiency equal to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B2 level (special rules apply for native English speakers and graduates of study programmes conducted primarily in English). Proficiency in German equal to CFER C1 level (DSH II level in the DSH German proficiency test for university admission or equivalent) where the applicant’s university entrance qualification was acquired abroad.
- Application Deadline
- 20 August
What Is This Programme About?
The role of supply chain management and logistics in ensuring the success of companies is gaining ever greater importance. Following the advancing trends in globalisation as well as persistent technological advancements, supply chain managers find themselves faced with new challenges. This study programme prepares you ideally for these challenges through its practice-based imparting of subject matter, concepts and methods relating to SCM.
The study programme gives you the best opportunity to learn not only further technical skills but also methodology expertise and social skills needed as a supply chain manager, thanks to the following: small groups, thereby enabling interactive classes; the latest teaching and learning concepts; maximum incorporation of case studies and field trips into the courses.
As a graduate, you will be able to apply your knowledge to solving practical problems within companies. This makes you ideally suited for a management role in SCM and logistics.
Why Choose This Programme?
The study programme is aimed particularly at applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in business and economics or in related fields such as [[engineering management]] or business IT and who:
- want to build up, expand and deepen their knowledge of supply chain management in a global environment
- are interested in mathematical and IT-related problems
- would like to deepen their understanding of cross-organisation value chains
- enjoy learning and speaking foreign languages, especially English
- aspire to a management or specialist position after graduating or who wish to do a doctoral degree
How is the programme structured?
The study programme contains six core subject-matter areas. The first core area is dedicated to conveying cross-company business management skills, therefore given the generic term “Supply chain management”.
The second core area, under the generic term “Logistics”, focuses on the teaching of planning methods in various areas of in-company logistics and at the interfaces to external logistics. In the third core area, “Utilisation of IT and technology”, skills are imparted in the use of special SCM software tools and technologies.
Students acquire knowledge of cost-accounting and controlling under the fourth area, “Supply chain controlling”.
Social and communication skills as well as management skills make up the fifth core area, “Management, social and leadership skills.”
The sixth and final area, “Academic research”, consists of project work and the completion of a Master’s thesis with accompanying viva voce examination. In addition to the Master’s thesis, the business simulation exercise is one of the cooperative modules of the course. It plays a central role in students combining theory and practice.
Where does it lead?
The study programme’s very first cohort were admitted in October 2009. Since these initial students graduated, we have been delighted and proud to observe the excellent career opportunities afforded to our graduates. Our early alumni start their careers in large companies as well as in medium-sized firms, spanning the industrial, trade, logistics services or consulting sectors. Many of them have acquired management positions within just a few years.
Below are examples of actual positions held by our graduates:
- Managing Director (industry)
- Global Logistics Specialist (industry)
- SCM Coordinator (industry)
- Departmental/divisional head - refrigerated warehousing (industry)
- Senior Consultant Logistics (consulting)
- Continuous Improvement Manager (logistics services)
Discover the outstanding career opportunities open to our graduates.