Logistics – the Key to Success!
The world of business is becoming increasingly globalized and taking on a new degree of complexity. Logistics and supply chain management are rapidly assuming a critical role in the success of enterprises and organizations. Logistics management is primarily focused on the optimization of logistics processes within an organization, while integrated supply chain management is aimed at optimizing processes even beyond organizational boundaries. Supply chain management is concerned with global planning and the controlling of networks. The value creation chain runs the gamut from the source of raw materials to the end-consumer. It is also aimed at reversing the flow of used materials and goods to recycling and disposal processes. Supply chain managers are responsible for the analysis, optimization, and development of business and material flow trails as well as for the associated information flow.
All facts at a Glance
|Degree||Master of Science|
|Credit Points||120 CP|
|Duration of Study||4 semesters (2 years)|
|Start Date||Annually, beginning 1st October 2020 and 1st April 2021|
|Study Type||Full time|
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree (e.g. Diploma) with a minimum of 180 credit points (ECTS) in Logistics, Business Engineering, Economics, Engineering, IT and/or equivalent subjects.
Additionally, certification of proficiency in English (e. g. IELTS 6.5, a TOEFL score of at least 600 (pbT) / 80 (ibT), or other verification (for instance, via an interview) is required. This requirement is waived for students from countries where English is the official language of education.
Important information: Please verify the specific visa deadlines for your country for beginning studies in Germany. You will only be able to enrol at our university of Applied Sciences if you have a visa valid for study in Germany. Please contact the German embassy in your home country to obtain the specific deadlines.
|Tuition and Fees||680,00 € per month plus a one-time registration fee of 750,00 € for students from non-EU countries. Please note: Non EU-citizens will be asked to pay the full amount of tuition and fees in advance.|
|Accreditation||Our Master’s degree programme in Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) in Hannover, Germany, a foundation under public law.|
CORE - Competence, Oriented, Research and EducationThe CORE principle is characterized by active learning methods that promote independent and project-based learning. Along with gaining expertise in their chosen discipline, our students also develop comprehensive methodological, social, and personal skills – everything they need to succeed in the professional world.
Logistics – the Key to Success!
In preparation for a career as a supply chain manager, students will learn to analyse existing business and IT processes, and to plan, control, and manage new ones. They will acquire important personal skills as well as the subject-specific expertise required for a process-oriented approach to global value creation chains. The M.Sc. programme in Supply Chain Management is intended for graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Business, or Engineering.
Coursework – A Focus on Knowledge Transfer and Management Skills
The curriculum for the Master’s degree programme in Supply Chain Management focuses 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 modules, International Management and Process Design & Management, are dedicated to expanding students’ knowledge in the area of economics. Students will learn methods for planning, designing, controlling, and managing business processes. The Strategic Logistics Management module, which focuses on the evaluation and application of contemporary international management practices, provides important logistical expertise. The SCM 4.0 – Technical Building Blocks module helps students expand their understanding of the fields of computer science and information technology. Finally, social and communicative competencies will be sharpened in the Communication and Knowledge Management module. This module places special emphasis on new requirements arising out of the dominating trends towards digitalization and globalization.
In the second semester, economic theory is primarily centred on operations research, which links different disciplines to computer science. In Information Technology, the Supply Chain Management Systems module gives insight into requirements management and the modelling of logistical processes. If international and intra-organizational process chains are to be successfully integrated, the stakeholders involved in these value creation chains and networks must be able to share knowledge and information. The Epistemologies and Social Sciences module in the second semester gives students an opportunity to further develop personal skills. The focus here is on international undertakings and the benefits of diversity, including national, cultural, religious, or gender-specific strengths.
The third semester is focused on the legal aspects of designing and operating international value creation networks. Expanding upon this, courses in the third semester will also examine supply chain management processes and the subject of ‘big data’.
The final semester is spent on-site at a company, where students work on a project while writing their Master’s thesis.
The Master’s degree programme in Supply Chain Management allows students to gain an understanding of logistics from holistic, specialist, and management perspectives, with an emphasis on application-oriented competencies. The objective is to provide graduates with a practice-oriented, scientifically based education that will qualify them for specialist or management positions in the area of logistics. Potential career opportunities include employment with national and international manufacturing or retail enterprises as well as with logistics-related service providers.
This degree programme is aimed at strengthening students' professional and personal development. It aids students in furthering their personal career development by providing them with an internationally recognized education in supply chain management. With their first university degree already in hand, students have the opportunity to define their personal professional profile in these four core areas of the Master’s degree curriculum:
- Business and Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Information Systems (particularly ERP and SCM)
- Personal Competencies/Soft Skills
This offers students a great deal of flexibility, enabling them to master the broad range of skills required in a variety of industries. They acquire scientifically based expertise in the overall design and management of local and global value creation chains, based on both company-internal and external logistical considerations.
A further core objective of the Master’s degree programme in Supply Chain Management is to equip students with the know-how they need to conduct independent practical work in team leadership, personnel management, and operative and strategic supply chain management, as well as in participative or executive functions within IT implementation projects.
Structure of the Degree Programme
Courses are held on the campus of the SRH University of Applied Sciences. The program runs for four semesters, equivalent to a study period of two years. With the exception of the final semester, every semester is made up of fourteen weeks of lectures followed by exams. The final (4th) semester is the practical semester, in which students write their Master’s thesis while working at a company. This practical phase allows students to establish personal contact with interesting companies and potential employers – an important step on the road to launching a successful career.
Career and Perspectives
Professional supply chain management helps companies to reduce costs, optimize results and efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction. As a result, there is a great demand in today’s labour market for supply chain managers. At SRH University of Applied Sciences, students develop interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of strategic logistics management, supply chain operation, international management, process design and management, and big data, while at the same time enhancing their personal skills. SAP is the primary enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with which we work.
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Once you logged in, you can conveniently enter your data and upload certificates and other documents. Please note that the final enrolment is subject to the following condition: All the records and certificates have been received by the university and the tuition fees have been fully paid in advance.
There is no deadline for enrolment. You have the choice to apply whenever you want. But to guarantee a smooth process, we highly recommend to apply as soon as possible. Important information: Please verify the specific visa deadlines for your country for beginning studies in Germany. You will only be able to enrol at the university if you have a visa valid for study in Germany. Please contact the German embassy in your home country to obtain the specific deadlines.