Supply Chain Management
University of Groningen
"Have you ever wondered how the products you order are delivered to your house so fast? How are companies able to manage their services and operations so smoothly, together with their suppliers? The answer lies in sustainable, innovative, reliable and efficient supply chain management.
Our research-driven MSc in Supply Chain Management will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become an expert in a discipline that is essential to business success when operating in today’s local, national and global markets.
The programme in Groningen is unique in that it tackles the full range of the supply chains within all types of organisations (production, distribution and services). You will gain the necessary managerial and analytical skills to focus on the design, integration and coordination of supply chains at multiple levels, bringing innovative and dynamic solutions to this fast-paced business environment. The programme also provides access to numerous professionals from different sectors complementing current and future perspectives taught in courses. We cooperate with companies on guest lectures, company visits, internships, career events, case studies and thesis assignments.
Through the selection of elective courses, you can focus on supply chains in specific contexts, for example in energy, healthcare or process industry. The programme further offers the opportunity to focus on the Energy Focus area. At the end of your studies, you will receive an MSc in Supply Chain Management from the University of Groningen, one of Europe’s top tier business schools."
You will take the core courses Strategic Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Network Design, Logistics & Supply Chain Operations and Process Improvement & Change. The first three courses address supply chain issues on a strategic, tactical and operational level, whereas Process Improvement and Change focusses on the implementation of improvements.
All courses have a strong academic profile, with research embedded in teaching. At the same time, the focus is on developments in practice: via guest speakers, case studies, projects with real-life data, company visits, consultancy projects for companies and large R&D projects of the academic researchers of the faculty.
Furthermore, academic skills and professional skills are incorporated into the courses, skills that can be exploited in your future job. You conclude your master with a thesis, possibly at or for a company, or related to a real-life company theme.
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Master of ScienceDuration
Medium (3-12 months)Language